[arch-general] Linux tool to convert sf2 to sfz

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Wed May 15 09:08:00 UTC 2019


does somebody know a Linux tool to convert soundfonts from sf2 to sfz?

I tried to send this request to
https://lists.archlinux.org/listinfo/arch-proaudio first, but I got
"Your message has been rejected, probably because you are not
subscribed to the mailing list".
I seemingly was arbitrary removed from this mailing list.


PS: I already installed 2 Windows tools, but would prefer a Linux tool.
If somebody should be interested to test them, too:

On Arch Linux sforzando Version 1.933 and sfZed beta 0.9 can be installed and launched using wine-staging 4.8-1.
I haven't tested, if one or both apps do the job.

To install sforzando Version 1.933 open a terminal and run

mkdir -p $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/{sforzando,sfzed}
cd $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sforzando/
wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/sforzando/{WIN_sforzando_v1.933.exe,sforzando_guide.pdf,FreeSounds/WIN_ARIA_Engine_Free_Sounds_Vol1.exe}
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine WIN_sforzando_v1.933.exe

Wine asks to install wine-mono, just cancel.

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine WIN_ARIA_Engine_Free_Sounds_Vol1.exe

Continue with sfZed beta 0.9 by running

cd $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sfzed/

Since wget fails to download sfZed use w3m

w3m http://audio.clockbeat.com/sfZed.html

Use the cursor down key to navigate to "Download sfZed" and hit Enter.
As soon as "(Download)Save file to: sfZed09.zip" appears on the bottom hit Enter.
After the download is complete push q and then confirm with y.

wget http://alt2.vst4free.com/get_plug/sfz.zip
unzip sfZed09.zip && rm sfZed09.zip
unzip sfz.zip && rm sfz.zip
WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine sfz197.exe

Now everything is installed.

To launch sforzando Version 1.933 run

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine $HOME'/.wine-sf/drive_c/Program Files/Plogue/sforzando/sforzando x64.exe' >/dev/null 2>&1

To launch sfZed beta 0.9 run

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-sf wine $HOME/.wine-sf/drive_c/users/$USER/Downloads/sfzed/sfZed.exe >/dev/null 2>&1

The dll required by sfZed is located in

C:\Program Files (x86)\Vstplugins\sfz.dll

$HOME'/.wine-sf/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/Vstplugins/sfz.dll'

pacman -Q linux{,-rt{-pussytoes,-cornflower,,-securityink}}|cut -d\  -f2

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