Welcome to Plogue's SFZ file format discussion board! (READ)

Discussion on the SFZ implementation and opcodes available in the ARIA engine.

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Welcome to Plogue's SFZ file format discussion board! (READ)

Postby davidv » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:08 pm

Hi

As you are probably aware by now Plogue is development team behind ARIA, the new light footprint SFZ playback engine behind many commercial applications, including Garritan's new line of instruments (Steinway, GPO v4.0), AKAI's EWI USB device, Sony's ARIA for ACID player, Finale 2009/2010 Instruments, Microsoft Songsmith, etc.

We wanted to create a room for hobbyist sample developers and users to share experiences, and ask question about the art of building custom SFZ instruments that can be played back inside any ARIA-based products (through drag and drop or import menu), and to an very limited extent, inside other third party SFZ file players out there.

Please don't use this forum for any technical question regarding any of the ARIA products themselves (their sound programming, behavior)

For any Garritan product-related questions, head to:
http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=39

For any Dimension, and Drop Zone head to:
http://forum.cakewalk.com/tt.aspx?forumid=32

This forum is there for everyone to enjoy this great format which was developed originally by Rene Ceballos, and later acquired by Cakewalk.
This is NOT an official SFZ Body forum, as Plogue doesn't represent the industry, nor the Cakewalk company in any way.

The SFZ spec is an open specification and this forum is MOSTLY a courtesy to current ARIA users venturing into SFZ.
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Postby caher » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:55 am

Hi David,

Thanks for establishing this forum/resource. The SFZ format is really interesting and enjoyable to work with. It reminds me in some ways of some to the assembly language programming that I did about a quarter century ago on telecom switches.

Great job on Aria, BTW! I spent most of the seventies in the music industry in NYC working as a piano tech before changing careers to systems engineering. I'm having a lot of fun with this. It touches both my musical and technical bases!

Thanks Again,
Chris

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Postby davidv » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:59 am

Hello caher

Yes SFZ is that kind of thing. I for certain would never want to go back to editing patches using a UI for anything else than bare sample mapping.
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