Awave Studio can read and/or write a huge number of file formats as indicated by the list below. The listed file extension is the one most commonly used - but usually the program can correctly determine the file format even if the file extension is wrong.

Ext.R/WFormat description
32RRaw Yamaha DX7 32-voice data. S
3G2R+W3GPP 'project 2' file format. auto wave *
3GPR+W3GPP file format. auto wave *
404R+WMuon DS404 bank file. auto coll
404R+WMuon DS404 patch file. auto inst
669R669 modules. auto
AACR+WMPEG-2/4 Advanced Audio Coding format (ADTS container format). auto wave *
AACRMPEG-2/4 Advanced Audio Coding format (ADIF container format). auto *
AACRMPEG-2/4 Advanced Audio Coding format ('raw' format). *
AIFCRCompressed Audio Interchange File Format. auto
AIFR+WAudio Interchange File Format. auto wave
AIFFR+WAudio Interchange File Format. auto wave
AISRVelvet Studio instrument. auto
AKAIRAKAI S-series floppy disk image file. auto
AKPR+WAKAI S-5000/S-6000 programs. auto inst
ALAWR+WG.711 A-law european telephony format. wave
ALWR+WG.711 A-law european telephony format. wave
AMRR+WMIME 'AMR file storage' format. auto wave
AMSRExtreme Tracker modules. auto
AMSRVelvet Studio modules. auto
APER+WMonkey Audio losslessly compressed file. auto wave
APEXR+WAVM Sample Studio bank file. auto coll inst
ARLR+WAureal 'Aspen' bank file. auto coll inst wave
ASERVelvet Studio sample. auto
ASFRActiveMovie streaming format. auto wave
ATAK??R+WSoundscape Audio-Take file. auto wave
AUR+WSun/NeXT/DEC audio file. auto wave
AVIRMicrosoft Audio Video Interleave file. auto
AVRRAudio Visual Research sound file. auto
BN4RYamaha DX21 / DX27 / DX100 voice SysEx dump. auto S
BNKRYamaha DX21 / DX27 / DX100 voice SysEx dump. auto S
BNKRYamaha DX11 / TX81z voice SysEx dump. auto S
BNKRAd Lib bank. auto S
BWFRBroadcast wave file. auto
C01RTyphoon wave file. auto
CAFR+WApple CoreAudio file format. auto wave
CAFFR+WApple CoreAudio file format. auto wave
CDARAudio CD tracks. auto CD
CDRRAudio CD compatible raw data.
CMFRCreative Labs music file. auto S
CODR+W3GPP 'AMR interface format 2'. wave
DCMRDCM modules. auto
DEWFRSoundCap/SoundEdit instrument.
DIGRDigilink format. auto
DIGRSound Designer I file.
DLPRDirectMusic Producer DLS file. auto
DLSR+WDownLoadable Sounds level 1. auto coll inst wave
DLSR+WDownLoadable Sounds level 2/2+/2++. auto coll inst wave
DLSR+WMobile DLS file minimal / full feature set. auto coll inst wave
DMFRDelusion/XTracker digital music format. auto
DR8R+WFXpansion DR-008 drumkits. auto inst
DRORDOSBox Raw OPL format. auto
DSFRDelusion/XTracker sample format. auto
DSMRDigital Sound Module format. auto
DSSROlympus DSS file. auto *
DTMRDigiTrekker modules. auto
DWDR+WDiamondWare digitized file. auto
DVD-16-44RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-16-48RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-16-96RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-16-192RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-24-44RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-24-48RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-24-96RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DVD-24-192RRaw ripped DVD LPCM audio format.
DX7RYamaha DX7 voice SysEx dump. auto S
DX7RRaw Yamaha DX7 32-voice data. S
EDAREnsoniq ASR-10 disk image. auto FD CD
EDEREnsoniq EPS disk image. auto FD CD
EDKREnsoniq KT disk image. auto
EDMREnsoniq Mirage disk image.
