Anyone know of a way to see all of the percussion in a particular soundfont? I am referring to the sf2 format used by assorted MIDI software.
I am running Windows 10. Coolsoft VirtualMIDISynth will show all of the instruments in a soundfont, but does not really show much for percussion aside from kit names.
My MIDI-MIS instrument switcher I am now finding out has a highly inaccurate percussion display. See the screenshot for an example. By loading the custom instrument names exported from VirtualMIDISynth, I can see that I have selected the "Cartoon FX" kit, but I don't have any valid names to go along with anything that is in the actual kit, and so I don't actually know what is there without listening to each instrument. I display the default names from my generic GM/GS/XG percussion list files.
So far I have not found any software that will show me anything other than kit names, which is becoming an issue as I am now working on games in the SNES MIDI Remaster Project that have lots of "actual" percussion. Prior to now, I have used very little "real" percussion, because I needed the melodic properties of the melodic percussion instruments such as Melodic Tom, Timpani, Koto, etc. But now I need things like "Hi-Hat" and "Bass Drum", but more... refined or whatnot.
You can see what I am working with at this link:
These are the files exported from VirtualMIDISynth and modified to load in to my editor. Plenty of kit names to go around, but no contents of said kits.