Opening SF2 files

Did your computer fail to open a SF2 file? We explain what SF2 files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your SF2 files.

What is a SF2 file?

The .sf2 file extension is most commonly used for SoundFont 2 sound bank files. These files define a group of audio samples (commonly referred to as a patch collection) that are played back using MIDI data on a user's computer. The SF2 file may contain loops, envelopes, layers, instruments and other sound bank information. The SF2 file format is commonly used to save custom patches and software instruments.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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