Has anyone here experimented with creating your own original soundfonts?
A recent organelle patch posted by @shreeswifty to patchstorage got me thinking about this. It seems like it might be a way to make songs created using a sprawling studio setup compress down to an ITB format that can be controlled with a MIDI controller or two.
I’ve only started using hardware for synthesis very recently and I’m quickly seeing how problematic it can be to haul all this crap around. But I love the immediacy and flexibility and performability of it at the same time. So I’m trying to figure out how to keep the sprawl at home for inspiration, but extract and concentrate the parts of it I need for performing songs on a stage, without losing fidelity or expressive capability (within the constraints I define for myself for a particular performance).
If I can sort that out, I suppose there’s a danger that my home studio could metastasize into something Junkie XL-like. If that happens to me, please feel free to stage an intervention.
This seems like a nice Mac app for editing soundfonts:
There are also a bunch of free soundfont collections online. Not something I imagine I’d use in my own music necessarily (although I’m not really opposed to the idea either) but definitely useful for seeing how different soundfonts can be constructed.
Would love to hear tales of your own adventures with soundfonts.