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Soundfont for Jazz in Musescore

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:30 pm
by burnedfaceless
I am going to start studying arranging next semester.

I'm going to start with the jazz vocabulary which is big band stuff I think.

What would be a good soundfont to use for this?

I remember Logic Pro X had a really good soundfont. I would be willing to purchase a proprietary soundfont if it exists.

Re: Soundfont for Jazz in Musescore

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:51 am
by bluebell
burnedfaceless wrote:I am going to start studying arranging next semester.

I'm going to start with the jazz vocabulary which is big band stuff I think.

What would be a good soundfont to use for this?

I remember Logic Pro X had a really good soundfont. I would be willing to purchase a proprietary soundfont if it exists.


It's a long journey to find the soundfonts you need. I am afraid the free ones can't compete when it's about articulation.

As a start you can use the following General MIDI soundfonts. They contain a lot of stuff:
FluidR3_GM.sf2
SGM-V2.01.sf2
Crisis_GM_3.51.sf2
Musical_Box_1a.sf2

Re: Soundfont for Jazz in Musescore

Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:56 am
by rghvdberg
MuseScore comes with a decent gm soundset already which has all instruments you'll need.
You can also extend your sounds with sfz fonts. All can be mixed. What I mean is that you can add single instrument soundfonts or sfz.
But you must remember that MuseScore primarily is a score editor with play back features. Not a sequencer/daw with score editor.
For example, I don't know how well MuseScore handles sforzando, crescendo etc etc. Might actually be good. For my work it isn't needed, so I never really figured that out.