SM Drums Sforzando 1.0

It has finally arrived :

A Plogue authorized SFZ version of SM Drums for Sfrozando !

What’s so special about it ?

Before going into hyperbole, here is an unedited demo of a few seconds :

No eq, just dry drums. So yes.

‘Authorized’ means it has a proper GUI with some spiffing controls for all the kit pieces / buses. That’s right, it has a one stop for all controls right there in Sforzando. And Sforzando has a pretty neatly implemented DFD (direct from disk streaming). And the Sforzando vst/standalone is free, as is this drum library. Do I need to draw you a road map here ?

What’s in there ?

There’s around 2.2 GB of beautifully multi-sampled collector’s drum kit insanity (many velocity layer and plenty of round robins) , the sfz files, the GUI files, plus a manual and track templates for Reaper and FLStudio.

There is a version for a single instance of sforzando, that lets you play the whole kit and control some crucial parameters from there, for a stereo out.

There is a version for every single drum bus, where you can have multiple instances of Sforzando on separate tracks in your DAW to apply external FX on each drum bus.

But really, talk is cheap so just read the wonderfully done attached manual.

Links :

Samples , SFZ related files (Yeah , this is the big one : 2.2 GB)

Manual, Track templates , Project files for Reaper & FLStudio



Scott McLean
Engineered & Recorded all the drum and cymbal samples.

Tod Stillwell
Edited the SMDrum samples
Co-authored User Guide for Sforzando

D. Smolken
SFZ Programming and GUI in Sforzando
Co-authored User Guide for Sforzando

Suleiman Ali

Website / Testing


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