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Reply 20 of 74, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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I would sell my soul to the devil to get the soundfont this guy is using. Listen to the video, it's awesome!

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Reply 21 of 74, by dosmax

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This is pure speculation, so I might be wrong. But I don't think this was done with a soundfont device or any other General Midi setup. I'm pretty sure something more professional (e.g. NI Kontakt and a good (read multi gigabyte) orchestra bank) was used for these recordings. Most likely with some edits of the original midi files for using different instrument articulations in one track and such things.

Reply 22 of 74, by gulikoza

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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:
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I think I didn't bother too much at the time and just reduced everything... 😀

I see. You reduce it using Attenuation value, don't you? How many db do you reduce the volume? Is 25 db of attenuation sufficient?

I'm sorry I really don't remember. Isn't it possible to see what I used in Vienna (I don't think the samples were modified, so the volume reduction has to be visible somewhere...)?

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Reply 23 of 74, by Ocean112

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I changed ykhwong's build of dosbox to be large address aware to use the Crysis 3.01 soundfont that was recommended here but the gain on the font is to low. Does anyone know a way to set the gain without a separate build? I was thinking synth.gain=* would work as shown here
Fluidsynth soundfont patch
It's a rather old post and there's been a patch incorporated into the build since so I don't know anything more. Maybe it was an internal string and not able to be set in the conf file? Any suggestions or am I just a retard and doing something obviously wrong.
(I was trying to avoid using VirtualMIDISynth)

Reply 24 of 74, by Laukku

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"Setzer's SPC Soundfont" is great if you're nostalgic for low-fi sample based music. It makes MIDI sound like SNES games! 😁

Another huge over-a-gigabyte soundfont has popped up, called Musical Box: http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=351893
I don't think it sounds that great overall, but it does have some nice presets.

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Reply 25 of 74, by bristlehog

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Intercept: it's not the strings being too loud, it's the distortion guitar being too quiet.
SINT5: some presets are missing it seems, since it starts playing something at 0:47.

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Reply 26 of 74, by kashu200

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The Best Soundfont is Arachno

This bank includes many famous sounds from the best synthesizers by Roland (D-50, Sound Canvas...), Korg (M1, X5...), Yamaha (MU, Clavinova...), Fairlight (CMI), E-MU (Emulator), Ensoniq, and many others.

Reply 29 of 74, by AlphaWing

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Awe32 "CONVERSION SF", Useful on a non Awe32 Sounds like one.

OPL-3 as a SF, very large 128mb
Yamaha XG- Remap
MT-32
Lots of other interesting SF's and softsynths.

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Reply 30 of 74, by QBiN

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Not to hijack the thread's original intent, but an observation. These recommendations are fantastic for those who want to go above and beyond with MIDI composition and software.

How about recommendations for the best soundfont that'll fit on an AWE32/64? That would be a winner for the average Joe.

Reply 32 of 74, by rfnagel

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Awe32 rom SF, Useful on a non Awe32 :d
http://www.maz-sound.com/archives/aweromgm.rar

FYI, a more "official" version of the AWE32 ROM in soundfont format is included with E-mu's "SoundFont Librarian".

Google "sflib10c.zip" ( https://www.google.com/search?q=%22sflib10c.zip%22 ), and the included "1MGM.sf2" file is the one.

Here's a working download link for the ZIP listed within those results:

http://mokeke.sytes.net/downloads/media/MIDI/ … ls/sflib10c.zip

Anyhow, THAT SF2 is the _actual_ AWE32 ROM in soundfont format 😀

P.S. As far as general soundfont recommendations; of course, needless to say, I'm a bit partial towards this one <GRIN> -> Weeds General MIDI SoundFont v3.0 😀

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Reply 33 of 74, by rfnagel

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QBiN wrote:

Not to hijack the thread's original intent, but an observation. These recommendations are fantastic for those who want to go above and beyond with MIDI composition and software. How about recommendations for the best soundfont that'll fit on an AWE32/64? That would be a winner for the average Joe.

If you have 32MB of RAM on your AWE32, the previously mentioned "ChoriumRevA" soundfont ( http://us.un4seen.com/files/x/ChoriumRevA.zip ) is super.

If you only have 8MB of RAM on your AWE32, nothing beats the good old "08MB E-mu Systems GM Revision B" soundfont ("8MBGM.sf2"), included in this download -> http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?file … menustate=54,51 😀

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Reply 34 of 74, by FeedingDragon

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rfnagel wrote:

If you have 32MB of RAM on your AWE32, the previously mentioned "ChoriumRevA" soundfont ( http://us.un4seen.com/files/x/ChoriumRevA.zip ) is super.

I get a 403 - Forbidden error on that link. Also, the AWE32 maxes out at 28MB of RAM (addressing limitation.) I was going to check and see the size, but can't download it. So, if the font is 32MB it won't load on an AWE32.

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Reply 35 of 74, by rfnagel

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FeedingDragon wrote:

I get a 403 - Forbidden error on that link. Also, the AWE32 maxes out at 28MB of RAM (addressing limitation.) I was going to check and see the size, but can't download it. So, if the font is 32MB it won't load on an AWE32.

Seems that file doesn't like to be linked to... try this link instead -> http://www.un4seen.com/download.php?x/ChoriumRevA 😀

As far as the size, that's what I meant... only 28MB of RAM can be accessed on an AWE32 with 32MB of RAM installed (the ChoriumRevA soundfont is 28 MB.)

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Reply 36 of 74, by gerwin

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rfnagel wrote:

If you only have 8MB of RAM on your AWE32, nothing beats the good old "08MB E-mu Systems GM Revision B" soundfont ("8MBGM.sf2"), included in this download -> http://www.vogonsdrivers.com/getfile.php?file … menustate=54,51 😀

The 8MBGM.sf2 was the default SoundFont for me for a few years, but I eventually replaced it with the 4MB Voice Crystal (commercial) SoundFont, which has better drums for one. Recordings here.

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Reply 37 of 74, by AlphaWing

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http://www.techarp.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=8
I use this Utopia Live! font alot too, there is a 27.5mb and 24mb font vers included that will load on an AWE, along with others optimized for the Audigy too.
I dunno where you can buy this anymore, sad really its very good.
I bought it way back in the dial-up days, and have it archived to disc.
Found a youtube video with someone playing back some music with it.

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Reply 38 of 74, by SpeedySPCFan

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Gravis Ultrasound Classic Patch Set 1.6 soundfont. Sounds very close to a GUS and works perfect in BASSMIDI. I don't think I've ever swapped it out for more than a day, except for WeedsGM3. 🤣

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Reply 39 of 74, by Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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philscomputerlab wrote:
I really like these three: […]
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I really like these three:

WeedsGM3
ChoriumRevA
SGM-V2.01

Tried Weeds GM3, found myself preferring SGM-V2.01 (with Drums! by Slavo). Don't know about ChoriumReva.

How about commercial sound fonts like Sonivox? Anyone tried those?

Never thought this thread would be that long, but now, for something different.....
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