SoundFont the brand name that referred to sample-based synthesis in early sound cards to playback MIDI. There was no where near enough data available on disk for an mp3! You needed the sound font stored on your sound card to turn that midi data into a more musical result. Often used in games and later mobile phones they created a generation hooked on general Midi.
MIDI Scripting was introduced with FL Studio 20.7 onward. Browse the manual section on MIDI Scripting here. MIDI Scripting Device API reference. WORKING SCRIPTS. NOTE: Scripts provided by fellow FL Studio users are untested by Image-Line. Some may also be special-use tweaks rather than full implementations.
Although it was never intended as a way to compose music, the sounds have become classic tools for dance and hiphop producers.
NI’s Kontakt has largely replaced the soundfont and alternatives have sprung up that enhance the concept like ReFX’s Nexus. While they replace the need for soundfonts, they are often expensive investments. Soundfonts are free, can contain hundreds of sounds from orchestral to drums and evoke the past.
We’ve collected an ultimate list of some of the best we could find from around the web so you don’t have to.
You need a VST SoundFont player but most software like FL Studio and Ableton Live already come with one. You can also drop them inside Kontakt too.
The Free Soundfont List
- Hammer sound – 535 Soundfonts Library
- RKHive – Huge selection of soundfont sounds and banks
- SoundFonts.it – 22 Free Soundfonts
- Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra – GM Soundfont bank of orchestra sounds
- HD Orchestral Bank – A full compliment of all GM sounds
- Thomas’ Sounds – Classics like the Korg M1 and much more
- Hip-Hop Soundfonts – 126 Hiphop sounds
- Warbeats– 57 Soundfonts, nice list
- Guard Dere – Loads of classical Soundfonts from way back
- Nikleus Collection– 30+ banks
- Christian Collins – A few banks of full soundfonts
- Ethan Winer Originals – 13 Original Soundfonts
- Instrucol – 25 Soundfonts
- Muse Score – Some popular GM SoundFonts
- Personal Copy– GM Soundfonts and more tools for management
- Shan Soundfont – A Bank of sounds
- Ntonyx.com – 17 Soundfonts
- Lysator – FTP Directory of Soundfont
- Johannes Roussel– 32 Soundfonts
- Betty’s Instruments – 11 Sampled from Casio VZ 1
- Sounds For Beats – 12 Free soundfonts
- Milestones – Some organs
Game / Chiptune Sounds
- Megadrive Pack – Soundfont to recreate sounds from the megadrive console
- SNES Pack – SNES, N64 & GBA Soundfonts
- Chip Tune – woolies chiptune Soundfont
sfArk & Other formats
Some Soundfonts use a compressed format, use the sfArk tool to open them.
Every producer knows that creating memorable melody loops can be difficult. Especially creating trap melody loops where the melody can set the stage for the entire song.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a new producer who needs help creating a starting point to launch your creative process or an experienced producer who wants to chop up some quality melody loops without worrying about the copyright issues that can come with sampling music.
All producers could use a stockpile of melody loops to pick from for a wide variety of uses.
So we’ve put together a list of 5 of our favorite collections of free trap melody loops that every producer should have on their hard drive.
ORACLE HIP HOP SAMPLE PACK
Put short, this is the pack to have if you’re looking for free trap melody loops. Over 100 melody loops to fit any mood from dark to bouncy to nostalgic.
100+ free trap melody loops
Stem tracks for melody loops so you can solo or remove parts to add variation to your beats.
34 high quality trap 808s
100 MIDI melody loops to use with any vst
2020 MELODY COLLECTION
Another 10/10 collection of trap melody loops that can easily fit into any style of hip hop. Like Oracle this collection includes stems for the melody loops so you can customize the way they play.
There isn’t a single melody loop in this pack that misses the qualities for a placement ready beat.
40 free trap melody loops
68 melody loop stem files
Wide variety of BPMs and all labeled by key
COBRA HIP HOP SAMPLE PACK
This beast of a pack is an all around hip hop powerhouse. What makes this pack special is that in addition to the trap melody loops there are melody loops from session recordings we did with professional guitar and flute studio artists. Oh and don’t forget all of the free trap drum samples and loops that come along with it!
29 free trap melody loops
24 studio quality guitar and flute melodic loops
14 trap hi hat midi patterns
24 Midi melodies
5 Midi chord progressions
100+ trap drum one shots
50+ trap drum loops
19 trap 808s
ETERNITY LOFI SAMPLE PACK
Fl Music Studio Download Free
If you’re asking why a lofi sample pack is in a list for free trap melody loops I’ll give you the answer. The biggest thing trap beats and lofi beats have in common is they both rely heavily on a strong melody loops that are memorable. And trap beats are evolving to more experimental styles using filtered sounds similar to the way melodies in lofi songs do. This makes eternity the perfect crossover kit to make hip hop beats in any style.
100+ free melody loops
Free Midi Chord Progressions Fl Studio
50+ free drum loops
17 basses and 808s
20+ midi melody loops
9 hi hat midi patterns
20+ unique tape melody loops recoroded on a tascam 4 track recorder
40+ vocal ad libs and phrases
Like Eternity, this pack is here because the free melody loops inside are all flexible enough to fit into pretty much any style of beat you can imagine if used correctly. Paired with a variety of midi chord progressions you can pair with your favorite synth sounds, this collection has plenty of materials for someone looking for free trap melody loops.
26 free melody loops
22 free midi chord progressions
70+ free drum loops and hi hat loops
60+ free drum one shot samples
Here are a few other melody loop packs for you use when making beats in any genre:
Cymatics Free Rhodes Pack: We recorded these rhodes samples from a vintage 73’ Rhodes Stage Piano we found and restored. The Rhodes has a classic e piano sound that is one of the most popular sounds in music history. These samples are perfect for creating melody loops for trap, classic hip hop, r&b, etc.
Python Midi Collection: Midi melody loops and midi chord progressions make it easy to customize and create your own unique melody loops. Python contains 51 midi melodies and progressions laid down by a grammy award winning piano player at our studio.
GEMS VOL 1, 2 & 3: These packs aren’t free, but they’re so cheap and the value you get is so great it’s worth it to give them a mention. Each pack is topped with 40 placement ready melodies ready for you to help you make your next hit.