How to open 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 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.

SF2 file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

ReasonReasonUser submitted
Reason LimitedReason LimitedUser submitted
SFEdit2SFEdit2User submitted
Reason EssentialsReason EssentialsUser submitted
Vienna SoundFont StudioVienna SoundFont StudioUser submitted
FL StudioFL StudioUser submitted
Wave XtractorWave XtractorUser submitted
ReCycle LiteReCycle LiteUser submitted
Speedsoft VSamplerSpeedsoft VSamplerUser submitted
rgc:audio sfz VSTirgc:audio sfz VSTiUser submitted
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