Nice stuff exciter! I deleted the white noise samples if that's alright for the final soundfont. I was thinking for the midi sharing and such to generally only use CC#'s 91 and 92 Reverb and Chorus. Of course the general stuff also applies, but for whatever reason I cannot use decay/attack/release time controllers in FL Studio.
As for the midi score, I suggest something like 24 bars per person then we send it over to the next person. I was thinking of some sort of 90's RPG opening/main theme type of song. As for the length, probably something like 2-4 minutes.
Last Edit: May 29, 2015 16:32:00 GMT -5 by punk7890™
Alright, mines done (went kinda overboard at 53 presets but I guess we could always come back to this soundfont and do other music with it at a later point). It's around 223MB so I wont upload it yet since my upload speed is awful and slows down my internet (getting new internet soon!). I'll wait for DJ to finish up things on his side. Should I start things off when the final soundfont gets uploaded? Was thinking something like, me - exciter - DJ, then repeat that sending process. I created a folder called MIDI where we'd upload it. The naming scheme could be like so: titleV1punk.mid V1 meaning version one and who did that version and so on.
Yeah. The brass/woodwind mostly come from a SC-88 along with the Timpani. The percussion/snares mostly come from a JV-1080, and the Pan Flute/Harp are from a Korg M1. Can't remember exactly where the synths came from.
Was gonna say, the M1 is always recognizable. It's great for creating distinct sounds with lots of character. I've used a few patches from the M1 in different ways in the past, used to use it a lot more than I have recently, would do little things like playing the patch at C6 or C7, distorting or chorusing the sound summing to mono, sampling and reducing the sample rate to 20,000khz or lower, and playing it around C3-C5 or so. Always a good option for unique sound design. You'd like the EMU Emulator II if you like the sound of the M1.
I did a small draft of what I was thinking. Here is a draft. First 16 bars of my 24. I have yet to get to the main melody. Let me know if you guys want it to go down this direction. Will be pretty cool to hear all 3 of our imaginations combined. I did a small edit on the soundfont (forget exactly what I did). If it doesn't sound right, grab it again if its not a problem.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2015 0:06:33 GMT -5 by punk7890™
Alright I've finished uploading some of the royalty free samples and soundfonts I use for now, I couldn't upload them all sadly because my upload speed is still crap as well at the moment but I should be getting better internet soon, so I will be able to upload more stuff for the main soundfont. My goal was 18 presets total and I got a few out of that uploaded right now.
Three things to know about: 1 I don't know how to convert samples to soundfont on the fly, as I like to use them individually as is or sfz so you will have to deal with that 2 the etherens harp may be broken because it was converted from vst to sf2 which is very different from most conversions and doesn't work very good and I couldn't fix it but I went ahead and uploaded it anyway just in case, you can take it or leave it at your choice and 3 the music box may not sound good if converted to sf2 I believe, the sfz is meant to pair with the music box samples in the samples folder so idk...otherwise we have a nice collection of sounds already and you guys should definitely add the percussion soundfonts I uploaded to the main, they work (and everything else) and are really nice! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. This is pretty awesome stuff so far guys.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2015 9:05:45 GMT -5 by dj4uk6cjm
Yeah some nice percussion there. I've added the V2 soundfont with all we got now. I couldn't add the music box. I'll .rar the soundfonts for now on since its getting rather large. I guess we can get started then? I'll add to my draft then upload it and see if you guys want to continue on it.
Cool. I can show you how to make soundfont banks later, DJ, it's a simple process. The key thing to keep in mind is that it's sample-based, you want to work with .WAV files. You wouldn't really convert a 'VST' to a soundfont, I'm honestly surprised a tool to do that exists, considering how varied most VSTs are.