Comenzando con Paax, (free version) un gran sampler de bajo consumo para usar SoundFonts:
* Up to 128 presets per bank. * Up to 84 splits per preset and 8 dual velocity-layers (16 samples) per split. * 256 simultaneous voices*. * Plays 8/16/24/32 bit**, mono/stereo wav files @ any sample rate. * Low CPU consumption. * Low aliasing resampling technology, 32 bit audio engine. * 3 envelope controls (DAHDSR) per preset: amplitude, pitch and filter cutoff. * 3 configurable LFOs per preset: tremolo, vibrato and filter cutoff with optional delay. * All envelopes and oscillators can be synchronized to MIDI tempo. * New Micro-Granular pitch-shifting option for transposing sounds without affecting duration/timbre. * New bank format offers choice for embedded or referenced samples. * Capable of importing SoundFonts (.sf2) and AKAI S5000/6000 programs (.akp) * Fully automatable. * VST 2.3 compatible.
* Freeware version is limited to 64 voice polyphony. ** Freeware version can only load 8/16 bit wavs.
What are the requirements for using Paax?
Paax is a VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology) instrument plug-in that runs on any Windows VST compatible host; typically an audio sequencer like Cubase, Nuendo, N-Track Studio, etc. All you need is a PC (Pentium II or higher, 128 MB RAM min., Win 98/NT/2000/XP), a soundcard, and a VST compatible host (ASIO compatible host/card provide a lower latency).
Which sample formats can be used with Paax?
Paax is currently compatible with any 8/16/24/32 bit*, mono/stereo, 11/22/44/48/96 KHz wav file. It can also import Soundfonts, AKAI S5/6k programs and DS-404** presets. Samples can be embedded into the proprietary bank files allowing the user to encapsulate all the audio data in a single file. Alternatively, wave files can be individually read from the hard drive, thus generating rather small bank files.
* Freeware version can only load 8/16 bit wavs. ** Freeware version can not load DS-404 presets
* Streamlined user interface for fast editing at the sample-zone level. * Fast editing of multiple zones. * "In context"-sample preview. * Extensive drag & drop support (onto the keyrange-view or the list-view).
* High-quality sinc interpolation * Oversampling used when needed to prevent aliasing * Double-precision float math (64-bit) used where it matters (IIR-filters). * Single-precision float math (32-bit) used elsewhere. * Supports any sample-rate. * Max polyphony per instance: 256 voices * Multiple outputs. (max 16 mono AND 8 stereo-pairs per instance) * Supported sample-playback modes:
playback modes: forward forward loop forward loop with crossfading forward loop until release forward loop bidirectional forward shot sliced (maps slices accross the keyboard) on release reverse reverse shot * 2 filters / voice
Filter algorithms: Lowpass 2-pole (2 types) Lowpass 1/2/3/4-pole ladder-filter Lowpass 1/2/3/4-pole ladder-filter with saturation Highpass 2-pole Bandpass Peak Notch Dual bandpass Dual peak Comb filter 2-band parameric EQ (2 types) graphic EQ morphEQ mörder OD (overdrive) Bitf*cker Distortion Clipper Gate Limiter Slewer Microgate (does glitch/loop style effects when the gate is open) Ring modulation Phase modulation (equivalent to FM) Frequency shifting Pulse oscillator Pulse oscillator (with sync) Sawtooth oscillator (with 1-16 voices in unison) Sinus oscillator * 3 stepLFOs / voice. Doubles as 32-step stepsequencer and wavetable LFO. * 2 AHDSR envelopes / voice * Powerful modulation system with the ability to modulate itself. Destinations include envelope-times, loop-points in addition to traditional destinations. * Group LFO * Group modulation routing. * Group effects. (2 effects / group)
Functionally it is modelled on the Clavia Nord Lead 2Red Synth ; with the following characteristics:
* 2 Oscillators, FM modulation, ring modulation,sync,modulation envelope * 4 types of filters, distortion * 2LFO(synchronized with host) * Arpeggiator (synchronized with host) * Tempo delay (synchronized with host), stereo chorus/flanger * Legato mode, portamento * 16 notes polyphony * 128 presets * Thoroughly optimized for light CPU load using SSE instructions etc. It is quite possible to run 10 simultaneous instances on a Celeron 1.4 GHz system * Automation (only in VSTi mode)
Operational Environment and Limitations Compatible OS Windows 98SE/Me、 Windows 2000/XP(developed on Windows2000) Compatible hosts CUBASE SX, Fruity Loops 3.5, SONAR 1.0/2.0, etc. Plugin Formats VSTi2.0/DXi1.0 Sampling Frequency arbitrary Limitations (1)Not multitimbral (2)Does not support the following DXi v2.0 features: Automation, multi-output
La alternativa a Qsynth para usar SoundFonts en Linux es SoundCrab (un poco hacia abajo en la página). Es un VSTi compilado para Linux, liviano para la CPU. Es completamento polifónico, e incluye controles de tono, amplificador, envolventes de modulación, filtro y paneo.
