Konfyt is a digital keyboard workstation for Linux which allows you to set up patches, each with multiple layers, and instantly switch between these patches for live keyboard playing. Patches may consist of multiple layers of Soundfonts (.sf2), SFZ instruments, audio input ports and MIDI output ports.

Konfyt features a searchable library that scans your filesystem for soundfonts and SFZs. Soundfont programs are included in searches and can be viewed with a single click, giving immediate access to all programs within a soundfont.

Konfyt originally started as a quick and dirty attempt to create a soundfont library application due to the author's frustration with exploring soundfonts using existing tools. This soon grew to a soundfont player and eventually everything else was hacked on. It is now pretty functional but remains a work in progress. While I use Konfyt successfully on a daily basis, use it at your own risk. I am not responsible for any trauma due to failures during live performances.

Konfyt is open source, created with Qt and uses JACK as MIDI and audio backend, liblscp for loading SFZ files in Linuxsampler, with the option of using Carla as the backend for loading SFZ files (using its built-in SFZero support) and Fluidsynth for soundfonts.

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Audio input
Sample loading
Gideon van der Kolf

Recent releases Release Date
Konfyt 1.3.0-beta1 25 Mar '23
Konfyt 1.2.3 22 Jan '23
Konfyt 1.1.7 18 Jan '22
Konfyt 1.1.6 13 Oct '21
Konfyt 1.1.5 15 Jul '21
Konfyt 1.1.4 16 Apr '21
Konfyt 1.1.0-beta 27 Oct '19
Konfyt 1.0.0-testing 22 Oct '19