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SFXTEST(1) AWE32 manual SFXTEST(1)


sfxtest - test utility for the Linux AWE32 driver


sfxtest [command parameters] ...


This manual page documents briefly the sfxtest 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.

sfxtest is a program designed for testing that the Linux AWE32 driver has been set up properly, and that the appropriate patch files are loaded correctly (using sfxload(1), or gusload(1)).


The program takes a series of commands followed by arguments. It accepts the following commands:-

Instructs the program to use channel control mode.
Changes the channel being operated on to channel
Changes the bank being used to bank
Changes the program (instrument) being used to program
Sends a noteon command for note note at velocity velocity
Kills a note (sends noteoff).
Kills the note note (used for channel mode).
Sets the pitch sense to value
Sets the putch wheel to value
time Waits for time hundredths of a second.
Sets the panning value to value
Changes the key pressure of note to velocity velocity
Sets the debug mode of the driver to mode. Higher values of mode are more verbose.
Sets the chorus type to mode
Sets the reverb type to mode
Sends an effect command type parameter, with value value
(Re-)Initializes the AWE32 driver and EMU8000 chip.


sfxload(1), gusload(1), drvmidi(1)


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

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

Sun Mar 2 09:57:48 GMT 1997 awesfx 0.3.3