[ubuntu-studio-devel] Would Ubuntu Studio Team be Interested in Partnering with New England Conservatory?

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun May 29 23:19:27 UTC 2016

On Sun, 29 May 2016 15:31:39 -0400, Devin Ulibarri wrote:
>On 05/29/2016 05:54 AM, brian at linuxsynths.com wrote:
>> I found a couple useful resources for Soundfont files at
>> LinuxMusicians here. (If this is the kind of thing you're looking
>> for)    
>Yes, there are many sound fonts. However, as a musician, I have not
>been satisfied with them. Since I see room for improvement, I mention
>creating them as an idea.
>New England Conservatory is residence to many great performers, and my
>hope is that people would want to use their sounds if it were created
>as a soundfont.


the problem is to get software, that allows to create a good sound font
in a reasonable time.

That's why I ask:
>Has anybody ever made a sound font? If so, what software did you use
>to make the sound font?

Even if somebody would provide a very good sound font, there's
still the issue, that a musician needs to be able to edit it, e.g. to
tune drum samples and change panning of the instruments, optimize attack
and release times of string instruments etc., to fit to a composition.
Ideally a sound font player should provide to edit such parameters.
IOW making a good sound font is very time consuming and even the best
sound fonts in the end suffer from missing features of sound font
players. IMO this are the reasons why there are not many good free
sound fonts available.

On Sun, 29 May 2016 18:55:29 +0200, brian at linuxsynths.com wrote:
>Go to
>linuxmusicians.com and to the "samplers and samples" subforum. It's
>about the 12th thread down. 

Thank you,

I only see "folder to SFZ converter", but this isn't enough.
There are seemingly not many sound font editors available,
https://musescore.org/node/13734 .


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