[LAU] CLI tools to handle SF2 files?

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To: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009 - 1:23 pm

Hi,

at the moment swami is the only tool running on linux natively that deals with
manipulating SF2 files.

My personal SF2 collection has grown over time and it is a pain to find out
the best presets in each file (I mostly use GM collections of sounds).

I have read about a lib that implements functions to work on SF2 files, but I
have not found any doc about it. Where can I find the lib and doc for it? If
there was a CLI tool that uses the lib then I think by using scripts handling
the SF2 files could be easier. Something that does most if not all things
that swami does, only that it is run via CLI and a command line.

Looking at SF2 WAV samples I noticed that in most cases they are not
normalized which results in the old problem of different presets having
different volume throughout a SF2 file.

This is where I would like something that does normalizing the sample(s) of
the preset. I know that normalizing tools are out there, it's more a question
of putting pieces together.

The second problem which is even worse to deal with is looping sounds. I know
that it is unlikely this could be done automagically, but an option in tools
such as swami to find zero levels of a sample could already help. Maybe this
is something for the next release of swami? Or maybe you have other
suggestions on handling SF2 files?

Kind regards,
Crypto.
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[LAU] CLI tools to handle SF2 files?, Crypto, (Fri Apr 3, 1:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] CLI tools to handle SF2 files?, Garett Michael Shulman, (Fri Apr 3, 5:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] CLI tools to handle SF2 files?, Julien Claassen, (Fri Apr 3, 2:03 pm)