At 8/24/10 01:56 PM, SomeGuyInSomePlace wrote:
How do I download soundfonts and VST's and what folders do I put them in?
Google sound fonts.
Vsts will go in your VST folder. The folder path will look something like;
Within FL though you can designate where to find your VSTs, so the placement of the folder isn't too important. Its good to keep it simple though so finding the VST is quick. (IE don't put them on some weird drive through a mile of folder chains)
Sound fonts will go in the sound font folder, soemthing like;
D:\Program Files\FL Studio 8\Data\Patches\Soundfonts
Likely you have leniency with this placement as well, but I never fiddled around with it. The FL SF player didn't like opening things from weird places for me.
With both SFs and VSTs you can have folder or open files within the file locations I've mentioned. I try to keep each VST and its software/run files/info files all in seperate folders for the sake of having them seperate. This doesn't disrupt how the file plays, it just makes moving things around easier so I don't have to sort through a huge stock of loose files.
Some sound fonts to get you started off.
You need the SfPack file to unpack the sound fonts (it is on the site).
Get the soundfont packs, unpack them by dumping them into the unpacker, then move the unpacked files to the designated location that your music software will play them from ( which I mention in the first half of this post)
These are generally wind, string, orchestral instruments including some percussion of sorts.
A sound font is a pack of recordings of real instruments played at different volumes, notes, and playing styles, so that pending on the options in software you play them at, they mimic a realistic instrument playing live. They tend to be like cheap sampler modules.