I'm trying to get some (individual) piano note sounds (4 octaves worth), in .aif format, for an iPhone app. My mac has a MIDI connection to a keyboard, and I can get the notes via Garage band and iTunes, but that is a lot of mucking around. Is there an easier way?
A lot of the other free sampled pianos are in SF2 format, meaning you would have to find a free utility to extract the WAVs, and convert them to AIFF, which may be more laborious than you want.
Update: Years ago I started writing a utility in C# that could extract the WAVs from SF2 files (the code to parse SF2 is still available in NAudio). However, I abandoned it because someone else created a good freeware one called sfZed, which should do what you want assuming you have found a piano soundfont you like.