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New sound

On first program start after installation of capella 8 you have the option to select and download a Soundfont.

You can always edit your selection afterwards.


  • Open the sound configuration preferences bottom right in the window.


  • Click on Download soundfont.
  • Select any font and click on the marked path.

Try out different sounds

Try out which sound you like best. Definitely a matter of taste...

  • Again open the sound configuration preferences (bottom right in the window) or select the command Preferences in the Extras menu (with macO: capella menu).
  • This time click on sound configuration and  on the "Instruments" tab.
  • Select one of the soundfonts.
  • Click OK and have the score played back with the new sound.

Which sound is best?!