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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 v1 or SFZ v2 standard will work with multiple SFZ players.

We use “Free and Open Source” (FOSS) as defined by the OSI as “software to be freely used, modified, and shared.”


Name LicenseDocumentedLinuxmacOSWindows
Carla (SFZero) FOSS
liquidsfz FOSSXX
sfizz FOSS
Zerberus (MuseScore SFZ Synthetizer) FOSS
LinuxSampler Custom
BassMIDI VSTi FreewareXXX
Grace FreewareXXX
Sforzando FreewareX
TX16Wx Sampler FreewareXX
Zampler FreewareXX
Bliss Sampler CommercialX
Extreme Sample Converter CommercialXXX
TAL-Sampler CommercialXX
UVI Falcon CommercialXX
Wusik Station V9, Wusik 9009, Wusik One, Wusik EVE V5 CommercialXX

Import from SFZ

Name LicenseDocumentedLinuxmacOSWindows
Renoise (Redux) CommercialX

No longer available #

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