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Cool. Up until this point, I've only been using the regular sounds that come with FL and Reason, and just altering them in whatever ways fits what I'm trying to do best. I love just making/recording my own wave files for the rest, playing around with them; and than throwing them into the mix (instruments, sound effects, speech, etc.).

Even though I don't have any requests for new sounds at the moment (since I love just altering the originals or building my own; for when the defaults aren't enough), it's still nice know there's a thread devoted to posting links and formats to alternative sounds. Not sure if you guys would have anything that fits with my weird tastes though. :)

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1. Euphonium.

2. Marching percussion.

I would love that more than anything. A nice, dark, clear, echoing Besson Prestige Euphonium for a soundfont. I would sample myself playing it if I had the hardware to do it.

I'd sample it myself if:

- I had the hardware.

- The euphonium players around here had good tone.

- The euphonium players around here had more intelligence than pebbles.

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Looking for a good choir sample. Doesn't need to be intensely high quality, like directly recorded from a church choir, just fairly realistic.

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Zircon, you've probably heard of Florestan; they have an excellent Aaaaaaaaah choir soundfont (I think it's just Aaah or Aah). The to half is female, lower half is male; by itself it doesn't sound so great, but it's the kind of sample that can be EQed to perfection because it is neither too bright nor too dark. I don't have a link to Florestan, but it's one of those sites that isn't too hard to find.

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I dont really like chiors used in single melody lines because if they arent real they usually sound pretty fake. I am going to upload a soundfont i used in a mix recently, you can check how it sounds in the remiw wip other section. I think it sounds really good.

Chords with soundfont chiors dont sound that good if they are in triadic form either to me.

Basically i use my chior font in four part voicing style (basically a spread out chord across about two or so octaves with one note double if you dont know what i meant by four part voicing).

Hope it helps, expect it tomorrow or the next day.

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Zircon, you've probably heard of Florestan; they have an excellent Aaaaaaaaah choir soundfont (I think it's just Aaah or Aah). The to half is female, lower half is male; by itself it doesn't sound so great, but it's the kind of sample that can be EQed to perfection because it is neither too bright nor too dark. I don't have a link to Florestan, but it's one of those sites that isn't too hard to find.

http://oui.com.br/nando

Also, there's some really good stuff at the Bananaquartz site that Agonotheta posted.

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HOLY CRAP that new String Quartet soundfont from Florestan is awesome. At least the Violin and Viola :) the other two are high quality but nothing special or hard to find compared to the top two, which are of amazingly high quality and expressiveness.

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I'm looking for some DJ voice samples, like the kinds DJs commonly use for scratching. I once had the one where it says "Ahhhh, this stuff is really fresh" in a sinister voice but it's gone now.

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I've found some fairly good piano soundfonts at the following sites:

http://home.foni.net/~winfried-hubbe/ (click the disk icon at top)

http://www.musik.auc.dk/%7Ebovbjerg/piano.html

http://www.gsonic.com/maestro/ (rather big piano - decent drumkit also available)

http://exce.ath.cx/~route909/download.html (mirror with files from previous link as well as a larger piano in giga format and some clarinet soundfonts)

Im a noob but...how do you get the piano packed in giga format to work in FL Studio? Or...is it possible?

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I've found some fairly good piano soundfonts at the following sites:

http://home.foni.net/~winfried-hubbe/ (click the disk icon at top)

http://www.musik.auc.dk/%7Ebovbjerg/piano.html

http://www.gsonic.com/maestro/ (rather big piano - decent drumkit also available)

http://exce.ath.cx/~route909/download.html (mirror with files from previous link as well as a larger piano in giga format and some clarinet soundfonts)

Im a noob but...how do you get the piano packed in giga format to work in FL Studio? Or...is it possible?

I don't think its pssible. check the fl101 thread.

EDIT: and you are not a noob you are a newbie. newbie and n00b are very different. a n00b is generally someone who is either being stupid to piss people off or someone who think he knows everything but knows very little (and therefore pisses people off). a newbie however is someone who is new to something (rather obviously).

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on a general note, can anybody name a really solid piano soundfont? if not for free, are there any good ones for cheap? I know piano is pretty difficult to synth well, but you cant hurt a guy for trying.

also, i know brass soundfonts are always tricky, does anybody have a good one they swear by?

the brass on that squidfont orchestral one is good...

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i need help finding any good dance and electronica or techno synths... i've a few but and i'm not that good on making my own [in Fruity Loops] and some soundfonts, samples, or anything is pretty good.... :P
You need the NOVAkILL synths:

DREAMkILLER

EGOkILLER

GODkILLER

SOULkILLER

MINDkILLER

those are IMHO the best electronica synths ever

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i need help finding any good dance and electronica or techno synths... i've a few but and i'm not that good on making my own [in Fruity Loops] and some soundfonts, samples, or anything is pretty good.... :P
You need the NOVAkILL synths:

DREAMkILLER

EGOkILLER

GODkILLER

SOULkILLER

MINDkILLER

those are IMHO the best electronica synths ever

Available here:

http://www.novakill.com/killerz.htm

They're VST's.

I should check these out too.

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then why don't you just use real wav samples?

Because a sample format allows you to map wav files to a keyboard and allows you to trigger the sample with a keyboard or by a piano roll, among other things.

Soundfonts can also have velocity specific samples, such as in a piano soundfont. High velocity will play a harder attack, whereas a low velocity will give you a softer sound.

If you're just talking about percussion, soundfonts are nice because yes, you can program them into a MIDI keyboard, and also, percussion soundfonts often have sounds that work really well together.

Stand alone wave samples are nice; I use them a lot myself, for rev cymbals and more ethnic percussion sounds, but I prefer soundfonts, because they're sounds that come in packs and they often have specific data about when to cut a sample (e.g. a CH sound will automatically cut a OH sound).

Granted, you can do stuff like cutting with wav samples, but it's more convenient when you have a soundfont that takes care of all that for you.

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Yeah... it's completely ignorant to say that WAV samples are better than SoundFonts. SoundFonts are basically stand-alone samplers; and you can't play a wave file without some kind of sampler.

About the kILLER series. I know it's your opinion and all, Nemba, but personally, I find that they really suck compared to most other worthwhile synths (yes, they're worthwhile, as in they don't just sound like crap and crash all the time, but I find that they're almost totally useless and have lackluster sound). I'd really like to hear a demo with these used well to prove to me that they are actually useful.

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