Hey everyone, this is an awesome contribution by musician Robb Allen who created these two very cool sf2 soundfonts inspired by the guitar tones of Rush’s legendary guitar player Alex Lifeson! These things sound awesome and will work great in Fluidsynth, or any other soundfont compatible software. Robb says he wants to offer them for free to the Linux music-making community as an appreciation for all of the other great free software out there for us to use.
The first one is called “Xanadu Guitar” and works great for rhythm and some lead work. Hear the demo below, and you can download the soundfont here.
The second one is called “Spirit Guitar” and I really love this one, it’s got a great flange to it that is similar to the guitar sounds in the songs “Spirit of the Radio” and “Free Will”. Check out the sample below and download it here.
This is the first in a series of high quality drum loops I’m creating for you to use for free. This is a collection of rock/pop mid tempo drum loops that is compatible with all major DAWs and is in 16bit 44100khz sample rate. Download the full pack here
These loops are 100% royalty free and were recorded myself. Each drum was miked individually, and professionally mastered with minimal processing to allow for maximum usage in a wide variety of projects.
You may remember my soundfonts I’ve created for the 68 Slingerland and the Tama Imperialstar drum sets. But these were both previously released in .sf2 format so you needed a soundfont player to use them.
That is why I thought it would be a good idea to release them as just wav samples as well for those of you who want to load them into Ableton drum racks, or the drumkv1 sampler for Qtractor.
I decided to create a high quality soundfont of my Tama Imperialstar drum kit (pictured above). The kit features a 20″ kick, 14×5″ snare, 12″ rack tom and 14″ floor tom. Cymbals are two crashes, a bell cymbal, stacker, ride and hi hats.
Massive will sorta run on Linux with wine, but it’s super glitchy and doesn’t allow you do really select any presets or do much at all really. If you’re using windows or mac it’s no problem, but now there’s an answer for Linux with this awesome LV2 Plugin.