Using Soundfonts with ARIA

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

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Using Soundfonts with ARIA

Postby mrgroovy » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:01 pm

I have just upgraded from Garritan Personal Orchestra 2 to GPO 4 with the ARIA engine. ARIA seems to be a lot more user friendly than the old Kontakt 2 player. The manual says that you can use soundfont files with ARIA, but I can't import any of my .sf2 files, and I can't seem to find .sfz files on the internet. Can anyone suggest where I can find some .sfz instruments files? Also, will ARIA be able to use .sf2 files in the future?



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Re: Using Soundfonts with ARIA

Postby davidv » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:17 am

We dont hld a list of sites that have SFZ files on them, maintaining such a list would be lengthy

As far as native support for SF2 files in the future, you never know!

You can use off the shelf sample converters to convert many types of files to SFZ. Awave, Extreme Sample Converter and Chicken Systems Translator all offer some form of SFZ conversion
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Postby marce » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:12 am

SFZed, the free sfz editor, can convert soundfonts to sfz files, and is more accurate than other translators, in my experience:

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Re: Using Soundfonts with ARIA

Postby BaardW » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:06 pm

Some free ones:
A nice Vibraphone, a tiny Snare and others. THe 5$ Uprigth bass is very good btw.
A deeply sampled Snare and Kick drum, as well as a Mellotron
SFZ Mappings for free libraries in other formats
Tingsha, Zil and other Plings and Plongs
Fan driven reed organ

I am working on SFZs for the MIS orchestral samples found here:, chopped versions here:

These will make a great addition to GPO, but it will take some time to get them done, as the samples badly need tuning. Will post when I am done.

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Re: Using Soundfonts with ARIA

Postby NTO » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:23 am

BaardW wrote:Some free ones:
I am working on SFZs for the MIS orchestral samples found here:, chopped versions here:

I was interested in these. So I used the 'Folder to SFZ' Java app from here: (Site looks weird today, but the link is visible)

and made the SFZ's for the samples as they stand today (seems only the alternate links work for download[Google Drive])

Place the SFZ into the sample directory. Tested a few w/sforzando import, seem usable as is, and here's a start if you want to refine them.
(Looping the samples could be a lifetime goal :lol: )
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