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Stolen Soundfont (UPDATE v2.06!) - A High Quality Soundfont With a Side of Cheese

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   SAMPLES ARE RIGHT HERE SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOUNDFONT TO HEAR WHAT IS SOUNDS LIKE!

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What is this?

A soundfont is a collection of sounds that are used to playback midis. It is like a font for normal text, but instead of different letters, there are different samples. Got all of that? Cool.

 

So, what makes this soundfont special?

I wanted this to be a no compromises soundfont without going too far into "realism" and making everything sound bland. My main focuses while making this were how well the instruments sounded together and the sound quality of each instrument. I tried to aim for something similar to the "Arachno Soundfont", specifically its excellent mastering and ability to sound good with basically everything you play with it. I hoped to get something similar to that using higher quality, more modern instruments without losing the upbeat energy and cheesiness that midis have. I avoided trying to make this soundfont sound super realistic and true to life because that is basically impossible to do with General Midis (and it just sounds bad). I have been working on this for about a year now and I hope all that work shows.

 

So where did I actually get all of these sounds? Off the internet of course! I got various free soundfonts and VSTs (many of which were just a single instrument) and compiled them together into one (sort of) tight, GM sized package. None of the instruments I got for this were made by me (hence, the name of the soundfont), so I hope no one gets mad at me for posting this. I would credit the authors, but I genuinely don't remember where I got most of these sounds from. I did use only free source material for this, so I hope that protects my ass from licensing issues.

 

I have been using soundfont for games for a while now, but I decided I didn't want to keep this to myself forever and wanted to share this soundfont with you guys. I would like to hear your guy's feedback on how I can improve the soundfont!

 

I've only ever used this with VirtualMIDISynth, so I don't know if other programs will work well with this.

 

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    DOWNLOAD HERE! (it's quite big at 1.5GB 1.8GB, hope that's fine with you guys)

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Changelog

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v1

  • Initial Release

 

v2

  • Rebalancing of all the instruments
  • Tweaks to Saw Wave and String Section
  • Deleted unnecessary samples in Kalimba

 

v2.01

  • Replaced Glockenspiel
  • Replaced Banjo

 

v2.02

  • Added bass notes for Overdrive Guitar
  • Tweaks to Distortion Guitar bass notes

 

v2.03

  • *New Mixing based off Florestan Basic (this time I used an actual volume meter instead of just going off my ears)
  • Replaced Halo Pad
  • Replaced Tinkle Bell
  • Increased range for Musicbox and Nylon Guitar
  • Tweaked Reed Organ
  • Shifted Xylophone down 1 octave
  • Shifted Warm Pad up 1 octave
  • Shortened Release on Overdrive and Distortion Guitars

 

v2.04

  • *Changed Release and Attack times for many instruments
  • *Removed forced Reverb and Chorus effects for all instruments
  • Fixed volume levels of a few instruments
  • Added fake velocity layers to a few instruments
  • Changed sound of the snares on Standard Kit
  • New Steel String Guitar (from Freepats)
  • New Trombone (from Symphonic Sounds by Laurelin on Musescore)
  • New Harmonica (from Musyng Kite)
  • New Whistle (from Trevor0402's SC55 Soundfont)

 

V2.05

  • *New Standard Drum Kit???!!! (Using Spitfire Audio Labs, IK Multimedia MODO Drums, and MTPowerDrumKit 2)
  • New Dulcimer (from Spitfire Audio Labs)
  • Increased volume of Saw Wave
  • Fixed volume levels of Saw Wave (hopefully for the last time)
  • Decreased volume of Square Wave
  • Tweaked sound of Synth Brass 2
  • Tweaked sound of Brass
  • Gave Synth Bass 1 the ability to hold notes
  • Tweaked sound of Synth Bass 2 (using instrument from GeneralUser GS)
  • Increased volume of Overdrive and Distortion Guitars
  • Fixed volume levels for Distortion Guitar's bass notes
  • Tweaked sound of Strings and Slow Strings
  • Increased volume of Flute
  • Increased volume of Clarinet
  • Tweaked sound of Sitar
  • Tweaked sound of Star Theme
  • Fixed volume levels for Church Organ
  • Fixed volume levels of Room Drum Kit
  • Fixed volume levels of Power Drum Kit
  • Removed all forced reverb effects from Drum Kits

