Sound-Patches - Why and How

If you have a wavetable-based sound-card, you will need more than just the kernel driver software - you will also need

This is because the wavetable sound cards do not come with any built-in sound-samples in ROM. The sounds must first be loaded in to the sound-card's RAM wavetable from disk.

Software

Gravis Ultrasound

A program called "gusload" is included with the OSS/Free sample utilities:

snd-util-3.5
ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions/slackware/source/extra-stuff/sound-utilities/snd-util-3.5.tar.gz
ftp://sunsite.anu.edu.au/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/source/extra-stuff/sound-utilities/snd-util-3.5.tar.gz

Creative Technology AWE-32

Utilities to load both "Sound-font" files and Gravis Ultrasound patches are included in the utility set which is available from the same place as the AWE-32 low-level driver: utilities:

awesfx-0.3.99c

Sound-Patches

Gravis Ultrasound sound-patches

GUS sound patches are available by anonymous FTP from:

Gravis Ultrasound Internet Archive Services:

/ultrasound/general/sound/patches/files/
Red-Hat - WARNING this file is 6006k bytes long!
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/contrib/contrib-2.0.x/SRPMS/gravis-patches-4.11-1.src.rpm

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