SynthFont2
SynthFont2

Image shows the "Plug & Play" view with MIDI file tracks at the bottom and VU meters (for the MIDI channels) at the top.

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SynthFont - 1 and 2

SynthFont (free V.1 and paid V.2) is a program for editing and playing MIDI files using various sound source files like SoundFonts, GigaSampler files, SFZ files and more. VST instruments can also be used instead of a sound source file. A midi file is different from - for instance - an MP3 file in that the file does not contain any audio data. Instead, the file is a collection of notes and instructions for how to play them. SynthFont combines this data with the audio data in a SoundFont to produce ("render") an audio version of the song. Here are a few audio samples in MP3 format made by two devoted users.

Version 2.0.6.1 of SynthFont2 released May 22nd, 2017, is available. Get it now!
Here is a short list of some of the features in SynthFont2 - not found in SynthFont1:

+ support for multiple MIDI time signatures
+ smooth playback scrolling of the Pianoroll
+ support for creating one more compressed audio format: M4A, based on the free AAC format
+ support for creating compressed audio files using Variable Bit Rate
+ support for multiple CPU cores
+ support for some Windows 7/8/10 enhancements
+ a new combined SoundFont Override and Bank Manager: you can give SynthFont a number of SoundFonts and folders in which to search for banks missing in the default SoundFont
+ support for SoundFont modulators
+ VU meters for the MIDI channels
+ many more MIDI editing features
+ function to quickly determine the maximum loudness of a song
+ MIDI data can be saved in the Arrangement file
+ support for mega-size MIDI files
+ unlimited voice count
+ Visual Styles
+ … plus a very large number of minor improvements and new features
 

Viena

Viena is a SoundFont editor (not to be confused with one other editor called "Vienna"). Viena can be used on any MS Windows computer independently of audio card installed (as opposed to the "Vienna" software).
Viena makes it easy to create new SoundFonts, copy Instruments and Presets between SoundFonts and change values for Generators.

Version 0.996 released May 26th, 2017, is availabled. Get it now!

SyFonOne

SyFonOne is a Midi Port player based on SynthFont and VSTSynthFont. Hook it up to your Midi keyboard, or via a virtual midi port to your sequencer and play MIDI using SoundFonts.

Version 1.054 released July 11th, 2016, is available. Get it now!

VSTSynthFont

VSTSynthFont is a VST Instrument version of SynthFont (VST PlugIn Interface Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH). Use together with any suitable VST host.
Now also available as a 64 bit plugin.

Versions 1.095 (32 bit) and 2.095 (64 bit) released February 2nd, 2017,  are now available. Get it now!
SynthFont2 in pictures
Files and Folders - on this page you have the option to create Playlists and to use a file Explorer to find MIDI files or SoundFonts. Instead of normal Playlist you can choose to play or or selected MIDI files in the Explorer folder.
 
Pianoroll - on this page you have the option to look at MIDI data in graphical form. At the top the notes are displayed and at the bottom you find a range of tools for editing MIDI data.
 
Midi events - on this page you have the option to look at MIDI data in textural form; all events or filtered events in a table. To the right you find a range of tools for editing MIDI data.
 
Plug & Play - on this page you have the option to look at MIDI tracks and change a range of parameters related to playback. Here you can assign SoundFonts, Presets, VST Instruments and VST effects to the tracks.
 
SynthFont2 - page "Files / Folders"
 
SynthFont2 - page "Pianoroll"
 
SynthFont2 - page "Midi events"
 
SynthFont2 - page "Plug & Play"
 
Listen to a few samples of what you can do with SynthFont:
Here are nine arrangements of some more or less well-know tunes put together by SynthFont users Charles Perry (CP) and John O'Rourke  (JOR). John has recently made some new tunes. Says John: I was wondering if you can replace my 3 songs on your webpage with these new ones.  I’ve gotten more creative over the years since I’m using more Soundfonts, VST plugins and other ‘Special effects’ to make new Midi song conversions.
Pink Floyd - Money
Pink Floyd - Money (JOR)
Pink Floyd - Time
Pink Floyd - Time (JOR)
Van Halen - Ain't Talkin Bout Love
Van Halen - Ain't Talkin Bout Love (JOR)
Wings - Band On The Run
Wings - Band On The Run (JOR)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (JOR)
Edgar Winter - Frankenstein
Edgar Winter - Frankenstein (JOR)
Man Eater
Man Eater (CP)
Tropical Medely
Tropical Medley (CP)
Copacabana
Copacabana (CP)