 

V2.06

  • *Reduced stereo effect for many instruments
  • New Picked Bass (from MODO Bass)
  • New Glockenspiel (from VSCO2)
  • New Church Organ (from VSCO2)
  • New Violin (from VSCO2)
  • New Trombone (from VSCO2)
  • Resampled Overdrive and Distortion Guitars with longer samples
  • New Saw Wave (from Vital Synth)
  • New Square Wave (from Vital Synth)
  • Fixed stereo on Piano 2
  • Some miscellaneous volume tweaks

 

Here is a MASSIVE list of sources so this doesn't get taken down as quickly. It's not complete at the moment, but at least it shows I'm trying.

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HUGE LIST OF SOURCES

 

000:000 Acoustic Grand Piano - Simon Dalzell - Ivy Audio: "Piano in 162"

000:001 Bright Piano - Melda Production: "Monastery Piano"

000:002 Electric Grand Piano - echo sound works: "House Pianos"

000:003 Honky-tonk Piano - Piotr Barcz & FreePats: "Old Piano FB"

000:004 Electric Piano 1 - Learjeff: "jRhodes3"

000:005 Electric Piano 2 - (Unknown)

000:006 Harpsichord - Soni Musicae: "The Blanchet 1720"
000:007 Clavinet - (Unknown)

000:008 Celesta - (Unknown)

000:009 Glockenspiel - Versilian Studios: "Virtual Chamber Orchestra 2: Community Edition"

000:010 Music Box - Precision Sound "TwinkleStar MusicBox"

000:011 Vibraphone - (Unknown)

000:012 Marimba - (Unknown)

000:013 Xylophone - Versilian Studios LLC & FreePats: "Xylophone"

000:014 Tubular Bells - Versilian Studios LLC & FreePats: "Tubular Bells"

000:015 Dulcimer - Spitfire Audio: "LABS Dulcimer"

000:016 Drawbar Organ - Roberto & Freepats: "Drawbar organ emulation"

000:017 Percussive Organ - (Unknown)

000:018 Rock Organ - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Organ-Strings-V1.02"

000:019 Church Organ - Versilian Studios: "Virtual Chamber Orchestra 2: Community Edition"

000:020 Reed Organ - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:021 Accordion - (Unknown)

000:022 Harmonica - Sarcyan: "Musyng Kite"

000:023 Bandoneon - Jean-Baptiste Bourgoin: "mi bandoneon"

000:024 Nylon-String Guitar - Roberto & FreePats: "Spanish classical guitar"

000:025 Steel String Guitar - Gary Campion - FlameStudios & Freepats: "FSS Steel-String Acoustic Guitar"

000:026 Jazz Guitar - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Guitars-Universal-V1.5"

000:027 Clean Guitar - Gary Campion - FlameStudios: "FS Fender Jaguar Electric Guitar Both Pickups and Amp"

000:028 Muted Guitar - Gary Campion - FlameStudios: "FS Gibson Les Paul Electric Guitar Bridge Pickup Direct In"

000:029 Overdriven Guitar -

     AmpleSound: "Ample Guitar LP v3.6 (Trial Version)"

     ASmolBoy: "MEGALOVANIA (Shreddage) Bass Guitar Soundfont [Bigger range]"

000:030 Distortion Guitar -

     AmpleSound: "Ample Guitar LP v3.6 (Trial Version)"

     ASmolBoy: "MEGALOVANIA (Shreddage) Bass Guitar Soundfont [Bigger range]"

000:031 Guitar Harmonics - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Guitars-Universal-V1.5"

000:032 Acoustic Bass - AmpleSound: "Ample Bass Upright (Trial Version)"

000:033 Finger Bass - Ample Sound: "Ample Bass P Lite"

000:034 Picked Bass - IK Multimedia: "MODO BASS 2"

