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.
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.
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