Useful SFZ tools

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Useful SFZ tools

Postby studio32 » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:13 pm

Sfzer and makesfz.pl are useful tools when you want to create instrument
sfz files. They give you an nice starting point.

http://sfzer.rubyforge.org/
http://www.drealm.info/sfz/

Both tools expects that the samples are named in a certain way (C, C#
etc.). It seems that this makes these tools less valuable for drum
samples without such a naming.

For those files I think Lisalo with the -p, --percussive option is your
best starting point.
https://github.com/nilsgey/lisalo

This tools is handy if you want to add velocity values, it works via
wine and mono. I didn't find a Linux native alternative yet

http://web.archive.org/web/201011220633 ... elLeveler/

editor
http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html

Good examples of SFZ files for different instruments would be nice to
have at this point. Atm we've the sonatina sfz files and the Salamander
sfz, I could use as example. Not sure how sophisticated they are.


More info on SFZ:
http://www.cakewalk.com/DevXchange/article.aspx?aid=108


More:
http://lists.linuxaudio.org/pipermail/l ... 88810.html
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Re: Useful SFZ tools

Postby funkmuscle » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:41 pm

thanx dude as I wanted to make some sfz files for the DirectBass free samples I found on the net.
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Re: Useful SFZ tools

Postby studio32 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:37 am

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Re: Useful SFZ tools

Postby studio32 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:25 pm

With sfZED you are also able to import soundfonts (sf2) and save as sfz
http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html
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sfz editing

Postby gazpacho » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:15 am

I have sampled with synthclone and exported as an sfz file. I have yet to understand settings in this program, so I look into the sfz text files produced and edit by hand.
The highlife-lv2 or highlife-vst can load and save sfz files, though in linux the "sample a vst automatically" doesnt work. I am trying to load and assign samples to a keyboard zone in it by hand but have yet to understand the mechanics (No docs about it).
Using wine I have to try sforzando and sfZed to tweak sfz files while listening to the changes I make. Any reports on these would be welcome.
If sfz is going to be the open chosen format, we need a native linux editor for sfz files.
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Re: Useful SFZ tools

Postby Sas » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:46 pm

I also use these two tools:

Polyphone (Edit sfz, convert sfz to sf2) http://www.polyphone.fr/
Swami (Can play sf2 files) http://www.swamiproject.org/
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