Starting a new thread so that i don't continue hijacking the Kontakt/Giga one.
Yes that is correct, Dimension Pro (and Drop Zone) uses the SFZ 2.X spec, which is also supported by ARIA.for what i have been reading, the sfz format that use our beloved SFZvsti, is outdated compared with the one that Dimension pro (the commercial sampler that cakewalk sell). So there exist, appear to be, enhancements to the sfz file format. So, i suspect that probably, ARIA will be using some advanced sfz file format, with some custom programming. But would be nice to know what´s going from mr David, if that`s not something like commercial secrets or so.
Which is fully described in this book:
There are various differences between the subtleties of the spec that each uses, we dont support all that Dimension Pro supports, and vice versa (we added more than 30 opcodes for Steinway and the other products in the pipes). But its mostly compatible.
Of course if you dont stray much from SFZ 1.0, or use the common subset of SFZ 2.0 features that Both Aria and Dimension uses, you should have something that works on both.
-Yes we haven't disclosed what that subset is actually - but i hope to fill our wiki with it soon.
Im sure its not with a big stretch that you can thank Commodore for ARIA.
However i do feel that SFZ is rather easy to start with.