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Format Name Prefix/Suffix Description
A.M.Composer 1.2 amc Music format created by Marc Hawliteck of Vesalia-Soft.
Abyss' Highest eXperience ahx Formerly THX
AC1D-DC1A Packer ac1d A module packer created by Carsten Sørensen (Slammer/Anarchy). First used in Anarchy's "In The Kitchen" demo.
Actionamics Sound Tool ast Created by Michael Kleps for the game Dyna Blaster.
AMOS Music Bank abk Tracker-like music player created by François Lionet for his AMOS Basic programming language. AMOS comes with programs for converting tracker and Sonix music to the AMOS format.
AProSys APS A sample and synth editor created by Petter A. Urkedal.
Art & Magic aam A music format created by the Art & Magic team for the ingame music in the game Agony.
Art of Noise aon A sample and synth editor by Bastian Spiegel (Twice/Lego).
Beathoven Synthesizer bss A music format created by Thomas Lopatic (Dr.Nobody/HQC) 1987, often used in Rainbow Arts and Tristar productions from 1987-88.
Benn Daglish bd A music format created for Ben 'Benn' Daglish by Colin 'Fungus the Bogeyman' Dooley.
Benn Daglish SID bds A music format created by Ben 'Benn' Daglish based on his Commodore 64 version.
Channel Players chan A module packer created by Alan/Impact Inc in 1994.
ChipTracker mod Also known as KRIS Tracker, a module packer created by KRIS/Anarchy for use by Matthew Simmonds (4-Mat/Anarchy).
Cinemaware cin A MIDI-like music format that appears to have only been used in Cinemaware's last game, Wings.
Core Design core A music and fx format used in early Core Design games, possibly created by Ben 'Benn' Daglish.
Custom cust DeliTracker's format for Amiga music that's not in any known format. Custom tunes include both the music data and the player code needed to replay it. Other Amiga music players, like EaglePlayer, DeliPlayer and UADE, recognise the DeliTracker Custom format.
CustomMade cm A music and fx format created by Yvo Zoer and Ron Klaren.
Darius Zendeh dz A music format created by Darius Zendeh (Mark II/Quadlite). It is basically his old Mark II Sound-System format with support for subsongs.
Dave Lowe dl A music format created by Dave Lowe (Uncle Art).
Dave Lowe New dln A newer version of the Dave Lowe music routine.
David Hanney dh A music format created by David Hanney.
David Whittaker dw A music format created by the prolific David Whittaker.
DeltaMusic 2.0 dm2 A synthetic music format created by Bent Nielsen.
Desire dsr A music format created by Dentons in 1993.
DIGI Booster digi An eight channel tracker for the Amiga created in 1997 by Tomasz and Waldemar Piasta. Later followed by DIGI Booster PRO, much respected by Amiga musicians for its built-in Roland TB303 emulator.
Digital Illusions di A module packer with subsong support, created by the The Silents for their pinball games. Also known as GrapeTracker.
Digital Sonix & Chrome dsc A music format created by Andrew Bailey & David Hanlon.
Dynamic Synthesizer ds An early music format created by Chris Hülsbeck, a predecessor of TFMX.
EarAche ea/mg A sample and synth format created by Morten Grouleff.
Editeur Musical Sequentiel ems A music format created by Ringard' for use in their demos and games.
Face The Music ftm A commercial 8 channel music format created in 1990/91 by Jörg W. Schmidt for Maxon Computer GmbH.
Fashion Tracker ex A music format created by the 'Fashion' team.
FastTracker 2.0 xm A multi-channel PC music editor by Magnus Högdahl and Fredrik Huss.
Follin Player II tf A music format used by the Follin brothers.
Fred Editor fred Music editor and audio routines by Frédéric Hahn with some support from Julien Clermonte. Also (wrongly) known as Fredmon or Fred Monitor.
Fred Gray fg A music format used by Fred Gray.
Future Composer 1.3 fc13 A synthetic music editor created by Supersero/Superions in 1990, based on Jochen Hippel's routines.
Future Composer 1.4 fc14 A synthetic music editor created by Supersero/Superions in 1990, based on Jochen Hippel's routines.
Future Player fp A synthetic music format created in 1988 by Paul van der Valk, predecessor of the Medley Sound Editor.
FWMP fw The custom music routine used in Forgotten Worlds.
