.SYW File Extension

A .SYW file is a SY99/SY85 Audio, created by Yamaha.

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

What is a .SYW file?

A .SYW file is a type of audio file specifically used with Yamaha SY99 or SY85 synthesizers. These synthesizers are electronic musical instruments that generate sound. The .SYW file contains a 16-bit audio sample, which means it stores sound data in a digital format that captures a wide range of audio nuances.

Originally, users of Yamaha SY99 or SY85 synthesizers could create their own audio samples and save these files directly onto a 3.5-inch floppy disk or a RAM card, which are forms of data storage. A floppy disk is a disk enclosed in a square or rectangular plastic shell that was commonly used for storing files before the advent of more modern storage devices like USB flash drives. A RAM card is a type of memory card that was used to store data temporarily or permanently.

In addition to creating their own sounds, users could also load pre-existing .SYW files from these storage mediums to use with their synthesizers. This feature allowed musicians to share and utilize a variety of sounds in their music production.

To open and work with .SYW files, you can use a software program called FMJ-Software Awave Studio. This program is designed to handle various audio file formats, including .SYW files. It allows users to play, edit, and convert these files into other audio formats, making it a useful tool for musicians and audio engineers who work with Yamaha synthesizers.


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