Provided by: mma_16.06-2_all bug

NAME

       pg2mma - convert PGMusic .pat file to MMA format

SYNOPSIS

       pg2mma <infile> <outfile>

       No options. Both infile and outfile must be specified. No files will be overwritten.

DESCRIPTION

       This program is used to convert a PGMusic .pat file containing extended patch definitions
       to a MMA format. The .pat files will contain lines like:

               [
               [Yamaha PSR 9000 - E.Piano
               [     (P1)
               4.0.114=Galaxy EP
               4.0.117=Stage EP
               4.0.115=Polaris EP
               5.0.118=Jazz Chorus
               5.0.113=Hyper Tines
               4.0.119=Cool! EP
               4.0.120=Phase EP
               5.0.116=New Tines

       This program will convert the above to:

             Begin Patch Set

               // Yamaha PSR 9000 - E.Piano
               //   (P1)
               4.0.114=GalaxyEp
               4.0.117=StageEp
               4.0.115=PolarisEp
               5.0.118=JazzChorus
               5.0.113=HyperTines
               4.0.119=Cool!Ep
               4.0.120=PhaseEp
               5.0.116=NewTines

             End

       The names in the original file are converted to CamelCase; both ';' and [] comments are
       converted to MMA // style.

       The conversion recognizes the "ONEBASED" keyword. When found, subsequent patch values will
       be decremented by 1.

       The produced files should be useable directly by mma. However, there are a few cautions:

       ·     the .pat files we've looked at do contain errors.

       ·     many of the .pat files redefine existing GM voice names. You will need to change
             these names or put up with warning messages from MMA.

SEE ALSO

       mma(1)

RESOURCES

       The latest version of this program is always distributed with MMA and is available at
       http://www.mellowood.ca/mma

AUTHOR

       Bob van der Poel <bob@mellowood.ca>

LICENSE

       pg2mma is Copyright 2002-2008 Bob van der Poel. Free use of this software is granted under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License.

                                            2015-09-17                                  pg2mma(1)