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#425585 - 08/10/17 08:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: jford]
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Originally Posted By: jford
The guy who makes Synthfont (Kenneth Rundt) also makes a utility called Viena (one "n") to be somewhat of a "Vienna" clone that you can use to make sound fonts. The original Vienna (as I recall) requires you to have a SoundBlaster Soundfont compatible card to work, whereas Viena doesn't care. You can download it from the Synthfont site.
Yes, that is a possibility, but, as I read on another website; "In order to make a soundfont you have to understand the principles of sound synthesis, and a fair bit about how the physics of a soundwave work. You will also need to be familiar with recording techniques."
So, for me, not having that, I would prefer if PG-Music offer more of it.. But I guess they will do, little by little? Perhaps in package, like the RT? There is also another free program that some find better then Viena, http://polyphone-soundfonts.com/judownload/0_1502371177_e3tLlO/Polyphone_v1.8_win64.exe
Anyone tried it?
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#425586 - 08/10/17 09:08 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: Trygve Larsen]
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You can use Polyphone to create an SF2 GM set from the Band-in-a-Box Sounds SFZs.

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=411193

http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=408973

SFZ you can use Keyswitches for Bends, slides etc.. but you can't do that with SF2.

If you use VSTSynthFont (1.096 / 2.096) - VST instrument as the default, that will load any sf2/gig GM or load a different SF2 GM for each track giving you more control over the sound as it's hard to find an SF2 GM that is perfect.

http://www.synthfont.com/soundfonts.html
https://musescore.org/en/node/94941
https://musescore.org/en/node/103046
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#427896 - 08/28/17 03:41 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: Pipeline]
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#428040 - 08/29/17 07:49 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: Pipeline]
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#428711 - 09/04/17 05:43 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: Trygve Larsen]
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Quote:
Anyone tried it?

Yes, I used Polyphone to convert the Rock-Drums120 RD to sfz, worked fine.
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#428742 - 09/04/17 11:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: All RT as SFZ? [Re: Islansoul]
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Originally Posted By: Islansoul
I don't think that is possible. Real Tracks don't allow the user to control them like a virtual instrument. You can't just pop in a guitar track and control each note, the real track does itself because it is played by real people, hints the name Real Track.


He is exactly right. The .SFZ is an old format for loading virtual instrument to in a virtual rack. In fact you could just upload your own VST into BIAB and have it play inside it.
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