Not many entrants to LudumDare get a chance to finish a song for their game, but for those who do, I thought I’d compile a list of free samples you can use. Some of these are soundfonts compressed with sfArk – just drag the file on to sfArkXTc.exe to generate a self-extracting executable that will create the sf2 file when run. Others are compressed using sfpack.exe. This is a cross-post from my blog.
MIS Stereo Piano [ SoundFont | Directwave ]
MIS Orchestra Samples [Requires Directwave]
Nylon Guitar 1
Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra SF2 (original SFZ)
HQ Orchestra Samples
- Percussion 1
While not samples, these are free VSTi plugins, compatible with most modern DAWs.
Reaktor 5 (free version)
Reaktor 5 Factory Selection
Mikro Prism [Requires Reaktor]
Jug Drum (free version) [Requires Kontact]
Dryer Drum [Requires Kontact]
The SimulAnalog Guitar Suite is very nice, but is for non-commercial use only.