bs-16 version 4.0.5 Release Notes

copyright (c) 2001 - 2011 bismark, All rights reserved.

1. Abstract

bs-16 is a multitimbral software playback sampler for Steinberg VST 2.4, and Apple Audio Units plug-in format. You can play all SoundFont 2 files for Creative Sound Blaster series, and DLS (Downloadable Sounds) files on your host application. bs-16 supports Mac OS X and Windows .


2. Requirements

3. Specifications

4. Install

5. How to use

  • Select "Open..." in "File" menu


    6. License

    bs-16 is shareware. If you find it useful for you and your environment, please send me US$50 registration fee (If you have purchased bs-1, you can upgrade with US$20). Please refer to the following link place about the method of paying.

    This license is common for all platforms, so the password for Mac OS X and Windows OS are same.

    All registered users can receive an e-mail including "user name" (your email address) and "password" for 2 or 3 days. After input them in plug-in window, all restrictions will be removed.

    This version is free for all registered users, but user password was changed from version 4.0. I'm sorry for inconvenience, please send request mail to, with your current registration name (e-mail address).

    7. Distribution

    for non-commercial distribution

    Please keep package contents unchanged.
    please let me know where you post it.

    for commercial distribution

    Prior permission is required.
    Price is not unreasonable.
    Any right or responsibility is not transferred.
    No changes from the author's original package are allowed.
    One set of distribution materials is provided to the author. (If possible)

    To use for commercial purposes, prior permission from the author is required.

    8. Copyright

    This software, accompanying written materials, and sample files are copyright bismark.

    9. Warranty

    This software and accompanying written materials are provided "as is" without a warranty of any kind. Any damage caused by using or impossibility to use this software or accompanying written materials is the responsibility of the user.
    By using this software and accompanying written materials, a user can freely produce and distribute data or software which can be used by this software. However, any damage or trouble caused by the distribution or by using materials distributed is the responsibility of the user. This software does not support all parameters of SoundFont 2.0 / DLS specification. So output sounds of this software may differ from other SoundFont / DLS compatible software.

    10. Version History

    VST Plug In Technology by Steinberg,
    VST Plug In Interface Technology by Steinberg Soft- und Hardware GmbH.

    sfArk SoundFont Compression is copyright, all rights reserved.

    The Audio Units technology is copyright Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved.
    The Audio Units logo is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

    Macintosh, Mac OS X  is the registered trademarks of Apple Computer,Inc.

    Other product and company names mentioned here may be trademarks of their respective companies.