Just downloaded and tested Phenome, free Soundfont player by Prodyon Virtual Gear. Looks great and sounds great! There’s 420 MB (unpacked) worth of factory content sounds included. That’s 132 presets in total. Check the video for sound examples. This is recommended VST synthesizer for your computer studio arsenal.
Check below for some details (quote from Prodyon Virtual Gear website):
PHENOME is a low-CPU 8-part multitimbral Soundfont (SF2) Player-VST Instrument with all the basic features like ADSR, multiple filters and arpeggiators.
It has been designed to focus on getting things done quickly rather then being bloated with features that get hardly ever used.
You select on of the eight layers of PHENOME and load any Soundfont you have into it. From there you choose the patch you want (and bank). Each layer has controls for volume, pan, muting, one of eight(!) stereo-outputs and much more…
Create complete multi-setups
All eight soundfonts that you can load and play simultaneously can be “saved” in one setup or “multi” using your host´s FXB (Bank-Save)-feature.
This way you can easily save your favourite custom settings/multis and load them back later in another song or project.
PHENOME also features full recall/automation and MIDI-learn for almost every control on screen!
The mapping is easy: Right-Click a control of your choose and choose “Learn”.
There is much more to explore – so download your free copy of PHENOME today and start playing!
To make full use of PHENOME a decent Windows-PC is a must-have. 1Ghz Single-Core Processor and 256 MB RAM is the minimum to run PHENOME.
Windows XP/Vista/7 (TM) , 32-Bit. (64 Bit not tested). XP Users: Service Pack 2 required! PHENOME hasn´t been test on V-Machine yet.