|Developer||Arachnosoft (Maxime Abbey)|
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CPU: Intel Pentium 4/D/Core or AMD Athlon/Phenom, 1 GHz or better
RAM: 1 GB or higher, to use other applications while keeping Arachno SoundFont loaded in RAM permanently
Hard Disk: 500 MB or more free hard disk space is strongly recommended, especially for recording
Soundcard: SoundFont 2.x-compatible EMU10K1 (SB Live!, E-MU APS), EMU10K2 (Audigy), EMU20K1 or EMU20K2 (X-Fi) processor-based soundcard for hardware SoundFont playback support, or any device compatible with the OS if you only use software SoundFont 2.x players/synthesizers/samplers (like those listed below)
Software/Operating System: SoundFont-compatible sound drivers and routing software, with a multiplatform-compatible audio player or editor/workstation, like MuseScore with JACK OS X, FluidSynth, QSynth...
Arachno SoundFont is a General MIDI-compliant bank of 128 instruments/presets and 9 GM/GS drum kits, aimed at enhancing the realism of your MIDI files and arrangements.
It's meant to be used with a SoundFont 2.x-compatible MIDI synthesizer, either hardware (e.g. Sound Blaster Live!/Audigy/X-Fi) or software (like SynthFont, BASSMIDI Driver or CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth).
This SoundFont project was first started somewhere in mid-2003, as a modified version of the "Magic SoundFont", by Dennis Deutschmann, for the author's own MIDI listening purposes, such as video game music listening or audio production.
Designed to enhance MIDI music from your old favorite video games
Arachno SoundFont has been created with video game music in mind, mainly focusing at enhancing MIDI music from classic PC video games from the 80's and 90's.
Here are some of the numerous games it has been tested with:
- id Software/Raven Software (Robert C. Prince, Lee Jackson, Kevin Schilder...):
- Wolfenstein 3D.
- Spear of Destiny.
- DOOM II: Hell on Earth.
- Apogee/3D Realms (Robert C. Prince, Lee Jackson...):
- Duke Nukem 3D.
- Rise of The Triad.
- Wacky Wheels.
- Hocus Pocus...
- LucasArts (Michael Z. Land, Peter McConnell, Clint Bajakian, Steven O'Brien, Robin Goldstein, Anthony White...):
- The Secret of Monkey Island.
- Day of the Tentacle.
- Indiana Jones...
- Westwood Studios (Frank Klepacki):
- The Legend of Kyrandia, Book One.
- The Legend of Kyrandia, Book Two: The Hand of Fate.
- Lands of Lore.
- Command and Conquer...
- Leisure Suit Larry.
- King's Quest.
- Space Quest.
- Quest for Glory.
- Police Quest...
- Descent II.
- Psygnosis (Tim Wright, Brian Johnston, Malc Jennings, Tony Williams...):
- Lemmings 2: The Tribes.
- Get Medieval...
- Ultima series.
- Wing Commander series.
- Microsoft (Stephen Rippy, David Rippy, Kevin McMullan):
- Age of Empires.
Audio samples and recordings
Listen to some audio tracks recorded with Arachno SoundFont, either official (by the SoundFont author himself) or by third-party users:
Official Arachno SoundFont recordings:
Recordings made with Arachno SoundFont by third-party users and musicians:
Official product information pages