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Soundfonts .. not working [message #2128] Wed, 03 September 2008 09:56 Go to next message
Marius Versteegen is currently offline  Marius Versteegen
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Goodday,

I\'ve downloaded a series of .sf2 files now.
When I add them to the soundfont list in my KB Piano version 2.3, I can test the sounds there successfully.

However, when I select them into a patch, it does not work.
Whatever newly added sound I select, they all sound the same.
(namely, like the last soundfont added [that is, at my latest test]).

I\'ve got windows xp installed, DirectX9.0c, I\'ve got a SoundBlaster Live, 2GB of memory and an intel Quadcore.
What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance,
Marius.
[message #2129] Wed, 03 September 2008 15:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gabriel is currently offline  Gabriel
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Well, you can load multiple soundfonts, but the available sound depends on the patch number assigned to it.

For example, if two soundfonts assign the Piano sample to patch number 0, the sample from the soundfont with the higher priority will be used. Soundfonts at the bottom of the list have a higher priority.

If you load two soundfonts based on the GM set, only one will be used, the one with the higher priority, because both soundfonts will assign the samples to patch 0 to 127.

Hope this helps
[message #2130] Thu, 04 September 2008 13:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marius Versteegen is currently offline  Marius Versteegen
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Indeed, I notice now. I\'ve downloaded 12 soundfonts from Hammer sound. Only the one that I put at the bottom of the soundfont list can be used...

Even though in the \"patch list\", they appear as if they have been assigned to patches 199 and upward, if I select any of them, only the bottom one is actually used.

To me, that seems to be a major bug. What\'s the use of assigning those patch numbers in the patch list if the sounds can\'t be used anyway?
[message #2133] Thu, 04 September 2008 15:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marius Versteegen is currently offline  Marius Versteegen
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Please fix the bug I mentioned in my previous reply.
The other users, meanwhile, could try to help themselves with next work-around as I did:
1. Collect some nice .sf2 files.
2. From http://www.synthfont.com/ download
sf2patcher and viena
3. With sf2patcher, combine your soundfont files into a single soundfont file.
4. With viena, add presets, that map existing sounds to different banks/presets.
5. Save the result.

Unfortunately, it does not seem possible to remove the erroneous original presets.

Thus, you get a sf2 file, with all sounds double inside.
The first copies don\'t work (because they all have the same bank/presets.
The second copies do.

You can import the combined soundfont into kb piano, and use the second copies without problems.
[message #2138] Fri, 05 September 2008 16:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gabriel is currently offline  Gabriel
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I just finished an update that allows you to load and use all the instruments in multiple soundfonts. I will upload it pretty soon.
[message #2141] Sun, 07 September 2008 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marius Versteegen is currently offline  Marius Versteegen
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That\'s fantastic!

I\'m looking forward to it!
[message #2305] Tue, 01 December 2009 01:01 Go to previous message
Brushen is currently offline  Brushen
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That was a great one..Looking Forward it also..Cheers

Regards

Brushen
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