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

Them idragosani at chapelperilous.net
Wed Jul 7 18:20:18 EDT 2004

Mark Knecht wrote:

>> 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.
> If you're up for trying something new (I'm not a sound Font fan) you can 
> get a free Mellotron gig file at
> http:www.worrasplace.com
> (Look under 'Oldies'.)

OK, thanks for the ref.  Not a big fan of soundfonts either (my card 
doesn't support them anyway, I'd need a softsynth that does).

> LS is all very much development software, and there are a lot of changes 
> going on right now so it may be broken, but maybe you'll get lucky. LS 
> is a Jack application and gerneally runs very well for me on most gig 
> files. There are still a few it really dies on but I cannot get the 
> developers to pay attention to those yet.
> I use a different, for money, Mellotron gig file under QSampler and GSt, 
> but this free one is certain OK when buried in the right mix.

What Mellotron sounds are these?

-- Brett

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