GEN MIDI

GEN MIDI
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A General MIDI soundfont named GENERAL MIDI (General, as in the rank). Demonstrates examples of my soundfont's capabilities.

Progress is slow

By GEN MIDI on June 29, 2021

I've not been working on the soundfont much, but recently have started some very basic fixes and tweaks.

Aside from the previously mentioned problems with my outdated PC, I've had some audio hardware problems which need the proper technical attention. At the moment I'm downgraded to some much older PC speakers so I can't really do the little work I wanted to as the sound isn't nearly up to scratch. Hanging in ther, folkks.

"I love it when a plan... oh, wait."

By GEN MIDI on December 21, 2020

I was planning on putting any future donations for the soundfont towards a new PC rig. But now it seems it might have to be reversed to for it to happen anytime soon. Many problems with Windows 10 on my rig, so much so that I'm considering applying for some sort of crowd funding, something I've never considered before or wanted to do. I'll research and leave that decision for the new year.

I've uploaded a couple of recent demos. One purely for the festive season. The other, whilst not being able to work on things that need fixing, I've at least managed to tinker with the reverb settings (in between making many backups before software or system failure). I'm quite pleased with the results, demonstrated by the composing genius that is John Williams, and the MIDI sequencing skills of Gary Wachtel aka GaryW0001, quality work.

Houston, we have a problem

By GEN MIDI on September 02, 2020

After having to migrate to Windows 10 for security reasons, my system has now become as stable as... well, something that isn't entirely stable. At all. I've had no oppurtunity to work on the soundfont.

I was getting geared up for a release, but there are some things that can be fixed and possibly added. When I have a stable system to work on. Stay tuned.

Tweak City

By GEN MIDI on October 04, 2019

Although progress on the licensing information is slow, and no new demos for a while, I am always working on the soundfont. All the extra time I put in, some things don't pan out, but others improve the overall sound for the better. It will just end with a more quality product. Mainly orchestrally focused, but the rest of the GM bank will also perform well in many cases.

 
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