Skip to content

rt_dead

Controls whether a release sample should play if its sustain sample has ended, or not.

Allowed values are on and off, default is off, so by default, release samples do not play if their sustain samples have expired.

Example #

rt_dead=on

Although the default behavior makes sense for instrument such as pianos, with guitars there is still some noise when a finger releases a fretted note, so it can make sense to use rt_dead=on there. Also, if using release samples to emulate tremolo playing (so that the note plays when the key is pressed, and again when the key is released - this can be useful for vibraphone, marimba etc.), rt_dead=on can also be useful.

Name Version Type Default Range Unit
rt_dead SFZ v2 string off on, off

Category: Instrument Settings, Voice Lifecycle