Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

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hcv242
KVRian
668 posts since 8 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:44 pm

Hello. I have all my drum kits in SFZ format. Is there a way i can load them in GURU or GEIST ?



Thanks

hcv242
KVRian
668 posts since 8 Feb, 2005

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:48 am

one year without a reply. it seems it cant be done :/

neverbeeninariot
KVRist
279 posts since 3 Feb, 2015 from UK

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:29 am

The FXpansion forum is a bit of a wasteland...

I don't think there's an easy way to do this. I've used TAL sampler in the past to extract the samples from soundfonts and remap them to Geist, but it's a pretty slow workflow.

codec_spurt
KVRAF
3903 posts since 21 Sep, 2005

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:37 pm

I looked in to this.

It can't be done.

You need a program that reads .sfz files.

Easy.

But you then need that same program to output what Geist reads (.wav, .rx2).

No such program exists. Only Props ReCycle can write .rx2 files, anyway.

.wav is no good to you as it does not include the extra info.

I looked in to ReCycle by the Props, but they don't say what files it can load. I downloaded the demo, but it's so crippled they only give you the option of loading 5 pre-chosen wave files. What losers.

It may be that ReCycle loads .sfz, but I highly doubt it.

If you really think about it, there is a massive interface mismatch here with regard to the formats.

.sfz is text based for mapping out the samples. Geist can only read .wav or Rex files (.rx2) which are something else altogether again.

It's probably why no one answered your original post.

It can't be done.

Not even programs like Chicken Systems Translator can help.

It's just apples and oranges.


You will need to get down and dirty and do it all 'by hand' I'm afraid.

Unless anyone knows better.

yellowmix
KVRian
1392 posts since 11 Aug, 2012 from omfr morf form romf frmo

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:22 pm

SFZ have loose samples. Just select them all then drag and drop into the plugin.

Also, FXpansion have their own forum, and they are responsive via email.

AnX
KVRAF
5759 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:38 pm

exactly, sfz is wav files and a. txt file

you can use the wavs without the txt in anything that loads wav files

(assuming its not multi layer stuff, in which case you will have to do all the settings manually)

hcv242
KVRian
668 posts since 8 Feb, 2005

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:49 am

im aware of all this. i just wanted to know if there is a way of doing it with an app. i dont want to map every sample by hand. it seems there isnt. thank you.

dmuckala
KVRer
7 posts since 17 Mar, 2004

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 pm

translator can convert to .guru format which can be imported by geist.  There are some issues though...i'm working on identifying them and i plan on hitting them up so they can issue a fix for it
 

trusampler
KVRian
878 posts since 2 Jul, 2007

Re: Convert SFZ to GURU / GEIST

Post Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:33 am

dmuckala wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:55 pm
translator can convert to .guru format which can be imported by geist.  There are some issues though...i'm working on identifying them and i plan on hitting them up so they can issue a fix for it
 
No it can not, I just sent a bug report, as I wanted to do this, but it's not working in their latest build. This needs to be fixed on their end, as they clearly say it can be done, but it's not working.
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