[solved] Converting sf2 to sfz

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[solved] Converting sf2 to sfz

Post by Ralf » Wed May 08, 2019 2:10 am

Hi,

is there a way to convert sf2 to sfz without any pitfalls on an iPad Pro or a Linux machine? Maybe by a Windows guest running in a VM or using wine on a Linux machine?

I couldn't find good reviews. The available software seem not to do flawless conversions.

Is there another way to workaround the Lyra issue described by Issues with soundfont players?

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Ralf
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Re: Converting sf2 to sfz

Post by Rodolfo » Wed May 08, 2019 9:52 am

The only (free) software for converting sf2 to sfz that I know of is sforzando:

https://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando.html

but unfortunately it doesn’t run on Linux. Maybe you should try using a VM as you mention (I use the free Vitrualbox software on my Mac for running Windows 10 and it works pretty well).

Regarding Lyra I already answered you in your previous thread.

Hope it helps.

Rodolfo

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Re: Converting sf2 to sfz

Post by Ralf » Tue May 14, 2019 12:22 am

Hi Rodolfo,

thank you again. I found several free players, but no good reviews regarding conversion from sf2 to sfz without manual intervention.
I don't have the links at hand. Maybe I'll test the tool provided by your link.

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Ralf

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Re: Converting sf2 to sfz

Post by Ralf » Wed May 15, 2019 4:28 am

On Linux sforzando Version 1.933 and sfZed beta 0.9 can be installed and launched using wine-staging 4.8 and much likely using any version of wine, too. I haven't tested, if one or both apps do the job.

To install sforzando Version 1.933 open a terminal and run

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mkdir -p $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/{sforzando,sfzed}
cd $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sforzando/
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/sforzando/{WIN_sforzando_v1.933.exe,sforzando_guide.pdf,FreeSounds/WIN_ARIA_Engine_Free_Sounds_Vol1.exe}
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine WIN_sforzando_v1.933.exe
Wine asks to install wine-mono, just cancel.

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WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine WIN_ARIA_Engine_Free_Sounds_Vol1.exe
Continue with sfZed beta 0.9 by running

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cd $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sfzed/
Since wget fails to download sfZed use w3m.

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w3m http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html
Use the cursor down key to navigate to "Download sfZed" and hit Enter.
As soon as "(Download)Save file to: sfZed09.zip" appears on the bottom hit Enter.
After the download is complete push q and then confirm with y.

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wget http://alt2.vst4free.com/get_plug/sfz.zip
unzip sfZed09.zip && rm sfZed09.zip
unzip sfz.zip && rm sfz.zip
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine sfz197.exe
Now everything is installed.

To launch sforzando Version 1.933 run

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WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine $HOME'/.wine-sf/drive_c/Program Files/Plogue/sforzando/sforzando x64.exe' >/dev/null 2>&1
To launch sfZed beta 0.9 run

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WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sfzed/sfZed.exe >/dev/null 2>&1
The dll required by sfZed is located in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Vstplugins\sfz.dll

$HOME'/.wine-sf/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Vstplugins/sfz.dll'

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[solved] Re: Converting sf2 to sfz

Post by Ralf » Fri May 17, 2019 4:26 pm

Hi,

Polyphone 2.0 is available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

https://www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/download
https://www.archlinux.org/packages/comm ... polyphone/

I successfully used the Arch Linux package to convert sf2 to sfz.

A free account gives access to download several usable soundfonts.

https://www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/soundfonts

Regards,
Ralf

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