General Midi Sound SetI'm a bit obsessed with making available all 128 instruments of the General Midi 1 Sound Set. This is the sound set that midi files use to recreate music, soundfonts traditionally revolve around them and if you get 128 voice keyboard these are generally the voices it has. It is a standard to make sure that when Instrument 1 is called for it is always Acoustic Grand Piano and not bagpipes or a car crash.
Thanks to Sarcyan allowing me to convert his most excellent Musyng Kite Sound Font, I think all 128 sounds are now represented here at old bigcat Instruments and available for Kontakt 5.
Being me, getting all of the GM sound set as instruments for Kontakt calls for a list. A really long list. Initials at the front of the instrument name refers to the maker, see the key at the bottom. If there is more than one instrument that fits the patch, all instruments are listed side by side. Bonus instruments of similar type are included under the more general midi instrument.
Note that you'll need the full version of Kontakt for these to work.
1 Acoustic Grand *City Piano Warm City Piano Clean Maestro Concert Grand
continued... Iowa Piano MK Acoustic Grand SSO Grand Piano S Piano
2 Bright Acoustic Salamander Piano Summer Piano MK Bright Grand
3 Electric Grand The Y Piano MK Electric Grand
4 Honky-Tonk Shoot the Piano MK Honky Tonk
Prepared A Prepared Piano
Plucked Beskhu Plucked Piano
5 Electric Piano 1 The W Piano Street Bumper Piano MK R Piano
Detuned MK Detuned EP 1
6 Electric Piano 2 The H Planet S Piano MK Electric 2
Detuned MK Detuned EP 2
7 Harpsichord MK Harpsichord
Coupled MK Coupled Harpsichord
8 Clavinet MK Clavinet
9 Celesta MK Celesta
10 Glockenspiel MK Glockenspiel SSO Glockenspiel
11 Music Box MK Music Box
Found Finger Piano
Chimes SSO Chimes Selector Chimes
Bells Wuola Medieval Bells
12 Vibraphone MSLP Vibraphone MK Vibraphone
13 Marimba MSLP Marimba MK Marimba
14 Xylophone MSLP Xylophone MK Xylophone SSO Xylophone
15 Tubular Bells MK Tubular Bells
Church Bells MK Church Bells
Carillon Ghent Belfry Carillon
16 Dulcimer MK Dulcimer MSLP Kantele
Hammered Dulcimer iternetcone Hammered Dulcimer
Toy MSLP Toy Zither
17 Drawbar Organ MK Drawbar Organ
Detuned MK Detuned Organ 1 MK Detuned Organ 3
18 Percussive Organ MK Percussive Organ
Detuned MK Detuned Percussive Organ
19 Rock Organ MK Rock Organ
20 Church Organ MK Church Organ 1 MK Church Organ 2
Pipe Organ Bureu Organ Saint Augustine's Organ
21 Reed Organ MK Reed Organ
22 Accordion MK Accordion
Italian MK Italian Accordion
23 Harmonica MK Harmonica Beeching Harmonica
Melodica MSLP Melodica
24 Tango Accordion MK Bandoneon
25 Nylon String MF Natural Concert Guitar Quartertone Guitar MK Nylon Guitar
continued... S Guitar MSLP Acoustic Lil Nylon
Shell DIY Philharmonic Guitar (see here)
Chords MSLP Acoustic Guitar Chords
Ukulele MK Ukulele
26 Steel String Project 16 Sherwood SH887 Guitar FS Seagull Steel String Acoustic
continued... FS Ibid Acoustic MK Steel Guitar
12 Sring MK 12 String Guitar
Mandolin MSLP Mandolin Nillsson MK Mandolin
Shell DIY Philharmonic Mandolin (see here)
27 Electric Jazz FS Mor Peter Neck & Bridge MK Jazz Guitar
Hawaiian MK Hawaiian Guitar
28 Electric Clean FS Panther Both Pickups FS Fender Telecaster Electric Guitar
continued... Cute Emily MK Clean Guitar S Jackson EMG
