How to add Volume and Pan control to imported sfz instruments with ARIA
Someone recently asked how to control the Volume slider and Pan knob on ARIA's mixer window inside their custom imported sfz files. The ARIA Mixer window sends out General MIDI controller messages by default. This means Volume sliders control MIDI CC7 and Pan Knobs control MIDI CC10 on their respective MIDI channels. So all you need to do is assign these default MIDI CCs to control the sample regions within your sfz instrument files.
To do this:
- Open your sfz instrument file
The first part is a <control> section which will set default values for when the instrument is first loaded into ARIA. Add the following to the top of your sfz file:
- If your sfz already has a <global> section just add the two lines below your existing <global> header. These opcodes will tell all the sample regions within the instrument to be controlled by MIDI CC 7 for volume and CC10 for pan. Add these opcodes below your <control> section that you just added:
Re: How to add Volume and Pan control to imported sfz instruments with ARIA
Originally Posted by zephyrus
Oh nice tutorials!
one question though:
can you make an custom dropdown bank menu like that GPO one with own sfz samples?
thank you for your help!
Yes, it is possible. You need to edit the banks xml files. I have done it in the past, but it is very tricky, and i find much more easy to drag-n-drop from the folders.
Maybe if in the future the make it more easy, i believe i will use that method.