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GUSLOAD(1) AWE32 manual GUSLOAD(1)


gusload - load a GUS-format patch file into the AWE32 RAM


gusload [-D devidx] [-F name] [-iv] [-b bank] [-p preset] GUSpatch


This manual page documents briefly the gusload command. 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.

gusload is a program that will read a GUS-format patch file, and then upload it to the Linux AWE32 driver, to be used by other AWE32 utilities, e.g. drvmidi(1).


The program follows the usual UNIX command line syntax, but doesn't support long options (options starting with two dashes `-'). Here is a summary of the options is accepts:-

Specifies device file
Sets devices index. Use -1 for autoprobe
Resets all samples.
Verbose mode.
Sets the instrument number to [preset]. Defaults to values specified in the patch file.
Sets the "bank" that the instruments are loaded into. Defaults to bank 0.
Sets the fixed keynote for the instrument. Defaults to values specified in the patch file.




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

The AWE32 driver and utilities were written by Takashi Iwai <>.

Mon Feb 17 10:35:23 GMT 1997 awesfx 0.3.3