Instruments in the GM.dls Collection

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The GM.dls collection contains 254 musical instrument sounds and sound effects. Each instrument has a name, such as Piano 1 or Piano 2, and three identification numbers, in the range from 0 to 127, that distinguish it from other instruments. These numbers are displayed next to the instrument name in the PChannel Properties window and the instrument name in the project tree, and can be assigned in the DLS Designer Window. From left to right in all these displays, the three numbers represent the following properties for the instrument:

  • Most significant byte (MSB)
  • Least significant byte (LSB)
  • MIDI patch number

For more information, see Patch Numbers and Bank Select.

The General MIDI standard establishes standard usage of the 128 patch numbers for specific instrument types when the MSB and LSB are both zero.

The instruments listed in the following tables are available in the GM.dls collection. Drum kits are listed in the second table.

Name MSB LSB Patch
12-str.Gt 8 0 25
5th Saw Wave 0 0 86
60's E.Piano 24 0 4
60's Organ 1 16 0 16
808 Tom 8 0 118
Accordion Fr 0 0 21
Accordion It 8 0 21
Acoustic Bs. 0 0 32
Agogo 0 0 113
Alto Sax 0 0 65
AnalogBrass1 16 0 62
AnalogBrass2 16 0 63
Applause 0 0 126
Atmosphere 0 0 99
Bagpipe 0 0 109
Bandoneon 0 0 23
Banjo 0 0 105
Baritone Sax 0 0 67
Bass & Lead 0 0 87
Bassoon 0 0 70
Bird 0 0 123
Bird 2 3 0 123
Bottle Blow 0 0 76
Bowed Glass 0 0 92
Brass 1 0 0 61
Brass 2 8 0 61
Breath Noise 0 0 121
Brightness 0 0 100
Bubble 5 0 122
Burst Noise 9 0 125
Car-Crash 4 0 125
Car-Engine 1 0 125
Carillon 9 0 14
Car-Pass 3 0 125
Car-Stop 2 0 125
Castanets 8 0 115
Celesta 0 0 8
Cello 0 0 42
Charang 0 0 84
Chiffer Lead 0 0 83
Choir Aahs 0 0 52
Choir Aahs 2 32 0 52
Chorus Gt. 8 0 27
Church Bell 8 0 14
Church Org.1 0 0 19
Church Org.2 8 0 19
Church Org.3 16 0 19
Clarinet 0 0 71
Clav. 0 0 7
Clean Gt. 0 0 27
Concert BD 8 0 116
Contrabass 0 0 43
Coupled Hps. 8 0 6
Crystal 0 0 98
Detuned EP 1 8 0 4
Detuned EP 2 8 0 5
Detuned Or.1 8 0 16
Detuned Or.2 8 0 17
DistortionGt 0 0 30
Doctor Solo 8 0 81
Dog 1 0 123
Door 3 0 124
DoorCreaking 2 0 124
E.Piano 1 0 0 4
E.Piano 1v 16 0 4
E.Piano 2 0 0 5
E.Piano 2v 16 0 5
Echo Bell 1 0 102
Echo Drops 0 0 102
Echo Pan 2 0 102
Elec Perc. 9 0 118
English Horn 0 0 69
Explosion 3 0 127
Fantasia 0 0 88
Feedback Gt. 8 0 30
Fiddle 0 0 110
Fingered Bs. 0 0 33
Fl.Key Click 1 0 121
Flute 0 0 73
Footsteps 5 0 126
Fr.Horn 2 1 0 60
French Horns 0 0 60
Fretless Bs. 0 0 35
Funk Gt. 8 0 28
Funk Gt.2 16 0 28
Glockenspiel 0 0 9
