More Links

I often get asked how to create a soundfont, or modify an existing one. There are some excellent explanations of the basics at the following two sites:

Ethan Winner's site
Soundfont Tutorials
Not everyone has a soundcard that can use soundfonts - but there's a software solution you can check out at http://www.vsampler.com/english/index.html. This is reported to also offer a solution if you don't have enough memory to load a big soundfont also.
SonicImplants web site has free and commercial soundfonts - great to supplement your GM soundbank, of for that special composition - check it out.

Michael Lerman on MP3.com - Michael contacted me a few weeks ago and told me that he would be publishing some original compositions he recorded using the PersonalCopy soundfont PC42. Listen to his work (and the PC42 soundfont) at the MP3.com page for his new album "Forever Yours" - the first two songs use this soundfont.

Thanks Michael, and the very best of luck with Forever Yours 

HammerSound - a great site with the best collection of soundfonts I've found.  Thomas has all the great "big" soundfonts you've heard about on this one site, as well as some of the soundfonts I have here. If you check out no other soundfont site, check out this one.

The SoundSite - Along with HammerSound above, one of the best sources for soundfonts I've found on the web. They limit the number of users that can connect to the FTP download source, so be patient. They also have lots of MIDI files.

E-mu Systems, Inc. - there are free soundfonts here too, and commercial soundfonts to buy and download, and CDs with soundfonts. If you're creating that monster soundfont, you may want to consider adding some commercial soundfonts, and here's the best place I've found to get them. Check out Hot New Stuff on this page.

Sonido Media - some free samples - Sonido Media is working on a big soundfont for commercial release. You can download sample sounds from this soundfont on their site.

Melody Machine - home of the sfArk utility used for most of the big soundfonts on these pages

Megota Software - home of Sfpack - now used in the distribution of the PersonalCopy soundfont Version 4.2

Note: As of late December 2001, this site is down. The SFPack utility can be downloaded from this link.

Bries Wim's home page  - This is an interesting site with some good links for the soundfont enthusiast.
FindSounds.com  - This is pretty interesting - a site with links to all sorts of sound effects on the WWW.