How to create sf files

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How to create sf files

Postby zoco » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:06 pm

Hello you all guys.
I want to create sf files. Can you please help me?
Which program is best? I've read about linuxsampler and that got my interest.
But installing is quit a job. Do i need to install all that GUI's and so, or just core linuxsampler?

And in the repositories i can find Swami Instrument Editor project. But this doesn't seem to be alive. https://sourceforge.net/projects/swami/ http://www.swamiproject.org
Is that a good one to try? Or is that totally abandoned and not supported and updated anymore?

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby bluebell » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:05 pm

To create sf2-soundfonts you can use swami or polyphone.
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Re: How to create sf files

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby Michael Willis » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:07 pm

zoco wrote:Hello you all guys.
I want to create sf files. Can you please help me?
Which program is best? I've read about linuxsampler and that got my interest.

You might learn about SFZ format. It is plain text, so you don't need any specialized app to create SFZ. Also it has more features than SF2, for example round-robin samples.

You can use SFZero to play SFZ, it is easier to use than LinuxSampler. Also Carla will load SFZ files.

If you are interested in SFZ, I can help you find resources to get started.

On the other hand, there is HISE, which is a very powerful tool for creating virtual instrument plugins from samples.

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby windowsrefund » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:28 am

Are we talking about https://github.com/stevefolta/SFZero? If so, that looks like it's a Mac-only solution?

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby tavasti » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:48 am

SFZ is more versatile, but SF2 is better supported by softwares.
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Re: How to create sf files

Postby zoco » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:08 pm

I am confortable with using sf2 and like to stick with that for the moment. Building them myself already is a step further which is enough for now. Perhaps i will set my mind on sfz later if i already am used with the sf2 building part.

Am i understanding well from your reactions that Swami is still active? Then i think i'm going start with that one as it looks not too difficult.

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby Michael Willis » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:41 pm

windowsrefund wrote:Are we talking about https://github.com/stevefolta/SFZero? If so, that looks like it's a Mac-only solution?

Sorry, there are several different forks of SFZero. I think this is the one you want: https://github.com/osxmidi/SFZero-X

Admittedly, SFZero doesn't support as many features as LinuxSampler, but it's easier to use, and the features might not be a big deal for somebody developing their own sfz files.

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby tavasti » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:33 pm

Michael Willis wrote:
windowsrefund wrote:Are we talking about https://github.com/stevefolta/SFZero? If so, that looks like it's a Mac-only solution?

Sorry, there are several different forks of SFZero. I think this is the one you want: https://github.com/osxmidi/SFZero-X

I could not get SFZero working, viewtopic.php?f=50&t=19244
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Re: How to create sf files

Postby windowsrefund » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:59 am

Thank you

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Re: How to create sf files

Postby zoco » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:20 pm

rghvdberg wrote:Try Polyphone
https://www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/


This one did it. I've already succeeded in making my first soundfont with polyphone. This gives me lot's off opportunities to concentrate project sounds.

Thank you everyone for your help.


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