New GM soundfont - "CompiFont"
Hello everyone! Ladies and Gentleman - I hereby present you the CompiFont, which basically is a compilation of many, MANY soundfonts into one - GM bank.
LINKS FOR DEMOS:
Or on the website:
Short history of the font.
I have seen CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth a while ago (I wonder if it was a year ago or more) and i felt kinda nostalgic about all the MIDI... but I also realised that all the GM soundfonts just doesn't seem to fit my ear. I decided to create my own GM .SF2. Something made out of precisely picked out samples out of every single SF2 file that I will stumble upon. I've made some research on how to make one, found out a program to do it [Viena by Synthfont, many thanks for that]... and spent quite some time on it.
What does it comprise? The list is really, really long.
Out of the GM soundfonts used during creation were "Merlin Gold" (Merlin Pixel Arts), "Titanic 200 GM GS" (Congrats Luke Sena!), "Personal Copy" (Jim Roe), but also many more for reference like "Masterpiece" (found on http://fox-gieg.com/rkhive/banks.html), DrummGS, Joe's Best GM, Hubbe64... even good old Gravis Ultrasound was listened to! I am also very greatful for Keppy, creator of the best piano soundfont for the insight on how SF2 piano can sound.
I should credit "some" samples as well, which list is incomprehensibly long, and i don't remember all the ones used. There are some certainly worth acknowledging.
Yamaha 9ft Grand, Grand Piano Y-LP1, Clavinova P6 and Yamaha C5 used alltogether and tuned for the best performance as well as some piano instruments of unidentified origin (sorry for all the people that worked hard on all those samples, i simply lost track. The misc piano instruments came out of E-MU Proteus 2000 samples package with minor/major tweaks. There is also Clavinova Grand from one of the famous soundfonts.
Enormous FG460s II Live Guitar Pack (complete recommendation!), Kamac Distortion Guitar and "Overdrive Guitar" the changes were major here and included samples swapping, Narubasso... sf2?, LesPaul guitars pack, Jackson Distortion Guitar....
UoI Trumpet NV4 + Roland trumpet, Trombone from Crisis, Custom(ly) made Trumpet Muted, French Horns from soundfont package that I happened to find on my HDD, Tweaked "Flute (TB)", Ethan's Bassoon, CLARINET, Piccolo CK....
Cadenza Double Bass, Solo Viola, Super PizzStr and for the "All around strings": "STRING ENSEMBLE11", Strings 2LL + Strings1RR;
Walthius, Melotti Drums, JD_Drums and Drumkits made from Royalty free Wave samples
Download and ENJOY!