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