K.O.R. Soundfont Project
I through some unknown urge I have started up a soundfont project.
The goal is to have the best possible midi sound that can come out of a synthesizer. Size is not of any concern for me, quality is my only goal! (actually there's several goals but I'll get to that)
For this project I'm working on making sf2 files bassmidi compatible. Mostly so they will work with Zoltan's excellent program, Falcosoft MidiPlayer, but I've also tested a bet to make sure it works in musescore as well. It works well but I think I'm running into a max voices limit or something when it plays more complicated songs. I'm pretty new at this soundfont thing, so I've probably made a number of mistakes. Feel free to let me know what I need to fix.
I've only used samples from places with compatible licenses to CC Share Alike, most were GPL with a exception to allow the music made from this to be sold for $$$.
What does this mean? Do what you want with this, You can also make your own version of this soundfont, as long as you license it in a similar manner.
I'm releasing these in two formats, SF2 and SFOGG. SF2 is uncompressed and very large, this is basically the "sourcecode" for the thing. SFOGG is a custom format used by FalcoSoft MIDIPlayer. It's WAAAAY smaller for 95% the same quality. I will release a program that converts sf2 to sfogg later. (still figuring out how to compile bassmidi in windows)
THE K.O.R. SOUNDFONT PACK V.1.0
This is a GM complete and tuned soundfont that I've tried to somewhat model after how the Roland SC-VA sounds, but using real instrument samples whenever possible. Most of the synth sounds are also based off of real instruments, cept for ones that were not meant to emulate a particular instrument or real world sound. (Saw Wave, Square Wave, etc...) Those ones were left mostly alone.
I've tested this mostly for Orchestrated music as well as a bit of power metal. This should give a distinct sound that should work well with most games that use General MIDI for music. (Tyrian, Decent, DOOM, WarCraft, Duke Nukem 3D, FF7, etc...).
Here is the link to the forum page with the up to date links: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=57273