Using .sf2 files

By Red Bokowski
Jul 16, 2007
  1. I have two freeware programs on my PC for writing/composing music: Finale Notepad 2007 and Anvil Studio. Both programs come with a limited number of MIDI sounds but the sounds in Finale are a million times better than the ones in Anvil Studio. Problem is, Anvil is easier to use and compose in. Finale Notepad uses a .sf2 sound file for its instruments and I want to import those sounds into Anvil Studio except the program says I don't have the right sound card to play a .sf2 file. Yet, when I run Finale it plays the .sf2 files as they are supposed to be played. Help?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    My advice is to stick with Finale Notepad 2007 and get used to it. There are additional instrument sounds available for Finale Notepad 2007, if you just look for them. You are getting the "the program says I don't have the right sound card to play a .sf2 file" error because Anvil's program doesn't support .sf2 files
  3. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    it means that there is no way to combine these programs together.
    work with Finale Notepad 2007 or find the third one that will meet your requirements.
  4. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,154   +197

    Im just guessing here....

    Maybe a program exists to convert .sf2 files to the format anvil uses?

    Happy hunting! :)
  5. Char_X

    Char_X TS Rookie Posts: 170

    Oh!that sounds well.
    Red,what format Anvil Studio uses?
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