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New version of the General MIDI sound set, assembled from scratch. This soundfont is a partial release of the General MIDI sound set, in continuous development. More instruments will be included in subsequent releases. Instruments contained in this sound set are usually available individually in higher quality and larger sizes in the FreePats web directory.
The origin and license of each instrument in FreePats 2.0 has been subject to a very strict policy to ensure that all of them are original, placed under a suitable license and available in higher quality.
FreePats General MIDI sound set release 2017.02.25
Old version of FreePats General MIDI sound set, initially put together by Eric A. Welsh more than 12 years ago. It had historical relevance because it was a pioneer effort to create a free (as in free software) sound bank covering the General MIDI sound set.
Some instruments are missing. Unfortunately, it is outdated for current quality expectations, and the origin of many of its samples is unknown. A new version is in development.
FreePats General MIDI sound set release 2006.02.19