Chords MSLP Electric Guitar Chords
Chorus MK Chorus Guitar
29 Electric Muted MK Muted Guitar
Funk MK Funk Guitar
30 Overdriven MK Overdriven Guitar
31 Distortion MK Distortion Guitar 1 MK Distortion Guitar 2
Feedback MK Feedback Guitar
32 G Harmonics MK Guitar Harmonics
G Feedback MK Guitar Feedback
33 Acoustic Bass FS Washburn Acoustic Bass Guitar MK Acoustic Bass
34 Electric Fingered FS Yamaha Electric Bass Guitar Quartertone Bass MK Finger Bass
Muffled FS Ibanez Electric Bass Guitar
35 Electric Picked MK Pick Bass
Six String Bass Pasta Bass
Variety of Basses Project16 Bass - Version 2 Eight MSLP Basses
36 Fretless Bass FaireDesVague Fretless Bass MK Fretless Bass
37 Slap Bass 1 MK Slap Bass
38 Slap Bass 2 MK Slap Bass 2
39 Synth Bass 1 MK Synth Bass 1 MK Synth Bass 2
40 Synth Bass 2 MK Synth Bass 3 MK Synth Bass 4
Mostly FULL ORCHESTRAS
Sonatina WIPS Strings Brass Woodwinds Percussion +
VSCO 2 Strings Brass Woodwinds Percussion Keys
41 Violin Ldk1609 Violin VSCO 2 Solo Violin Kake Violin
Shell DIY Violin (see here)
42 Viola *Iowa Viola WIPS S Viola MK Viola
Country Mystery Girl Viola
43 Cello Karoryfer Cello MSLP Cello Lofberg
continued... SSO Solo Cello S Cello MK Cello
Viola Da Gamba S Simple Viola da Gamba
44 Contrabass Karoryfer Meat Bass D Smolken Double Bass Chad's Double Bass Pizz
continued... VSCO 2 Contabass MSLP Double Bass Lofberg MK Contrabass
Contrabasses SSO Basses
45 Tremolo Strings MK Tremolo Strings
46 Pizzicato Strings MK Pizzicato Strings
48 Timpani SSO Timpani VSCO Percussion MSLP Timpani MK Timpani
49 String Ensemble 1 bigcat String Section MK String Ensemble
50 String Ensemble 2 MK Slow Strings
51 SynthStrings 1 MK Synth Strings 1 Mk Synth Strings 2
52 SynthStrings 2 MK Synth Strings 3 MK Orchestral Pad
53 Choir Aahs SSO Male SSO Female SSO Mixed MK Choral Aahs
54 Voice Oohs Betsy Joseph MK Melodic Choir
Experimental 272 Merry Orks
55 Synth Voice MK Synth Vox
56 Orchestra Hit MK Orchestral Hit
57 Trumpet SSO Trumpet Pablo Trumpet S The Trumpet MK Trumpet
58 Trombone MSLP Trombone Knutsson SSO Tenor Trombone S Tenor Trombone
Bass Trombone SSO Bass Trombone S Bass Trombone
60 Muted Trumpet MK Muted Trumpet
61 French Horn SSO Horn VSCO 2 Horn S Horn *Iowa Horn WIPS
French Horns SSO Horns - Take 2 MK French Horns Fortissimo Horn Ensemble
62 Brass Section MK Brass Section
63 SynthBrass 1 MK Synth Brass 1 MK Synth Brass 2
64 SynthBrass 2 MK Synth Brass 3 MK Synth Brass 4
65 Soprano Sax Iowa Soprano Sax MK Soprano Sax
66 Alto Sax Karoryfer Alto Sax Electric Karoryfer Alto Sax WIPs
67 Tenor Sax Club Tenor Sax MSLP Sax MK Tenor Sax
68 Baritone Sax Club Baritone Sax MK Baritone Sax
Oboes SSO Oboes
70 English Horn SSO Cor Anglias MK English Horn
71 Bassoon SSO Bassoon VSCO 2 Bassoon *Iowa Bassoon WIPS
Bassoons SSO Bassoons
Contrabassoon SSO Contrabassoon
72 Clarinet SSO Clarinet VSCO 2 Clarinet MSLP Sad Clarinet
Bass Clarinet *Iowa Bass Clarinet WIPS S Bass Clarinet
Clarinets SSO Clarinets
Crumhorn S Crumhorn Juskiddink Crumhorn
73 Piccolo SSO Piccolo MK Piccolo
74 Flute MSLP Flute Grbavac VSCO 2 Flute SSO Flute MK Flute
Alto Flute *Iowa Alto Flute WIPS S Alto Flute SSO Alto Flute
Bass Flute *Iowa Bass Flute WIPS S Bass Flute
Flutes SSO Flutes
75 Recorder MSLP Recorder MK Recorder
76 Pan Flute MK Pan Flute
77 Blown Bottle MK Blown Bottle MK Breathe
