Best SFZ/SF2 soundfonts, or converting NKI to SF2

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halleyy
KVRer
1 posts since 18 Apr, 2020

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 am

Due to some technical limitations (I am an algorithmic composer), I can only use SFZ or SF2 soundfonts in my work.

I am willing to pay $~200 for a good well-rounded collection of sounds, but I haven't been able to find many legit-looking commercial soundfonts in SF2 or SFZ format. Do such things exist?

Also, I'm looking at Chicken Systems Translator Pro to convert NKI instruments to SF2. Does anyone have experience with using this product in this way? Do I need to purchase a kontakt player for it to work?

Thanks!

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tonedef71
KVRian
1256 posts since 21 Sep, 2007 from USA

Re: Best SFZ/SF2 soundfonts, or converting NKI to SF2

Post Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:33 am

halleyy wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:38 am
I am willing to pay $~200 for a good well-rounded collection of sounds, but I haven't been able to find many legit-looking commercial soundfonts in SF2 or SFZ format. Do such things exist?
Yes. However, the number of commercial SF2 offerings has been dwindling over time.

Although no longer in operation, DigitalProAudioSamples.com used to sell high-end Soundfont libraries which were purported to be of high quality.

This company appears to still sell some high-end GM Soundfont libraries: EdgeSounds.

When it comes to General MIDI sounds, I like to use this particular SF2 which was developed by Papelmedia.

Decent commercial SFZ libraries are still fairly available. Check out some commercial SFZ libraries for Zampler: https://sellfy.com/zamplersounds
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