000:035 Fretless Bass - 

     C.W.Budde & Otto's Bass: "Otto's Fretlessbass Soundfont"

     Ziya Mete Demircan - HEDSound: "FS-Ibanez-Bass_Guitar-HedSound_version"

000:036 Slap Bass 1 - 

     Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

     (plus another unknown soundfont)

000:037 Slap Bass 2 - Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

000:038 Synth Bass 1 - (Unknown)

000:039 Synth Bass 2 - 

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     TheEighthBit: "The Ultimate Megadrive Soundfont"

     S. Christian Collins: "GeneralUser GS"

000:040 Violin - Versilian Studios: "Virtual Chamber Orchestra 2: Community Edition"

000:041 Viola - (Unknown Author): "HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection"

000:042 Cello - (Unknown Author): "HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection"

000:043 Contrabass - (Unknown Author): "HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection"

000:044 Tremolo Strings - (Unknown Author): "HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection"

000:045 Pizzicato Strings - Mattias Westlund & peastman: "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra"

000:046 Harp - Sam Gossner - FreePats: "Concert Harp"

000:047 Timpani - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Strings-PlusOrchestra-v1.6"

000:048 Strings - 

     John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Strings-PlusOrchestra-v1.6"

     (Unknown Author): "Chaos Bank v1.9"

     (plus two other unknown soundfonts)

000:049 Slow Strings - 

     John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Strings-PlusOrchestra-v1.6"

     (Unknown Author): "Chaos Bank v1.9"

     (plus two other unknown soundfonts)

000:050 Synth Strings 1 - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Keys-Suite-V1.0"

000:051 Synth Strings 2 - (Unknown)

000:052 Choir Aahs - Mattias Westlund & peastman: "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra"

000:053 Voice Oohs - (Unknown)

000:054 Synth Voice - (Unknown)

000:055 Orchestra Hit -

     Rick Blues: "Orchestra Hit (Available in Orchestra Soundfont Pack)"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     (plus another unknown soundfont)

000:056 Trumpet - Westgate Studios: "Westgate Studios - Trumpets"

000:057 Trombone - Versilian Studios: "Virtual Chamber Orchestra 2: Community Edition"

000:058 Tuba - (Unknown)

000:059 Muted Trumpet - (Unknown Author): "HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection"

000:060 French Horns - Mattias Westlund & peastman: "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra"

000:061 Brass Section - 

     Rodolfo Lopez: "GMR Basico"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

     Milton Paredes, MP factory studios & RolandKnight: "Just t4 (fixed)"

     Frank Wen: "Fluid R3_GM"

     快乐爱的小精灵/Elf of Happy and Love: "The Fairy Tale Bank 2"

     (plus 2 other unknown soundfonts)

000:062 Synth Brass 1 - Freepats: "Synth Brass #1"

000:063 Synth Brass 2 - (Unknown)

000:064 Soprano Sax - (Unknown)

000:065 Alto Sax - Fanan Team: "Saxophia"

000:066 Tenor Sax - Versilian Studios LLC & FreePats: "Tenor Saxophone"

000:067 Baritone Sax - (Unknown)

000:068 Oboe - Public Domain?: "Oboe Stereo"

000:069 English Horn - Saint James Orchestra: "English Horn SJO"

000:070 Bassoon - Ethan Winer: "Bassoon"

000:071 Clarinet - Mattias Westlund & peastman: "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra"

000:072 Piccolo - Mattias Westlund & peastman: "Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra"

000:073 Flute - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Strings-PlusOrchestra-v1.6"

000:074 Recorder -

Eugene Vlaskin & Freepats: "Wooden Recorder"

neXoft Software: "bass-recorder" & "alt-recorder"

000:075 Pan Flute - Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

000:076 Bottle Blow - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:077 Shakuhachi - Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

000:078 Whistle - Trevor0402 & OpenRift: "Trevor0402's SC-55 soundfont"

000:079 Ocarina - Xavimart & Freepats: "Ocarina"

000:080 Square Wave - (I also made this one myself (:)

000:081 Saw Wave - (I made this one myself (:)