78 Skakuhachi MK Skakuhachi
79 Whistle MK Whistle
80 Ocarina MK Ocarina
TAYLOR SAMPLED SYNTHS with many leads. pads and effects
Janssen Havoc Complete
Payara Psia Complete
81 Lead 1 (square) MK Square Lead
Lead 1.2 (sine) MK AC Sine Wave
82 Lead 2 (sawtooth) MK Saw Wave
Lead 2.2 (doctor) MK Doctor Solo
83 Lead 3 (calliope) MK Calliope Lead
84 Lead 4 (chiff) MK Chiffer Lead
85 Lead 5 (charang) MK Charang
86 Lead 6 (voice) MK Solo Vox
Lead 6.2 (doo) MK Doo Vox
87 Lead 7 (fifths) MK 5th Saw Wave
88 Lead 8 (bass+lead) MK Bass + Lead
89 Pad 1 (new age) MK Fantasia Pad
90 Pad 2 (warm) MK Warm Strings
91 Pad 3 (polysynth) MK Polysynth
92 Pad 4 (choir) MK Voice Pad
93 Pad 5 (bowed) MK Bowed Pad
94 Pad 6 (metallic) MK Metal Pad
95 Pad 7 (halo) MK Halo Pad
96 Pad 8 (sweep) MK Sweep Pad
97 FX 1 (rain) MK Ice Rain
98 FX 2 (soundtrack) MK Soundtrack
99 FX 3 (crystal) MK Crystal
100 FX 4 (atmosphere) MK Atmosphere
101 FX 5 (brightness) MK Brightness
102 FX 6 (goblins) MK Goblins
103 FX 7 (echoes) MK Echoes
104 FX 8 (sci-fi) MK Star Theme
105 Sitar MK Sitar
106 Banjo FS Golden Key Banjo MK Banjo MSLP Banjo
Shell DIY Philharmonic Banjo (see here)
Oud Fantom57 Oud
107 Shamisen MK Shamisen
108 Koto MK Koto
Taisho Koto MK Taisho Koto
109 Kalimba MK Kalimba Beskhu SanzAnais
110 Bagpipe MK Bagpipe
111 Fiddle MK Fiddle MSLP Folk Violin Lofberg
112 Shenai MK Shenai
World Instruments S 9 World Instruments
Kayageum Spt3125 Kayageum
113 Tinkle Bell MK Tinkle Bell
Jingle Bells MSLP Jingle Bells
114 Agogo MK Agogo
115 Steel Drums MK Steel Pan Steel Drums
116 Woodblock MK Woodblock
Castanets MK Castanets
Maracas MSLP Maracas
117 Taiko Drum MK Taiko Drum
Concert Bass Drum MK Concert Bass Drum
118 Melodic Tom MK Melodic Tom MK Melodic Tom 2
119 Synth Drum MK Snyth Drum
808 Tom MK 808 Tom
120 Reverse Cymbal MK Reverse Cymbal
Tambourine S Pink Tambourine
121 Guitar Fret Noise MK Fret Noise
Guitar Cut Noise MK Cut Noise
String Slap MK String Slap
122 Breath Noise Breathing Noises
Flute Key Click MK Key Click
123 Seashore MK Seashore
Rain MK Rain
Thunder MK Thunder
Wind MK Wind
Stream MK Stream
Bubble MK Bubble Tverse Bubbles
Dog MK Dog
Horse MK Horse Gallop
Grasshopper S Grasshopper
125 Telephone MK Telephone 1 MK Telephone 2
Door Creak MK Door Creak Beskhu Cupboard Creaking
Door Close The Doors MK Door Slam
Scratch MK Scratch
Wind Chimes Beskhu Windchimes MK Wind Chimes
126 Helicopter SFX Helicopter
Car Engine MK Car Engine
Car Stop MK Car Skid
Car Pass MK Car Pass
Car Crash MK Car Crash
Siren MK Siren
Train MK Train
Jet Plane MK Jet Plane
Star Ship MK Star Ship
Burst Noise MK Burst Noise
127 Applause MK Applause
Laughing MK Laughter
Screaming MK Screaming
Punch MK Punch
Sword Fight Christopher Derp En Guarde
Heartbeat MK Heartbeat
Footsteps MK Footsteps
128 Gunshot Gunshot SFX MK Gunshot
Machine Gun MK Machine Gun
Lazar Gun MK Lazar Gun
Explosion MK Explosion
Basketball SFX Basketball Bounce
Jew's Harp Beskhu Jew's Harp
Cartoon Boing SFX Jawharp Boing
Vintage Game FX BLamerichs 8 Bit FX
1 Standard Kit Quartertone Drums SmithULTD/Evil Dragon Drums MK Standard Kit
2 Standard Kit 2 MK Standard Kit 2
Snares Sandyrb Snaradise
3 Pop Kit MK Pop Kit
4 Jungle Kit MK Jungle Kit
9 Room Kit MK Room Kit
10 Room Kit 2 MK Room Kit 2
17 Power Kit MK Power Kit
25 Electronic Kit MK Electronic Kit
26 TR-808 Kit MK US 88
