General MIDI Instrument Library

The General MIDI Instrument Library defines the sound of 128 melodic instruments and 47 percussion instruments. Here is a small sampling of sounds from the GM library. These were generated by converting a MIDIFile to a WAV file using the ME1000 Ringtone Engine, then converting the WAV file to an MP3.

Listen to Some Individual Instruments from the ME1000
#11
Vibraphone
Uses FM to generate enharmonic partials.
#18
Rock Organ
Saw and Square waves with vibrato.
#23
Accordian
Modulated square waves for intense sound. (Pitch dropped at end of song to simulate deflation.)
#74
Recorder
Use noise to model breath sound.
#97
FX2 Soundtrack
Two pole resonant filter for space sound.
#114
Steel Drums
Uses FM to generate enharmonic partials.
#124
Telephone
Uses envelope loop to generate rapidly repeated ring.
#125
Helicopter
Filtered white noise to model rotor noise.

 


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