[linux-audio-user] SoundFont and Patch Resource?

Julien Claassen julien at c-lab.de
Sun Mar 6 18:37:23 EST 2005

In Mar 4 A.D. 2005 Emiliano Grilli scripsit:

> gioved?, 03 marzo 2005 alle 15:24:11, John Check ha scritto:
> > Is there any sort of distribution channel set up for patches to run on all
> > of the glorious linux audio apps?
> > 
> > It would be pretty cool to have a library of cleared instruments/samples
> > for the community to build on. Patches for some of the advanced synths
> > could also be available.  
> > 
> > There's a lot of potential for legal issues, but I'm thinking the EFF would be 
> Here you'll find a GPL soundfont of a fender rhodes and an hydrogen
> drumkit (simply a tar.gz of flacs with a different name):
> http://www.funet.fi/pub/sci/audio/instruments/lausounds/
> there's also a big wav with mellotron samples, but it isn't turned into
> a soundfont yet (and I don't have the time to do it)
  Is there anyone, who'd have the time and energy to turn it into a soundfont. 
I unfortunately can't, because swami is still graphics only (at least to my 
knowledge). Since I'm blind, that's nothing for me.
  To those, who favour the gnome accessibility point: I think Josh told me, 
that it uses some customised widgets.
  I'm greatful for any replies, since I've been looking for a good Melotron 
for quite sometime!
  Kindest regards

> > interested in this kind of thing.
> > 
> > J
> Definitely, It would be very important to have a shared common patch set
> (possibly high quality) to ship with the applications and linux
> distributions (I'm thinking also to a relatively small GPL GM sf2 to ship
> with timidity for example) - in this respect eawpat is a great resource,
> but it is rather huge (around 30 megs IIRC) and if I'm right it lacks
> some instruments. Obviously the task of creating a free high quality
> GM soundfont is challenging and time consuming... but it would be a
> great resource for us all. I think the right dimension for a GM
> soundfont would be around 8/16 Mb, and is difficult to push 127
> instruments into such small size...
> Sorry for my english, I think it can be very involved at times:)
> Ciao
> -- 
> Emiliano Grilli
> Linux user #209089 
> http://www.emillo.net

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