Long time, no type.
I finally got off of my butt and uploaded a custom soundfont of mine that I've worked on and off for several years now. The soundfont can be used with an EMU-8000 (AWE32/AWE64), EMU-10K (Audigy/Live), or an EMU-20K (X-Fi) sound card, as well as Ian Luck's freeware media player "XMPlay" (with XMPlay's MIDI Plugin installed).
Oh and of course, almost forgot <grin>, the soundfont can also be used with Timidity; or any DOOM source port that supports Timidity+SoundFonts for music playback :)
Directly from the included readme:
This excellent sounding complete General MIDI compatable SoundFont was created
from various commercial, custom, and freeware SoundFonts and samples and
requires 54,694,776 bytes of onboard EMU-8000 (AWE32/AWE64), EMU-10K
(Audigy/Live), or EMU-20K (X-Fi) RAM. The SoundFont also works and sounds great
with Ian Luck's freeware media player "XMPlay" (with XMPlay's MIDI Plugin
installed)... no EMU MIDI hardware required!
The SoundFont weighs in at almost 55 megabytes, and includes a complete General
MIDI compliment of 128 instruments and 9 drum kits (Standard, Studio, Room,
Power, Electronic, TR-808, Jazz, Brush, and Orchestra)... and is the last
General MIDI compatable SoundFont that you will ever need or wish to download
for all of your MIDI music compositions or playback!
SoundFont Filename: WeedsGM3.sf2
Self-extracting sfArk Archive Filename: WeedsGM3.sfArk.exe
Zip Archive Filename: WeedsGM3.zip
Release Version: 3.0
File Dates and Times: March 1, 2010 3:00a
Readme Documentation: WeedsGM3.txt
License Agreement Documentation: WeedsGM3.License.txt
Sample MIDI Files: 5 (additional download)
Number of User Samples: 762
Size of User Samples: 54,694,776 bytes
Number of ROM Samples: 0
Number of Instruments: 147
Number of Melodic Presets: 128
Number of Percussive Presets: 9
Total SoundFont Filesize: 54,894,076 bytes
Download „Weeds„ General MIDI SoundFont v3.0 from this page -> http://www.un4seen.com/download.php?extra/WeedsGM3
Direct links to the file here -> http://us2.un4seen.com/files/extra/WeedsGM3.zip and here -> http://uk.un4seen.com/files/extra/WeedsGM3.zip
View the version history and readme file (also included in the download) for the SoundFont here -> http://www.cmoo.com/snor/weeds/SoundFonts/WeedsGM3.txt
Download a few sample MIDI files to test out the SoundFont here -> http://www.cmoo.com/snor/weeds/Soun...dsGM3_MIDIs.zip
The sample MIDI ZIP includes:
"Grabbag - Duke Nukem 3D - Lee Jackson.mid" (transposed and re-arranged a bit)
"March To War - Rich Weeds Nagel.mid" (threw this together the other night)
"Mustang Sally - Arranged by Rich Weeds Nagel.mid" (no melody, go ahead and sing along!)
"Ramblings of a Non-Pianist (Op. 2) - Rich Weeds Nagel.mid" (nope, I'm not a pianist <grin>!)
"Toccata in D Minor - Bach.mid" (added bass pedals)
Heh, guess I should have included a DOOM tune as well LOL!
Anyways, download and extract the ZIP, and then run the EXE to finish extracting the soundfont (the ZIP contains a self-extracting "sfArk" format soundfont archive; much better compression than ZIP/RAR/TAR/ACE/etc...). You'll need a sound card that supports soundfonts (or simply "XMPlay", with the "MIDI Plugin" installed), and one that can handle loading a 54.8 meg soundfont.
Hope y'all like it :)
P.S. You can find more of my original SoundFont creations (with sample MIDI files) here -> http://www.cmoo.com/snor/weeds/SoundFonts/ .
Rich „Weeds„ Nagel
www.richnagel.net... for yer music and such!
„Weeds„ SoundFonts for AWE32/AWE64/Audigy/SBLive/X-Fi/Timidity/XMPlay