Reply 180 of 263, by georgel
640K!enough wrote on 2021-11-15, 04:34:
Not to rain on the parade, but you do realise that even SF2 doesn't encode all of the information used by more sophisticated synthesisers. Then, the older SBK format is even simpler, not encoding even all of the information in that format. That is to say, don't expect a perfect one-to-one conversion of the fancier banks (or data extracted from other synths), as the format and player software simply won't support it. There is much more to the sound of a particular synthesiser than just the raw sample data, and as a few here have learned the hard way, conversion isn't always so simple.
Conversion is fine. Try the sound fonts in windows and tell us which instruments are badly converted on your opinion. You'd better be more specific with exact parameters instead of throwing such vague pseudo theoretical statements. I doubt you have the exact knowledge since the SF1 is a closed standard. The problem is with AWEUTIL loading large sound fonts (usually around the 28MB limit of the AWE RAM). No such fonts existed back then. Investigation is in progress...