SF2TEXT(1)                       AWE32 manual                       SF2TEXT(1)

       SF2TEXT - program to convert SBK or SF2 (SoundFont) files to text

       sf2text SoundFont [outputfile]
       txt2sfx [-Bv] [-m mode] [-d sf2file] textfile sfxfile
       sfxtext sfxfile
       gus2sfx [-Bv] [-m mode] [-d sf2file] textfile sfxfile

       This manual page documents briefly the sf2text , txt2sfx , sfxtext ,
       and gus2sfx commands.  This manual page was written for the Debian
       GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because the
       original program does not have a manual page.

       All these programs are used for converting from various common patch
       file formats (SoundFont and GUS) into a proprietary format used by
       older versions of the AWE32 driver. Although newer versions of the
       driver and utilities are still compatible with these formats, these
       formats do not support multiple layer voices, and in general, you
       should use sfxload(1), and gusload(1) to load SoundFonts or GUS patches
       directly.  sf2text is a program which converts SoundFont (.SBK and
       .SF2) files into an intermediate text format used by txt2sfx.  txt2sfx
       is a program which converts the text format output by sf2text into a
       binary format "sfx" file. This file can be read by sfxload(1).  sfxtext
       takes an "sfx" file, and converts it back to the text format.  gus2sfx
       is a program which converts from GUS-format patch files into the sfx
       format handled by

       The programs follow the usual UNIX command line syntax, but don't
       support long options (ones starting with two dashes `-'). sf2text, and
       sfxtext do not support any options. txt2sfx and gus2sfx support the
       following options:

       -B     Adds a 48-byte blank loop to the end of each sample.

       -v     Increases the verbosity level. Using this option more than once
              causes the output to become increasingly verbose.

       -m mode
              Sets the instrument usage mode when multiple definitions are
              found for the same instrument (multi-layered instruments): 0
              means to use the first found, 1 means to use the last, and 2
              means to merge them.

       -d sf2file
              Includes raw sample data found in the SoundFont file sf2file

       sfxload(1), gusload(1)

       This manual page was written by Tom Lees <>, for
       the Debian GNU/Linux system.

       The AWE32 driver and utilties were written by Takashi Iwai

awesfx 0.3.2             Sun Mar  2 10:13:22 GMT 1997               SF2TEXT(1)