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Title: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: Jodecra on September 10, 2019, 03:21:45 PM
How can you make sf and sf2 or sf3 soundfonts play on your PC in order to let you choose which fonts you can use on your keyboard?

jodecra
Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: Joe H on September 10, 2019, 04:01:55 PM
Take a look over here:  https://hiphopmakers.com/best-free-soundfont-players-vst-plugin (https://hiphopmakers.com/best-free-soundfont-players-vst-plugin)

Joe H
Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: Jodecra on September 10, 2019, 07:03:06 PM
Joe,

thank you so much for your quick reply.

Is there a player that you would prefer and suggest to a beginner like me, excellent and strong, but not too complicated?

Johan
Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: Joe H on September 10, 2019, 07:34:26 PM
I can't make any recommendations since I don't use a Sound Font player.

Joe H
Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: SeaGtGruff on September 10, 2019, 09:56:48 PM
There's a program called SynthFont that looks sort of like a DAW, although it's just a MIDI sequencer and sample player. It can play soundfonts and other types of sample formats. So basically you can load (open) a MIDI file in it, select an output for each track (channel)-- such as your keyboard, or a virtual instrument, or a soundfont, etc.-- select the voice (bank and program) you want to use, adjust things like reverb, chorus, attack/release, cutoff/resonance, etc., and play it back. You can also save your settings for that particular MIDI file as a project file.

There's also VirtualMIDISynth from CoolSoft, which lets you select the soundfont you want to use and play MIDI files. It's more of a basic MIDI player, so you don't need to go through as much setup as with SynthFont, although SynthFont is much more flexible and powerful.
Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: overover on September 10, 2019, 10:23:11 PM
Hi Jodecra,

in addition to Michaels explanations:

There is also the free SF2 editor program "Viena" / "Viena64" from the SynthFont.com website. By using this program you can "look/hear inside" of given SF2 files and/or edit/create SF2 files:
http://www.synthfont.com/Downloads.html

Another free program for editing/creating SF2 files is "Polyphone":
https://www.polyphone-soundfonts.com/en/

You can also use the payed program "Awave Studio". There is a free DEMO (Shareware) version:
https://www.fmjsoft.com/awavestudio.html#main


Best regards,
Chris



Title: Re: play soundfonts on your PC
Post by: Jodecra on September 11, 2019, 01:40:47 PM
Michael and Chris,

thank you for your proposals.

I can certainly continue with that.

Johan