For positive integers $t_{1},\ldots ,t_{k}$ , let $\tilde{p}(n,t_{1},t_{2},\ldots ,t_{k})$ (respectively $p(n,t_{1},t_{2},\ldots ,t_{k})$ ) be the number of partitions of $n$ such that, if $m$ is the smallest part, then each of $m+t_{1},m+t_{1}+t_{2},\ldots ,m+t_{1}+t_{2}+\cdots +t_{k-1}$ appears as a part and the largest part is at most (respectively equal to) $m+t_{1}+t_{2}+\cdots +t_{k}$ . Andrews et al. [‘Partitions with fixed differences between largest and smallest parts’, Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.143 (2015), 4283–4289] found an explicit formula for the generating function of $p(n,t_{1},t_{2},\ldots ,t_{k})$ . We establish a $q$ -series identity from which the formulae for the generating functions of $\tilde{p}(n,t_{1},t_{2},\ldots ,t_{k})$ and $p(n,t_{1},t_{2},\ldots ,t_{k})$ can be obtained.