where can I find library of music sounds? bells, telephones rings, etc

Discussion in 'comp.music.midi' started by Mario, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Mario

    Mario Guest

    Hello,

    Can you tell me anyu web sites from which I can download basic sounds
    as midi files such as:

    different kind of telephone rings
    different kinds door bells
    basic sounds

    Thanks,

    Mario
  2. Jim Higgins

    Jim Higgins Guest

    On 2 Jul 2003 12:09:18 -0700, in
    <9ae829af.0307021109.d44e7bc@posting.google.com>,
    mandm@flashnet.it (Mario) wrote:

    >Hello,
    >
    >Can you tell me anyu web sites from which I can download
    >basic sounds as midi files such as:
    >
    >different kind of telephone rings
    >different kinds door bells
    >basic sounds


    There are no "sounds" in MIDI files, just instructions to your
    playback device to make sounds that are already built into it.
    If your playback device doesn't contain a dog bark, for example,
    then no MIDI file in the world will cause it to produce a dog
    bark. OTOH, if it does contain such a sound, then with one
    simple edit you can play a MIDI file of a piano concerto (for
    example) and have the piano notes sound as dog barks. The sound
    is in your playback device, not in the MIDI file.

    If you are using a soundcard for playback that uses sound fonts,
    you might (probably not) find some fonts that contain the types
    of "instruments" (sounds) you are interested in. You can also
    record such sounds thru your sound card and use a sound font
    editor to produce such fonts for yourself.

    There are a few links to sound font sites in the AMM FAQ located
    at the URL in my signature plus a brief writeup of MIDI vs
    assorted sound formats at
    http://home.sc.rr.com/cosmogony/ammfaq.html#2.03

    --
    Jim Higgins, quasimodo AT yahoo DOT com

    alt.music.midi FAQ - http://home.sc.rr.com/cosmogony/ammfaq.html
  3. Mario

    Mario Guest

    Any websites ?

    > Hello,
    >
    > Can you tell me any web sites from which I can download basic sounds
    > as midi files such as:
    >
    > different kind of telephone rings
    > different kinds door bells
    > basic sounds
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Mario

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