8MBGM and 8MBGSFX Gravis Patch Set v1.3
(C)Copyright 1997-2004, Rich ¥Weeds¥ Nagel - All rights reserved
The files in this archive consist of a complete set of high quality Gravis
format patch files that were created from EMU Technologies "8MBGM.SF2" and
"8MBGSFX.SF2" SoundFont format soundbanks (E-mu Rev B).
The patch set consists of 635 Gravis format patches (a total of 32,156,227
bytes of patch files) which make up a single high quality General MIDI
compatable standard melodic bank, and a total of nine different General MIDI
compatable drum kits (Standard, Room, Power, Electronic, TR-808, Jazz, Brush,
Orchestral, and Sound Effects drum kits).
These patch files can be used with the software wavetable synthesis MIDI music
synthesizer "Timidity", or any program or utility that supports Gravis format
patches for music synthesis (such as the native Gravis patch support included
with PRBOOM, the native Timidity support included with ZDOOM, the software
wavetable synthesis digital MIDI "DIGMID" music driver support included with
BOOM or any other Allegro based application, or the MIDI player support of the
Essentially this patch set will make the MIDI music playback of any of the
above mentioned applications sound highly realistic, all without the need of
expensive MIDI hardware.
First create a new directory on your hard drive (i.e. "C:\8MBGMPAT"), and then
simply unzip the files contained in the 8MBGMPAT.ZIP archive to this new
1) Run the ASETUP.EXE or SETUP.EXE configuration utility that is included with
the Allegro based application.
2) Select the proper "Digital Driver" for your sound card.
3) For best sounding results, change the Digital Driver's sampling rate within
the configuration utility to 22,727 (or higher).
4) Back at the main Setup menu, click on "Midi Driver" and select the "Digital
MIDI" (DIGMID) option.
5) Click on "Patches" and navigate around your hard drive to the directory
where you unzipped the patches, and then select one of the following nine
BRUSH.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Brush Drum Kit
ELECTRIC.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Electronic Drum Kit
JAZZ.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Jazz Drum Kit
ORCHSTRL.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Orchestral Drum Kit
POWER.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Power Drum Kit
ROOM.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Room Drum Kit
SFX.CFG = Standard Melodic Bank and Sound Effects Drum Kit