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How waveguide opcode work ?
  • I found examples ("clav.sfz" and "different strokes on cc1.sfz") with the use of waveguide opcode for sfz player (from Cakewalk). But it don't work for Sforzando (error : No samples or generators where found !).

    My questions are :
    • Is waveguide opcode is implemented in Sforzando or Aria Engine..
    • How it works.

    For exemple this is the code for clav.sfz :

    loop_start=1000 loop_end=14000 loop_mode=loop_continuous
    eq1_freq=1000 eq1_freqcc1=4000 eq1_gain=12

    <region> pan=-100 effect1=20 transpose=-12
    <region> pan=100 tune=-5 effect1=20 transpose=-12

  • davidvdavidv
    Posts: 453
    Aria does not implement the Dimension/Rapture waveguide opcode as its not documented enough.
  • But it work in SFZ Player (witch is a SFZ version 1.0) !
  • davidvdavidv
    Posts: 453

    Does it? In any case its NOT in the 1.0 spec, and not described (in technical DSP terms) in the Simon Cann book, so its a Cakewalk specific extension.

    If Cakewalk decided to publish that info, I wouldnt mind implementing it.

  • Ok, thank you for your anwser. And i understand that no waveguide is provided by Aria Family.

    PS :
    I ask this question about waveguide because when I used the rgc:audio player (SFZ) this opcde was already imlemented (i have a lot of sfz file from this period that use this sort of synthesis).

    For the beauty of design test clav.sfz with the SFZ player (the same from rgc:audio). This will make you, maybe, change your mind.
  • pljonespljones
    Posts: 73
    Yup, it was sneaked into sfz 1.xx very late on - but it's definitely not "officially" sfz 1.0 spec.  I have it on my site under '"Undocumented" features', as RenĂ© wasn't ready to say if what was in sfz was going to stay or not.  Simon Cann's book (2nd Ed, pg 368) has a couple of lines but nothing that describes what happens in terms of the synthesis engine.

    Note that waveguide synthesis is not the same as sample-based synthesis (or indeed, loading a waveform as an oscillator).  See
  • Thank you for this additional information.

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