.SDS File Extension

A .SDS file is a MIDI Sample Dump Standard File, created by N/A.

Open with FMJ-Software Awave Studio. Available for Windows and Mac.

What is a .SDS file?

The file extension .SDS stands for MIDI Sample Dump Standard File. This type of file is used in the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) format and includes standardized System Exclusive (SysEx) messages. These messages are a form of data that can be transferred between digital musical instruments and computers.

An .SDS file can be created by "dumping" or transferring data from an audio program or a hardware device, such as a digital keyboard or synthesizer, into a file. This file is then used to store and manage the SysEx messages that are specific to MIDI equipment.

It's important to note that .SDS files do not contain actual audio data like recordings of sound or music. Instead, they contain data that can control or modify sounds on MIDI-compatible devices.

You can open .SDS files using various software programs and tools. Some of the programs that can open these files include: 1. **FMJ-Software Awave Studio** - This is a music production software that supports a wide range of audio formats, including .SDS files. It allows users to edit and convert different audio and synthesizer formats.

2. **Nullsoft Winamp** - Originally a media player for Windows, Winamp can also handle .SDS files when equipped with the appropriate plugins. It allows for playback and management of various audio formats.

3. **Apple QuickTime Player** - This multimedia framework and player, developed by Apple, can open .SDS files on devices that support QuickTime, such as Mac computers. It provides basic playback features.

These programs help users to manage, convert, or use the data contained in .SDS files in conjunction with MIDI hardware and software samplers. This makes .SDS files valuable for musicians, producers, and audio engineers who work with MIDI technology.


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