What is a sound font? (Lightsaber Terminology)

A lightsaber sound font, sometimes spelled soundfont, is a compilation of sound effects installed on lightsaber soundboard. Custom sound sabers may arrive pre-loaded with 1 or more sound fonts on the soundboard. Sometimes the user may purchase and install additional sound fonts onto the board. Other times, the lightsaber is only loaded with one fixed sound font that cannot be modified or changed.

Each sound font commonly includes sound effects like:

• boot up
• power on / power off
• idle hum
• clash
• motion (swing, spin, stab, combo, etc.)
• lock up
• blaster bolt deflect
• Force effects

Each sound font exudes its own distinctive theme and style, which enhances and reinforce the personality of the lightsaber. Some sound font designers develop mashup sound fonts that incorporate sounds from pop culture franchises. Lux Sabers, for example, developed sound fonts inspired by Stargate, Alien, Mass Effect, etc.

Sound fonts are sold and delivered electronically as digital file downloads. Most sound fonts range in price from $5 to $15 each for personal use. Occasionally, but rarely, a sound font artist releases a sound font for free.

SaberFont.com offers 300+ professionally mixed lightsabers sound fonts available for purchase. SaberFont sound fonts are optimized for Plecter Labs and NEC boards. SaberFont sound fonts are designed by various sound font artists (e.g. Fonts by Fourzze, KSith, Lord Blako, Novastar, etc.). Lux Sabers (Etsy) [affiliate link] and Blue Force Sabers (Etsy) [affiliate link] also offer sound fonts for purchase on Etsy. Some sound font artists also accept commissions on custom sound font projects as well.

List of Lightsaber Sound Font Sellers

SaberFont.com 30+ sound font artists, 300+ sound font designs for purchase
Blue Force Sabers (Etsy) affiliate link
Electrum Sabercrafts Electrum Sabercrafts sound fonts
Lux Sabers (Etsy) affiliate link
PlecterLabs.com 12 FREE Crystal Focus sound fonts FREE
SaberForge.com Saberforge sound fonts for purchase
Ultrasabers.com a few sound fonts for the Obsidian soundboard FREE

COVER IMAGE Ultrasabers Apprentice V4 with Obsidian Lite Sound


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