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SNES MIDI Soundfont
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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)

  1. Download the zip file below. Extract it and you will find a .sf2 file inside.
  2. 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.)
  3. In VirtualMIDISynth, select "CoolSoft VirtualMIDISynth" as the default device under the "MIDI Mapper" tab. This disables the default sounds.
  4. 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."
  5. 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!
I like this! I might actually even use it. Was looking for a MIDI soundfont for VLC, anyways. #smw{:TUP:}

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Feel free to visit my website/blog - it's updated rarely, but it looks pretty cool!
This will be useful for music porters, I think.
i am so happy this exists omg

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It's great!

I was testing and I came out something interesting xD

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/azgadmk1tv1x2a3/The%20Eternal%20Snes%20Trailer.mp3
Excellent, another SNES soundfont to play around with in FL Studio. There's a slight airiness to some of the instruments, but others hold up fine even compared to stuff like Setzer's SPC soundfont. Thanks a bunch for this, and I'll let you know if I compose anything with it.

Have you considered submitting it to this list (near page bottom), by the way? That's where I initially discovered most of the retro-VGM soundfonts I have now, and it must be updated with some regularity because I see some now I don't have yet.


Edit: Listened to a few more instruments, and I like some even more than Setzer's SPC, like Synth Bass 1 and Violin. Good stuff.

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Ah, thanks for this. I agree with AxemJinx in that some of these are better than Setzer's, which I've been stuck using for who knows how long year. Assuming I ever do any other collab-based compositions (and I'm sure I will), this will be super useful.
Oh, interesting. This could possibly be useful for porting and composing (and making custom MIDIs for other stuff), though one of the first things I noticed was that you used SMW's piano to replace the original MIDI piano sample, which...did not seem like it would have been the best option.
Oh, so does this let you insert the instruments to use for music in your game, and does it work for any SNES game or just SMW?
Wow, I was not expecting this kind of feedback! I may have to work on it a bit more and tweak some things (tuning, looping, etc.) if this is actually going to be used by anyone.

Originally posted by imamelia
though one of the first things I noticed was that you used SMW's piano to replace the original MIDI piano sample, which...did not seem like it would have been the best option.


That was actually the first instrument I inserted while I was still fooling around with the idea. I never thought to go back and find a better sample I guess.

Originally posted by Lespna1
Oh, so does this let you insert the instruments to use for music in your game, and does it work for any SNES game or just SMW?


This is just for playing MIDI (.mid) files on your computer. I doesn't really have anything to do with hacking at all.
Oh, I know what a MIDI is. I just wasn't sure what the program was for b/c it said SNES in the name. I just like to follow the MIDI's sometimes and try to play them on my keyboard, but I don't really know how to read music that well. Now, I just listen to the music on Youtube, but good luck w/your project.
Oh man oh man oh man

For years I've been composing MIDIs with the intention of using them in my hack (shameless self advertising), and this is what I've always wished for. Anyone who composes MIDIs can now make them sound much closer to their potential ported version, and I'm really grateful for that.

Great job! #tb{:]}

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And I am using it too just because I 'usually' don't like some midi samples. Since I try to port some musics from Metroid Zero Mission (and as many people know, in the Metroid series the common used samples are the choir aahs) the midi choir aahs sounds in Metroid musics terrible (well, not that much but still doesn't good for Metroid musics) and. There are still some songs (not only Metroid musics) which sounds with midi samples better, but they are just a few. Other then, some musics sound pretty interesting with the SNES soundfont.

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