000:082 Synth Calliope -

000:083 Chiffer Lead - Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

000:084 Charang - t9999clint: "K.O.R. Soundfont Project V.5.0"

000:085 Solo Voice - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:086 5th Saw Wave - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love & Freepats: "Synth Fifths"

000:087 Bass & Lead - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love & Freepats: "Synth Bass & Lead"

000:088 Fantasia - 

     Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

     Strix Soundfont Team & Elf of Happy and Love: "Galaxy Electric Pianos"

     Thomas Hammer: "HS Pads and Textures I Soundfont"

000:089 Warm Pad - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Nice-Keys-Suite-V1.0"

000:090 Polysynth - Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

000:091 Space Voice - Thomas Hammer: "HS Pads and Textures I Soundfont"

000:092 Bowed Glass - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:093 Metal Pad - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:094 Halo Pad - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:095 Sweep Pad - 

     Thomas Hammer: "HS Pads and Textures I Soundfont"

     (plus two other unknown soundfonts)

000:096 Ice Rain - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:097 Soundtrack - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love & Freepats: "Synth Soundtrack"

000:098 Crystal - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:099 Atmosphere - Frank Wen: "Fluid R3_GM"

000:100 Brightness - 

     快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

     Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

000:101 Goblin -

     快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love & Freepats: "Synth Goblins"

     (plus another unknown soundfont)

000:102 Echo Drops - 快乐爱的小精灵 / Elf of Happy and Love: "Elf's Ultimate Synth Pad Bank"

000:103 Star Theme - 

     Shan: "Shan's GM Soundfont"

     Unknown Author: "Dulcimer"

000:104 Sitar - (Unknown)

000:105 Banjo - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Essential Keys-SF-v1.3"

000:106 Shamisen - yukinisuzume: "yukishami.sfpack"

000:107 Koto - yukinisuzume: "yk_koto"

000:108 Kalimba - Xavimart & Freepats: "Kalimba"

000:109 Bagpipe - Gilles Sadowski & Freepats: "Bagpipes"

000:110 Fiddle - John Nebauer - Soundfonts 4U: "Essential Keys-SF-v1.3"

000:111 Shanai - (Unknown)

000:112 Tinkle Bell - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:113 Agogo - Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

000:114 Steel Drums - t9999clint: "K.O.R. Soundfont Project V.5.0"

000:115 Woodblock - Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

000:116 Taiko Drum - (Unknown)

000:117 Melodic Tom - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:118 Synth Drum - Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

000:119 Reverse Cymbal - Don Allen: "Timbres of Heaven"

000:120 Guitar Fret Noise - Sarcyan: "Musyng Kite"

000:121 Breath Noise - Sarcyan: "Musyng Kite"

000:122 Seashore - Sarcyan: "Musyng Kite"

000:123 Bird - Don Allen: "Timbres of Heaven"

000:124 Telephone - Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

000:125 Helicopter - Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

000:126 Applause - Don Allen: "Timbres of Heaven"

000:127 Gun Shot - Don Allen: "Timbres of Heaven"

128:000 Standard Drum Kit -

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

     MANDA AUDIO: "MT PowerDrumKit 2"

     Spitfire Audio: "LABS Drums"

     IK Multimedia: "MODO Drum 1.5"

128:008 Room Drum Kit -

     Milton Paredes, MP factory studios & RolandKnight: "Just t4 (fixed)"  

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:016 Power Drum Kit -

     rosntdoxot & DrKoupop: "Edirol SD-90 Drum Kits"

     Duwindu Tharinda: "ColomboGMGS2 SoundFont v.12.7 (SF2)"

     strix Soundfont Team: "DSoundFont"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"    

128:024 Electronic Drum Kit -

     Pampus Magic, Thomas Hammer: "Magic Techno Drums Soundfont"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:025 TR-808 Drum Kit -

     Jeremy Arsenault, Thomas Hammer: "TR-808 Drums Soundfont

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:026 Dance Drum Kit -

     Sarcyan: "Musyng Kite"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:032 Jazz Drum Kit -

     Milton Paredes, MP factory studios & RolandKnight: "Just t4 (fixed)"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:040 Brush Drum Kit -

     Milton Paredes, MP factory studios & RolandKnight: "Just t4 (fixed)"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

128:048 Orchestra Drum Kit -

     Virtuon: "Orpheus GM V1.047e"

     (Unknown Author): "Giant Soundfont"

     Maxime Abbey - Arachnosoft: "Arachno Soundfont"

     Patch93: "SC-55 Soundfont"

 

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I did use only free source material for this, so I hope that protects my ass from licensing issues.
Nope.

