Creative Vienna SoundFont Studio
Creating music and working with MIDI instruments and sounds is an activity that requires, first of all, dedicated tools that can handle the special files. When it comes to modifying audio samples or instrument sounds that are part of a library used for MIDI sequencing, a program like Creative Vienna SoundFont Studio could be a good choice.
This application is built to function in conjunction with specific hardware devices, various types of Creative Sound Blaster to be more precise. As soon as the software is installed onto your system you can run it and if a supported device is found, you can get to work straightaway.
Since it is meant to deal with SoundFont banks, the utility recognizes SF2 and SBK files and will save the output in a format accepted by Sound Blaster units. Through a nicely designed interface, all the functions of Creative Vienna SoundFont Studio can be easily accessed and put to good use.
The main window accommodates several modules, so you will be able to add in your new project everything you need with just a few clicks. You will be able to create new instruments once the target wave file is loaded.
It is important to note that for stereo files the left and right channels are imported separately and if you want to save the instrument with both of them, they should be overlapped with pinpoint precision.
Volume and modulation envelopes are available in Creative Vienna SoundFont Studio, as well as some effects and pitch adjustments that can greatly improve the MIDI files.using templates and creating presets is also possible using the dedicated functions.
All things considered, this software solution can surely be of great help, but it is limited by the hardware it can be used with, therefore the number of potential users is somewhat limited.