Sfz

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The sfz format [1] is a file format to define how a collection of samples are arranged for performance.

The goal behind the sfz format is to provide a free, simple, minimalistic and expandable format to arrange, distribute and use audio samples with the highest possible quality and the highest possible performance flexibility.

Soundware, software and hardware developers can create, use and distribute the sfz format files for free, for either free or commercial applications.

Some of the features of the sfz format are:

Sfz files can be opened using any text editor, but there are also specific tools available to create/edit them such as sfZed[2] which provides support on the keywords as well as additional features such as sample playback.

[edit] References

  1. http://www.cakewalk.com/DevXchange/article.aspx?aid=108
  2. http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html
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