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Default Windows MIDI Soundfont

by Roland / Microsoft Corporation

Uploaded on Mar 17, 2019 (and last updated on Mar 18, 2019)

Have you ever wanted the cheesy-sounding MIDI instruments that's been bundled with every Microsoft operating system since 1996? Now you can, no matter what platform you're on! Now you can mix general MIDI instruments with whatever-the-hell else you have in your soundfont folder.gm.dls ripped straight from System32 and converted to sf2.

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These files have an unknown license, were obtained from unkown sources or were compiled from third party material.
Extra considerations: The following license file can be found in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers. Its validity is unknown due to its long-expired copyright. But honestly, so many songs already use the default MIDI anyways just from using MIDI OUT, I highly doubt anyone will chase you down over it. GMREADME.TXT - Copyright (c) 1998-2000 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. The GM.DLS file contains the Roland SoundCanvas Sound Set which is protected under the following copyright: Roland GS Sound Set/Microsoft (P) 1996 Roland Corporation U.S. The Roland SoundCanvas Sound Set is licensed under Microsoft's End User License Agreement for use with Microsoft operating system products only. All other uses require a separate written license from Roland.

File content

  • gm.sf2
    • 000-000 Piano 1
    • 000-001 Piano 2
    • 000-002 Piano 3
    • 000-003 Honky-tonk
    • 000-004 E.Piano 1
    • 000-005 E.Piano 2
    • 000-006 Harpsichord
    • 000-007 Clav.
    • 000-008 Celesta
    • 000-009 Glockenspiel
    • 000-010 Music Box
    • 000-011 Vibraphone
    • 000-012 Marimba
    • 000-013 Xylophone
    • 000-014 Tubular-bell
    • 000-015 Santur
    • 000-016 Organ 1
    • 000-017 Organ 2
    • 000-018 Organ 3
    • 000-019 Church Org.1
    • 000-020 Reed Organ
    • 000-021 Accordion Fr
    • 000-022 Harmonica
    • 000-023 Bandoneon
    • 000-024 Nylon-str.Gt
    • 000-025 Steel-str.Gt
    • 000-026 Jazz Gt.
    • 000-027 Clean Gt.
    • 000-028 Muted Gt.
    • 000-029 Overdrive Gt
    • 000-030 DistortionGt
    • 000-031 Gt.Harmonics
    • 000-032 Acoustic Bs.
    • 000-033 Fingered Bs.
    • 000-034 Picked Bs.
    • 000-035 Fretless Bs.
    • 000-036 Slap Bass 1
    • 000-037 Slap Bass 2
    • 000-038 Synth Bass 1
    • 000-039 Synth Bass 2
    • 000-040 Violin
    • 000-041 Viola
    • 000-042 Cello
    • 000-043 Contrabass
    • 000-044 Tremolo Str
    • 000-045 PizzicatoStr
    • 000-046 Harp
    • 000-047 Timpani
    • 000-048 Strings
    • 000-049 Slow Strings
    • 000-050 Syn.Strings1
    • 000-051 Syn.Strings2
    • 000-052 Choir Aahs
    • 000-053 Voice Oohs
    • 000-054 SynVox
    • 000-055 OrchestraHit
    • 000-056 Trumpet
    • 000-057 Trombone
    • 000-058 Tuba
    • 000-059 MutedTrumpet
    • 000-060 French Horns
    • 000-061 Brass 1
    • 000-062 Synth Brass1
    • 000-063 Synth Brass2
    • 000-064 Soprano Sax
    • 000-065 Alto Sax
    • 000-066 Tenor Sax
    • 000-067 Baritone Sax
    • 000-068 Oboe
    • 000-069 English Horn
    • 000-070 Bassoon
    • 000-071 Clarinet
    • 000-072 Piccolo
    • 000-073 Flute
    • 000-074 Recorder
    • 000-075 Pan Flute
    • 000-076 Bottle Blow
    • 000-077 Shakuhachi
    • 000-078 Whistle
    • 000-079 Ocarina
    • 000-080 Square Wave
    • 000-081 Saw Wave
    • 000-082 Syn.Calliope
    • 000-083 Chiffer Lead
    • 000-084 Charang
