Arachno SoundFont is a General MIDI-compliant bank of 128 instruments ("presets")
and 9 GM/GS drumkits, aimed at enhancing the realism of your MIDI files and arrangements.
It's meant to be used with a SoundFont 2.x-compatible MIDI synthesizer, either hardware
(eg. Sound Blaster Live!/Audigy/X-Fi) or software (like SynthFont). This documentation will
explain you how to use Arachno SoundFont bank, from loading it into your SoundFont synthesizer,
to the playback and recording of MIDI files.
This SoundFont project has first started somewhere in mid-2003, as a modified version of
the Magic SoundFont, by Dennis Deutschmann, for my own MIDI listening purposes.
Acquiring solid SoundFont editing experience over the years, I replaced many of its original
presets with new samples and instruments from various sources, giving birth to my own
custom SoundFont bank, Arachno SoundFont. After leaving this bank unmodified for over
three years (since May 17, 2007) for many reasons, I finally found the time to write this
documentation and release it for the first time on the internet, as "freeware" work.
CPU: Intel Pentium 4/D/Core or AMD Athlon/Phenom, 1 GHz or better
RAM: 1 GB or higher, to use other applications while keeping Arachno SoundFont loaded
in RAM permanently
Hard Disk: 500 MB or more free hard disk space is strongly recommended, especially for recording
Soundcard: SoundFont 2.x-compatible EMU10K1 (SB Live!, E-MU APS), EMU10K2 (Audigy),
EMU20K1 or EMU20K2 (X-Fi) processor-based soundcard for hardware SoundFont playback support,
or any DirectSound-compatible device if you only use software SoundFont 2.x players/synthesizers/samplers (eg. SynthFont)
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 or better for hardware SoundFont support,
or any other OS for software SoundFont support, depending of your SoundFont