[linux-audio-user] how good are soundfonts and where do I find them?

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Wed Jul 7 16:57:46 EDT 2004

tim hall wrote:

> Over half of the soundfonts I've downloaded either don't work, sound plain 
> awful or consist of just one halfway decent sound, the palette I'm looking 
> for is quite limited, basically a decent fake orchestra that will run 
> comfortably in 192M RAM, with possibly some classic keyboards (hammond, 
> farfisa, vox, rhodes, wurly, mellotron type stuff). i.e. the stuff that's 
> hard to synthesise.

If you find some decent Mellotron sounds, I'd be interested in hearing 
about it.  I've got a VST plugin with samples from a real Mellotron, but 
I've yet to get it working using libfst or vstserver.  I may just end up 
making my own samples of the samples (which are, after all, early analog 
samples of real instruments) and using them as soundfonts or something 
along those lines.  Of course, I can't redistribute them, since the 
samples from GMedia are copyrighted.

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