Hi! Where might I find note sets, e.g. a whole pack like piano/c.wav, piano/c-sharp.wav and so on, for different octaves and perhaps even different instruments?
Last time I needed this, I did manual exports of tone by tone from Garageband for cutting with Audacity, but I was curious if there's a better way!
The Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra sfz would be a good start;
right now, its homepage at http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/ is unreachable at least to me...
Look around for alternate download sites, and eventually conversions.
For the original sfz format, you will actually have the .wav files unpacked already; if you pick sf2 conversions, you'll need a soundfont editor to extract the samples.
Excellent, many thanks -- downloading now, one of the links worked for me!
Sigh -- this one looked good first but was missing many tones. For the Grand Piano for instance only a, c, d#, and f# were available in the download...
That's because the sfz allows more notes to be played based on the same sample, look at this bit of sfz for example:
as you see, the c#3.wav is used in a range from c3 to d3, centered on the true note, c#3.
The sfz player will play the sample re-pitching it for the desired note.
You can create the missing notes with an audio editor, or resample them played through a sfz player.
If you want a more complete (and big!) piano, there's the Salamander Grand Piano, previously discussed here:
Thanks for the explanation! Right, I now understand I can open the individual samples and manually convert them with an audio editor (though I'd be back at roughly the same amount of work as I would with manually exporting and cutting from Garageband, which for the record I just did now).
Thanks for this link, looks excellent! One of the packs goes back to http://theremin.music.uiowa.edu which has a lot of downloadable files!
Here is another very nice collection of samples with all the notes for particular instruments:
You have to do a bit of work to load them in the sampler of your choice of course, but a number of instruments.