Generally "free" does not mean "uncredited use allowed".

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Something that can be an issue, especially with higher-filesize like Arachno and Timbres of Heaven is that the samples sound nowhere near the GM 'standards' (used loosely here), which makes them sound more modern, which is completely subjective, but I think soundfonts like those sound out-of-place with classic Videogame soundtracks.

 

However, this soundfont is very reminiscent of classic soundfonts, while being higher-quality, which is something I enjoy. Especially with the sample tracks you provided, it sounds very clean, yet not out-of-place with the classic songs you chose.

Overall, I like this soundfont very much. Keep up the good work, even if, as you concede, that it's "stolen".

 

This makes me worry, in the interest of internet preservation, that this soundfont could be potentially taken-down due to licensing issues. I hope that the worst doesn't come to happen, as that would be a bummer.

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NEW UPDATE - MAJOR INSTUMENT REBALANCE!!!

I didn't expect to update this so soon, but I've been screwing around with this soundfont a little bit and realized that some of the mixing is a bit off. This update rebalances ALL the instruments to be closer to the SC55 (or at least EmperorGrieferus's SC55 soundfont). I also did a few tweaks to some instruments like the strings and saw wave, but overall, everything should sound the same, although better mixed. The download link at the top has been updated with the new version.

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On 5/1/2023 at 5:28 AM, DoomGater said:

Generally "free" does not mean "uncredited use allowed".

 

Yea, it's probably a good idea to credit the authors. I have been completely dreading this because I deleted all of the original files I used for the soundfont when I reset my computer a while ago. I have started a big ol' list of sources, but DAMN is it a pain in the ass. I have to basically go off memory and frantic Google searches just to find everything. I made pretty good progress though, but now it is late and I am very tired.

 

Oh yea, I also replaced some sounds in the soundfont while looking for the sources. The download link has been updated and the file is still called "Stolen Soundfont v2".

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NEW UPDATE - BETTER GUITAR LOW NOTES!!!

 

Decided to update this again. It was annoying how the distortion guitar gets a separate instrument for bass notes while the overdrive guitar doesn't, so I decided to add one. I basically just copied the bass guitar from the distortion guitar preset and changed a few settings to make it sound more cohesive. I also changed some settings for the distortion guitar in the same way.

 

The file is now called "Stolen Soundfont v2.02" because I want to be more transparent about my updates. "Stolen Soundfont v2.01" was the stealth update I announced in the last post (I replaced the glockenspiel and banjo, in case you were wondering) but didn't change the name. I was hesitant to use decimals in my version numbers because I think they are annoying, but I realized I should probably use them if I'm gonna keep doing small updates like this.

 

I also added new demos in the top link using the new v2 mixing so you can compare the two.

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On 5/1/2023 at 6:28 AM, DoomGater said:

I did use only free source material for this, so I hope that protects my ass from licensing issues.
Nope.

Generally "free" does not mean "uncredited use allowed".

 

boy it sure is a good thing that the doom modding community in particular and game modding communities in general don't make big practices about cribbing resources from licensed works at all, otherwise this kind of sentiment might just come across as hall monitor nonsense

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NEW UPDATE - EVEN MORE BALANCING!!!

 

I've always had a problem with this soundfont and that everything was WAY too loud. I just assumed that because the instruments are denser and higher quality, they just sounded louder. Yea, turns out it's just because the mixing wasn't good... AGAIN.

This time when remixing however, I used the Windows Default Soundfont and an actual volume meter to rebalance everything. It turned out MUCH better than I expected. Everything song should sound as they should now! (With probably a few differences, but hey -- that's what more updates are for!)

