Symphonic Sounds Updated
Westgate Trumpet Sus - not looped, different timbres at different velocities, same FF samples as westgate ff
French Horn UoI - not looped, faked different velocity levels.
EWQL Crotales(antique cymbals) - from EastWest's free library. These are chromatic percussion, not a drumset.
3 celli Soli - Because I've had a need for smaller string groupings than either solo or a large orchestra section. Created by combining Cadenza, Ethan and Kanilla's Cellos.
Guiros to the Percussion soundfont - a downstroke and an upstroke. Samples are from a collection of 89 guiro sounds someone posted on the kvr forums. They're right above the ratchet, keys 74 & 75, I believe.
Viola Solo - I don't actually remember where I grabbed this from, but it sounds pretty good.
Moved and renamed: Cadenza Viola to Soli Viola Cad. Soli, because it actually sounds like a small viola group as opposed to a solo instrument. If you check the sound font, it's solo viola + a section, so that seems a bit more accurate anyway.
I have my own clarinet half-done. I'll probably post that seperately, with Bb and A - there are *not* enough clarinet soundfonts that sound anything close to reality.
To get to gongs/guiros/snare and triangle rolls, make a drumset, make sure 'drumset' is checked in the mixer, pick 'Percussion' from the drop down menu, and when you start adding notes, go to edit drumset in the box at the bottom, and load this:
If you want to edit it yourself, the gong sounds are keys 67, 68, and 69.
I don't know what the other Soundfonts are licensed under, but I know that EWQL is not CC or Public Domain, thus, these sounds can't be freely used in a soundfont. Sorry.
Be careful to check licensing before posting conglomerate Soundfonts. Also, check the licensing on all (I know that then UIowa sounds and Ethan's Cello is fine in regards to licensing, so you can still use those) sounds that you have already uses. If no information on the license is posted anywhere, that means all rights are reserved on the work, and the sounds cannot be used in another soundfont or redistributed. Look for any Creative Commons license that allow for redistribution (make sure all proper attribution is made if required) or Public Domain sounds.
Best of luck in this project and hopefully you find good samples that are free to use and distribute.
In reply to I don't know what the other by [DELETED] 597046
Shouldn't that mean it's fine? That's what that particular sound is from, I didn't buy the commercial version and then redistribute.
In reply to http://www.kvraudio.com/news/ by Laurelin
Sadly, not copy protected is not the same as not copyrighted. Copy protection is the process of making samples unreadable by any source other than the intended software (I believe the copy protection for EWQL comes on the form of a dongle that costs about $25), so it's saying that you don't have to buy the $25 dongle.
Sorry. I could see where the confusion came from with such confusing wording.
In reply to http://www.kvraudio.com/news/ by Laurelin
as long as you manipulated the sound a little bit
you are fine to deliver them
but you know
being too honest in the reality might get you into trouble :)
illegal sampling has been existing among commercial sample libraries for many years
so yea ...don't worry
just don't be too honest and claim them as your sound designs :)
In reply to as long as you manipulated by vintagesamples
Manipulating a copyrighted work doesn't make it a free work, unless the manipulation is "transformative". That's a legal term with debatable meaning. A copyrighted work manipulated in a way that isn't transformative is a "derivative work". The changes can be separately copyrighted, but the rights to a derivative work as a whole belong to the creator of the original work.
This may sound rediculous, but I would like a whip in the drm file and the soundfont. Whip appears more often then the castanets though both are pretty random and rare in occurrence.
I edited your percussion soundfont. See:
You might find items from your wishlist here: http://web.tiscali.it/culse/soundfonts.html
In reply to You might find items from… by ♪𝔔𝔲𝔞𝔳𝔢𝔯 ℭ𝔯𝔞𝔣𝔱𝔢𝔯♪
how do you download from there?
In reply to how do you download from… by KeldeoJustified
Yes I noticed that the download links appeared to be expired of something. It looks like a great collection, but unless the site gets updated it won't be of any use. Free sound vault has a smaller collection but at least their download links work. http://www.freesoundvault.com/sounds/
I synthesized "In the hall of the mountain King" by Edvard Grieg using only Symphonic Sounds.
You wanna know where the Viola SoundFont came from? Well, The SoundFont came from my own orchestra SoundFonts Collection. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2I_8bgGH-Q3ODhMSllYWFNMOVU
To start off, these Viola Samples came from "No Budget Orchestra," which has a very good Viola Solo Sound, so that's why I also included it in the New Version of the MuseScore Orchestra SoundFont, Brandenburg Ensemble SoundFont, and Musica Barocca SoundFont, (Even in Alexis Van Sint Jan's SoundFont too!!!).
Now you know what I'm talking about!!!
In reply to You wanna know where the… by Arianna2001
Hello, Arianna !
I would like to try your soundfonts, is it possible that you put them in one file ?
Greetings and thank you !
In reply to Hello, Arianna !… by Rayen
Thanks! And yes, it’s very impossible to put all of these SoundFonts ALL into one file.
Note that I will be making more updated on this collection that I made.
Hi! Is there anyway you could loop the French Horn UoI please? I tried in Polyphone with little success.
In reply to Hi! Is there anyway you… by ArsTropica
Edit: Never mind. Figured out how to do it.
Here's a cover I made of the song Beside Still Waters by David R. Gillingham using a combination of this and the Airfont 380 soundfonts: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dBv64cTOzA51azQziWRWgv3rlzgPasvy
"Viola Solo - I don't actually remember where I grabbed this from, but it sounds pretty good."
