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fernandoamartin
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Arab and Turk instruments soundfonts

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Hi.
For some years I have been collecting soundfonts online. I found some nice arab and turk instruments on sf2 format that have been distributed online freely and without any copyright notice. I joined the best of them in one single soundfont file and also made some small adjustments to make some of them sound better.
Here is the link for those who want to download it.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1lWl7 ... sp=sharing
There are also some compositions that I made using these sounds. You can watch them here:
Samai Rast:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlYUuv3uk_I
Tahmila Bayati:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3DT5sAsDPg
Other similar works may be found at my page: http://www.youtube.com/user/fernandoamartin777
Thank you.
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Thanks a lot, your songs sound great so can't wait to try this out.

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Thank you very much for the commendation.

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Just tested them out. NICE! Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing these very unique and very usable sound samples! :) :)


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Loaded this with carla and some calf reverb and had lots of fun! Really inspiring sounds, some of these really cut through the mix.

If you need a better place host the file may I suggest http://musical-artifacts.com/ ? That's the type of thing I made it for.

You'll be able to specify your authorship and a license for the files and it'll show a preview of the instruments contained in your sf2 file.

Anyways thanks for the soundfont !
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Nice work with musical artifacts! The good soundfonts sites seem not be working properly and we really needed a place to upload them.
Thanks.

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Hi Fernando,

thanks for the sounds. was fun playing with also the violin and strings.
Will use them again. :D :roll:

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Hi,
Thanks for this. I was playing with the Oud in LMMS, and here is the results: Phrygian mode meets Industrial/Acid track :)
https://soundcloud.com/rob-rankin-2/phr ... al-complex

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Nice piece!
Right from the start I recognized the syrian bendir and through the piece I also recognized one of the kanuns. But what about the other synths? Do you created them from the soundfont presetes or from scratch?

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Dear All,

Great find and work with these fonts. Thank you fernandoamartin! Like your music with these additions. Nice song, faraway1nspace. Those arab soundfonts add some unique and appealing interest to the music.

Have been playing with these through lmms. They are working well and so much fun to create something with. Thanks for this, again.

Sincerely,

aicram

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Thanks for the commendation too.

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Here's a new link to this soundfont:
https://musical-artifacts.com/artifacts/258

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Sorry, I use mac and it reads the folder you send as a sound file...
how can i avoid this?

thanks Claire

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fernandoamartin wrote:Here's a new link to this soundfont:
https://musical-artifacts.com/artifacts/258

i download the file which contains all those amazing sounds, but the mac reads it as an sf2 sound file and try to play it, and won't me access the content!
What to do?
tanks and best,
Claire

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spi wrote:i download the file which contains all those amazing sounds, but the mac reads it as an sf2 sound file and try to play it, and won't me access the content!
What to do?
tanks and best,
Claire
What are you trying to do with these sounds? If you're trying to arrange music with these instruments, then you need a plugin for your DAW that is capable of using sf2 format. With that said, this forum is LinuxMusicians, so I'm not sure how much help we'll be in getting this to work on Mac.

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