File Extension Library

.SFZ File Extension

  • Developer by: Cakewalk
  • Category: Audio Files
  • Format: Text

What is an .SFZ file?

.SFZ file extension is created by Cakewalk. .SFZ has been classified as Audio Files. The format of .SFZ file is Text.

.SFZ is SFZ Sample Definition File

Audio sample definition file saved in the SFZ format and used to define instruments; contains opcodes that define audio sample attributes, such as their map location across a standard MIDI keyboard and how notes will respond to velocity; also includes the default path used to locate the collection of samples, most likely .WAV, .AIFF, .MP3, .OGG, or .FLAC files.

Opcodes that are contained in the SFZ file are used for a variety of purposes. They are used to define common values that are applied to regions within a group, define keyboard zones, specify a pitch offset for a group or region, and more.

Since the SFZ files are standard and contain opcodes in plain text, you can create a SFZ file from scratch by using a basic text editor, such as Notepad (for Windows) or TextEdit (for OS X).

List of all softwares that can open the SFZ Sample Definition File
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How to Open .SFZ file on different platforms

Open .SFZ File on Windows

  • Right-click a .SFZ
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .SFZ file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .SFZ files" Press "Ok"

Open .SFZ File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .SFZ file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .SFZ File on Linux

Right click on the .SFZ file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .SFZ File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .SFZ file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .SFZ File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .SFZ files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .SFZ files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .SFZ files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .SFZ file format
  2. You need to check the .SFZ file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)