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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-08-06 21:40:16 Reply

I would like very much to replace these great kits my 6 years old "orchestra kits" (30% of them are synth generated in Milky) but none of the Soundfonts player I gather that work without glitch in OpenMPT.

;( I will have to get Renoise or in the meantime I stick with these until the end of NGADM...

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 02:12:53 Reply

Thanks a ton! Really good sounds!

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 10:19:26 Reply

At 9/27/12 02:12 AM, Saharadon wrote: Thanks a ton! Really good sounds!

Erm... I did some investigating and lots of these are NOT free to use and/or are stripped from premium VSTs like Project Sam. -_-


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 17:31:30 Reply

At 9/27/12 10:19 AM, MetalRenard wrote:
At 9/27/12 02:12 AM, Saharadon wrote: Thanks a ton! Really good sounds!
Erm... I did some investigating and lots of these are NOT free to use and/or are stripped from premium VSTs like Project Sam. -_-

Provide PROOF or it didn't happen.

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 17:51:04 Reply

At 9/27/12 05:31 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: Provide PROOF or it didn't happen.

The proof is in the bloody files. Look at the names.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 18:00:39 Reply

At 9/27/12 05:51 PM, MetalRenard wrote:
At 9/27/12 05:31 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: Provide PROOF or it didn't happen.
The proof is in the bloody files. Look at the names.

That tells us nothing. Since none of us have all the packs you mentioned.

Provide the proof yourself. You're the one doing the accusations after all.

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 20:45:36 Reply

At 9/27/12 06:00 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: That tells us nothing. Since none of us have all the packs you mentioned.
Provide the proof yourself. You're the one doing the accusations after all.

Alright, sending you a PM.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 21:19:22 Reply

I sent all relative information to the moderator.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 21:28:16 Reply

- Sorry for double post but I was asked to post the information here too -

At 9/27/12 06:00 PM, BrokenDeck wrote: That tells us nothing. Since none of us have all the packs you mentioned.
Provide the proof yourself. You're the one doing the accusations after all.

Here is a screenshot of some of the files in the downloadable soundfonts in that thread. I blanked out my real name (after "user" in the file path), and I highlighted the files I talk about in this PM.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/28025798/Soundfont%20Scre enshot.png

Example 1) http://www.projectsam.com/Home
As you can see, Project Sam sells its products for $1000s, and under a completely different format, not .sfk but as VSTs. This means the sounds have been extracted and are being redistributed.

Example 2) Papelmedia's soundfonts are NOT free: http://download.cnet.com/Papelmedia-GS-SoundFont-S F2-Premium-Plus/3000-2170_4-10257440.html
Note the "Free to try (Some features limited); $59.00 to buy" - this is completely bypassed in this package of downloads.

On top of that, here's a thread on KVRAudio (A very respected music site/forum) making claims about other files present here (the Papelmedia soundfonts): http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7433 2
It talks about how they're redistributing samples they do not own and therefore using them is illegal too.

Example 3) is Proteus: http://www.creative.com/emu/proteusvx/
Their terms are (viewable once you've downloaded their free product):
"As between you and Creative (and, to the extent applicable, its licensors), Creative retains all title to and ownership of the Software and reserves all rights not expressly granted to you. Creative grants to you the right to use all or a portion of this Software provided that
(a) the Software is not distributed for profit;
(b) the Software is used only in conjunction with Creative's family of products;
(c) the Software is NOT modified; and
(d) all copyright notices are maintained on the Software."

As you can see, b, c and d are not respected here.

In conclusion, I'm sure there are many more but 3 strikes is enough to prove my point I think.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 22:04:47 Reply

At 9/27/12 09:57 PM, Computer112 wrote: stuff

My good sir... I applaud you.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 22:14:19 Reply

At 9/27/12 09:57 PM, Computer112 wrote:
Example 1) http://www.projectsam.com/Home
As you can see, Project Sam sells its products for $1000s, and under a completely different format, not .sfk but as VSTs. This means the sounds have been extracted and are being redistributed.
You are disproving yourself. Not enough facts. Actually throw more out if you want.

By stating ".sfk but as VSTs" doesn't save your points, Foxxy. In fact Project Sam gave promotes a couple of times within these years.

Example 2) Papelmedia's soundfonts are NOT free: http://download.cnet.com/Papelmedia-GS-SoundFont-S F2-Premium-Plus/3000-2170_4-10257440.html
It's a shareware. Shareware on CNET are largely hybrid sources. In fact CNET is just a 3rd-party software hoster, it cannot control full license of the actual software. The main site of Papelmedia is down so no way to confirm their shits.

