How do you create a soundfont

• Sep 19, 2020 - 02:55

Is there a way to convert audio files to sfz/sf2/sf3? Many websites say they convert files to soundfont format, but I haven't found any that actually do.


Like a lot of things in life - its easy if you know how. The free program "Polyphone" ( makes it reasonably simple so I suggest you use Polyphone to open a few soundfonts and look how they have been constructed. You can learn most of what you need to know in a few weeks if you start with some simple ones. They can get quite complex if they are multi-velocity layered with effects and looping etc. I've got a lots of free ones on my site you can download and fiddle with but avoid the big ones at first.

If you already have some good audio samples of instruments, (.wav or .mp3), then that's probably the hardest part over with. Polyphone is then definitely the way to go. As already said, having a look at some existing soundfonts will show you how they are constructed from samples, instruments and presets.

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