• It is assumed that if you are planning on using sampled virtual instruments you have a computer with a good quality sound card, a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) and a working knowledge of how to use plugins with the DAW. 
  • Apart from that, all you will need is the free sforzando plugin from Plogue. You simply download it from, unzip it and make sure it is installed correctly in your DAW.
  • If you haven't used sforzando before it is recommended that you download it and get it working before buying any StrumTracks products. Although there are other SFZ Players, FingerpickPro WILL ONLY WORK WITH SFORZANDO. That might change in the future, but for now you will need sforzando.
  • There are many free SFZ instruments available on the internet - just do a quick web search. Of course you can also get the free FingerpickPro Lite here at our store.
  • If you have any support issues regarding sforzando you will need to contact Plogue.
  • A single instance of FingerpickPro would not require a huge amount of RAM, but it's always best to have more rather than less, to allow for using multiple instances, as well as other instrument and audio tracks of course.


  • FingerpickPro is in SFZ format, which means it does not need any special installation procedure. You simply unzip the downloaded file. It is recommended that you keep a backup on another drive.
  • It is essential to keep the folders and files in their original relative positions, in order to keep the file paths between them intact.
  • In case of any doubt, there is a single holding file, called “FingerpickPro”. Inside are four folders: “Demos/Midi”, “Documents”, “Instruments” and “Samples_FingerpickPro”. It doesn’t really matter where the Demos/Midi and Documents folders go, but it makes sense to keep everything together. However, it is absolutely crucial that the Instruments folder and the Samples_FingerpickPro folder remain inside the one folder. You will also note that inside the Instruments folder are sub-folders which contain the 'include files'. These must remain inside the Instruments folder, or the necessary file paths will be broken.
  • If something happens and things get messed up, just return it to its original configuration. See below for how this looks in FingerpickPro Lite. (Alternatively, if you keep the original zip file as a backup you can just unzip it again.)

Opening FingerpickPro

  • Once you have installed the sforzando plugin, and downloaded and unzipped the FingerpickPro file, you are ready to begin.
  • Open your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), create an instrument track and open sforzando. To load FingerpickPro go to the top left of the sforzando interface and you will see a light grey panel that says: INSTRUMENT, and below it K-SWITCH. Click on INSTRUMENT and it will show three options: Empty, Import and Reload. Select Import and a file select box will open. (See image below.) Navigate to the location of FingerpickPro on your computer, open the Instruments folder, then open any of the instrument files.
  • Now you are ready to play.
  • If you have any issues with your DAW or sforzando you will need to consult their own respective help options.

FingerpickPro Lite

  • If you have downloaded FingerpickPro Lite the installation procedure is exactly the same.

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