Ver 1.3 Mar 15 1998
Copyright(C) 1997-99 Bogomolov
Andrei All Rights Reserved.
This program makes it possible to use your
SB32/AWE32/AWE64 memory more efficiently and improves
quality of midi music. It's possible due "Patch
caching" technology which is used in Gravis
Ultrasound sound cards.How does it
work ? It's not necessary to keep all General
Midi/General Synth set of instruments (about 330!) in
sound card's RAM. This program builds temporary sound
font with instruments are used just in certain midi file
and plays it.As a rule a midi file has only 6-10 melodic
instruments and 1-2 drum kits.That's why the resulting
(cache) sound font is 20-30% of source sound font's size.
So if your sound card has 512kb, 2 , 4 of 8 mb RAM , you
can use sound fonts with size up to 2,8,16,or (!) 32mb.
Try and you will feel improvement in midi music's
quality.The improvement depends on quality of source
sound font certainly.
Sound Card -SB32/AWE32/AWE64 or 100% compatible.
Sound Card RAM -512kb or more.
CPU -i486 (Pentium recommended).
System RAM -8mb or more.
Op. system - Win95 or WinNT.
Sound font files - Files in sound font 2 (sf2) standard.
Music files - *.mid files
- and this program :)
Usage:awepcach <midifile.mid> <bank.sf2> [-r
<reg-num>] [-d] [-o <cache-file>]
-d Build cache sound font only
-o Build cache sound font with file name
awepcach wannabe.mid chaos12m.sf2
awepcach vishn.mid chaos12m.sf2 -d -o vishn.sf2
5.Where to download it.
Here : AWEPC13.ZIP (42kb)
Following sf2 files had been tested:
- PowerGM - recommended for 2-4mb (My favorite)
- Chaos12m.sf2 -
recommended for 2mb-8mb
- Chaos8m.sf2 - recommended for 2mb-4mb
- Chaos4m.sf2 - recommended for 512kb-2mb
- Chaos2m.sf2 - recommended for 512kb
- 2mbgmgs.sf2 -
recommended for 512kb
- 8realgs1.sf2 - recommended for 2mb-4mb
- newgm_yb.sf2 - recommended for 512kb
Ftp sites with sound
- Send me email if you have any troubles in
using AWE Patch Caching with other sound fonts.
Creative utility that
converts SoundFont file from version 1.00 to version 2.00
(from sbk to sf2): Sf1to2.zip (41kb)
next version will be available ?
will be available when I find new ideas..
should you register ?
AWE Patch Caching 1.3 is Shareware, i.e. is
distributed freely and payment is proceeded only for
registration. You are obliged to register AWE Patch
Caching 1.3 before the expiry of 21-day period of using
it or to refuse of its further use.
You will receive the
registration number and Your name is recorded in our data
base. Hereinafter You receive the opportunity to use the
new versions of this program product absolutly free !
Registration is simple.Click
to contact me.
Questions and suggestions are welcomed !
My home page (sorry,but only russian ver. is available):
Address:Russia,Magnitogorsk city. Zavenyagin Street