Weird percussion sounds in soundfonts

• May 23, 2022 - 20:45

I have a concert band soundfont that I tried to bring over to a transcription I was working on. This piece involves 2 percussion parts switching between percussion instruments multiple times. The bass drums at the end seem to give a weird honking sound with the new soundfont. I used the mixer to change the sound back to what sound was used before adding the soundfont but no matter what I try, the honking sounds for the bass drums still persist. Anyone have a solution?


Presumably, this means that the MIDI pitch you have assigned to that note in your drumset definition is not the correct one used by the soundfont you have installed. You'll need to find the documentation for the soundfont to learn which MIDI pitches correspond to which notes, and make sure they are set up that way in your drumset definition.

If you continue to have trouble, please attach your score and link to the documentation for the soundfont in question, then we should be able to assist further.

In reply to by PhilMC_

i played this file as a MIDI in my DAW, that has no difficulty playing Mahler8, and it crashed at measure 185.
there is an abundance of Control Breath settings there, so i think it is a memory problem that the percussion does not play like it should.

In reply to by PhilMC_

t particular soundfont follows the General MIDI standard, so you need to adhere to the standard General MIDI sounds. The marching percussion sounds used in MuseScore are outside of that scope so it's not surprising they wouldn't be included in any third party soundfonts. Those instruments specifically require the extensions above and beyond the General MIDI standard that are present in MuseScore's own default soundfont.

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