imiTyrus soundfont

• Apr 22, 2019 - 19:19

A new sounfont called imiTyrus is almost ready (April 25th).
To listen to the demo and leave a message:…

Also, let us continue on this topic (after being released) for further discussions and reports.


In reply to by jotape1960

Yes you are right.
I had to work with existing samples for this soundfont. I should have done this soundfont before, (ie: 2016)
And I tried to do the best I could with those.
I'm currently working for the Studio Session Band soundfont and its samples are completely different from that. (Studio Session Band soundfont has very nice saxophones.)
Also, thanks for trying.

In reply to by Ziya Mete Demircan

I really appreciate your effort into creating this impressive soundfont.

Taking a look into the seldomly used presets, I find 000:081 Saw Wave is playing parallel fourths to the written melodic line. I would call it a "4th Saw Wave". Is this how the original Tyrus instrument sounds like, or is it a tuning error inside the soundfont?

On the other hand preset 000:086 5th Sawtooth Wave works just as expected, in parallel fifths (one of the instruments used by this preset is tuned a fourth lower than the written note).

In reply to by Ziya Mete Demircan

Just a doubt...

Do you have thought to include more sounds in the soundfont file? ???

If this is the case, I think it would be great if you include the following "Missing" sounds on the old General MIDI Standard:

Gong & Tam-Tam
Barbarie Little Organ
Real Steam Calliope
Viola da Gamba (and all that old strings family)
Old Analog Organ (1950's)

Just an idea...

In reply to by jotape1960

It's easy to add a gong sound to Soundfont. (If I can find a gong-sample that sounds nice).

I can add a sound that is not in the MIDI standard to an appropriate and blank one.
For example: Bank 50 under Tinkle Bell (PC112) is suitable for this. => (50:112 -Gong)

I don't know the difference between Gong and Tam-tam. (Maybe: one can be bigger, the other smaller)

I know it's hard to find a Steam Calliope,

For Old string instruments family, someone (or a group) in this forum had entered a process; I remember that.
But I don't know what the result was.

For other sounds (Analog and Barbarie little organs), it must either find an original sample (this is hard), or imitate it (I can do that).
But for this: it is necessary to know at least how the original sound is heard.

Under appropriate conditions, these are of course possible.

Which of these may be possible and how?
I need to research.

“soundfont is prepared from some samplings from an old Tyrus2 keyborad's line-out. (2015) and some other free samples found on the web”

No licence, no attribution… so most likely illegal.

In reply to by jotape1960

This is not correct.

By the Berne Convention, if someone does a creative work, they automatically have rights, no need for them to be documented. The convention also ensures the rights apply in all signatory countries, so foreign creatives have the same rights in a country as local ones.

So, if anybody has any rights in them, and you don’t have a licence from them, it’s illegal. Without a proper audit trail, anything suspect of being new enough that the creator is not $number years dead (70 in the EU, between 50 and 110(México) elsewhere), you have to assume someone has rights in them.

And “I found it on the internet” is neither a proper enough audit trail nor documentation of freeness or even limited-use licence. It is, at best, a self-documentation of guilt.

In reply to by Ziya Mete Demircan

Thanks for the work. I got it in time. An Old Tyrus output font should be fun to play with and examine. Who in the world would track down the layers of construction that went into building the instruments that make up a preset where there is no money involved? That would be borderline insanity. It may remain so even if there was commercial potential. (borderline insanity)

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