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What is a SoundFont?

Our SoundFont libraries will load and playback on all modern software synthesizers containing SoundFont compatiblity. This includes Kontakt 2/3/4, Reason, Logic, Garageband, Ableton Live, Presonus, Cubase, FL Studio, Cakewalk, SoundBlaster, and many more.

SoundFont is a brand name that collectively refers to a file format and associated technology designed to bridge the gap between recorded and synthesized audio, especially for the purposes of computer music composition.  SoundFont technology utilizes software sampling to deliver the most realistic sounds at minimal expense to your computer CPU and wallet..

A SoundFont file, or SoundFont 'bank', contains one or more sampled audio waveforms (or 'samples'), which can be re-synthesized at different pitches and dynamic levels. Each sampled waveform may be associated with one or more ranges of pitches and dynamics. Instruments and presets control volume & filter envelopes, velocity, pitch, pan and any other parameters.

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Satisfaction Guarantee

We offer a complete Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with a product you may choose a different one of same or similar price, or, ultimately, have a refund. We also offer our customers a Lifetime Replacement Warranty. If for any reason the sounds purchased are deleted, misplaced, become corrupt, or the dog gets a hold of the computer hard drive, we will replace them absolutely free.

 

How do I hear my new SoundFont sounds?

Most modern software samplers support SoundFont, and there are even free SoundFont players that will also allow you to play these sounds from within your sequencer. The various methods for loading your new SoundFont banks in different applications are described below.

 

How do I load a SoundFont into a sampler/sound player?

Emulator X/Proteus X

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Drop the SoundFont file on to the Emulator X convertor
  • Open Emulator X/Proteus X and load the .exb file
  • Halion Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Select the Browser
  • Navigate to the folder that contains the SoundFont bank or instrument you wish to load
  • Highlight the SoundFont and select Import
  • Select a the directory you wish to import the SoundFont

Kontakt 2/3/4/5

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • In the Files window, navigate to the folder that contains the SoundFont bank or instrument you wish to load.
  • Highlight the SoundFont and select Import
  • Select a destination folder and press convert

Reason NN-XT

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Start Reason and create an instance on NN-XT sampler
  • Use the button browse patch to load new sample/patch
  • Browse to the directory with unzipped samples and double click the samples/patch that you want to be loaded
  • Now you are inside of SoundFont file. Just double click "Presets"
  • Choose the preset/program you want to load and double click
  • The SoundFont is loaded
  • You may open NN-XT Remote Editor to get more control over sound

Cubase (with Creative soundcard)

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Add MIDI Track
  • Select Devices>Creative SoundFont Synth
  • Select Load Bank
  • Browse to the drive and folder location of the SoundFont bank you wish to load
  • Double click
  • Multiple SoundFont banks can be attached to the 128 MIDI bank locations
  • Close SoundFont Synth window
  • Select Out to Creative SoundFont Synth
  • Select sound preset with prg arrow

Sonar (with Creative soundcard)

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Insert MIDI Track
  • Select Options>SoundFonts
  • Select Attach
  • Browse to the drive and folder location of the SoundFont bank you wish to load
  • Double click
  • Multiple SoundFont banks can be attached to the 128 MIDI bank locations
  • Close SoundFont Banks window
  • Select out to Creative SoundFont Synth
  • Select a SoundFont Channel - example CH1:SoundFont Device
  • Select the SoundFont bank you wish to use
  • Select the preset (sound) you wish to play

Sonar (Software synth without Creative soundcard)

  • Unzip the downloaded SoundFont file and copy to a folder
  • Select Insert Soft Synths
  • Open the software synthesizer
  • Browse to the drive and folder location of the SoundFont bank you wish to load
  • Double click
  • Select the preset (sound) you wish to play

GarageBand, Logic, & Logic ExpressGARAGEBAND

  • Up Zip the SoundFont and place the file in Library\Audio\Sounds\Banks\
  • Open GarageBand
  • Double click on track
  • Track Info window will appear on the right
  • Open Details
  • Select Instrument Generator
  • Select DLSMusicDevice (If you download free players such as bs-16, SoundFontSynth, etc, they will show up here)
  • Click the pencil - far right of details window where Manual is displayed - this will open the DLS player
  • Apple Sound Bank Synthesizer - Sound Bank: - Select the SoundFont bank you wish to load
  • The SoundFont is now loaded into GarageBand memory

LOGIC/EXS24 Player

  • Unzip the download SoundFont file to a Library\Application Support\Logic\Sampler Instruments.
  • Open Logic or Logic Express and launch the EXS 24 Sampler.
  • Click on the browser window and scroll to the SoundFont you wish to load.
  • Select the SoundFont and Logic will import the file to native format.
  • There are various AU synthesizer plugins that can also playback SoundFont files