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Effect type or vendor-specific effect name. Varies across SFZ players.

ARIA Extensions #

In the PC version of ARIA, the MDA effects are bundled. That means that under the ‹effect› header, any of these effect types can be set.

com.mda.Limiter
com.mda.Overdrive
com.mda.Leslie
com.mda.RingMod
com.mda.Delay
com.mda.Bandisto
com.mda.Ambience
com.mda.DubDelay
com.mda.Detune
com.mda.Dither
com.mda.Combo
com.mda.Degrade
com.mda.SubSynth
com.mda.RezFilter

Also see param_offset for how to configure the parameters for these effects in ARIA. The order of the parameters is the same as at the plugin version of the MDA effects. These effects are not part of the SFZ engine, so it is not possible to, for example, have one MIDI CC parameter control two parameters in the same effect, or use custom curves. Example usage below:

<control>
set_cc300=64
set_cc301=127

<effect>
param_offset=300
type=com.mda.Overdrive

Cakewalk implementation #

In Cakewalk, each of the effect types has its own set of opcodes controlling its parameters. Here is a list of what is currently known.

The effect routing logic in Rapture is as follows:

Effect routing image

apan #

Automatic panning with LFO:

comp #

Compressor:

delay #

Multi-purpose delay line:

disto #

Asymmetric distorsion with tone control:

eq #

Equalizer (Same opcode meanings as ordinary EQ):

filter #

(Same opcode meanings as ordinary filter):

fverb #

Algorithmic reverberation:

gate #

Signal gate:

limiter #

No opcodes for this type.

lofi #

Bit depth reducer and decimator combined:

mverb #

Present in some Cakewalk products only, undocumented.

phaser #

Dual-notch phaser with LFO:

static #

Static noise generator:

strings #

Sympathetic resonance with waveguide synthesis:

tdfir #

Impulse response convolver:

Note that the Cakewalk book has some typos in opcode names, such as EffectN (capital letter) or ‹effects›. On this site, non-working effect types mentioned in the book were replaced with tested ones. For example, autopan does not appear to work in any Cakewalk product, while apan works. Same for lofi instead bitred and decim, and disto instead of distortion.

Name Version Type Default Range
type SFZ v2 string N/A apan, comp, delay, disto, eq, filter, fverb, gate, limiter, lofi, mverb, phaser, static, strings, tdfir
ARIA com.mda.Limiter, com.mda.Overdrive, com.mda.Leslie, com.mda.RingMod, com.mda.Delay, com.mda.Bandisto, com.mda.Ambience, com.mda.DubDelay, com.mda.Detune, com.mda.Dither, com.mda.Combo, com.mda.Degrade, com.mda.SubSynth, com.mda.RezFilter

Category: Effects