Also, http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=958167#958167

People claim Papelmedia was also selling freebies that they got from other sources. So much fun. How about feeling your own flame burn up your own ass?

Actually you're wrong, it does prove what I'm saying. The simple fact that it's as a different format proves the sounds are not given by Project Sam themselves and are therefore breaking the law.

As for Papelmedia, here: http://www.papelmedia-sf2.com-about.com/
Shareware - must be purchased after a trial period. So even if they aren't stealing things, it's still illegal to redistribute it without the license and information on where to pay.

And you couldn't say anything against my 3rd point either, which is enough to prove my original point in itself.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 22:59:45 Reply

Thank you.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-27 23:18:41 Reply

Because I feel I should say something...

At 9/27/12 10:14 PM, MetalRenard wrote: Actually you're wrong, it does prove what I'm saying. The simple fact that it's as a different format proves the sounds are not given by Project Sam themselves and are therefore breaking the law.

Uh, no. Do a little research. Project Sam actually did give out some freebies at some point. What format they were in, I don't know, but when they did give out said freebies, people could have recorded them and put them in soundfonts if they were not already in soundfont format. This is not illegal - people do it all the time.

As for Papelmedia, here: http://www.papelmedia-sf2.com-about.com/
Shareware - must be purchased after a trial period. So even if they aren't stealing things, it's still illegal to redistribute it without the license and information on where to pay.

Papelmedia has this: download Papelmedia SF2 for free It is RIGHT underneath the information where they also state that it is shareware. In case you don't know what shareware is, it is essentially a 'demo' (hence its other name "demoware"). It is not necessarily limited to 'must be purchased after a trial period'. It can also be limited by functionality (like FL Studio does - its demo can do everything but save) or convenience (it might stop working 15 minutes after opening it (until you open it again) like some VSTs do), NOT just availability (not working after a certain time). Not to mention, FL Studio also has a papelmedia string soundfont that comes with it. Is Image-Line sharing illegal files as well? No. Besides, if you like papelmedia's samples, then you can just search "papelmedia" on google. This is something called "logic".

And you couldn't say anything against my 3rd point either, which is enough to prove my original point in itself.

Just a guess: It was probably because nobody wanted to download a 65MB file to verify this. However.
1. There actually are Proteus soundfonts that exist, given out by E-MU. So much for that. Not to mention, the soundfonts are titled "proteus" - they say exactly what they're from. If they were titled something else and you detected it, THEN I might agree with you a little more.
2. The software has not been distributed. These are soundfonts, not software. Therefore, a, b, c, AND d are all moot points. Keep in mind though, this is in conjunction with my first point about Proteus.

There. All three issues refuted. Happy now?


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-28 00:09:41 Reply

Huh. A lot of my music is made using these soundfonts. It would seriously suck if there was anything suspect about them. But they're all fine, right?

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-09-28 13:32:01 Reply

btw, you can still find some of papelmedia's soundfonts http://download.cnet.com/Papelmedia-GS-SoundFont-SF2-Premium -Plus/3000-2170_4-10257440.html

These are released without any type of license agreement or copyright information, soo..

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-11-19 11:39:20 Reply

I have been looking for good orchestral sounds and I stumbled on your post. I am not familiar with using soundfonts correctly, but I intend to try. Thank you very much for your efforts.

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-05 02:32:10 Reply

I can't thank you enough for this upload; I've used the DXS strings in about 14 of my songs, not to mention some other stuff I later found in other places on the net, but looking back, I saw them in the compilation ^^;

As an LMMS user seeking to use purely free soundfonts to make music, this is absolutely wonderful.
An example of (some of) them in action (look past the pony and listen to the music):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvIIpDSg1OE
I can't remember what all I used, but the DXS strings are pretty much my go-to .sf2 for all string-related instances, and the percussion section really helped provide more impact.

I've referred a few others to this compilation, but I guess I need to stress it more -- those staccato strings are the best I've had yet, and I've tested SEVERAL.
Thanks a lot =3

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-06 00:21:24 Reply

It's a terrific upload, thanks very much!

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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-13 13:53:53 Reply

This is awesome!
So many useful stuff here..i wish i stumbled into this earlier...


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-17 18:50:29 Reply

At 12/13/12 01:53 PM, DivoFST wrote: This is awesome!
So many useful stuff here..i wish i stumbled into this earlier...

Here is what I did !

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/515475?updated=1


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-24 12:34:49 Reply

I used this in 2 of my projects but i am still a long way from knowing the best of the best inside the pack.
Can you guys point me to your favorite Violin, Viola and Cello inside the pack?


