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SoundFont Player Plugin by bismark
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bs-16 has an average user rating of 4.00 from 3 reviews

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User Reviews by KVR Members for bs-16


Reviewed By IIRs [all]
January 28th, 2005
Version reviewed: 2.0.2 on Windows

I make ringtones for a living; therefore I need a reliable General MIDI sound module.

For the last two years I have been using BS-16 full-time (for about 40 hours a week) and it hasn't given me a single problem, let alone crashed!

It is extremely CPU efficient, and the sound quality is good.

It's cross-platform compatibilty allows me to recommend it to our Mac-using programmers, which makes it easier to keep our output consistent. (They haven't reported any stability issues either!)

The gui is unlikely to win any beauty contests, but it gets the job done without getting in the way, and most of the time I don't even need to launch it as the plug does a pretty good job of interpreting sf2 parameters. (this is why I gave it a high score for "presets")

What more can I say? If you need a GM sound module, this one (loaded with a suitable soundfont) is the best I have been able to find, and of course it is not limited to General MIDI, as it is as flexible as your soundfont collection..
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Discussion: Active
14 August 2016 at 12:14am

I think it's time for a 64-bit version of BS 16. I am switching over to 64-bit Reaper. BS 16 is the best sf2 player/VST instrument I have used. It is especially good at tracking my MIDI (FTP) guitar, and by far the most accurate, even with pitch bends. I'd gladly pay an additional charge for a 64-bit version of equal quality.

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