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musescore-sfconvert — SoundFont conversion utility
musescore-sfconvert [-cdsxz] [-a ampl] [-p p] [-q qual] infile [outfile]
The musescore-sfconvert utility converts an SF2 format SoundFont; it can compress it into SF3, encode as C for embedding into a binary, or as XML. The options are as follows: -a ampl Set the pre-compression amplification to ampl (default -1.0) dB. -c Output C code. -d Dump presets. -p p Append p to the list of presets. -q qual Set the Vorbis quality to qual (default 0.3). -s Create a small soundfont (one instrument/preset), pan to 0. -x Output XML. -z Compress the soundfont. The -c, -d and -z options are mutually exclusive. XML output needs -z but does not seem to compress.
Raising the quality to 0.6 might be necessary to avoid artifacts; this however increases the size of the generated SF3 by about a third (to about fifteen percent of the SF2 size). There is no formal specification of the SF3 format yet.