I've noticed that the instruments in the synth section of patches (~80-103/synth leads through synth effects) have kinda meaningless names, and also seem to vary in sound between soundfonts, so I wanted to ask:
Do any of the patches have a specific thing they should sound like?
All of the other patches in GM are either based off of instruments or real sounds, and things like "square", "sawtooth", and "warm pad" are self explanatory, but some like "sci-fi" and "goblins" don't really make sense to me.
Is each one supposed to sound a specific way?
Is there an original GM soundfont that lays out how the weirdly named ones should sound?
Are they based on famous synth patches?
Are they just outdated names that made sense when GM was invented?
I have attached a list of the patches in the 3 "synth sections" to refer to.
I'm asking party cause I'm curious, and partly because I wanna make my own GM soundfont.