EDQREnsoniq SQ1/SQ2/KS32 disk image. auto
EDVREnsoniq VFX-SD disk image. auto
EFAREnsoniq ASR-10 instrument file. auto FD CD
EFER+WEnsoniq EPS instrument file. auto inst wave FD CD
EFKREnsoniq KT instrument file. auto
EFQREnsoniq SQ1/SQ2/KS32 instrument file. auto
EFSREnsoniq SQ80 instrument file. auto
EFVREnsoniq VFX-SD instrument file. auto
EMBREverest embedded bank file. auto
EMDRABT extended modules. auto
EMYR+WEMelody Ericsson mobile ring-tone format. auto midi
ESPSRESPS audio file. auto
EUIREnsoniq EPS family compacted disk image.
EXSR+WLogic EXS24 instrument. auto inst
F2RRFarandoyle linear module format. auto
F3RRFarandoyle blocked linear module format. auto
F32R+WFloating point raw 32-bit IEEE data.
F64R+WFloating point raw 64-bit IEEE data.
FARRFarandoyle module. auto
FFFR+WGravis UltraSound PnP bank file. auto coll inst
FLACR+WFree lossless audio codec file. auto wave *
FNKRFunkTracker modules. auto
FORRKurzweil Forte files. auto
FSBRFMOD SoundSystem sound bank. auto
FSMRFarandoyle sample format. auto
FZBR+WCasio FZ-1 bank dump format. auto inst
FZFR+WCasio FZ-1 full dump format. auto coll
FZVR+WCasio FZ-1 voice dump format. auto wave
G721R+WG.721 4-bit (32 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G723R+WG.723 3/5-bit ADPCM format data. wave
G723-3R+WG.723 3-bit (24 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G723-5R+WG.723 5-bit (40 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G726R+WG.726 2/3/4/5-bit ADPCM format data. wave
G726-2R+WG.726 2-bit (16 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G726-3R+WG.726 3-bit (24 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G726-4R+WG.726 4-bit (32 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
G726-5R+WG.726 5-bit (40 kbps) ADPCM format data. wave
GDMRBells, Whistles, Sound Boards modules. auto
GI!RGigaStudio/GigaSampler file - Split over multiple CD-ROM's. auto
GIGR+WGigaStudio/GigaSampler file - Normal. auto coll inst wave
GIGR+WGigaStudio/GigaSampler file - Compressed. auto coll inst wave
GKHREnsoniq EPS family disk image file. auto FD CD
GSMR+WRaw GSM 06.10 audio streasm. wave
GSMR+WRaw 'byte aligned' GSM 06.10 audio stream. wave
GSMR+WUS Robotics voice modems GSM w.o. header (VoiceGuide, RapidComm). auto wave
GSMR+WUS Robotics voice modems GSM w. header (QuickLink). auto wave
HCOMRSound Tools HCOM format. auto
HDRSony PS2 SCEI instrument set. auto
IBKRCreative Labs FM bank. auto S
IFFR+WInterchange file format. auto wave
IMFRid Software Music Format (560 Hz). auto
IMYR+WiMelody mobile phone ring-tone format. auto midi
INIR+WGravis UltraSound.ini bank setup. auto coll
INIRIBM MWave DSP synthesizer bank setup (MWSYNTH.INI). auto
INRSRINRS-Telecommunications audio file.
