Audio and Music

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(Audio and sequencer software: The maker of this is called Reason Studios now, so this latest format should probably be under that name.)
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** [[Propellerhead Reason Song File]] (.rns)
** [[Propellerhead Reason Song File]] (.rns)
** [[Propellerhead ReCycle Loop File]] (.rex)
** [[Propellerhead ReCycle Loop File]] (.rex)
** [[Propellerhead ReCycle REX2 Audio File]] (.rx2)
** [[Reason Studios REX2 Audio File]] (.rx2)
* [[Renoise]]
* [[Renoise]]
** [[Renoise song]] (.xrns)
** [[Renoise song]] (.xrns)

Revision as of 05:17, 4 December 2020

File Format
Name Audio and Music

Musical notation

Musical notation

Electronic Formats concerned with audio and musical data, including sound recording, instrument control, musical notation, etc.

For additional multimedia formats that may contain audio, see Video.



Album formats

(files containing entire music albums, with some track structure)

Audio and sequencer software

Audio recording and sound waves


Configuration files

  • X2A (Yamaha S70xs/S90xs keyboard workstations)

Container formats


Emulated music

Game audio and music

(see also Game data files)

Identifiers of musical works, recordings, artists, etc.

Metadata formats and related data

Music trackers

(For more on this subject, listen to Jason Scott Talks His Way Out Of It: The Music Tracker Episode.)

Musical instrument control

Musical notation

Playlists, music libraries, music store downloaders

Programming languages and APIs (audio/music-specific)


Signal processing

These aren't specific file formats, but generic mathematical methods used by other file formats.

Sound card related formats

Speech synthesis

Unclassified (need to move to other categories)

See the Open Cubic Player homepage for a list of demo formats:

See also Piano Rolls (which is under the Physical File Formats).


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