Soundfonts change instruments in mixer to grand piano

• May 28, 2018 - 17:16

So, I just used the Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra soundfont for the first time, and I ended up having to go into the mixer and change every single instrument from a piano to what they were supposed to be. Then, when i changed it back to the default for the current ver. of MuseScore, many of the instruments' sounds had been changed to seemingly random instruments in the mixer, and I had to change all of those back to what they should be in the default. Is there a way to avoid having to do that? Is that common to all Soundfonts? I looked in the Handbook under Soundfonts and the Synthesizer and found nothing about this. I'd appreciate any help I can get.


Sonatina was not designed with the General MIDI standard in mind, so yes, unless you find the special GM-compatible version someone put together, you will need to tell MuseScore where to find each instrument, using the Mixer. It's probably best to stick to GM-compatible soundfonts unless you really enjoying spending your time customizing such things!

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