27 TR-909 Kit MK US 99
28 GORK Kit MK Synth QORK
33 Jazz Kit MK Jazz Kit
34 Jazz Kit 2 MK Jazz Kit 2
35 Latin Kit MK Latin Kit
41 Brush Kit MK Brush Kit
49 Orchestra Kit SSO Percussion VSCO 2 Percussion
57 SFX Kit MK SFX Set
81 Electro Kit MK Electro Kit
82 Dance Kit MK Dance Kit
83 Gabba Kit MK Gabba Kit
84 House Kit MK House Kit
85 Industrial Kit MK Industrial Kit
86 Rave Kit MK Rave Kit
87 Techno Kit MK Techno Kit
105 Ethnic Percussion MK Ethnic Percussion
106 Africa Kit MK Africa Kit
107 Gamelan Complete Gamelan Delft Bonang Barung Pelog GMB Gamelan
128 CM Kit MK Drum Synth
* Certain instruments I have tuned to 440.
Certain instruments I've improved with a 'WIPS' script and other features and this download says WIPS. These have legato and vibrato, fake round robins, a smoother velocity scale and can be played using the usual keyboard or midi file, but also a wind controller if you have one.
The WIPS scripts created by Big Bob.
The Ensemble scripts created by Jay Bacal.
Electric Instrument scripts and GUI by Mickaël Ménager.
For these scripts, all rights are retained by their respective authors.
The basic bigcat instruments script was created through a community effort with Matt McKay creating the refinements for the second version. This script is public domain.
Many of these instruments are Creative Commons Attribution. Please credit the following.
MK & Street Bumper Piano - Musyng Kite by Sarcyan.
MSLP - MSLP project created by Erick Kvist.
SSO - Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund.
VSCO 2 - Versilian Studios / Sam Gossner
VSCO 2 Piano - Simon Dalzell of Ivy Audio
Surprise Piano- Simon Dalzell and Alexander HolmFeel.
D Smolken Double Bass, Cute Emily, Pasta Bass, 272 Merry Orks - Karoryfer Samples.
Karoryfer Cello, Meat Bass & Alto Sax - Karoryfer Samples.
S - Sasje.
FS - Flame Studios.
Project 16 Bass & Guitar - Project 16.
Quartertone Drums, Bass & Guitar - Quartertone.
SmithULTD/Evildragon - Quartertone & EvilDragon.
Salamander Piano - Alexander HolmFeel.
Summer Piano - Zenph Studios.
Maestro Concert Grand - Mats Helgesson.
Y, W & H Planet S Electric Pianos - Greg Sullivan
Beskhu - Beskhu.
A Prepared Piano - Kurt James Werner.
Grandmither's Piano - Techsetsu
Uncle Daves - Goup_1.
Poissonmort Toy Piano - Poissonmort.
Finger Piano - Prent Rogers.
Bureu - Lars Palo. Scripting - Matt McKay.
Saint Augustine's Organ - Nick Appleton.
Burea Funeral Organ - Lars Palo.
MF Natural Concert Guitar - Markus Fiedler.
bigcat String Section - Mattias Westlund and Erick Kvist.
Tiple - Andrés Cabrera.
Club Saxes - Clruwe.
Breathing Noises - The Baron.
The Doors - Sounds from FreeSound.org sampled by Anton, Leady, Ddohler, The Bizness, Lg, Matucha, Joe Deshon, Zabuhailo, Tiptoe 84, Baujahr 66, Ultra Dust, Simpsi, Omar Alvarado, Land Dub and Aiyuma.
Goose - US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Helicopter - Mike Koenig and Chester Barrett.
Gamelan - Akito Van Troyer.
GMB Gamelan - Anamorphosi.
Pablo Trumpet - rcasamajo.
Fortissimo & Maestoso Ensembles - Jasper Blunk.
Any corporate names used are simply those that the instruments were originally created under and the name has been retained to avoid confusion. No relationship, endorsement or connection in any way exists or is implied.
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