idea: sfizz based sample player

would anyone of the developers around here maybe be interested in writing a (preferrably open source) module using the freely available and quite good sfizz library (https://github.com/sfztools/sfizz) to use sfz samples of which there is a growing number of high quality ones around? … i tried to integrate the sfizz jack standalone sampler into my sonaremin setup, but it did not work out well as i had to add multiple audio interfaces to vcvrack to route back the audio signal from them into rack and that resulted in quite unreliable behaviour (sometimes high latency and sometimes high cpu usage) … but when i played around with it it was very nice to be able to mix the electronic sound of the vcv oscillators with organic sounds like piano or strings via the sampler … worst case one can always do it by generating midi and seinding it to a daw with some samplers, but maybe someone with the proper skills (which i am missing) likes the idea too and would like to think about implementing such a module … just an idea

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What is the benefit of sfizz? Is it like an opensource Kontact?

SFZ is an open standard (https://sfzformat.com/) similar to Kontakt, HALion, etc. that is easy to parse due to being plaintext plus a folder of WAV/AIFF/etc samples. There are several open-source and proprietary implementations of it, so it’s the perfect sample format for someone to build a VCV Rack sampler with. Here are some sample libraries that come in SFZ. https://www.laptopmusician.net/2019/06/the-ultimate-free-sfz-instruments-list.html

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just to give an idea of what can be done with such a sfz sampler here are a few minutes output of a random based generative patch i built using six sfizz sampler voices: https://soundcloud.com/user-5178861/random-music-0002

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