Classical Guitar 'Ichiyanagi' Release

• Mar 29, 2020 - 07:43

Classical Guitar Soundfont 'Ichiyanagi' ver1.02 Release !

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Classical Guitar Soundfont

After great help by Ziya Mete Demircan,
We created Classical Guitar Soundfont.

  • Recorded & Sampled by: "Kazuma Yamamoto"
  • Sound font editing & additional instruments : "Ziya Mete Demircan"

Containing of;

  • Cl.Guitar Ichiyanagi

    • Cl.Guitar vib (vibrato)
    • Cl.Guitar leg (legato)
    • Cl.Guitar leg + vib
    • Cl.Guitar muted
    • Cl.Guitar Harmonics
    • Cl.Gt open_str
  • Cl.Gt. 12Str oct-up (+octave higher)

  • Cl.Gt. 12Str oct-dn (+octave lower)

  • Cl.Guitar2 (hi)

    • Cl.Guitar2 vib (vibrato)
    • Cl.Guitar2 leg (legato)
    • Cl.Guitar2 leg + vib
    • Cl.Guitar2 muted
    • Cl.Guitar2 Harmonics
  • Cl.Gt. 12Str2 oct-up (+octave higher)
  • Cl.Gt. 12Str2 oct-dn (+octave lower)

  • Create two sets of samples / normal & harmonics tones
  • Guitar : Kazuo / Kunihiko Ichiyanagi (Aichi Japan 2004)
  • Mono recording
  • Range : C2-E6 (C4=60) // or C1-E5 (C3=60)
  • Microphone : AKG C214 (Condenser Microphone)
  • Audio Interface : Alesis io2
  • Sound editor : Audacity
  • Soundfont editor : Polyphone

for Musescore: By locating KYInstruments-v2_1.xml file, you can select different sounds (sub bank, muted, harmonics etc..) in different voices.
How to locate;


Updated to v.1.03
Download link above is updated already.

Quote from Ziya ;
New April 05, 2020 : v1_03;
a) small corrections.
b) by decreasing the levels of the samples, losses that may occur in sf3 were prevented.
c) all attenuation values was re-adjusted to maintain the volume level.

Old March 27, 2020 : Released (v1_02)
Notice: Some samples are corrupted in the "SF3"version of the previous v1_02 due to a problem caused by the export module of the soundfont editor (there are some dropouts).
This issue didn't affect the SF2 version of v1_02.

It sounds pretty good in normal. Thank you. But the vibrato just came off as "brightness," at least it seemed that way to me. The sound change was drastic and I struggled to hear vibrato. (Also, I couldn't get the muted to work. Maybe just me) But, alas, it is useful. I put the vibrato voice on top of normal to highlight melody.

In reply to by ramblinj

Thank you for your feedback! :D
It REALLY encourages me.

About vibrato, I don’t feel it comes off as “brightness” in my ear.
Just as bright as standard sound set (CL.Guitar ichiyanagi)

But anyway, it probably good idea to sample real vibrato sounds (recording) for the next time.
Currently, vibrato (also muted) sounds are digitally created by using standard sound set.

This soundfont listens better than the FreePats' classical guitar.
Seems every tone is accurate and in good timbre, while the Spanish Classical Guitar of the Freepats project has some single tone in poor timbre and severe fundamental frequency loss.
It will be better for you, the author of Classical Guitar "Ichiyanagi" soundfont, to declare the LICENSE of the soundfont since the user sometime need to consider the license in their publication work. If your soundfont needs to be added into the Musescore soundfont library or Freepat Project, a proper license is necessary. For example, the Spanish Classical Guitar is released under the CC0 public common license, which can fit many conditions, and therefore it is widely used though the quality is not so high.

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