SynthFont es una aplicación de utilidad general en el uso de SoundFonts: es capaz de reproducir archivos MIDI imitando una SoundBlaster Live o Audigy, pero también contiene un editor MIDI y de SoundFonts.
SynthFont is a software synthesizer for playing standard midi files using SoundFonts. SynthFont is intended to mimic the behavior of SoundFont compatible hardware/sound cards like SoundBlaster Live! or Audigy. But SynthFont is more. It also provides an interface into the SoundFont structure and has basic midi and SoundFont editing capabilities. Why does SynthFont need SoundFonts? The midi file provides the musical content while SoundFont files provide the sound, or audio, content. A midi file is only a collection of instructions for how to play the tune; it does not contain any audio data. Thus, a midi file cannot be burned to an audio CD. With SynthFont you can create a suitable audio file for a CD. SynthFont can create standard Windows audio files ("WAV") or, if a suitable library file is present, audio files in various compressed formats like MP3, OGG, WMA.
SynthFont can store arrangement settings for each midi file in a so called arrangement file. A typical arrangement setting is the selection of SoundFonts. SynthFont can also use other sound files, like GigaSampler files. Alternatively a VST instrument can be used to replace the internal sound engine. Finally, SynthFont can send the midi data in real time to an external synthesizer (or midi "expander").
Below is a description of the eight "pages" of SynthFont. See below for a "screen shot."
-Files & Folders is similar to Windows Explorer with a playlist feature. Use this page to search for midi files, arrangements or sound sources. You can easily play all files in a folder.
-Pianoroll not only shows you the notes and controllers but also lets you do some basic midi file editing.
-Midi Events shows a list of all midi events in a particular track. You can filter out certain events and also do some basic editing, like changing notes and programs. Good for "debugging".
-Plug & Play contains two important parts: the synth engine and the tracks list. Use the synth engine part to add VST audio effects to on of the 16 channel busses or to the main effect. Use the tracks list to assign sound sources to the tracks. You can assign SoundFonts, GIGA files, DLS files, WAVE files and VST instruments. Each track can have its own set of sound sources. Here you can also add and delete tracks, mute track, play tracks solo, etc.
- Presets layers shows the preset layers of a sound source. In SoundFont terminology a "Preset" corresponds to an "instrument" or "midi program." Each Preset layer corresponds to what is internally called an "instrument," thus the word "instrument" is not used for a Preset. Usually a Preset contains only one layer, but for stereo presets there is often two, panned left and right.
-Splits in layer shows the splits of an " instrument." In SoundFont terminology an "instrument" is equal to one Preset layer. Here is where all the fun is. Each split references one - and only one - audio sample ("wave"). Each split also have a range of parameters (called "generators") that you can edit.
-Sample data shows the sample data referenced by a split. Here also you can do some basic editing.
There is an additional tool for expert users: the SoundFont editor Viena (not to be confused with "Vienna"). Use this tool to create new SoundFonts from audio samples, or from presets and instruments in other SoundFonts. You can have four SoundFonts open at the same time and copy freely between them. There is also a Favorite Folders view and a Preset Cache for favorite presets. More info in the help file.
Hola gente! no entiendo un dope de lo que hablan porque soy nuevo en esto. No en la música pero si en la parte informatica. Un desastre jaja. Bueno saludos. El Synth Font lo instale unas horas antes de registrame aca. Pinta útil.