INSREnsoniq EPS family instrument file. auto
INSRAd Lib instrument. auto S
INSR+WSample Cell II Mac instrument. auto inst
INSR+WSample Cell II PC instrument. auto inst
INSWCakewalk instrument definition file. coll
ISTRDigitrakker instrument. auto
ITRImpulse Tracker modules. auto
ITIR+WImpulse Tracker instrument. auto inst
ITSR+WImpulse Tracker sample. auto wave
K25RKurzweil K2500 file. auto CD
K26RKurzweil K2600 file. auto CD
KAWAI12R+WKAWAI R50/R50E/R50III/R100 ROM-dump. auto wave
KDTRKonami KDT1 song. auto
KFTRKorg T-series waves. auto
KITR+WNative instrument Batter v1 drum-kit file. auto coll inst
KMPR+WKorg Triton keymap file. auto inst
KMPR+WKorg Trinity keymap file. auto inst
KMPR+WKorg M3 keymap file. auto
KMPR+WKorg Kronos keymap file. auto
KR1R+WKurzweil K2000/K2500/K2600 split file. auto coll inst wave midi CD
KRZR+WKurzweil K2000 file (also K2500 & K2600). auto coll inst wave midi CD
KSCR+WKorg Triton script file. auto coll
KSCR+WKorg Trinity script file. auto coll
KSCR+WKorg M3 script file. auto coll
KSCR+WKorg Kronos script file. auto coll
KSFR+WKorg Triton sample file. auto wave
KSFR+WKorg Trinity sample file. auto wave
KSFR+WKorg M3 sample file. auto
KSFR+WKorg Kronos sample file. auto
M4AR+WiTunes MPEG-4 audio format. auto wave *
M4RR+WiPhone ring-tone. auto wave *
MAPR+WNative instrument Reaktor wavetable file - Embedded waves. auto inst
MAPR+WNative instrument Reaktor wavetable file - Linked waves. auto inst
MATR+WMatlab variables binary file. auto coll wave
MAUDRMAUD sample format. auto
MDLRDigitrakker modules. auto
MEDROctaMED modules. auto
MIDR+WStandard MIDI file. auto midi
MIDRRoland D-50 patch SysEx dump. auto S
MIDRRoland MT-32 (and compatibles) timbre SysEx dump. auto S
MIDRYamaha DX7 voice SysEx dump. auto S
MIDRYamaha DX7s / DX7II / DX200 voice SysEx dump. auto S
MIDRYamaha DX21 / DX27 / DX100 voice SysEx dump. auto S
MIDRYamaha DX11 / TX81z voice SysEx dump. auto S
MKARMatroska audio file. auto
MKVRMatroska video file. auto
MLDRMFi/MFi2 songs a.k.a. i-Melody a.k.a. Melody Format for i-Mode. auto
MLSRMiles Sound System compressed DLS file. auto
MMFRSMAF songs, 'Synthetic Music Mobile Application Format'. auto S
MODRModule file. auto
MOVRApple QuickTime movie format. auto *
MP1RMPEG audio stream, layer I.
MP2R+WMPEG audio stream, layer II. wave *
MP3R+WMPEG audio stream, layer III. wave *
MP4R+WMPEG-4 base media file format. auto wave *
MPARMPEG audio stream, layer I, II, 'II½' or III.
MPCR+WMusepack audio compression. auto wave
MPEGRMPEG system stream, audio+video. auto
MPGRMPEG system stream, audio+video. auto
MSSR+WMiles Sound System DLS 1 + XMI file. auto midi
MT2RMadTracker 2 modules. auto
MTIR+WMadTracker 2 instrument. auto inst
MTMRMultiTracker modules. auto
MUSRDoom/Heretic music file. auto
MUSR+WMusifile MPEG Layer II audio stream. auto
MUS10RMus10 audio file. auto
MWSWIBM MWave DSP synth instrument extracts. inst wave
NISTR+WNIST Sphere file. auto
NKIRNative instrument Kontakt instrument. auto
NKMRNative instrument Kontakt multi bank. auto
