musescore-general-soundfont - General SoundFont from MuseScore (full version)

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename musescore-general-soundfont_0.1.4-1_all.deb
Package name musescore-general-soundfont
Package version 0.1.4
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category sound
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <>
Download size 72.21 MB
Installed size 81.93 MB
This is the new standard hard disc space-saving SF3 format
soundfont as shipped with MuseScore 2.2 and newer.
MuseScore_General attempts to keep the installed-size footprint
low while providing the complete GM (General MIDI) sound set
and some extras, although its full version is larger than its
antecessor fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont because of the new focus
on improving quality. (The small version is, despite restoring
stereo samples for some instruments, actually smaller, thanks
to numerous optimisations and bugfixes.)
The musescore-general-soundfont package contains everything at
best quality; musescore-general-soundfont-small is only a fourth
the size (about the same as fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont) while being
a drop-in replacement (identical bank configuration) at comparable
quality to the full soundfont, missing only the separate ensembles
(using identical samples for e.g. first/second violin) and some of
the new larger instrument samples. An SF2 (uncompressed) version
ships in the musescore-general-soundfont-lossless package, for use
by audiophiles, with synthesisers lacking SF3 support, or to avoid
the long startup times of MuseScore.
It can be used with most modern MIDI synthesisers which support
the SF3 format, although early implementations (such as the one
from MuseScore before release 2.2) had bugs making the resulting
sound bad; instead use fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont for those.
As it comes under the MIT licence, it can be used in most settings,
but do remember that waveforms generated using this soundfont are
“copies or substantial portions of the” soundfont.
This package will be installed into /usr/share/sounds/sf3/ which
is the standard Debian location for system-wide SF3 soundfonts.


Package Version Architecture Repository
musescore-general-soundfont_0.1.4-1_all.deb 0.1.4 all Debian Main
musescore-general-soundfont - - -


Name Value
musescore-compatible-soundfont -


Name Value
fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont << 2.315-5~
musescore-common << 2.3.2+dfsg1-1~bpo9


Type URL
Binary Package musescore-general-soundfont_0.1.4-1_all.deb
Source Package musescore-general-soundfont

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install musescore-general-soundfont deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install musescore-general-soundfont




2019-01-24 - Thorsten Glaser <>
musescore-general-soundfont (0.1.4-1) unstable; urgency=high
* New upstream bugfix release
* Ensure four-digit years in copyright metadata
2019-01-05 - Thorsten Glaser <>
musescore-general-soundfont (0.1.3-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add musescore-general-soundfont-lossless package, in the least
obtrusive way; adjust rules and package description accordingly
* Bump Policy (no changes)
* Add a(n admittedly trivial) Timidity config for -lossless
* Bump debhelper to 12, lintian insists
2018-12-14 - Thorsten Glaser <>
musescore-general-soundfont (0.1.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Migrate to use update-alternatives for handling MuseScore_General.sf3
* Update to Policy
- R³:no
* Use system-default compression (Closes: #896131) but retain
--no-uniform-compression to make the .deb installable on older
distributions for which manual MuseScore backports were made
* Use less space during the build
* Update Enhances field, from fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont
* Use backports-compatible versioning in package relationships
* Update package description
* Synchronise debian/ between my soundfont packages to reduce delta
* Update upstream metadata
* Provide musescore-compatible-soundfont to be future-proof
* Update lintian overrides
* New upstream version; this package still ships the full version
2018-03-25 - Thorsten Glaser <>
musescore-general-soundfont (0.1.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upstream suddenly renamed MS_General to MuseScore_General
* Use xz -9e, it’s larger than Fluid so it’s worth it
* Override xz-compression-level-too-high (good warning, but
this specific case is checked and correct)
* Retain the “MIT” licence identifier in ICOP chunk
2018-03-25 - Thorsten Glaser <>
musescore-general-soundfont (0.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Start off as a copy of fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont
2018-03-25 - Thorsten Glaser <>
fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont (2.315-3) unstable; urgency=high
* Use compression keeping the .deb installable on trusty
* Mark as Multi-Arch: foreign, prompted by piuparts
* Switch to sf3convert (new upstream-requested name)
* Add option to keep building reproducibly
* Update Enhances field
* Use quality settings recommended by S. Christian Collins
* Compress the .deb with xz -8e saving space on the mirrors
2018-03-15 - Thorsten Glaser <>
fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont (2.315-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Drop the MuseScore version number from the package description;
it was ever-changing, but we use MuseScore’s upstream source now
* Sync original Fluid (R3) GM licence terms
* Embed full licence into the soundfont, for propagation
* Adjust package description as MuseScore will be switching to
another soundfont (based off this one) with an upcoming release
* Add debian/upstream/metadata, requested by lintian
* Publish packaging in VCS
* Add MS_General.sf3 symlink (compatibility with upcoming MuseScore)
2018-03-05 - Thorsten Glaser <>
fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont (2.315-1) unstable; urgency=high
* Initial Release

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