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HQ Orchestral Soundfont Collection >>>v3.0<<< UPDATED 5/3/14 >>>DRUMSETS NOW INCLUDED<<<

Hello,
I have made a large soundfont for orchestra with realistic (mostly studio recorded) audio instead of generic MIDI... I then mixed those into the default soundfont, so that my good ones replace what they can, but the old MIDI for the ones I didn't have are still there... The link is at the bottom, but please take the time to read the full overview below.

>>>>>GOT RID OF CHANGELOG DETAILS... NOW IN SEPARATE .TXT FILE!!!!! DOWNLOAD TO READ CHANGES!!!!!<<<<<

=============================INSTRUCTIONS===========================

Of course there are all of the old default sounds between these, but the above additions are mostly partitioned off together similar to the way the old defaults were... A few notes are as follows: The timpani set as default has a little bit of a smaller range, but what it has (I haven't fully tested it out yet...) Is the ability to input the same notes at higher octaves for different effects (Like hard or soft drum rolls...) Try it out... Otherwise please use the concert timpani near the bottom...
Long story short about the additions at the bottom of the list instead of putting everything in order is that I had to REPLACE the old sounds, or put the new sounds in the same bank the old ones were in and move the old ones to the bottom is I wanted to keep them... It is the way it works and if you want the default instruments to work you really need this feature to work. I would recommend checking the Display>Mixer settings (which sounds go to which instrument) before composing a new piece, adding new instruments, or playing someone else's piece... Otherwise you might get some misplaced sounds. (like piano for violin...) Currently I am only aware of HAVING to do the strings each time, the others should just be default...

=============================INSTALLATION============================

FINALLY, here are some instructions on how to install the soundfont if you haven't done it before... It is really simple...
http://musescore.org/en/handbook/soundfont
scroll down to the "MUSESCORE SETTINGS" Portion...

=========================OLDER VERSION DOWNLOADS=======================

V2.0
http://www.mediafire.com/download/gmvyhdtrmd6qvmu/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.0.sf2

V2.0.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/gv1avq6dqwh379v/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.0.1.rar

v2.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/sah9szgewv8ub4s/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.rar

v2.1.1
http://www.mediafire.com/download/tbhil78o58wmrzb/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.1.rar

v2.1.2
http://www.mediafire.com/download/er8r14bho445hwh/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v2.1.2.rar

FULL CHANGE-LOG =
http://www.mediafire.com/view/q10a2qx26682xa1/HQ_ORCHESTRAL_SOUNDFONT_v3.0_CHANGELOG.txt

CURRENT VERSION IS BELOW!!!!! READ CHANGELOG FIRST!!!!!

=========================CURRENT VERSION v3.0============================
5/3/2014:
v3.0 additions:
- 2 pianos
- 2 electric pianos
- 1 harpsichord
- 1 Clavinet
- 1 Celesta
- 1 Glockenspiel
- 1 Music Box
- 1 Vibraphone
- 1 Marimba
- 1 Xylophone
- 1 Tubular Bells
- 1 Dulcimer
- 3 Organs
- 1 Reed Organ
- 1 Harmonica
- 1 Nylon Guitar
- 1 Steel Guitar
- 1 Jazz Guitar
- 1 Clean Guitar
- 1 Palm Muted Guitar
- 1 Overdrive Guitar
- 1 Distortion Guitar
- 1 Guitar Harmonic
- 1 Acoustic Bass
- 1 Fingered Bass
- 1 Picked Bass
- 1 Fretless Bass
- 1 Slap Bass 2
- 2 Synth Basses
- 1 Solo Viola
- 1 Solo Cello
- 1 Solo Contrabass
- 1 Pizzicato
- 1 Harp
- 1 Synth Strings 1
- 1 Choir Oohs
- 1 Choir Aahs
- 1 Synth Vox
- 1 Muted Trumpet
- 1 Brass
- 2 Synth Brass
- 1 English Horn
- 1 Recorder
- 1 Pan Flute
- 1 Chiff Bottle
- 1 Shakuhachi
- 1 Whistle
- 1 Ocarina
- 1 Square Wave
- 1 Saw Wave
- 1 Calliope Lead
- 1 Chiffer Lead
- 1 Charang
- 1 Solo Vox
- 1 Sawtooth Wave
- 1 Bass & Lead
- 1 Fantasia
- 1 Warm Pad
- 1 Polysynth
- 1 Space Voice
- 1 Bowed Glass
- 1 Metal Pad
- 1 Halo Pad
- 1 Sweep Pad
- 1 Soundtrack
- 1 Crystal
- 1 Atmosphere
- 1 Brightness
- 1 Goblin
- 1 Echo Drops
- 1 Banjo
- 1 Shamisen
- 1 Koto
- 1 Kalimba
- 1 Fiddle
- 1 Shenai
- 1 Agogo
- 1 Steel Drums
- 1 Woodblock
- 1 Melodic Tom
- 1 Synth Drum
- 1 Fret Noise
- 1 Breath Noise
- 1 Sea Shore
- 1 Bird Tweet
- 1 Telephone
- 1 Helicopter
- 1 Applause
- 1 Gun Shot
- 1 STANDARD DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ROOM DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 POWER DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ELECTRONIC DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 TR-909 DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 DANCE DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 BRUSH DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ORCHESTRA DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 ETHNIC DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 KICK & SNARE DRUMSET!!!!!
- 1 SFX DRUMSET!!!!!
- Got rid of "Percussion" Drumset...

+ TONS OF EXTRA SOUNDS NEAR THE BOTTOM... THESE SOUNDS ARE EITHER UNFINISHED, OR JUST INCLUDED...
IF USED THESE WILL NOT REGISTER WHEN YOU UPLOAD THE SCORE TO MUSESCORE.COM...
USE THESE ONLY FOR RECORDING PURPOSES...


DOWNLOAD FULL CHANGELOG HERE:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/q10a2qx26682xa1/HQ_ORCHESTRAL_SOUNDFONT_v3.0_CHANGELOG.txt

>>>>>>>>>>DOWNLOAD SOUNDFONT V3.0 HERE:<<<<<<<<<<

http://www.mediafire.com/download/maz5z394oog5xlm/HQ_Orchestral_Soundfont_Collection_v3.0.sfArk

MDL + More

In addition to MDL, I think many could agree that MuseScore also needs MFE (MuseScore Front Ensemble), to work in conjuction with MFE as a soundfont. I understand it is hard to get nice sounds on an open-source software, but it would be nice to have. Here are suggestions for the soundfont in mind:

UPDATED SOUNDS
- Marimba (with 3 hardnesses); the marimba sounds a little bit like a toy xylophone with a deeper voice. It doesn't sound very rich.
- Vibraphone (with 3 hardnesses); the vibes don't exactly sound metallic enough
- Xylophone (with 2/3 hardnesses)
- Glockenspiel (with 2 hardnesses)
- Chimes/Tubular bells (with 2 hardnesses); the chime sound isn't round enough and is a bit abrasive in timbre

NEW SOUNDS
- Crotales
- Gong (PLEASE)
- Suspended/China cymbals with pre-recorded rolls and hits on different sizes (similar to what VDL does)

And as well, a nice function that could be EXTREMELY useful is the ability to upload samples into a score by mp3 or wav.