Re: What is a soundfont?

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Posted by Mark on February 10, 2001 at 13:50:43:

In Reply to: Re: What is a soundfont? posted by steve G on October 17, 2000 at 14:37:48:

Hi there...I have been spending the past week or so trying to understand sound fonts and how to configure my system to best use them. I have SBLive, Cakewalk 6.02, and a QS6.1 keyboard. I'm not sure I want to "load" sound fonts into my QS, I simply want to be able to hear the particular font as I record it, using the QS as controller. I am at the point where I can use the QS as controller and hear the font play back on Cakewalk, but not during the actual recording. So, for example, I will hear the QS "64 Grand" sound during recording, but not the "guitar wa wa" font I've loaded until actual Cakewalk playback. Sorry, am I making any sense? I've been messing around with the QS global settings, Ch mode, controllers, changing MIDI out/in settings, reading the QS manual, but I can't pin this thing down.

Is there anyone out there who can help me configure my set-up to accomodate hearing the soundfonts through my QS while recording on Cakewalk?

Thanks very very much!

: : What has to be done to get the soundfonts into a format that the QS understands? Are they samples, essentially, or can they be converted to sysex?

: SoundFonts cannot be loaded into QSes. It is a format that is used by SoundBlaster (and some E-mu, I think, but not sure on that) equipment. I suppose you could export the .wav files from a SoundFont using Vienna, burn them to a flash card using SoundBridge, and try to recreate the program data manually on a QS, but I have never tried that (nor would I want to). I have never used SoundBridge.

: So basically, no, you can't load them into a QS.

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