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I'm trying to find the standard SoundFont used in WindowsXP's MIDI Wavetable Synthesizer.

I don't know if I get this right, but there seems to be a set of Roland Sound Canvas samples used in XP's wavetable synthesizer. I looked for a SoundFont based on these samples, but either there is none in my Windows installation, or the MIDI playback works in a different way.

Anyone has an idea where to look for it?

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I have no idea what you're asking for, it would help if you linked to some of the things you're talking about, so we can help you more effectively –  Ivo Flipse Feb 10 '10 at 20:39
    
Definitely Roland samples, but sorry, no idea how to find them. They don't come up when searching for .sf2 files. –  Xavierjazz Feb 10 '10 at 20:50
    
I managed to solve my problem on my own (look below). I tried to stuff my answer up with some links and explanations - maybe others will find it useful. Thank you for your concern :) –  Neo Feb 10 '10 at 20:50

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Nevermind, I think I figured what is going on.

Basically, Windows XP uses the DLS (Downloadable Soundbank) library. It can be found in c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\gm.dls . It should be possible to convert this DLS soundbank to a SoundFont (*.SF2) using a converter - reportedly, Extreme Sample Converter offers this functionality.

Anyway, I have found this publicly available SoundFont (link). It sounds almost exactly like Windows's standard MIDI soundbank, so it solves my problem :)

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Thanks Neo. Regards. –  Xavierjazz Feb 10 '10 at 21:14

in the archive-file: C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab

is a *.sf2 - file (called: "2gmgsmt.sf2")

greez

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I unfortunately have no file named driver.cab (windows 7) –  rogerdpack Jul 1 '10 at 22:42
    
I do with xp, though, and it sounds great (better than the link for the one above). Thanks! –  rogerdpack Jul 3 '10 at 2:06

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