Jan 13, 2021
(and last updated on Jun 19, 2021)
This my merger and fix of the Hedsound MT32 soundfont and Hakerg's GM version. Hakerg had forgotten the fret noise which broke certain songs, so what I did to fix that involved me putting the Guitar Harmonics thing there. Also I did some link-related stereo fixes without affecting the MT32's special stereo.
What was done here was putting the original Hedsound bank (not GM) in MSB Bank 127 of the hakerg GM version to take advantage of the Roland SC-55, SC-88x, and SC-D70's CM32L compatibility mode, which also involves having the MT32 drums as preset 127 in the drum bank. I then took the sounds that hakerg did not use for the GM bank and then mapped them to GS (SC8850 in particular) patches while not butchering the MT32 compatibility mode (dupes were done), so as to enhance the bank further and non-destructively in a meaningful and helpful way. Enjoy!
Also based on hakerg's layout I can learn a thing or two from it and make the CMI thing actually conform fully to GM.