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I am trying to convert a MIDI file to MP3 using LMMS (on XP), but i get this error when importing the file: You do not have set up a default soundfont in the settings. Linux Multimedia Studio General Midi Soundfont help I've just download LMMS from Software centre and when I tried to import a midi file it says that I don't have a General Midi Soundfont. Right now the problem is, I have no idea where to find it, I've even search for it at google. SF2/SF3 SoundFonts. The advantage of using a General MIDI (GM) soundfont for playback is that GM is a universal standard, allowing music scores, or exported MusicXML or MIDI files, to be played back on any computer. Many different soundfonts are available on the Internet, both free and commercial.

SoundFont is a brand name that collectively refers to a file format and associated technology that uses sample-based synthesis to play MIDI files. It was first used on the Sound Blaster AWE32 sound card for its General MIDI support.


The newest version of the SoundFont file format is 2.04 (often incorrectly called 2.4). It is based on the RIFF format. A detailed description can be found in the specification, which is currently only available as a copy on various company sites.[1]


The original SoundFont file format was developed in the early 1990s by E-mu Systems and Creative Labs. A specification for this version was never released to the public. The first and only major device to utilize this version was Creative's Sound Blaster AWE32 in 1994. Files in this format conventionally have the file extension of .SBK or .SB2.

SoundFont 2.0 was developed in 1996. This file format generalized the data representation using perceptually additive real world units, redefined some of the instrument layering features within the format, added true stereo sample support and removed some obscure features of the first version whose behavior was difficult to specify. This version was fully disclosed as a public specification, with the goal of making the SoundFont format an industry standard. All SoundFont 1.0 compatible devices were updated to support the SoundFont 2.0 format shortly after it was released to the public, and consequently the 1.0 version became obsolete. Files in this and all other 2.x formats (see below) conventionally have the file extension of SF2.

Remove microsoft r windows script host version 5.8. Version 2.01 (usually,[2] but incorrectly called 2.1) of the SoundFont file format was introduced in 1998 with an E-mu sound card product called the Audio Production Studio. The 2.01 version added features allowing sound designers to configure the way MIDI controllers influence synthesizer parameters. The 2.01 format is bidirectionally compatible with 2.0, which means that synthesizers capable of rendering 2.01 format will also by definition render 2.0 format, and synthesizers that are only capable of rendering 2.0 format will also read and render 2.01 format, but just not apply the new features.

SoundFont 2.04 (there never was a 2.02 or a 2.03 version) was introduced in 2005 with the Sound Blaster X-Fi. The 2.04 format added support for 24-bit samples. The 2.04 format is bidirectionally compatible with the 2.01 format, so synthesizers that are only capable of rendering 2.0 or 2.01 format would automatically render instruments using 24-bit samples at 16-bit precision.

SoundFont is a registered trademark of E-mu Systems, Inc., and the exclusive license for re-formatting and managing historical SoundFont content has been acquired by Digital Sound Factory.[3]


MIDI files do not contain any sounds, only instructions to play them. To play such files, sample-based MIDI synthesizers use recordings of instruments and sounds stored in a file or ROM chip. SoundFont-compatible synthesizers allow users to use SoundFont banks with custom samples to play their music.

A SoundFont bank contains base samples in PCM format (similar to WAV files) that are mapped to sections on a musical keyboard. A SoundFont bank also contains other music synthesis parameters such as loops, vibrato effect, and velocity-sensitive volume changing.

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SoundFont banks can conform to standard sound sets such as General MIDI, or use other wholly custom sound-set definitions.

SoundFont creation software (.sf2 format)[edit]

Several .sf2 editors are available:

  • Vienna from Creative Labs, requiring a particular sound card (such as Sound Blaster),
  • Viena[4] (with a single 'n'), created in 2002,
  • Swami[5] is a collection of free software for editing and managing musical instruments for MIDI music composition, used mainly under Linux,
  • Polyphone,[6] free editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux created in 2013.

See also[edit]

  • General MIDI (GM)
  • Roland GS (GS)


  1. ^e.g. at (PDF; 518 kB; The document incorrectly claims to be for version 2.01 in the page footer.
  2. ^'SoundFont 2.1 Application Note'(PDF). Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  3. ^'Digital Sound Factory releases SoundFont libraries'. rekkerd. 2007. Retrieved 30 August 2007.
  4. ^Viena, free sf2 editor.
  5. ^Swami, free soundfonts editor for Linux.
  6. ^Polyphone, free sf2 editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Resources SoundFonts[edit]

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Soundfont General Midi Pour Lmms

SoundFont the brand name that referred to sample-based synthesis in early sound cards to playback MIDI. There was no where near enough data available on disk for an mp3! You needed the sound font stored on your sound card to turn that midi data into a more musical result. Often used in games and later mobile phones they created a generation hooked on general Midi.

Although it was never intended as a way to compose music, the sounds have become classic tools for dance and hiphop producers.

NI’s Kontakt has largely replaced the soundfont and alternatives have sprung up that enhance the concept like ReFX’s Nexus. While they replace the need for soundfonts, they are often expensive investments. Soundfonts are free, can contain hundreds of sounds from orchestral to drums and evoke the past.

We’ve collected an ultimate list of some of the best we could find from around the web so you don’t have to.

You need a VST SoundFont player but most software like FL Studio and Ableton Live already come with one. You can also drop them inside Kontakt too.

General Midi Soundfont For Lmms

The Free Soundfont List

  • Hammer sound – 535 Soundfonts Library
  • RKHive – Huge selection of soundfont sounds and banks
  • – 22 Free Soundfonts
  • Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra – GM Soundfont bank of orchestra sounds
  • HD Orchestral Bank – A full compliment of all GM sounds
  • Thomas’ Sounds – Classics like the Korg M1 and much more
  • Hip-Hop Soundfonts – 126 Hiphop sounds
  • Warbeats– 57 Soundfonts, nice list
  • Guard Dere – Loads of classical Soundfonts from way back
  • Nikleus Collection– 30+ banks
  • Christian Collins – A few banks of full soundfonts
  • Ethan Winer Originals – 13 Original Soundfonts
  • Instrucol – 25 Soundfonts
  • Muse Score – Some popular GM SoundFonts
  • Personal Copy– GM Soundfonts and more tools for management
  • Shan Soundfont – A Bank of sounds
  • – 17 Soundfonts
  • Lysator – FTP Directory of Soundfont
  • Johannes Roussel– 32 Soundfonts
  • Betty’s Instruments – 11 Sampled from Casio VZ 1
  • Sounds For Beats – 12 Free soundfonts
  • Milestones – Some organs

General Midi Soundfont Sf2

Game / Chiptune Sounds

  • Megadrive Pack – Soundfont to recreate sounds from the megadrive console
  • SNES Pack – SNES, N64 & GBA Soundfonts
  • Chip Tune – woolies chiptune Soundfont

sfArk & Other formats

Midi Soundfont Download

Some Soundfonts use a compressed format, use the sfArk tool to open them.

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