sfxtest(1) 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.
x channel
Changes the channel being operated on to channel .
b bank
Changes the bank being used to bank .
p program
Changes the program (instrument) being used to program .
n note velocity
Sends a noteon command for note note at velocity velocity .
Kills a note (sends noteoff).
K note
Kills the note note (used for channel mode).
r value
Sets the pitch sense to value .
w value
Sets the putch wheel to value
time Waits for time hundredths of a second.
c value
Sets the panning value to value
v note velocity
Changes the key pressure of note to velocity velocity .
D mode
Sets the debug mode of the driver to mode. Higher values of mode are more verbose.
C mode
Sets the chorus type to mode .
R mode
Sets the reverb type to mode .
F parameter value
Sends an effect command type parameter, with value value .
(Re-)Initializes the AWE32 driver and EMU8000 chip.


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

The AWE32 driver and utilities were written by Takashi Iwai <[email protected]>.