Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#2897 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Add a SoundFont Archive to the image or optional packages

Reported by: kvdman Owned by: korli
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Servers/midi_server Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


It's probably pretty pointless to have a midi player if you don't have the soundfonts to play the midi files. A lot of games depend on the midi kit.

A decision will have to be made what soundfont could be used and included with Haiku. I'm not sure about licensing, or if there are any BSD/MIT licensed soundfonts, but I have found some freeware ones.

I've tried a few archives, but could only get the midi player to play midi files with this one:

The file must be renamed '' and placed in /boot/beos/etc/synth

Change History (4)

comment:1 by idefix, 14 years ago

The direct link doesn't work, you'll have to link to the page where that soundfont is listed.

Also note the Copyright Notice:

For a long time I forgot to include this copyright notice on this site, so here it is.
Up to a couple of years ago this site was called "Up Metal! Studio" and was a music community with over seventhousands registered users who were allowed to upload soundfonts on their own.
Now the community is gone and the soundfonts are still here for your pleasure :-)
All the soundfonts are FREE for download, there are no restrictions on their usage in commercial projects as well as redistrubution or re-package in any form.
If it happens that you find some soundfont protected by any copyright please contact me as soon as possible so I can delete it from the list. This may happen because, as above said, I am not the author of all soundfonts except those in the list "Other SoundFonts".

So it could well be that the soundfont isn't free at all.

comment:2 by kvdman, 14 years ago

Hmm, hard to judge then what's freely redistributable. Maybe we should be looking what FreeBSD includes?

Here's the correct link:

The file I used was:

Compleet_banksynth.sf2 - Download Size: 251 Kb

comment:3 by jackburton, 14 years ago

Blocked By: 1357 added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

dup of #1357

comment:4 by michaelvoliveira, 12 years ago

Blocked By: 1357 removed

(In #1357) Hi! awesome news! I recieve the blessing for include it into Haiku

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No problem, Michael. 

You have my permission. 

Tim Brechbill 

Date: 2010-06-14 00:01:59
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