Band-in-a-Box®, RealBand, and PowerTracks Patch Maps
These files allow you to easily access patches on higher banks of your synthesizer, where patches greater than the basic 128 General MIDI (GM) patches reside. Most customers will find the default program settings sufficient, and patch maps for some common synths are included with the program.
Since PG Music doesn't have access to all of the various synthesizers available, most of the patch maps below have been generously provided by our customers. If you would like to report any problems with these files, or if you would like to submit a new or updated patchmap, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Band-in-a-Box Patch Map Files (*.PAT) - These files can have any name as long as they have the .pat file extension. Save them in your Band-in-a-Box Folder, and choose them by going to the patches on higher banks dialog ("+" button)
- RealBand and PowerTracks Patch Map Files (PATCHES.INI) - Save a backup of the existing patches.ini file, and then save the downloaded file as patches.ini in the RealBand or PowerTracks folder. Note: If Windows is not set to show file extensions on your computer, you may not see the ".ini" extension.
- Band-in-a-Box 'Drum Kit' Files (*.DK) - These small files re-map the GM patches and drum note numbers to non-GM numbers. These files are mainly of legacy value, and were mainly used for older non-GM compatible synths.
If your synth/soundcard is not listed below, or you would like to learn more about how to create and use patch map files, see one of the following tutorials:
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