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#528928 - 03/16/19 05:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Sforzando and Windows XP
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Hi

I have just noticed that Sforzando wasn't working in my version of Band in A Box, and as far as I can tell it is because I am running Windows XP. Is this correct? Is there any way I can use the Hi Q sounds, and SFZ files in general, with BAIB running on Windows XP?

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#528936 - 03/16/19 06:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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I notice on the Plogue website (home of sforzando) that the plugin requires Windows 7 or better. It's listed at the below link under "Requirements".

https://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando.html

If sforzando is not installed, BIAB should default to the the installed softsynth that comes with it.

I'm guessing that your Windows XP is 32-bit. If so, and if I recall correctly, SFZ+ player should let you play PG Music's HiQ sfz sounds.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/sfzplus/

On my Windows 7 system, the PG Music HiQ sounds are found under...

C:\Program Files\PG Music Inc\Band-in-a-Box Sounds\Programs

I'd imagine that they are installed in a similar location on your computer. SFZ+ could be loaded as a VST for a MIDI Supertrack and then they HiQ sfz soundfont could be loaded into SFZ+

Hopefully some of these thoughts are useful for you.

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#528937 - 03/16/19 06:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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Thanks Noel,

I will give that a try. My Windows XP is 32 bit, yes.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

Thanks

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#528938 - 03/16/19 06:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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It seems SFZ+ is no longer available. Cakewalk seem to have closed down. Can anyone recommend another sound font player that will work with XP?

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#528943 - 03/16/19 07:38 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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I googled soundfont player for windows xp and came up with these three, note that there may be more. It appears that these are different versions of the same program.

I have no experience with these as XP is long gone on my systems.

Good luck.

http://www.official-download.net/windowssoftware/soundfont-midi-player/19053.html#.XI0IYLh7lPY

https://www.fileeagle.com/software/313/Soundfont-Midi-Player/3.4/

https://download.cnet.com/Midi-Player/3000-2139_4-75741533.html
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#528947 - 03/16/19 07:56 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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Since SFZ+ was offered for free, I'm hoping it's okay to offer it, so here is a copy of it from my computer (I couldn't find my original installation files, so this is just from my VST folder on my computer). It should work, but I can't guarantee it. There are no sounds, just the standalone executable and the DLL to load as a VSTi.

Remember, SFZ+ is not a multi-timbral synth, so you have to load a new instance in a different slot on each track you are using, and then assign the SFZ or SF2 instrument you want from within SFZ+.

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#529002 - 03/16/19 12:49 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Sforzando and Windows XP [Re: looperboy]
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Thanks guys.

I downloaded both of these options and tried them, but I haven't had any luck with either. The Soundfont Midi player isn't a VST, so it can't be opened from within BIAB.

SFZ+ I can get to open within BAIB, but when I load a Hi Q instrument, or any other SFZ file, it appears to load up but produces no sound.

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