(Sforzando Version)

  • 2 Microphone Perspectives Recorded at 24bit/48kHz
  • 24 Re-sampled Velocity Layers
  • Damper Resonance
  • Basic Mixing Controls
  • Reverb Control
  • Una Corda Pedal
  • Sostenuto Pedal
  • Half Pedaling

Extensive Piano Controls

Two Microphone Perspectives

  •    Mic 1: SE8 Small Diaphragm Condensers placed in ORTF pattern over the hammers.
  •    Mic 2: Hand built Large Diaphragm Condensers (LDC) placed in AB over the strings


Damper Releases/Body Resonance

   When a piano key is released, the damper stops the string from vibrating. The sound of the damper release is different for each piano, and even after the string stops vibrating, body resonance dies out. Damper releases contain both the sound of the string vibration stopping and the body resonance decay.


Basic GUI and Mixing Features

  •    Mic Level: Adjusts the volume of each microphone perspective
  •    Damper Release: Adjusts the volume of the dampers stopping the string vibration
  •    Basic graphical controls are included.

Half Pedaling

   Advanced pianists use Half Pedaling to keep the sustain pedal from sounding too muddy. Half pedaling allows the dampers to “kiss” the strings lowering the volume of the strings that are vibrating. Half Pedal Monitor shows the status of the damper pedal (range 0-100)


Una Corda Pedal

   The left pedal on a grand piano, Una Corda gives a slightly muted and softer tone. Una Corda Monitor shows the status of the una corda pedal (range 0-100)

Installation Notes

1. Download the zip file.

2. Uncompress the zip file into your desired folder.

3. Open Sforzando and drag the .sfz file into the Sforzando window.

Note1: do not uncompress multiple instruments into the same folder as there may be conflicts.  Preferably keep each instrument in it’s own folder.

Note2: Use Plogue Sforzando for the best compatibility.  The files may be usable within another SFZ sample player, but not all features may be available.