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SFZ Players

There are several SFZ players, which are used to play samples as defined in SFZ files.

Sforzando currently offers the most complete SFZ standard support, including ARIA extensions, but SFZ files which only use the SFZ 1 or SFZ 2 standard will work with multiple SFZ players.

Name LicenseDocumentedLinuxmacOS XWindows
LinuxSampler Opensource
SFZero OpensourceXXX
Zerberus OpensourceX
BassMIDI VSTi FreewareXXX
Sforzando FreewareX
TAL-Sampler FreewareXX
TX16Wx Software Sampler FreewareXX
Zampler FreewareXX
ARIA OEMX
Extreme Sample Converter CommercialXXX
Renoise (Redux) CommercialX
UVI Falcon CommercialXX
Wusik Station V9, Wusik 9009, Wusik One, Wusik EVE V5 CommercialXX

No longer available

  • Cakewalk sfz
  • Alchemy (Camel Audio was acquired by Apple, and the current incarnation of Alchemy no longer supports SFZ.)