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What are SF2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SF2 file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SF2 files.

What is a SF2 file?

A .SF2 file is a SoundFont 2 Sound Bank file.

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

We have identified five SF2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of SF2 file.

Programs that open SoundFont 2 Sound Bank files

FL StudioFL StudioVerified
Wave XtractorWave XtractorVerified

Last updated: July 31, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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.

Reason LimitedReason LimitedUser submitted
SFEdit2SFEdit2User submitted
Reason EssentialsReason EssentialsUser submitted
Speedsoft VSamplerSpeedsoft VSamplerUser submitted
rgc:audio sfz VSTirgc:audio sfz VSTiUser submitted
SFL32SFL32User submitted
VienaVienaUser submitted
Extreme Sample ConverterExtreme Sample ConverterUser submitted
Vienna SoundFont StudioVienna SoundFont StudioDiscontinued

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