|Created At||2020-10-22 12:16pm|
SFinst, based on the sfinstr3 opcode, loads the instruments of a Soundfont. So it does NOT use the Presets of the Soundfont, but the instruments the Presets are made of.
SFinst is suited for use in microtonal compositions; for instance, the PianoRoll Object can contain an arbitrary tone scale, SFinst will follow the notes nicely when microtuned.
SFinst can use midi note numbers as entries for p4, but also frequencies. Set the parameter 'scoreP4' accordingly.
Velocity (= p5) is from 0 - 1, but scaled to 0-127 according to the SF expectency. It then follows the normal Soundfont/midi protocol.
Reason for this instrument is to have easy acces to those well-known acoustical musical instruments but with different and interesting transformation options and microtonality. That makes the well-known and mostly harmonic sounds "only" basic material to start molding new sounds with an already acoustal property.
ATTENTION: SoundFont Presets can be made of stereo samples. According to SF Protocol, these samples are divided over 2 mono Instruments, each with its own number.
see the help balloon when hovering over the controllers in the instrument. Help can be turned off by pressing the 'I' button next to the play bar.
version 3.0, October 2020
version 2.0, July 2020
version 1.1, August 2019
version 1, August 2019