 

I've updated the download link as well as the samples. (The samples have a much more noticeable difference. Duke Nukem and Rise of the Triad are actually LISTENABLE now!)

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NEW UPDATE - TIMING, REVERB, AND CHORUS CHANGES!!!

 

You know how I said that I would update this soundfont if things don't sound as they should? Well, I have been using this some more and realized that the attack and release times for every instrument were slightly off. This means that sounds would fade in and out at different amounts of time compared to what was intended by the midi's composer. I fixed this by copying the attack and release values from the windows default soundfont, which most midi songs were designed for. Now instruments behave similar to the Roland SC-55, meaning midis should play as intended.

 

I also removed the forced reverb and chorus effects from every instrument. Before, each instrument's values were for reverb and chorus were set at 50%, like how it is on Trevor0402's SC-55 Soundfont. Although those settings sound good on their soundfont, it made mine sound all bloated and muffled. Removing the effects, instruments sound a lot cleaner and the mix as a whole feels more spacious.

 

I also replaced some of the instruments I didn't like, but you guys probably wouldn't hear those new instruments in DOOM. (I assume your using this for DOOM, just a wild guess (: ).

 

As always, the download link, samples, and change log have been updated!

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NEW UPDATE - NEW DRUM KIT!!! (AND MANY OTHER CHANGES)!!!

 

When I first started working on this update, I was planning on just focusing on fixing all the minor issues of the soundfont. After some time though, I began to look into some VSTs and decided that I wanted to start sampling them again. I lost interest in VSTs a while ago because how boring and time consuming they are to sample. But now that I am more familiar with Polyphone (the soundfont editing program I am using) and am using a simpler DAW (SoundBridge), sampling has become easier (still takes a long ass time though).

 

The first instrument I sampled was the Dulcimer because the VST I found sounded really good and the old instrument in the soundfont kind of sucks. That turned out really good, though I haven't actually found a MIDI that uses it.

 

After that, I wanted to tackle something more ambitious and focused my attention on the Standard Drum Kit. The old version was fine, but I was not happy with how kind of flabby sounding it all was. With this new version, snares and kicks are punchier, toms are more impactful, and rides and cymbals cut through the mix cleaner. It sounds pretty different from the old drum kit, but I hope you guys can agree it sounds a lot better!

 

The download like has been updated with the new version along with its samples. Go give them a listen and see the difference for yourself!

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Already getting a good impression playing the original Doom music tracks inside SLADE..

One thing I'd suggest is making a changelog text file included in the 7z archive.

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6 hours ago, Armaetus said:

One thing I'd suggest is making a changelog text file included in the 7z archive.

 

Added the changelog to the download!

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NEW UPDATE!!! - NEW INSTRUMENTS AND STEREO EFFECT CHANGES

 

Hey there again! I took a short break from this soundfont because I was getting burned out from working on it so much. I was planning on doing a huge update where I add in a bunch of new instruments, but they take forever to make and even longer to make them sound good. Still, I got a pretty good selection of new instruments done in this update. I'm happy with how they turned out, but I feel like the size of the soundfont is starting to become a issue. Yea, I did say this was a "no compromises soundfont", but I also don't want it to be ridiculously huge. I'm not exactly the best at keeping things tight and nicely optimized, so if this soundfont becomes bigger in future updates, I'm sorry!

 

A more noticeable change is how instruments are played back in stereo. Before, I had set every instrument to have the maximum amount of stereo separation allowed. This means that for each instrument, left samples will only play on the left and right samples will only play on the right. Though it makes sense in theory to have both samples playing on their respective sides, it ends up causing instruments to sound super far away or worse, sounding like they're inside your head.

In this update, I changed it so that left samples and right samples will have some crossover with their opposite side, which is closer to how you hear things in real life. Now, instruments sound like their part of a stage, with each instrument having their own spot on that stage, instead of just blending together into one big blob.

 

I feel like some of the changes will be a bit controversial so I would really like to hear your guy's opinions on them. As always, the download and samples have been updated.

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