NVFR+WCreative Labs Nomad voice file. auto wave
O01RTyphoon voice file. auto
OGGR+WVorbis Ogg stream. auto wave *
OKTROktalyzer modules. auto
OPUSROpus audio stream. auto *
OSPR+WOrion Sampler programs. auto inst
OUTRRoland S-5xx series floppy image (S-50,S-51,S-330,W-30,S-500,S-550). auto CD FD
OUTRRoland S-7xx series floppy image (S-70,S-700,S-750,S-760,S-770,S-772). auto CD FD
PRAKAI S900/S950 programs. auto inst CD
PR+WAKAI S1000/S1100/S01 programs. auto inst CD
PR+WAKAI S3000/S3200/S2000/S2800 programs. auto inst CD
P3KRKurzweil PC3K files. auto
PACRSB Studio II package file. auto
PAFR+WEnsoniq PARIS audio file. auto wave
PATR+WGravis Ultrasound GF1 patch file. auto inst wave
PBFR+WTurtle Beach Pinnacle bank file. auto coll inst
PCGR+WKorg Trinity bank file. auto coll inst
PCGR+WKorg Triton bank file. auto coll inst
PCGR+WKorg Triton LE bank file. auto
PCGR+WKorg M3 bank file. auto coll inst
PCGR+WKorg M50 bank file. auto coll inst
PCGR+WKorg Kronos bank file. auto coll inst
PCMROKI MSM6376 synth chip PCM format. auto
PGMR+WAKAI MPC-1000 drum set file + .WAV file. auto inst wave
PGMR+WAKAI MPC-2000XL drum set file + .WAV file. auto inst wave
PGMR+WAKAI MPC-2000 drum set file + .SND file. auto inst wave
PGMR+WAKAI MPC-3000 drum set file + .SND file. auto inst wave
PLMRDisorderTracker2 modules. auto
PLSRDisorderTracker2 sample. auto
PPFRTurtle Beach Pinnacle program file. auto
PRGR+WWAVmaker program. auto inst
PSBRTurtle Beach Pinnacle sound bank. auto
PSIONRPSION a-law file. auto
PSMRProtracker Studio modules. auto
PTMRPoly Tracker modules. auto
RAWRealAudio file. wave *
RAWRSigned 8-bit PCM data. wave
RAWRRdos Raw OPL capture format. auto
RIFRRockwell ADPCM format (Hotfax/Quicklink). auto
RMIR+WRIFF-MIDI file. auto midi coll
ROCKWELLR+WRockwell 2/3/4-bit ADPCM data. wave
ROCKWELL-2R+WRockwell 2-bit ADPCM data. wave
ROCKWELL-3R+WRockwell 3-bit ADPCM data. wave
ROCKWELL-4R+WRockwell 4-bit ADPCM data. wave
ROLRAdLib Visual Composer songs. auto
ROMRRoland MT-32 / CM32L / LAPC-1 control and PCM ROM dump. auto S
SR+WAKAI S900/950 sample. auto wave
SR+WAKAI S1000/S1100/S01 sample. auto wave CD
SR+WAKAI S3000/S3200/S2000/S2800 sample. auto wave CD
S1ARYamaha EX5 'all' format. auto
S1MR+WYamaha EX5 'waveforms' format. auto coll inst wave
S1VR+WYamaha EX5 'voices' format. auto coll inst wave
S3IR+WScreamTracker v3 instrument. auto wave
S3MRScreamTracker v3 modules. auto
S3PR+WAKAI MESA II/PC S-series program. auto inst
SAMRSigned 8-bit PCM file. wave
SBR+WSigned byte (8-bit) data. wave
SBIRCreative Labs FM Instrument. auto S
SBKR+WEMU SoundFont v1.x bank. auto coll inst wave
SC2R+WSample Cell II PC/Mac instrument. auto inst
SDR+WSound Designer I file. auto wave
SD2R+WSound Designer II flattened file. auto wave
SD2R+WSound Designer II data forks. wave
SDKRRoland S-5xx series floppy disk image (S-50, S-51, S-330, W-30, S-500, S-550). auto CD FD
SDKRRoland S-7xx series floppy disk image (S-70, S-700, S-750, S-760, S-770, S-772). auto CD FD
SDSR+WMIDI Sample Dump Standard dump file. auto wave
SDSRSmartSound SDS file.
