First post, by deemster
My main gripe with all sorts of soundfonts was their absurd size, as well as using a lot of instruments from other synths to mimic certain instruments. What you have here is four soundfonts for the purist who wants to get the classic sound out of their Sound Blaster card or softsynth.
Roland SC-55 Presets: http://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=25 ... file%2csf2
Yamaha DX50XG Presets: http://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=25 ... file%2csf2
AWE64 Gold Presets: http://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=25 ... file%2csf2
AWE64 Gold FM Presets: http://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=25 ... e%2csfpack (Shoutout to Zandro Reveille for recording the OPL3 GM samples)
The presets in above soundfonts are carefully programmed to sound like their hardware counterparts. Therefore the soundfonts will play your music in an organic way.
The first three soundfonts are under 4 mb, so they will fit on a stock AWE64 Gold.
But there is no need to use the Gold soundfonts on your AWE64 Gold anyways 🤣 , they are meant for people without an AWE card.
Keep in mind these things:
- The DB50XG soundfont is meant for General Midi playback
- You need SFPack to unpack the AWE64 Gold FM Presets soundfont
- The AWE64 Gold actually uses an OPL clone called CQM, but it's close enough
All these soundfonts are tested on the Bassmidi driver, but should work fine on any other soundfont-compatible synthesizer, software or hardware.
Moderator note: The links here are dead, but there's a working one in this post as of 2021/03/10: Re: Soundfonts that mimic old hardware (SC-55, DX50XG, AWE64 Gold) --HunterZ