List of SoundFonts/Samples

Name Type License Description
Free, compatible with GPL v3
The Multi-Elemental SoundFont SoundFont, Split Bank GPL V3+ with exception An all-in-one SoundFont set by 快乐爱的小精灵 and Strix.
Split Bank. 100% natural/realistic samples.
I highly recommend this SoundFont!
8.22MB GM Bank SoundFont Public Domain One of the small sized SoundFonts.
Acapella GM / GS SoundFont WTFPL (Public Domain) All instruments are sung in acapella. Don't use for actual tones!
Airfont Series SoundFont 330: Creative Commons BY 3.0
Others: Public Domain
Features Yamaha/Roland/Korg samples.
Aspirin 160 GM GS SoundFont Public Domain One of the small sized SoundFonts.
Cadenza SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
Chaos12MB SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
DSoundFont SoundFont Normal 4.03+, Plus 4.03+, Lite: Public Domain
GE 3.51+, Ultimate 4.1 RC+: GPL V3+ with exception
A SoundFont by Strix.
The most recommended SoundFont.
One of the most realistic SoundFonts.
(Note: There're still a few of 3rd party samples. These SoundFonts have unbalanced volume by each tones.)
E-mu SoundFont Freedom, used widely SoundBlaster / Creative SoundFonts, there're lots of versions (1M to 28M). 28M/X-FI's one missing Picked Bass (Prg 35).
Fanta 32MB GM SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
Fluid R3 SoundFont MIT Old version of MuscScore's SoundFont.
Freepats GM Set SoundFont GPL V3+ with exception Unfinished GM SoundFont Set. Don't use standalonely.
GeneralUser GS SoundFont Freedom Another SoundFont, almost GS compatibility.
GM.dls.sf2 SoundFont Freedom
Florestan Basic GM GS: Public Domain
RLNDGM: CC-BY 4.0
Windows SoundFont. The derivatives are: RLNDGM, Florestan Basic GM GS, scc1t2 and GMGSx, and more (Some are non-free).
GM Ailve! SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium sized SoundFonts.
Industry Standard SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium-small sized SoundFonts.
Iowa Sample Public Domain This is not only orchestra samples, other samples also included as well, like Steinway Piano, Guitar, etc.
JNS-GM 2 SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium-small sized SoundFonts.
Jurgen GM GS SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium sized SoundFonts.
KOR SoundFonts SoundFont GPL V2 with exception There're four versions: Tiny, Basic, Orchestral, Complete.
Masterpiece SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium sized SoundFonts.
MuscScore General SoundFont MIT New version of MuscScore's SoundFont.
Music Man SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium sized SoundFonts.
Musica Theoria 2 SoundFont Public Domain One of the medium-small sized SoundFonts.
RealFont 2.1 SoundFont Public Domain Despite the name, this SoundFont is actually unrealistic.
Reality GM GS SoundFont Public Domain Despite the name, this SoundFont is actually unrealistic.
SGM-V2.01 SoundFont Give credit Widely-used SoundFont. Some Flower Angel music uses this SoundFont as well.
Symphony Hall SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
Taiji Generation 4 SE SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
TimGM6mb SoundFont GPL V2 Older version of MuscScore's SoundFont.
Unison SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
VSCO 2 CE Sample / sfz Public Domain An Orchestral library. There're also have other two versions to buy, includes Standard Edition and Pro Edition.
Xioad SoundFont Public Domain One of the old SoundFonts.
Free, incompatible with GPL v3
HiDef SoundFont Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 A Mix of 16MB GM GS MT32 v2.51, Another GS, Yet Another SoundFont, Timbres of Heaven, XG Remap,Mini Groove 88ish, Quasisynth GM SoundFont, Yamaha S-YXG50 0.2.1.2, SGM and OmegaGMGS2. See individal SoundFont for more information.
Recommended for Roland Sample usage.
Musyng / Musyng Kite SoundFont Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 Lots of variations.
Yet Another SoundFont SoundFont Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 A "clone" of Roland Sound Module.
Recommended for Roland Samples usage.
Free, Partial
Just t4 SoundFont CC Sampling+ (retired) Yamaha Tyros 4 GM SoundFont. (CC Sampling+: Only partial can be used in the commercial purpose)
Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra SoundFont, Sample / sfz CC Sampling+ (retired) A complete orchestra library.
