Jul 11, 2019
(and last updated on Apr 10, 2020)
This sub-7KiB GM soundfont works on all midi players. It uses a 9 sample filtered square wave for melody and a 118 sample filtered periodic Noise wave for drums and sfx. Also note that the square is 11025hz sample rate and the noise is 11025hz sample rate, meaning that one can use it in scenarios of the worst quality possible with no trouble whatsoever. The entire 127 samples of audio data could fit in the wave memory of the Namco 163 Famicom expansion sound chip when ALL 8 channels are enabled with 1 sample to spare if one were to convert the 16 bit samples to 4 bit. It is so far the tiniest thing i ever did make. The structure of the bank goes to Cirnopez/Cirnomiji/pezbeth, the noise goes to Elf of Happy and Love, and the square is Zmey's. I, stgiga assembled this in cooperation with the other devs and fixed Zmey's 9 sample square to make it more easily usable in this soundbank than his original 9 sample square wave would have been if I tried to use it without modifications to it. This sf2 file is 6868 bytes big (a nice number), and is likely the smallest possible thing BASSmidi and other standards compliant soundfont devices can possibly use unless further reductions are possible at some later point if they actually are possible to do. The bank sounds like an ice cream truck, mobile phone, or wurlitzer (and maybe even like a filtered TI SN7 PSG chip with unlimited polyphony. ) It uses very little cpu, hence the fact that its a derivative of Bitefont and Chipfont (by Zmey Kolbasnik), LiteBite (also by Zmey Kolbasnik), newchiptune.sf2 (by Elf of Happy and Love), And LAZYF2 (by Pezbeth). It is freely licensed with full collaboration of the other devs so it can be widely used by anyone. Enjoy this nice release and make something good with it. The oldest attempts used another (64 sample) wave I made from an amplitude+ringmodded trianglewave, and the tiniest (512 sample) part of the Zandro Reville Gashisoft GXSCC noise from its drumkit, BOTH of which are no longer used ANYMORE. Still, credit has been given where it is due. If I don't remember any others, let me know in the comments. Anyways, Enjoy!