SDWRSigned dword (32-bit) data.
SDXRMIDI Sample Dump Standard dump compacted by SDX. auto
SEQR+WSony Playstation MIDI sequences. auto midi
SFR+WIRCAM / MTU SoundFile format. auto wave
SF2R+WEMU SoundFont v2.x bank. auto coll inst wave
SF2PACKRMIDI Converter Studio packed Sound Font. auto
SFARKRMelody Machine Compressed SoundFonts. *
SFDRSoundStage sound data file.
SFIRSoundStage sound info file. auto
SFRRSonic Foundry sample resource file. auto
SFZR+Wrgc:audio SFZ v1 instrument. auto inst wave
SFZRCakewalk SFZ v2 instrument. auto
SHNR+WShorten lossless compression. auto wave
SMDRJ-Phone / SmdEd mobile songs. auto
SMPRSamplevision file. auto
SMPRAd Lib Gold sample. auto
SMPR+WAvalon sample. auto wave
SNDR+WUnsigned 8-bit PCM data (W as .UB). wave
SNDR+WAKAI MPC-60/2000/2000XL/3000 sample file. auto wave
SNDRRSounder sound file. auto
SNDTRSndTools sound file. auto
SOURSB Studio II sound file. auto
SPDRSpeech data file.
SPLRDigitrakker sample. auto
SPPACKR+WSPPack sound sample. auto wave
SQRSony PS2 SCEI sequence. auto
STMRScreamTracker v2 modules.
STSR+WCreamware STS-series sampler programs. auto coll
SVQRRoland sequencer file. auto
SVXRInterchange file format. auto
SWR+WSigned word (16-bit) data. wave
SXTR+WPropellerheads Reason NN-XT format. auto inst wave
SYXRRoland D-50 patch SysEx dump. auto S
SYXRRoland MT-32 (and compatibles) timbre SysEx dump. auto S
SYXRYamaha DX7 voice SysEx dump. auto S
SYXRYamaha DX7s / DX7II / DX200 voice SysEx dump. auto S
SYXRYamaha DX21 / DX27 / DX100 voice SysEx dump. auto S
SYXRYamaha DX11 / TX81z voice SysEx dump. auto S
SYWR+WYamaha SY-series wave file. auto wave
TVDRYamaha Tyros 2 custom drum voice file. inst auto
TVNR+WYamaha Tyros 2 custom voice file. inst auto
TXTWAscii text parameter descriptions. auto coll inst wave
TXTR+WAscii text formatted audio data. auto wave
TXTR+WRTTTL / Nokring mobile ring-tone format. auto midi
TXTR+WSteinberg LM-4 bank. auto coll inst
TXWR+WYamaha TX16W wave file. auto wave
U255LAWR+WExponential 8-bit format. wave
UAXRUnreal Tournament audio packages. auto
UBR+WUnsigned byte (8-bit) data. wave
UDWRUnsigned dword (32-bit) data.
UMXRUnreal Tournament music package. auto
ULAWR+WG.711 mu-law US telephony format. wave
ULTRUltraTracker modules. auto
ULWR+WG.711 mu-law US telephony format. wave
UNIRMikMod 'UniMod' format. auto
UVDR+WYamaha Tyros 3 custom drum voice file. auto inst
UVNR+WYamaha Tyros 3 custom voice file. auto inst
UWR+WUnsigned word (16-bit) data. wave
UWFRUltraTracker wave file. auto
V8RCovox 8-bit audio. auto wave
VABR+WSony Playstation / PS2 bank file. auto coll inst
VAGR+WSony Playstation / PS2 compressed sound file. auto wave
VAPR+WAnnotated speech file. coll wave
VM1RPanasonic voice file.
