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 sfz+ by Cakewalk is a Virtual Instrument Audio Plugin for Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and a DirectX Plugin.
Product sfz+
Developer Cakewalk
Price (MSRP) Free
Type / Tags
Plug-in, App & Soundware Format(s)
Operating System Availability
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Supported Sample Formats (loads or saves) include
SF2 (SoundFont), WAV
Miscellaneous Information
Copy ProtectionNone

Main Engine

  • High Quality band limiting sample-playback engine.
  • 9 quality settings to allow precise CPU usage optimisation.
  • 256 voices of polyphony, unlimited layers per voice.
  • Per-channel polyphony limiter.
  • Fully Multi-timbral operation, supports all 16 MIDI channels.
  • Supports any standard/custom samplerate, including 22k, 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 88.2k, 96k, 192k and 384k.
  • Extensive SoundFont compatibility.
  • Several loading modes: Whole SoundFont, Single Program, Direct-from-Disk streaming.
  • Four stereo outputs, one stereo Effects output.

Sound Generator

  • A LPF, two LFOs and two Envelope Generators per layer.
  • Filter Cutoff, Filter Resonance, Keyboard Tracking, Velocity Tracking and Envelope Amount.
  • Vibrato LFO with Delay, Speed and Depth control.
  • Modulation LFO with Delay, Depth, Filter Depth, Pitch Depth and Amp Depth controls.
  • Modulation EG with Attack, Hold, Keyboard-To-Hold, Decay, Keyboard-To-Decay, Sustain, Release and Pitch Depth controls.
  • Amplifier EG with Delay, Attack, Hold, Keyboard-To-Hold, Decay, Keyboard-To-Decay, Sustain and Release controls.


  • Stereo Chorus with Mix, Speed and Depth controls.
  • Stereo Reverb with Mix, Size, Damp and High Frequency controls.
  • Effects on/off button.

Programs / Banks

  • 128 internal programs (scenes).
  • Saves and Loads standard program (.fxp) files.
  • Drag and drop support for program files (.fxp) and SoundFont files (.sf2).
  • All settings saved in the song.

Graphic User Interface

  • Total Layers and Voices played indicator.
  • Focus-capable controls, full PC-Keyboard support.
  • Full mouse wheel support.
  • Inertial sliders, menu-driven multi lists, fast page selectors.
  • Output level VU meter.
  • Sound Preview ribbon at bottom, MIDI transmit to host (VST).

MIDI implementation

  • Extensive MIDI implementation: Velocity, Pitch Bend, Modulation, Sustain Sw and a lot more.

ASIO microHost

  • Ultra light ASIO host for live performance and programming (90k).
  • Supports 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz samplerates.
  • Virtual keyboard with PitchBend/Modulation/Program Change/Transpose controls using PC keyboard.
  • Simultaneous use of multiple MIDI ports.
  • Saves 16-bit and 32-bit WAV files direct-to-disk.
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