.SF2 File Extension

E-mu Systems
File Type:
SoundFont 2 Sound Bank

Having trouble opening .sf2 extension? Don't panic! This page explains what sf2 files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open sf2 files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a SF2 file?

Sf2 file extension has SoundFont 2 Sound Bank file type, developed by E-mu Systems, which is associated with the "audio files" category.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

sf2 file icon
E-mu Systems
File Type:
SoundFont 2 Sound Bank
Audio Files

How to open SF2 file?

Double click the sf2 file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .sf2 extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the sf2 extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the sf2 file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open SF2 files

  • Windows Windows
    • Creative Labs Vienna SoundFont Studio Creative Labs Vienna SoundFont Studio
    • Cakewalk SONAR X3 Cakewalk SONAR X3
    • Native Instruments Kontakt Native Instruments Kontakt
    • Mario Paint Composer Mario Paint Composer
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Native Instruments Kontakt Native Instruments Kontakt
    • SimpleSynth SimpleSynth

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the sf2 file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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