SynthFont is intended to mimic
the behavior of SoundFont compatible
hardware/soundcards like SoundBlaster Live! or
Audigy and SynthFont is (almost) modulator
aware, which Live! is not. But SynthFont is
more. It provides an interface into the
SoundFont structure and has basic editing
capabilities. It also displays various data
about the loaded MIDI file through the piano
roll and the event list. Finally, there is a
simple playlist feature for storing the files
you are currently working on.
SynthFont also supports VST
effects - there are 17 busses in all: one master
bus and 16 channel busses.
a separate VST instrument version of SynthFont
is also available. It is a completely
independent module, which you can use without SF
installed. It does not have any of the SoundFont
tools SF has, nor can it display any MIDI
information as it does not handle MIDI files.