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

Juhana Sadeharju kouhia at nic.funet.fi
Tue Jul 13 02:48:10 EDT 2004

>From: Mark Knecht <mknecht at controlnet.com>
>> What Mellotron sounds are these?
>Sonic Implants String Boxes
>Buy carefully. It isn't exactly like playing the real beast. Now that 
>was fun!

Is the problem in modern keyboards and samplers?
If the sounds are digitized correctly, i.e. 8 seconds of tape per key,
then why one is not able to make an accurate emulator?

The playing style with Mellotron is melloing, not modern looping.
Bad things can happen if sounds are modernized: a Fairlight II sample
CD has the sounds apparently fit to modern loop-based sample format
with the result that the looping sounds are practically unusable!
That means the famous vocals and choirs, and strings, flutes etc.

BTW, anyone has Sonic Implants' Silk Road samples and could make
me a demo? A free play demo would be fine, but I have turkish
and arabic midi files which would be better for the demo.
There is a demo at their website but guess what, the demo is not
made with the synth samples -- the demo is made with audiofiles
included in the CD.

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