    • 000-085 Solo Vox
    • 000-086 5th Saw Wave
    • 000-087 Bass & Lead
    • 000-088 Fantasia
    • 000-089 Warm Pad
    • 000-090 Polysynth
    • 000-091 Space Voice
    • 000-092 Bowed Glass
    • 000-093 Metal Pad
    • 000-094 Halo Pad
    • 000-095 Sweep Pad
    • 000-096 Ice Rain
    • 000-097 Soundtrack
    • 000-098 Crystal
    • 000-099 Atmosphere
    • 000-100 Brightness
    • 000-101 Goblin
    • 000-102 Echo Drops
    • 000-103 Star Theme
    • 000-104 Sitar
    • 000-105 Banjo
    • 000-106 Shamisen
    • 000-107 Koto
    • 000-108 Kalimba
    • 000-109 Bagpipe
    • 000-110 Fiddle
    • 000-111 Shanai
    • 000-112 Tinkle Bell
    • 000-113 Agogo
    • 000-114 Steel Drums
    • 000-115 Woodblock
    • 000-116 Taiko
    • 000-117 Melo. Tom 1
    • 000-118 Synth Drum
    • 000-119 Reverse Cym.
    • 000-120 Gt.FretNoise
    • 000-121 Breath Noise
    • 000-122 Seashore
    • 000-123 Bird
    • 000-124 Telephone 1
    • 000-125 Helicopter
    • 000-126 Applause
    • 000-127 Gun Shot
    • 001-000 Piano 1
    • 001-001 Piano 2
    • 001-002 Piano 3
    • 001-003 Honky-tonk
    • 001-004 Detuned EP 1
    • 001-005 Detuned EP 2
    • 001-006 Coupled Hps.
    • 001-011 Vibraphone
    • 001-012 Marimba
    • 001-014 Church Bell
    • 001-016 Detuned Or.1
    • 001-017 Detuned Or.2
    • 001-019 Church Org.2
    • 001-021 Accordion It
    • 001-024 Ukulele
    • 001-025 12-str.Gt
    • 001-026 Hawaiian Gt.
    • 001-027 Chorus Gt.
    • 001-028 Funk Gt.
    • 001-030 Feedback Gt.
    • 001-031 Gt. Feedback
    • 001-038 SynthBass101
    • 001-039 Synth Bass 4
    • 001-040 Slow Violin
    • 001-048 Orchestra
    • 001-050 Syn.Strings3
    • 001-052 Choir Aahs 2
    • 001-057 Trombone 2
    • 001-060 Fr.Horn 2
    • 001-061 Brass 2
    • 001-062 Synth Brass3
    • 001-063 Synth Brass4
    • 001-080 Square
    • 001-081 Saw
    • 001-098 Syn Mallet
    • 001-102 Echo Bell
    • 001-104 Sitar 2
    • 001-107 Taisho Koto
    • 001-115 Castanets
    • 001-116 Concert BD
    • 001-117 Melo. Tom 2
    • 001-118 808 Tom
    • 001-120 Gt.Cut Noise
    • 001-121 Fl.Key Click
    • 001-122 Rain
    • 001-123 Dog
    • 001-124 Telephone 2
    • 001-125 Car-Engine
    • 001-126 Laughing
    • 001-127 Machine Gun
    • 002-000 Piano 1d
    • 002-004 E.Piano 1v
    • 002-005 E.Piano 2v
    • 002-006 Harpsichord
    • 002-014 Carillon
    • 002-016 60's Organ 1
    • 002-017 Organ 5
    • 002-019 Church Org.3
    • 002-024 Nylon Gt.o
    • 002-025 Mandolin
    • 002-028 Funk Gt.2
    • 002-038 Synth Bass 3
    • 002-039 Rubber Bass
    • 002-062 AnalogBrass1
    • 002-063 AnalogBrass2
    • 002-080 Sine Wave
    • 002-081 Doctor Solo
    • 002-102 Echo Pan
    • 002-118 Elec Perc.
    • 002-120 String Slap
    • 002-122 Thunder
    • 002-123 Horse-Gallop
    • 002-124 DoorCreaking
    • 002-125 Car-Stop
    • 002-126 Screaming
    • 002-127 Lasergun
    • 003-004 60's E.Piano
    • 003-006 Harpsi.o
    • 003-016 Organ 4
    • 003-024 Nylon Gt.2
    • 003-122 Wind
    • 003-123 Bird 2
    • 003-124 Door
    • 003-125 Car-Pass
    • 003-126 Punch
    • 003-127 Explosion
    • 004-122 Stream
    • 004-124 Scratch
    • 004-125 Car-Crash
    • 004-126 Heart Beat
    • 005-122 Bubble
    • 005-124 Wind Chimes
    • 005-125 Siren
    • 005-126 Footsteps
    • 006-125 Train
    • 007-125 Jetplane
    • 008-125 Starship
    • 009-125 Burst Noise
    • 128-000 Standard
    • 128-008 Room
    • 128-016 Power
    • 128-024 Electronic
    • 128-025 TR-808
    • 128-032 Jazz
    • 128-040 Brush
    • 128-048 Orchestra
    • 128-056 SFX