SoundFont instruments


These instruments were created using FMJ-Software's Awave Studio editor and delivered in SoundFont 2 format (.SF2). You can use Awave Studio to convert them to many other formats!

Note:  All instruments on this page are copyrighted but you are free to download 'lo-fi' versions and play around with them as well as share them with others. If you like one and want to use it in a composition, we ask that you pay a small licensing fee. Buying it will get you the full 44 or 48-kHz 'hi-fi' version.

Buy a bundle with all five SoundFonts for the price of three.
Bodhran — The traditional Irish frame drum.

Created by Markus Dimdal  based on samples generously provided by the Norwegian Bodhran player Harald Hougaard.
Hand Bells sets.

Two sets of hand-bells recorded by Mark Sylvester and edited by Markus Dimdal.
Small Open Bells.

Small metal bells recorded, edited, processed, and crafted into a SoundFont by Markus Dimdal.
The Earliest Instruments Vol. 1.

A selection of eight of what might be the earliest instruments used by man. Created by Markus Dimdal.
MT32-Shaku.

Classic synth shakuhachi-like exotic flute sound. Use with maximum amount of reverb for best effect. SoundFont by Markus Dimdal.

What some of our customers are saying:

I cannot say enough about this handbell font. I have tried for YEARS to come up with a sound that even approached handbells. I'm using Fruity Loops now, with their new soundfont player. That program, with your soundfont, resulted in the closest thing I have ever heard to live handbells.

Thanks again, Pete Celano.

I recently tried the free, "lo-fi" bell soundfont which I thought was quite good. I purchased the "hi-fi" full version soundfont and find "bells 1," the only font I've used so far, to be excellent. I made a cd of some handbell pieces I composed a few years ago and compared it with a professional studio recording of a professional handbell ensemble, both cds played back on a good stereo system, and believe that the sound quality of my cd, using your soundfont, is preferable to the studio recording. I am very pleased, and wish to thank you for your fine work.

Reed Maxson

Bodhran SoundFont

Bodhran — The Traditional Irish Frame Drum

These samples were generously provided by the Norwegian Bodhran player Harald Hougaard.

The SoundFont was created by Markus Dimdal  who also did some digital noise reduction and normalization of the samples.

Includes: 21 different samples.

Download lo-fi trial version: Bodhran.sf2

Buy the full hi-fi version.

When you buy the 'hi-fi' version, a full-version download link will be emailed to you within 2-3 days time.
The trial version download lacks much of the high-frequency content of the full version.

Hand Bells SoundFont


Samples recorded by Mark Sylvester.

The SoundFont was created by Markus Dimdal  who also did digital editing and noise reduction on the samples.

Includes: 2 sets of hand bells (multiple octaves per set), plus 1 set of hand chimes, and 1 melody bell.

Download lo-fi trial version: HandBells.sf2

Buy the full hi-fi version.

When you buy the 'hi-fi' version, a full-version download link will be emailed to you within 2-3 days time.
The trial version download lacks much of the high-frequency content of the full version.

Small Open Bells SoundFont


Samples recorded, edited, processed, and crafted into a SoundFont by Markus Dimdal.

Includes: 6 differently shaped small open bells.

Download lo-fi trial version: SmallBells.sf2

Buy the full hi-fi version.

When you buy the 'hi-fi' version, a full-version download link will be emailed to you within 2-3 days time.
The trial version download lacks much of the high-frequency content of the full version.

The Earliest Instruments Vol. 1


A selection of eight of what might be the earliest instruments used by man. SoundFont craeted by Markus Dimdal.

Includes: Rattle, Bone scraper, Percussion stones, Bull-roarer, Horn, Bronze lur, Flint flute, Willow flute.

Download lo-fi trial version: Earliest-v1.sf2

Buy the full hi-fi version.

When you buy the 'hi-fi' version, a full-version download link will be emailed to you within 2-3 days time.
The trial version download lacks much of the high-frequency content of the full version.

MT32-Shaku

Shakuhachi-like Eexotic Flute

A classic synth shakuhachi-like exotic flute sound. SoundFont by Markus Dimdal.
Use with maximum amount of reverb for best effect.

Includes: The classic sound plus 3 variations.

Download lo-fi trial version: MT32Shaku.sf2

Buy the full hi-fi version.

When you buy the 'hi-fi' version, a full-version download link will be emailed to you within 2-3 days time.
The trial version download lacks much of the high-frequency content of the full version.

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