SOUNDWARE: Soundfont Library


My soundfont library is a comprehensive range of sounds for instruments that can read .sf2 soundfont files. Most of these sounds tend to be of an 'essential' variety, and together they make up a collection of sounds ideal for songwriters and composers. 

I've arranged them by instrument type. To use them, just download the .SF2 files. You don't need the 'source' samples. The .SF2 file standard 'wraps' the samples into the file alongside information as to how the samples are mapped across the keyboard as well as other parameters. Use the .sf2 soundfont file to load the sounds into your instrument. Some instrument use a 'load' function menu or button, others allow you to 'drag' them into the instrument.

Instruments that can read .sf2 files include BitWig's Sampler, Reason's NN-XT sampler, and Steinberg's HALion. The Presence instrument from Presonus' Studio One software seems to load some but not others. It's a little unreliable. 

Don't be fooled...... the 'Soundfont' file type is a great way to distribute sample libraries and patches. As far as I'm aware there are no limitations to the size or number of samples a soundfont may contain. I've heard people talk about the soundfont standard as though it was somehow an 'inferior' way of distributing samples. It isn't! 

You can check out my Soundfont Page for more info on soundfonts including a bit of history, more soundfont resources, and a list of the instruments that can load/use them. 

The Library.

Piano Soundfonts:

Classic acoustic piano collection. 

Electric Piano Soundfonts:

Pure Rhodes
Really nice pure 'bell' type Rhodes. No distortion. 
DX style electric piano. 
Specially developed exclusive Fender Rhodes Stage 88 MK2 Soundfont. 

Organ Sounfonts:

Classic Rock Hammond with Slow Leslie.
Jazzy Hammond with percussive attack. 
'Processional'. Pipe Organ Collection. From small 'chapel' to 'cathedral'.

Bass Guitar Soundfonts:

Collection of bass guitar and other bass soundfonts.
Clean, warm, simple Fender P-Bass. 

Acoustic Guitar Soundfonts:

Great sounding steel strung acoustic/folk guitar. 

String Soundfonts:

Great sounding upright bass soundfont with detailed attack. 
Great sounding classical cello soundfont.
Deep, warm string ensemble soundfont.

Evocative, expressive string section.  
Add some Eastern spice your tracks and songs!

Brass Soundfonts:

Recital Trumpet. 
Classical trumpet .sf2 soundfont. 

Woodwind Soundfonts:

Classical oboe .sf2 soundfont. 
Classical flute .sf2 soundfont.
Jazz club alto saxophone.

Synthesizer Soundfonts:

Poly synth pad soundfont based on a sawtooth wave.
Fat 'analog' synth bass soundfont.
Vocal/string 'cave' pad. 
Smokin' Moog Lead Solo synth lead for all your burning solos. 
Wavestate 'Breathing Pad'. Vocal 'Motion Pad' from Korg's Wavestate. 

Drum Soundfonts:

Great sounding, dynamic acoustic drum kit. 


If you like my work, use the products, and/or would like to support future projects then please donate via my page via the image/link below. Suggested: £1 per soundfont group. Maybe. Many Thanks. 


The information contained within this blog post is offered on an informal basis and is correct to the best of my knowledge. I accept no responsibility for outcomes arising from the mis/interpretation or use of this information and/or associated download files. Always download files via security/scanning software. 

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