VOCR+WCreative Labs 'newer style' sound file. auto wave
VOCR+WCreative Labs 'older style' sound file. auto wave
VOXR+WDialogic 4-bit ADPCM file. auto wave
VOXRTalking Technology Incorporated file. auto
VOX-6KR+WDialogic 4-bit ADPCM file (6000 Hz). auto wave
VOX-8KR+WDialogic 4-bit ADPCM file (8000 Hz). auto wave
VSBR+WVirtual Sampler Bank file. auto coll inst wave
W??R+WYamaha TX16W wave file. auto wave
W??R+WYamaha SY-series wave file. auto wave
W2ARYamaha Motif 'all' format. auto
W2VR+WYamaha Motif 'voices' format. auto coll inst wave
W2WR+WYamaha Motif 'waveforms' format. auto coll inst wave
W4KSNDR+WWusik 4000 instrument. auto inst wave
W7ARYamaha Motif ES 'all' format. auto
W7VR+WYamaha Motif ES 'voices' format. auto coll inst wave
W7WR+WYamaha Motif ES 'waveforms' format. auto coll inst wave
W64R+WSonic Foundry Wave-64 format. auto wave
WAVR+WMicrosoft wave format. auto wave
WAVRBroadcast wave format (EBU BWF). auto wave
WA!R+WGigaStudio/GigaSampler compressed wave file. auto wave
WFBR+WTurtle Beach WaveFront bank format. auto coll
WFDR+WTurtle Beach WaveFront drum set format. auto inst
WFPR+WTurtle Beach WaveFront program format. auto inst wave
WLFRid Software Music Format (700 Hz). auto
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 4. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 CBR. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 ABR. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 VBR. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 Voice. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 Lossless. auto wave *
WMAR+WWindows Media Audio 9 Pro CBR/ABR/VBR. auto wave *
WMVRWindows Media Video file. auto
WRFR+WWestacott WinRanX instrument file. auto inst
WRKRCakeWalk work file. auto
WUSIKSNDR+WWusikstation sound file. auto inst wave
WUSIKPACKRWusikstation pack file. auto inst wave
WVR+WWavPack losslessly compressed file. auto wave
X0ARYamaha Motif XS 'all' format. auto
X0VR+WYamaha Motif XS 'voices' format. auto
X0WR+WYamaha Motif XS 'waveforms' format. auto
X3ARYamaha Motif XF 'all' format. auto
X3VR+WYamaha Motif XF 'voices' format. auto
X3WR+WYamaha Motif XF 'waveforms' format. auto
XIR+WFastTracker 2 instrument. auto inst wave
XMRFastTracker 2 extended modules. auto
XMIR+WMiles Sound System extended MIDI file. auto midi
YADPCMR+WRaw Yamaha 4-bit ADPCM format data.
???RYamaha A3000 sample file. auto wave
*RUnrecognized file types (prompts user to supply info). (auto)

Legend of symbols used:

RIndicates support for Reading a format.
WIndicates support for Writing a format.
autoIndicates that the format can be auto-detected - even with the wrong extension.
waveIndicates that you can save waveforms to this format.
instIndicates that you can save instruments to this format.
collIndicates that you can save collections to this format.
midiIndicates that you can save MIDI songs to this format.
CDIndicates that the synth uses a proprietary CD-ROM format.
FDIndicates that the synth uses a proprietary floppy-disk format.
SIndicates that the format may use a 'Synthesis model' other than wavetable synthesis.
*Indicates that a free 3rd party add-on may be needed for reading and/or writing certain compressed data formats (click on the format extension to get more info).

Note:   Some synthesizers use disk formats and file systems that are not recognized by Windows - but the program can still read many of them by communicating directly with the hardware.
For more on this, see the list of special I/O formats!

Note:   You can also save MIDI songs and/or tracks to any format with the wave symbol in list below - in this case, the program will automatically render a recording from the note data!

Note:   Also supported are several formats using other synthesis models, more specifically Phase modulation synthesis (a.k.a. Yamaha FM-synthesis), and an Additive synthesis hybrid (a.k.a. Roland LA-synthesis). Such file formats are marked with S in the list.