to say it at the very beginning: I am very happy about this project!
Finally perhaps some day we got a whole set of drums and all other important Instruments (GM Set) in superior Quality.
The SFZ Standard supports this.
And here comes the very big "but".
But the librarys should be in very good sound quality.
I have downloaded the set "the open source drum kit.zip" and therein nearly all samples are cutted to early at the end with fade out.
That is awful! Especially the Cymbals and the low toms are lacking the release tail. I cannot use this in Music styles like Jazz or Fusion or slow ballads. You would shurely hear this!
Yes it is true, in most cases original drum recordings are processed via a gate. But as a sound engineer I want to decide myself, how the sounds are shortened.
Please, is it possible to publish a "long tail" Version of this drum set? If Yes please do so!
And it is no problem to publish this as Ogg Vorbis Sound. You will save much harddisk space.
SFZ is capable to use OGG Vorbis Compression format. And if you use a data rate more than 190kbit/s there will be noone who "hears" data reduction.
Only to define what is "superior" quality have a look at the SALAMANDER GRAND PIANO V2. You'll find it here: http://freepats.zenvoid.org/Piano/
Best Regards, Musinux