Tam-tam sounds nothing like a gong

• Apr 6, 2019 - 00:17

Whenever I try to compose with a tam-tam, it never creates a gong sounds. Does anyone know of any existing sound fonts that have a proper tam-tam sound? Or, does MuseScore have the sound and I missed it?


Unfortunately, the old Standard MIDI official list of instruments, forgot this beautiful sound.

As MuseScore uses the normal Standard MIDI soundfonts... We cannot to use it, directly.

But... Today, there should be some soundfont file with this sound... Somewhere in the web!!!

if you find some... Please, LET US KNOW!!!

In reply to by vicentecamus2872

Put the soundfonts into the folder identified in your preferences (edit->Preferences->General->soundfonts).

View the synthesizer and click the add button to add the one(s) you want to the Fluid tab
I suggest that you use the arrow button and move it down the list so all of your instruments will not sound like a gong.
Open the mixer and find the instrument you want to assign the sound to and uncheck drumset.
Look for the Gong&Cymbal sound in the list and assign it to that instrument

You will now have the new sound for the gong (tam-tam).

To make this change permanent for all scores click Set as default. These settings for the synthesizer will then always be used

To save these settings only to the score, click save to score. The synthesizer settings will be saved to the score. Anytime you want to use them, you will need to click Load from score and these settings will replace the current settings in the synthesizer for all scores until you close the program or load another set of synthesizer settings.

To be clear. Only one set of synthesizer settings can be loaded at a time and they will affect all scores that are opened until the settings are changed or the program is closed and reopened.

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