SF2 File - opening and understanding
Did your computer fail to open a SF2 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle 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.
How to open SF2 files
You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension SF2 for different purposes.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different SF2 openers which you will find listed below.
Suggest another file format using extension SF2
While we know of one file format using the .SF2 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SF2 file.
Various viewers for this file format
These apps are known to open certain types of SF2 files. Remember, different programs may use SF2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.