SFZ Player for Linux

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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Does Bliss supports disk streaming for large fonts ? Redux doesn't.

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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oddy.o.lynx wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:53 pm
That being said, I really like sforzando. It's a WIndows native app but runs extremely well using WINE staging.
I would like to try it out. But I've never used any Windows VSTs in Linux, so no experience there on how to go this way.

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 18.04+Backports PPA. What would I need to install first (WINE-wise) to be able to install Sforzando? And how would I do it then (the installation process via Wine that is)?

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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sprock wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:26 am

I would like to try it out. But I've never used any Windows VSTs in Linux, so no experience there on how to go this way.

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 18.04+Backports PPA. What would I need to install first (WINE-wise) to be able to install Sforzando? And how would I do it then (the installation process via Wine that is)?
I tried this recently. In development and works perfectly. Builds a standalone and LV2.

https://github.com/sfztools/sfizz

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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No, I just come from an experience with sfizz and it didn't work perfectly for me. (See the recent thread about Virtual Playing Orchestra in the "Newbies" section of the forum.) Now I want to find out wether sfizz is the source of the problem or not and for this I want to try out Sforzando.

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sprock wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:06 pm
... sfizz ...
You can also try LiquidSFZ: https://github.com/swesterfeld/liquidsfz#releases

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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Thanks to both of you for the suggestions but right now I'd like to try out Sforzando first.

So, if someone could guide me to which Wine version/package I need to install first, do I need to configure Wine? Winetricks? Or just double click on the Sforzando exe and go?

As I said, my system ist Ubuntu Studio 18.04 with backports PPA, so I have Carla already installed. By the way, what is the difference between the Carla-bridges that end on "win" and the ones that end on "wine" in the repos (carla-bridge-win64 vs. carla-bridge-wine64, same with 32) and which one do I need?

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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Alright, so I installed carla-bridge-win32 and carla-bridge-win64 and with it wine got installed automatically.

I could then install sforzando in wine without any warnings.

Now I can load sforzando vst in Carla Rack. But as soon as I click the little gear icon to open the GUI a warning comes up that says:
This requires the use of Direct2D and either your graphics card or your Windows installation has no support for it.
What do I need to do?

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sprock wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:37 am
Alright, so I installed carla-bridge-win32 and carla-bridge-win64 and with it wine got installed automatically.

I could then install sforzando in wine without any warnings.

Now I can load sforzando vst in Carla Rack. But as soon as I click the little gear icon to open the GUI a warning comes up that says:
This requires the use of Direct2D and either your graphics card or your Windows installation has no support for it.
What do I need to do?
What wine version you have? Looks like Direct2D support has been improved in various versions, and if you are running your distro provided wine, it may be too old. Get from https://www.winehq.org/
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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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I didn't have Wine installed before, it got automatically installed when I installed the Carla-Bridges.

Version is Wine (development version) 3.6-1 from the Bionic repos. (As I wrote before I am on Ubuntu Studio 18.04 with backports PPA).

So, would I have to uninstall existing Wine versions first and then use the WineHQ-Version? Or just install from WineHQ without uninstalling? And which version (stable, development, staging)?

Thanks!

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Re: SFZ Player for Linux

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I managed to install wine-staging.

Sforzando GUI is now working. I tried the VPO oboe sample in sforzando -> it does loop.

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