Victor A. Stoichita vicsto at gmail.com
Sun May 27 17:19:26 UTC 2012

On 27 May 2012 19:04, Nils <list at nilsgey.de> wrote:

> On Sun, 27 May 2012 18:33:35 +0200
> "Victor A. Stoichita" <vicsto at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everybody,
> >
> > I'm planing to make a gamelan soundfont to use with linuxsampler. Nothing
> > really complicated: 1 sample per key, no sustain loops, some keys use 2
> > velocity layers.
> > I hesitate between GIG and SFZ format. Do they have different
> > possibilities, or are they just two ways to do the same things?
> > Also, what would be the workflow to create an SFZ file on linux?
> >
> > Cheers to all,
> > Victor
> Use SFZ. It is an open format, text based.
> Also sfz is more modern and has more options.
> Workflow, I don't know if there are sfz editors. But writing one should be
> much much easier than handling the gig format.
> You should ask RytmenPinne who did the Salamander Piano and the Salamander
> Drums, both in sfz format.
> If anything fails you can still write it by hand with a texteditor.
> Nils
> Hi,

Thanks for the advice, and for the SFZ reference sheet!
I had seen sfzed, but I would not install wine just to use it. So I'm up
for building the soundfont in plain text. What's the quickest way to have
linuxsampler reload the file in order to hear the changes?

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