24-Bit SoundFont Banks Released

SONiVOX release Symphonic Strings and Symphonic Brass for the new 24-bit SoundFont format      27/09/06
24-Bit SoundFont Banks Released

SONiVOX MI (formerly Sonic Implants) have announced the release of two new virtual musical instrument products designed to take full advantage of Creative Labs’ new 24-bit SoundFont format. SONiVOX Symphonic Strings X-Fi and SONiVOX Symphonic Brass X-Fi represent the first commercially available 24-bit SoundFont banks available outside of Creative Labs that are capable of capitalizing on the new Sound Blaster X-FI 24-bit hardware for sample rendering.
Taken from the Sonic Implants’ Symphonic Collection by SONiVOX, the new 24-bit SoundFont banks not only offer higher fidelity samples, but scalable compatibility with older, 16-bit SoundFont synthesizers.
While 16-bit SoundFont banks have been available from SONiVOX MI since 1997, SONiVOX Symphonic Strings X-Fi and SONiVOX Symphonic Brass X-Fi bring a taste of the 24-bit Symphonic Collection to millions of SoundFont users worldwide for the first time.
SONiVOX Symphonic Strings X-Fi and SONiVOX Symphonic Brass X-Fi are both compatible with 24-bit hardware acceleration on Creative’s latest line of “X-Fi� branded PC sound cards. SoundFont capable software synthesizers found on the Mac platform and E-MU’s Emulator X platform will render the new SoundFont banks at 16-bit quality, making these, according to SONiVOX, the most flexible SoundFont banks ever released.
Kurt Heiden, SONiVOX MI Business Development Manager told us, "SoundFont technology has always provided one of the best price-to-performance ratios in the virtual instrument development arena, and this latest jump to 24-bit is sure to energize a whole new generation of both Creative and SONiVOX customers with its ability to deliver an unparalleled musical experience.�
Creative Labs’ Technology Evangelist Christopher Gamboa had this to say, “Creative is proud to be working with developers like SONiVOX, who have chosen to showcase the 24-bit SoundFont technology available in the Sound Blaster X-Fi."
Pricing and Availability:
Available for download
$39.95 each
More information and demos:
  • www.sonivoxmi.com


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