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2012-12-24 21:09:49 Reply

Thanks for the good sounds. I haven't even gotten all of them, and I've only used some of the choir sounds so far, but it helped me a lot. Especially those Irena Brochin samples sound great. You can do some nice legato things with it.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-15 22:14:26 Reply

WOW!!! THANKS!!!

You have no idea how long I've been looking for this!!!


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-28 19:20:45 Reply

I know this is a dead thread and a ton of people are going to yell at me but can someone post a demo of these? I wanna hear just how good these are before downloading. Also would these work with abletons sampler?


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-28 19:39:00 Reply

At 2/28/13 07:20 PM, ArcaneSoul wrote: I know this is a dead thread and a ton of people are going to yell at me but can someone post a demo of these? I wanna hear just how good these are before downloading. Also would these work with abletons sampler?

First of all, they're all soundfonts.

Second of all (hopefully this won't be called advertising), here's a demo of some of them: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/498854

Keep in mind though, there is NO way that anyone could demo every single one of these. One of the folders is called "804 soundfonts", for crying out loud. And many in that have multiple instruments within them!


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At 2/28/13 07:20 PM, ArcaneSoul wrote: I know this is a dead thread and a ton of people are going to yell at me but can someone post a demo of these? I wanna hear just how good these are before downloading. Also would these work with abletons sampler?

This thread should never die anyway, so thanks for bumping it. It would be difficult to post a demo. The library is huge. I'd say only about 10-20% is useful for me, and I tweak the settings as much as I can, to make it work. So it sounds different for anyone, and it's to big to capture in a demo. Just download it, it's free and play around with it to see what you can use.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-28 20:58:11 Reply

At 2/28/13 07:39 PM, SkyeWintrest wrote:
At 2/28/13 07:20 PM, ArcaneSoul wrote: I know this is a dead thread and a ton of people are going to yell at me but can someone post a demo of these? I wanna hear just how good these are before downloading. Also would these work with abletons sampler?
First of all, they're all soundfonts.

Second of all (hopefully this won't be called advertising), here's a demo of some of them: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/498854

Keep in mind though, there is NO way that anyone could demo every single one of these. One of the folders is called "804 soundfonts", for crying out loud. And many in that have multiple instruments within them!

Yeah i know they are soundfonts. And soundfonts work in samplers right?

And jesus fucking christ the quality in these are amazing judging from that demo you posted. I WILL download it but i just want to double check if they will work because i don't want to download about 3gb of sounds and realize they don't work for shit.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-28 21:12:47 Reply

At 2/28/13 07:42 PM, SourJovis wrote: This thread should never die anyway, so thanks for bumping it. It would be difficult to post a demo. The library is huge. I'd say only about 10-20% is useful for me, and I tweak the settings as much as I can, to make it work. So it sounds different for anyone, and it's to big to capture in a demo. Just download it, it's free and play around with it to see what you can use.

Yes you are totally right!
I would even go further and say that 10% is exaggerating but still..id rather have a lot of stuff that i probably wont use but might some day than nothing at all.
This is without a doubt the best pack for anyone just getting acquainted with SF2 files, it has virtually anything you could ask for and some even have pretty good quality!
In this song i used only SF2 that are in this pack and i listed them in the description

  • Christmas Smiles
    Christmas Smiles by DivoFST

    My submission for the Mac12 - Christmas Audio Contest

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Hope this was useful, good luck trying out the SF2 its gonna be a long day, at least for me it was xD


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-02-28 21:30:45 Reply

At 2/28/13 08:58 PM, ArcaneSoul wrote: Yeah i know they are soundfonts. And soundfonts work in samplers right?

And jesus fucking christ the quality in these are amazing judging from that demo you posted. I WILL download it but i just want to double check if they will work because i don't want to download about 3gb of sounds and realize they don't work for shit.

There are specific soundfont players - they're not really "samples" or specific audio files. There should be plenty of free soundfont players online though, just take a little google search and dig some up. ^_^

As for the project, thanks! :D The quality of the soundfonts is really great for them being soundfonts, but you do have to dig a bit - there's so much in there that naturally some of the soundfonts would be a bit crappier. Another thing is that they can sound like they're drastically different qualities depending on how you use and mix them. Bad mixing and composition will make them sound like cat turds that have been sitting out for 3 days smell, but good mixing and composition can make them shine like a gem.


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Response to 3.5 Gb Of Hq Ochestral Sf2! 2013-05-11 14:04:59 Reply

Created an account on this forum just to say thank you! Great work.