Enhance Your General MIDI With Timbres Soundfont Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Update ID

If you're into classic gaming, you'll know that MIDI music sounds rather underwhelming, unless you have some fancy, expensive hardware decoder like the Roland Sound Canvas. Over time, people have developed their own software synthesizers (soundfonts) that sound much more life-like than the default MIDI device on Windows. Getting this to work with your favorite game used to be tricky, but VirtualMIDISynth conveniently solves this by creating a virtual MIDI device for games to use. Just point the program to a soundfont and select the virtual MIDI device as your preferred output, and any game that supports General MIDI will instantly sound awesome. One such soundfont that has gained some notoriety is Don Allen's Timbres of Heaven. Forums member wcnut reports that Timbres has a new release out (v3.0) and that it's well worth checking out. If you need convincing, the video below compares regular Sound Blaster MIDI with an emulated Roland MT-32 board. Even more samples can be found here.


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