Mixed
Virtual Playing Orchestra Sample / sfz Mixed A Mix of Sonatina, Philharmonia, Various PD and CC-BY-SA materials.
Non-free
16MB GM GS MT32 v2.51 SoundFont Unknown A very poor SoundFont.
32MbGMStereo SoundFont Unknown All presets are chorused.
Arachno SoundFont Non-commercial use only Samples from 3rd party materials.
Another XG SoundFont Unknown Mix of various SoundFonts.
Chorium SoundFont Grey Area Roland SoundCanvas Samples.
Colossus.sf2 SoundFont Grey Area These are directly ripped from commercial sources.
Compifont SoundFont Grey Area Mixed with Crisis GeneralMIDI materials, guitars also restricted.
Crisis GeneralMIDI SoundFont Donation for commercial use and share, unmodifiable Largest General MIDI Set.
Not work with FluidSynth.
DGX (DuanGeXing) SoundFonts SoundFont Non-commercial use only An earlist GM SoundFont that released in China. There're three versions: 42M (V1), 62M (V2) and 32M (V3).
DSoundFont Series (Prior, except Lite) SoundFont Grey Area A SoundFont by Strix.
Old version of DSoundFont Family. Explosion sound is CC-BY-NC 3.0.
Ele SoundFonts SoundFont Grey Area Mix with Crisis GeneralMIDI, Game SoundFonts and other non-free sources.
The Fairy Tale Bank (1&2) SoundFont Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 A SoundFont by 快乐爱的小精灵.
Inspired from 小花仙 (Flower Angel), a Chinese Webgame and Cartoon.
Recommended for Roland Sample usage.
Game / Moblie Series SoundFont Grey Area These are directly ripped from commercial sources.
Giant SoundFont SoundFont, Split Bank Unknown Maybe include non-free sources?
GM Thai Mix SoundFont Unknown Mix of various SoundFonts.
GMR Basico SoundFont Non-commercial use only, no other permission A medium-large SoundFont. This is the one of the most restrictive SoundFonts.
The license is: "Please: can not and should receive money for this soundfont, sharing the password in email or internet, or electronic media, or copy the bank massively, either rename, sell, own the sf2, give it away or uploading to the web. Nor should convert it to other formats without my permission."
This means you're not allowed to do anything other than personal MIDI playbacks with this SoundFont.
JCLive21 SoundFont Unknown Despite the name, this doesn't actually have a "Live" scenery, it's unrealistic.
Mega Sound V2.0 SoundFont Non-commercial use only "Play the Live's Mega Sound!"
Mini Groove 88ish SoundFont Grey Area Some samples from Quasisynth GM SoundFont, which are from Roland! Other Roland samples also included!
MixFont/Realistic SF SoundFont Grey Area Mixed with Crisis GeneralMIDI materials.
Not Just t4 SoundFont Grey Area Mixfont + Just t4.
OmegaGMGS2 SoundFont Grey Area Mix of various SoundFonts, non-free sources also included.
Philharmonia Orchestra Sample Without derivatives: Can't be shared
With derivatives: Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0
Biggest Orchestra Set. The restriction is: they must not be sold or made available 'as is' (i.e. as samples or as a sampler instrument). This means making SoundFont by using these samples are prohibited.
PRO7USE Enhanced SoundFont Non-commercial use only Former version of KOR SoundFont.
Quasisynth GM SoundFont Grey Area Roland SoundCanvas Samples.
RealSound GS SoundFont Unknown One of the old SoundFonts. Despite the name, this SoundFont is actually unrealistic.
Silver Spring SoundFont Non-commercial use only Game SoundFont also included.
SONiVOX SoundFont Unknown Android SoundFont.
Timbres of Heaven SoundFont Can't be shared A super loud SoundFont.
Titanic 200 SoundFont Non-commercial use only, can't be shared Some documents wrote "Public Domain", but infact, this is a lie.
TrianGM SoundFont Grey Area Unknown Sources.
WeedsGM3 SoundFont Non-commercial use only Un4seen's official SoundFont.
Unison HD SoundFont Non-commercial use only Upgraded verion of Unison, but this one includes Yamaha XG Remap sources.
Yamaha XG Sound Set Remap SoundFont Grey Area This includes Yamaha samples by itself.