Editing of the global information


When selecting the global header of a soundfont in the tree (displaying its name), the editing page of the general information appears.

This page is made of two parts:

global information page

Upper part

The editing page of the general information allows us, in its upper part, to change the following attributes:

  • Name
    This is the internal name of the soundfont, which does not necessarily have to do with the file name. This name is used in the tree.
  • Author
    Relates to the author name of the soundfont.
  • Copyright
    Mention to fill if the file is subject to copyright.
  • Date
    Creation date of the file.
  • Product
    Product for which is designed the soundfont.
  • Comments
    Information not included in any of the preceding categories.
  • 24 bits samples
    Indicates whether the samples should be recorded in 24 bit (16 bits otherwise). Please note that 24-bit samples may not be supported in some synthesizers.

Lower part

The editing page of the general information comprises, in its lower part, the following information:

  • File name
    Address and name of the file (different from the internal name of the soundfont).
  • Soundfont version
    Corresponds the version of the sf2 format used by the file.
  • Sound engine
    Corresponds to the name of a sound engine.
  • ROM name and version
    Name and version of a sample ROM if used.
  • Editing software
    Editing software used for the soundfont creation.

Last, a count is made on:

  • the number of samples and unused samples,
  • the number of instruments and unused instruments,
  • the number of presets,
  • the number of parameters edited for the instruments,
  • the number of parameters edited for the presets.

Note: the number of 65536 parameters in the instruments and the presets should not be exceeded. Some synthesizers may not be adapted to read them all.