Jan 13, 2016
(and last updated on Jan 14, 2016)
Final Fantasy 5 AWE Sound Font
By: Mathew Valente [TSSF]
How to Install
Before I get started, I should mention that this is a one time version, and
that I don't plan on fixing / doing anything else to this font. If you have
problems, you might want to ask someone who knows something about sound fonts
and ask them to fix it, because I'm telling you now, I'm not going to. (I'm
busy enough as it is)
I've also included some demonstration songs on how this thing can be programmed
for. If you have any questions or concerns about how to, or where a particular
FF5 instrument is, please look at the Instrument Map section.
You might want to also take note that i kept all the original General Midi
AWE64 instruments in for all the instruments that weren't in FF5. This is
how i keep things compatible. If people have made a song differently so that
it doesn't utilize this sound font, don't blame me.
a Soundblaster AWE sound card. (preferably an AWE64, because that's what it
was made on)
I take no blame for anything this sound font does to your AWE, computer
lives, etc etc etc. If this sound font blows up your computer, you have no one
to blame but yourself for using it. I've tried it on mine, I've had other
people try it, it worked fine. If anything should go wrong, it's not my fault.
I just wanted to get that straight here and now.
How to Install
In Windows, there should be a folder named "AWE <whatever>" or something. I
don't know how different it is for windows 3.1 users, but here's how to install
it on Win95.
Click "[# Start]", go to "Programs", then to "AWE <whatever>", then go to
Under AWE Control, to load this sound font PROPERLY, you go to "SYNTH", run
browse, and select the sound font. Hit apply and VOILA, you're done.
Again, this sound font was made for people using at least 512k RAM. If you
don't have it, you most likely will come up with an "Insufficient Card RAM"
error message. At this point, the only possible thing you can do is go out
and order some AWE ram.
There are some known problems on some volume envelopes (IE: the Marimba) and
on some sample fine tuning. I tuned them as well as I could, but I'm a busy
person and I really can't do this sound font to perfection.
I'm only going to display the changed instrument names and which program number
they are. (Or NOTE when I'm talking about the drums)
Instrument Program Before After
#000 Piano c-3 piano [FF5] Bass Piano
#010 Music Box musicbox [FF5] Music Box
#011 Vibraphone vibraphone [FF5] Vibes
#012 Marimba marimba [FF5] Marimba
#013 Xylophone xylophone [FF5] Marimba
#015 Dulcimer dulcimer [FF5] Dulcimer
#017 Jazz Organ jazzorg [FF5] Percussive Organ
#018 Rock Organ rockorg [FF5] Percussive Organ
#024 NylonString Guitar nylonst [FF5] Jazz Guitar
#026 Jazz Guitar jazzgtr [FF5] Guitar
#030 Distortion Guitar distgtr [FF5] Distortion Guitar
#033 Finger Bass fbass [FF5] Finger Bass
#034 Pick Bass pbass [FF5] Pick Bass
#036 Slap Bass slapbass1 [FF5] Pick Bass
#046 Harp pickharp [FF5] Harp
#047 Timpani timpani [FF5] Timpani
#048 Strings string [FF5] Strings
#049 Slow Strings string [FF5] Strings
#052 Choir Ahh femalev [FF5] Choir Ooh
#056 Trumpet trumpet [FF5] Trumpet
#060 French Horn fhorn1 [FF5] French Horn
#068 Oboe oboe [FF5] Oboe
#073 Flute flute [FF5] Flute
#085 Solo Vox angchoir/svox [FF5] < C-5 Dawn Chord
C-5 > Bass Chord
#114 Steel Drums stldrums [FF5] Steel Drums
#117 Toms syntom [FF5] Toms
-- Drums (Channel 10)
C#2 [FF5] Low Huh!
D-2 [FF5] Huh!
B-2 Heavy Bass Drum bdrum [FF5] Bass Drum
C-3 Bass Drum bdrum [FF5] Bass Drum
D-3 Snare snare [FF5] Snare
D#3 Claps applause [FF5] Claps
E-3 Heavy Snare snare [FF5] Heavy Snare
F-3 Low Low Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
F#3 Hihat Closed hihatop [FF5] Hihat Closed
G-3 Low Medium Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
A-3 Low High Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
A#3 Hihat Opened hihatop [FF5] Hihat Opened
B-3 Medium Low Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
C-4 Medium Medium Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
C#4 Crash Cymbal crash [FF5] Crash Cymbal
D-4 Medium High Tom floortom [FF5] Toms
D-6 Full Guiro guiro [FF5] Guiro
I might have missed a couple notes in the drums.. try playing around and see
what you come up with. I hope you guys enjoy this. Have Fun :)
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