free Soundfont player x4 with splits/layers

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3101 posts since 13 Jun, 2004

Post Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:14 am

PCM-4 soundfont player
it is synthedit, win32

here's a first draft of a 4x soundfont player with keyboard and vel zones.
it's a 'quick'(...) cut-down version of a bigger thing i was getting bogged
down with -and i have made some edits + decided on some more stuff
needed (without getting overcomplicated) since zipping this up, so
there's already an update in the pipeline, but this is the essence of it.

i don't know if it i really useful/usable yet. wondered what it would
come out like, and here it is. it would be good to get some preferences
re: layout (forget it, i'm keeping panels!! :wink: ), and ideas *within the
limited scope* of what i want it to do. i already have a version on the go
with more envelopes, lfos and stuff, and want this focused on trying out
soundfonts togther, trying out splits(ha do these evn work correctly lol
i can't remember, made the method for that ages ago)

it is quite primitive and you can, of course, do all this by other means
(samples etc) but there's gigs of soundfonts out there, (not least the
huge collection left to us by HGFortune). in fact it is partially inspired
by an old free wav loading plugin i liked called 'Cochise'.

oh yeah: you can change text and background colour :clown: don't
know if that is useful but BlackWinny will be able to get the contrasts
he wants. maybe it's good for differentiating patch types or instances?

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671 posts since 14 Jan, 2014 from The North.

Post Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Had a quick play, will give it some more attention at the weekend, I like the fact that it can read banks of soundfonts, useful for flicking through my CZ101, Matrix 1000 or SY22 sets without having to keep replacing the bank :tu:
:tu: All is good

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8104 posts since 2 Aug, 2005 from Guitar Land, USA

Post Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:43 pm

It definitely works, the only soundfonts I have on here right now are my synthedit ones so I had to test it with those.
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Topic Starter
3101 posts since 13 Jun, 2004

Post Fri Nov 28, 2014 1:01 pm

yeah i've just used GM etc. ones from my synthedit/audio folder until
now. don't know if keyrange is accurate(numerically, by key), it
should be, but i had to put a rescaler in there, don't know where
i got the volt values from(..) and i think i applied the same to the
velocity > so keys could be ok while velocity may be wrong (but
nobody know what velocity value they are playing anyway)

thing is, you're going to be the same with samples, aren't you?
you have this month/year's sample harvest onboard, but the rest
you've backed off to another drive. what i do anyway, in spite of
best intentions.

going to add an envelope for filter. not for pitch, and no LFOs,
that'll be enough. the GUI jumps about a bit. i started all this off
with an experiment with 4 multifunction knobs and buttons to change
panels/views, not really just 4 knobs, went quite deep with a menu
of buttons, and then decided to simplify the whole thing :D
it isn't quite right yet.

large amounts of soundfonts via Music-Society in large packs.

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20 posts since 18 Jul, 2018 from Italy

Post Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:13 am

Thank you for pcm4,very good plugin

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