musescore-general-soundfont-lossless - General SoundFont from MuseScore (uncompressed)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)
Repository Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package filename musescore-general-soundfont-lossless_0.1.4-1_all.deb
Package name musescore-general-soundfont-lossless
Package version 0.1.4
Package release 1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category universe/sound
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 314.38 MB
Installed size 466.62 MB
This is the new standard soundfont as shipped with MuseScore 2.2
and newer, in uncompressed SF2 format. It is significantly larger
than the SF3 in the musescore-general-soundfont Debian package
but identical, other than not compressing the samples with a
lossy algorithm. This avoids audible Vorbis compression artefacts
and the excessively long MuseScore startup time with compressed
MuseScore_General provides the complete GM (General MIDI) sound
set and some extras, with a focus on improving quality. The SF3
versions attempt to keep the installed-size footprint low, at the
cost mentioned above.
There is also a musescore-general-soundfont-small package in SF3
format which also avoids the long startup times by using less and
smaller samples; it has a very small installed size, while being
a drop-in replacement.
The SF2 soundfont can be used with almost all MIDI synthesisers,
although bugs in early implementations (e.g. MuseScore before 2.2)
may cause sound degradation.
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/sf2/ which
is the standard Debian location for system-wide SF2 soundfonts.


Package Version Architecture Repository
musescore-general-soundfont-lossless_0.1.4-1_all.deb 0.1.4 all Ubuntu Universe
musescore-general-soundfont-lossless - - -


Name Value
musescore-compatible-soundfont -


Name Value
fluidr3mono-gm-soundfont << 2.315-5~
musescore-common << 2.3.2+dfsg1-1~bpo9
musescore-general-soundfont << 0.1.3-1~


Type URL
Binary Package musescore-general-soundfont-lossless_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-lossless deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install musescore-general-soundfont-lossless




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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