It does, especially the C string. Similarly, your AA violin solo which I am also using, has a rich G string. All other strings sound good, as for how good, I need to re-acclimate my ears after working with fonts w headphones for so long. (There may be a slight drop off in intensity at f and above with the higher strings.)
The violin blew me away with a pause on B5 at a fermata, the way the sound did not merely stop, but rather trailed off into the ambience. (Synth REV set a noon.)
Hello! I installed Symphonic Sounds like six months ago, and I must say, what an amazing work. I first downloaded the sf2 just to use it with percussion, but now I want the soundfont to work with all the instruments. The problem is, when I switch the sf2 order in the synthesizer, all the sounds get messed up: the picollo plays like a violin, the trumpet like celesta, and so on. This is probably an easy question, but how do I solve this? What am I doing wrong?
In reply to Hello! I installed Symphonic… by Tiago Simas
The instruments in the file are not in GM compatible order. Instead, they are listed in the order in which they would appear on a symphonic score. Therefore you have to open up the mixer and be sure the instrument matches that in the window "sound:" scroll down the sound list to find one which matches.
For example: you pick trombone. Open sound window and scroll down until you find the trombone sound you want.
Also: be careful when sliding cursor arrow over mixer as you may inadvertently alter some of the sound choices.
In reply to Simple solution: The… by penne vodka
Thanks, but I already knew that. I was actually hoping to find a way that took me less time to do it.
In reply to Thanks, but I already knew… by Tiago Simas
Perhaps I will be able to make an instruments.xml file. That would make it faster.
In reply to Perhaps I will be able to… by ♪𝔔𝔲𝔞𝔳𝔢𝔯 ℭ𝔯𝔞𝔣𝔱𝔢𝔯♪
Not for existing scores
In reply to Not for existing scores by Jojo-Schmitz
Is there any piano soundfont in that soundfont?
I hope there is because i love piano so much.
In reply to Is there any piano soundfont… by user1398128561
Yes. It is a nice Steinway.
Hey. First of all, This is hands down my favorite soundfont and I can't thank you enough for making it, but I was wondering if every note above Db 5 (midi note 73) in the SSO and SGM Horns being nearly inaudible (in comparison to the others, anyway) is intentional, and if there is a possibility of fixing it or a workaround of some kind?
In reply to Hey. First of all, This is… by Caden J. R.
try this; all samples monomized, fiddled loops, volume and reverb, removed some rumble and all fake velocity layers.
In reply to try this; all samples… by bottrop
Mono? Velocity layers removed? It says from alone: never try this degeneration.
In reply to Mono? Velocity layers… by Ludwig van Benteuer
i always envied people who know right away whats good and whats not good. so many hours of my life i have wasted trying this and trying that, compairing,... and so many times coming to the wrong conclusion.
you are blessed, my friend, im sure one day you will be president of a great nation (if you arent already).
In reply to Mono? Velocity layers… by Ludwig van Benteuer
Don't worry, I've also invested hours and hours testing and comparing to get a feeling what is good and what is not good on many things. Nobody is alone there ;)
May I ask a abrupt question?
I'd want to know how did you create these .drm files.
Can they only be recorded or there are methods that a newbie like I am haven't touched
(Looking forward for your reply:)
In reply to Hello there~~~~ May I ask a… by 盧汶鈞
Actually, you make .drm files in Musescore. Right click on a staff and select "edit drumset" there it pulls up a menu where you can customize a percussion instrument and save or load a drm file. Look in the online handbook if your need more details.
what is the most current and "most legal" version of the soundfont? By "most legal" I mean with all the original sources and authors properly referred to and without stuff that's not licensed to be re-used?
In reply to Hey there, what is the most… by Isaak Musique
How to insert that file into musescore?
In reply to How to insert that file into… by Keongg
To learn how to install soundfonts see the online Handbook (in Help menu within MuseScore, or Support menu above) and go to Soundfonts.
Are these updates rolled out automatically or do we have to reinstall a new version of the SoundFont to get the update?
In reply to Are these updates rolled out… by WyattA_Music
This isn't set up nicely like MDL so you do need to download a file to use the latest version.
New version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Zr2fwI-ydwLyMBFOqOv9LaWCOb7YoQbD/view?…
Expanded percussion section.
In reply to New version: https://drive… by ♪𝔔𝔲𝔞𝔳𝔢𝔯 ℭ𝔯𝔞𝔣𝔱𝔢𝔯♪
If this is the best free collection right now then I try..
Okay, so I'm trying to figure out if there's to stop notes whole notes from getting cut short if they're held for "too-long". I get it, air is a thing, and musicians can run out of air when they're playing. However, since being able to hold a note out for a long period of time is a skill and more of a variable from musician to musician, I don't understand why the soundfont would do this. It's very frustration when I'm trying to write something, and the trumpets cut out halfway through a chord. If I can disable this, please let me know, it would be appreciated.
In reply to Okay, so I'm trying to… by WyattA_Music
It's actually the opposite way: more work is needed. We only have however long the sample is. You can loop it in a soundfont editor, but you need to be careful. I think she looped it though, because I don't notice it with mine. The link at the top of this discussion is version 1.1 I believe it was looped in version 1.2. I would recommend downloading version 2.1. Here is the link.