Squidfont and S J Orchestral Soundfonts Available.

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3441 posts since 15 Mar, 2003

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:34 pm

I am also not saying that these are definitely illegal.
I just have serious reservations.

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338 posts since 23 Jan, 2008

Post Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:53 pm

Thank you man!

Matthias Powerbomb
22 posts since 26 Nov, 2003

Post Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:05 am

Count_fuzzball wrote:It just annoys me that whenever something like this is released, someone goes 'Oi, they MUST be illegal because they're free!'.

What do people not get about giving things to the community?

Take a look at, say Guray Dere's soundfonts or mats helgesson's clarinet, piano (giga and sf2), guitar and drums soundfonts. They're all legal and free..

While I mention it:

Soni Musicae's site as well has got two sampled harpsichord, a house organ and a diatonic organ that they released for free: http://sonimusicae.free.fr/accueil-en.html
I'm not saying that it MUST be illegal because it's free. I'm saying that Squidfont has samples directly from Miroslav Vitous orginal library that were never authorized to be given away for free. And for anyone who doesn't think they're the same samples, believe me, there's no mistaking it. If you had Squidfont, and Miroslav Philharmonic, you could compare side by side. They are the same original samples. Whether you care or not is up to you. The fact is, they ARE the original Miroslav samples, and this was NOT a case of "giving things to the community."

If you really believe that Squidfont is legit, then email IK Multimedia, who handles Miroslav Philharmonic, or Ilio, who still handles the orginal Miroslav Vitous libraries from before IK got them and converted them to Sampletank. Ask either of them if the Miroslav samples were ever released for free to be made into a soundfont or whatever the case. If you do that, and they respond in the affirmative, show me the email and I'll stand corrected and I'll admit it.

765 posts since 9 Jun, 2008 from Ireland

Post Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:01 pm

Also, FWIW, I wasn't specifically talking about squidfont when I said 'Most people think that this must be illegal because it's free'. I was refering to software/samples in general.

But I really won't bother debating whether or not Squidfont is illegal or not... If it was illegal, then it would have been taken down a long time ago for copyright infringement.

That's my stance on it at least.

740 posts since 27 Apr, 2006 from Charleston, WV

Post Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:33 am

anyway thanks for posting these for us...I had the squidfont and sj a long time ago but they got lost along the way...curious to hear the bellatrix though

765 posts since 9 Jun, 2008 from Ireland

Post Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:17 am

No problem, hope ya enjoy them!

765 posts since 9 Jun, 2008 from Ireland

Post Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:28 pm

bump for anyone that wants these soundfonts.

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