Subject: [linux-audio-user] how good are soundfonts and where do I find them?
From: Atte André Jensen (atte_AT_ballbreaker.dk)
Date: Wed Jul 07 2004 - 11:10:02 EEST
Being new to soundfonts I baically needed a decent piano soundfont for
arranging stuff for my students, but after shopping around, I thought it
maybe could be taken a step further. So my question is: Are soundfonts
good enough for "real" music production? And where can I find nice ones
to download? I guess I'm looking for imitations of real instruments,
mostly piano, accoustic drums and bass, but expressive strings and other
orchestral sounds would also be nice.
So far I found the "FluidR3 GM.SF2" (142M), how does that compare to
what's outthere? I also found alot of .sfArk sounds but it seems they
are in som kind of windows-only compressed format. I downloaded the
sfarkxtc_lx86.tar.gz but it complains "This file was created with sfArk
V1, and this program only handles sfArk V2+ files. Use sfArk instead."
on all the .sfArk-files I downloaded. Is there a linux utility that will
uncompress those files?
I run debian/unstable and plan on using fluidsynth and rosegarden if it
-- peace, love & harmony Atte
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