Why do SF2 soundfont presets sound so different to the samples?
I've been playing with a soundfont editor and have noticed that the final sound of the presets, as heard in MS, are noticeably different to the samples from which they are built. You can tell that the preset is based on the samples but it is nowhere near the same quality. I was honestly amazed at just how realistic the samples were. Is there something inherent in SF2s which causes this difference?