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    Bryon Harper

    Greetings, all.
    Thank you for allowing me into the community. I look forward to exploring and eventually contributing.

    The other night I tried to download a few of the piano soundfonts. One was successful (beautiful piano, btw + thank you)
    The 9000ft and the church steinway yielded two zip files with a smaller sf file which was only 13kb respectively. Neither of them would play and there were no samples.
    The 4gb piano downloaded in it’s entirety but will not play.
    Any thoughts on what one might do to remedy?

    Thanks in advance
    ~ B

    bo din

    First off they are sfz format rather than soundfont (sf2) files, but no matter. I;m no expert on this but it has come up a while back, so I dabbled a bit, to get it working.

    You need to have the folder with the samples and then have the sfz file in the correct relationship.

    I have a folder; Richard Webster – Church Steinway

    Inside that are two folders titled ‘Samples’ and ‘Instruments’

    The samples go in the Samples folder and the sfz file goes in the Instruments folder. You can then drag the sfz file into sforzando and it should play.

    The 9000ft piano is slightly different.

    There is the main folder; The 9000ft Piano.
    Inside that folder is the samples folder titled ‘The 9000ft PIANO Samples’ and sitting on it’s own is ‘Sid – The 9000ft PIANO.sfz’

    You can open sfz files with Notepad or other text editors, and you will find this note from Sid;

    Place this SFZ file in the “The 9000ft PIANO” folder outside of the samples folder.

    If it loads, you may have no volume. In sforzando, click on the Controls tab and adjust the knobs as desired. There is a discussion about this with Sid somewhere in this forum.

    Lets us know how you get on.

    Bryon Harper

    Thanks a million, Bo Din!
    Got a couple of them working. they are just beautiful! Yay!


    Find more SFZ format mappings for use with Sforzando or Sfizz here:

    Download the original sample set from Pianobook and just add the SFZ mapping. The SFZ file needs to be put into the correct folder as @bo din correctly explained.

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