Cheap Behringer Guitar 2.0
This is second version of my now “infamous” Behringer Guitar soundfont. I recorded it directly into my sound card input, with some very old and cheap guitar strings. Starting from C3, this .sf2 file features a different sound sample for each three semitones, finishing on C7.
A new feature of this version is— a setting in which all the notes are played with samples from an octave higher, with a different, not very helpful tone. The second new feature is— now you can select each of the different samples and play all notes on them, in case you want to simulate the sound of only one string or whatever.
If you want a strumming sound, if you can change the ADSR on your DAW, you can reduce sustain to the minimum, add some little release and decay, and you’ll get a somewhat realistic sound. I use FL Studio’s Soundfont player with these values, and it works for me.
- Cheap Behringer Guitar 2.0 (5.652 KB) — SF2 file on a RAR.
I don’t see any reason to put the original version here, as the new version already includes the same sounds, with no changes whatsoever. If anyone wants the original version for some crazy reason, send me an email and I’ll put it up here.
Music Box 4R
In our house we had this old wooden thing, like a toy steamboat or something like that, and it had this small music box-like thing that played “Für Elise”. I liked how it sounded, so I recorded it with a microphone, by placing the music box apparatus into a wooden table, and recording the resonated sound of it. It has four different samples, can’t remember the notes.
It has a lot of artifacts from doing a bad job at doing noise reduction. Sorry for that. I’ll probably record a new version. Until then, here it is.
- Music Box 4R (323 KB) — SF2 file on a RAR.
Taken from the song “Canzone” by Italian pop singer Don Backy, this soundfont was made from a real string ensemble from the sixties— I remastered the sound from an old MP3; equalized and looped it; recreated new samples from carefully pitch-stretched sources; and finally created this compact SF2 file, made from three 44.1 KHz, 32bit, mono WAV samples. Enjoy!
- Canzone Strings (675 KB) — SF2 file on a RAR.