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       sf2text, text2sf - program to convert between SBK or SF2 (SoundFont) and text format


       sf2text soundfont [outputfile]
       txt2sf text-file original-file output-file


       This  manual  page  documents briefly the sf2text, and text2sf 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) 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 text2sf.
       txt2sf  is a program which converts the text format output by sf2text into a binary format
       "sf2" file. This file can be read by sfxload(1).


       sf2text, and text2sf do not support any options.


       sfxload(1), gusload(1)


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

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