Goblin 0 0 101
Gt. Feedback 8 0 31
Gt.Cut Noise 1 0 120
Gt.FretNoise 0 0 120
Gt.Harmonics 0 0 31
Gun Shot 0 0 127
Halo Pad 0 0 94
Harmonica 0 0 22
Harp 0 0 46
Harpsi.o 24 0 6
Harpsichord 0 0 6
Harpsichord 2 16 0 6
Hawaiian Gt. 8 0 26
Heart Beat 4 0 126
Helicopter 0 0 125
Honky-tonk 0 0 3
Honky-tonk 2 8 0 3
Horse-Gallop 2 0 123
Ice Rain 0 0 96
Jazz Gt. 0 0 26
Jetplane 7 0 125
Kalimba 0 0 108
Koto 0 0 107
Lasergun 2 0 127
Laughing 1 0 126
Machine Gun 1 0 127
Mandolin 16 0 25
Marimba 0 0 12
Marimba 2 8 0 12
Melo. Tom 1 0 0 117
Melo. Tom 2 8 0 117
Metal Pad 0 0 93
Music Box 0 0 10
Muted Gt. 0 0 28
MutedTrumpet 0 0 59
Nylon Gt.2 32 0 24
Nylon Gt.o 16 0 24
Nylon-str.Gt 0 0 24
Oboe 0 0 68
Ocarina 0 0 79
Orchestra 8 0 48
OrchestraHit 0 0 55
Organ 1 0 0 16
Organ 2 0 0 17
Organ 3 0 0 18
Organ 4 32 0 16
Organ 5 32 0 17
Overdrive Gt 0 0 29
Pan Flute 0 0 75
Piano 1 0 0 0
Piano 1d 16 0 0
Piano 2 8 0 0
Piano 3 0 0 1
Piano 4 8 0 1
Piano 5 0 0 2
Piano 6 8 0 2
Piccolo 0 0 72
Picked Bs. 0 0 34
PizzicatoStr 0 0 45
Polysynth 0 0 90
Punch 3 0 126
Rain 1 0 122
Recorder 0 0 74
Reed Organ 0 0 20
Reverse Cym. 0 0 119
Rubber Bass 16 0 39
Santur 0 0 15
Saw 1 0 81
Saw Wave 0 0 81
Scratch 4 0 124
Screaming 2 0 126
Seashore 0 0 122
Shakuhachi 0 0 77
Shamisen 0 0 106
Shanai 0 0 111
Sine Wave 8 0 80
Siren 5 0 125
Sitar 0 0 104
Sitar 2 1 0 104
Slap Bass 1 0 0 36
Slap Bass 2 0 0 37
Slow Strings 0 0 49
Slow Violin 8 0 40
Solo Vox 0 0 85
Soprano Sax 0 0 64
Soundtrack 0 0 97
Space Voice 0 0 91
Square 1 0 80
Square Wave 0 0 80
Star Theme 0 0 103
Starship 8 0 125
Steel Drums 0 0 114
Steel-str.Gt 0 0 25
Stream 4 0 122
String Slap 2 0 120
Strings 0 0 48
Sweep Pad 0 0 95
Syn Mallet 1 0 98
Syn.Calliope 0 0 82
Syn.Strings1 0 0 50
Syn.Strings2 0 0 51
Syn.Strings3 8 0 50
Synth Bass 1 0 0 38
Synth Bass 2 0 0 39
Synth Bass 3 8 0 38
Synth Bass 4 8 0 39
Synth Brass1 0 0 62
Synth Brass2 0 0 63
Synth Brass3 8 0 62
Synth Brass4 8 0 63
Synth Drum 0 0 118
SynthBass101 1 0 38
SynVox 0 0 54
Taiko 0 0 116
Taisho Koto 8 0 107
Telephone 1 0 0 124
Telephone 2 1 0 124
Tenor Sax 0 0 66
Thunder 2 0 122
Timpani 0 0 47
Tinkle Bell 0 0 112
Train 6 0 125
Tremolo Str 0 0 44
Trombone 0 0 57
Trombone 2 1 0 57
Trumpet 0 0 56
Tuba 0 0 58
Tubular-bell 0 0 14
Ukulele 8 0 24
Vibraphone 0 0 11
Vibraphone 2 8 0 11
Viola 0 0 41
Violin 0 0 40
Voice Oohs 0 0 53
Warm Pad 0 0 89
Whistle 0 0 78
Wind 3 0 122
Wind Chimes 5 0 124
Woodblock 0 0 115
Xylophone 0 0 13

Drum Kits

Name MSB LSB Patch
Brush 0 0 40
Electronic 0 0 24
Jazz 0 0 32
Power 0 0 16
Room 0 0 8
SFX 0 0 56
Standard 0 0 0
TR-808 0 0 25



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