public class Patch extends Object
Patchobject represents a location, on a MIDI synthesizer, into which a single instrument is stored (loaded). Every
Instrumentobject has its own
Patchobject that specifies the memory location into which that instrument should be loaded. The location is specified abstractly by a bank index and a program number (not by any scheme that directly refers to a specific address or offset in RAM). This is a hierarchical indexing scheme: MIDI provides for up to 16384 banks, each of which contains up to 128 program locations. For example, a minimal sort of synthesizer might have only one bank of instruments, and only 32 instruments (programs) in that bank.
To select what instrument should play the notes on a particular MIDI channel,
two kinds of MIDI message are used that specify a patch location: a
bank-select command, and a program-change channel command. The Java Sound
equivalent is the
programChange(int, int) method of
Constructs a new patch object from the specified bank and program numbers.
|Modifier and Type||Method||Description|
Returns the number of the bank that contains the instrument whose location this
Returns the index, within a bank, of the instrument whose location this
public Patch(int bank, int program)
bank- the bank index (in the range from 0 to 16383)
program- the program index (in the range from 0 to 127)
public int getBank()
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