Because of this, it is a very useful and convenient opcode for instruments which
do not need to spread a sample across multiple notes.
That means most chromatically sampled instruments or drum kits.
key values can be specified in MIDI note numbers (0-127) or note names
(IPN Standard). Numbers generally are better to use for getting the SFZ to
behave the same in all DAWs.
These two conventions will yield the same key mapping:
key=72 or key=c5
Both are also equivalent to:
lokey=72 hikey=72 pitch_keycenter=72
Key can also be combined with the others, which will override the value set by key although key should be specified first. In ARIA, the value set by pitch_keycenter will always be used, whether key or pitch_keycenter is set first in the SFZ file. However, in some other players, setting pitch_keycenter to a different value than key is only effective if key is set first and pitch_keycenter second. Therefore, for compatibility, it is best to set key first, and pitch_keycenter later.
Will be equivalent to
lokey=70 hikey=72 pitch_keycenter=72
However, this would just be the same as setting key=72, as key comes later and the lokey value it would set will override the previous lokey.
|key||SFZ v1||integer||N/A||0 to 127|
Category: Region Logic, Key Mapping