Hi. For once in my SMWC-life I have decided to release something at C3 even though it is probably of no use to anyone. I just did this for fun and thought other people might enjoy it. So keep that in mind if you anything of sub-par quality. :
I have created a MIDI soundfont that turns everything into instruments from various SNES games. With this, you can tell your sound card to play MIDI files with the samples I've extracted instead of the default (or other if you've modified yours already) MIDI samples.
Here is a video that lets you listen to some of the differences between the default MIDI sounds and the SNES soundfont sounds.
How to Use (Windows)
- Download the zip file below. Extract it and you will find a .sf2 file inside.
- You'll need the program VirtualMIDISynth. It lets you switch what sounds MIDI files will use to play. (I suggest getting this and a good soundfont also on that page if you mess with MIDI files a lot. It really helps on the ears.)
- In VirtualMIDISynth, select "CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth" as the default device under the "MIDI Mapper" tab. This disables the default sounds.
- In the "Soundfonts" tab, click the + button and browse to the SNES Soundfont.sf2 file. Make sure the checkbox next to it is checked and click "Apply."
- Restart any programs that use MIDI and you should be good to go.
(If you don't use Windows, there's probably a way to do this but I don't know. Sorry!)
Now you can listen to your MIDI files--retro style!
Download (1.53 MB)
Oh, and here
's a list of each of the instruments and what games they are from if you are curious.
Have fun and thanks for viewing!