Game Music Creator gmc A direct competitor of Soundtracker, by Andreas Tadic. It is very similar to Soundtracker, although it's not a module packer.
GlueMon glue A music format by Lars Malmborg (GlueMaster/North Star).
Hippel hip A music format created by Jochen Hippel (Mad Max/The Exceptions). This also includes Hippel 7V (seven voices) music.
Hippel-COSO hipc A variant of the Hippel music format. This also includes Hippel COSO 7V (seven voices) music. COSO means "crunched datablock", i.e. the music data is compressed. The Hippel-COSO file format can be decrunched into the regular Hippel format.
Hively Tracker hvl A variant of the AHX format, which adds support for up to 16 channels, two commands per row, and ring modulation.
Howie Davies hd A music format created by Gary Antcliffe and Howie Davies in 1990, used in PAL Developments games.
IFF-8SVX svx The Amiga's standard format for 8-bit sound samples, created by Electronic Arts in 1984 at the birth of the Amiga.
Images ims A module packer created by Neil Crossley, used in games that were ported from the Atari ST to the Amiga in 1990 by Images Design.
InStereo! is A 4-voice synth/sample format created by by Hans Bergstedt.
ISO-MPEG Audio Layer-2 mp2 A substitute audio compression format used in place of very sizeable CDDA tracks.
ISO-MPEG Audio Layer-3 mp3 A substitute audio compression format used in place of very sizeable CDDA tracks. More commonly known as MP3.
JamCracker jam A Noisetracker-alike music format created by M. Gemmel and Xag of Betrayal in 1990.
Janko Mrsic-Flogel jmf A music format created by Janko Mrsic-Flogel.
Jason Brooke jcb A music format created by Jason C Brooke.
Jason Page jp A music format created by Jason Page. It was also used as the basis for Jason's music routines on the Atari ST, SNES and Megadrive.
Jeroen Tel jt Also known as 'Maniacs Of Noise Old', this music format was created by Charles Deenen and Jeroen Tel, used by the Maniacs of Noise.
Jesper Olsen jo A music format created by Jesper Olsen.
Kris Hatlelid kh A music format created by Kris Hatlelid.
Leggless Music Editor lme A music editor created by Leggless/The Silents.
M.O.N New mon A music format created by Charles Deenen and Frédéric Hahn, used by the Maniacs of Noise.
M.O.N Old mon A music format created by Charles Deenen and Jeroen Tel, used by the Maniacs of Noise. This format now has a new revised replayer - see 'Jeroen Tel'.
Magnetic Fields Packer mfp A module packer created by Shaun Southern.
Mark Cooksey mc A music format created by Mark Cooksey and Richard Frankish.
Mark II Sound-System mkii A music format created by Darius Zendeh (Mark II/Quadlite), the music was originally hand written in assembly language as data.
Martin Walker mw A music format created by Martin Walker.
MaxTrax mxtx A music format created in 1992 by Sylvan Technical Arts.
MED med Music EDitor by Tejio Kinnunen. MED was originally available as freeware, with a commercial eight channel version called OctaMED. The latest version of MED is OctaMED SoundStudio. This format was very popular with musicians, but it was not used much in games because the complexity of the format required too much CPU time.
Medley mso The successor to the Future Player format by Paul van der Valk.
Mike Davies md A music format created in 1989 by Mike Davies, often used in Tiertex games.
MMDC mmdc A module packer created by Anthony Crowther.
Mugician mug Also known as "Digital Mugician", this music format was created by Reinier van Vliet (Rhino/Team Hoi).
Mugician II mug2 A music format created by Reinier van Vliet (Rhino/Team Hoi), it allows for seven voice tunes like the TFMX and Hippel formats.
Music Assembler ma A music format created by Oscar Giesen & Marco Swagerman of Dynamite Software.
Musicline Editor ml An music format by Christian Cyréus & John Carehag featuring up to 8-voices and sythentic instruments.
MusicMaker mm4/mm8 A 4 and 8-voice format created by Thomas Winischhofer
NoisePacker 2.x np2 A module packer created by Twins/Phenomena.
NoisePacker 3.x np3 A module packer created by Twins/Phenomena.
NoiseTracker mod An evolution of the Soundtracker format by Per Tufvesson (Mahoney/North Star) and Anders Berkeman (Kaktus/The Silents).
NovoTrade Packer ntp A module packer created by Novotrade.
Ogg Vorbis ogg A substitute audio compression format used in place of very sizeable CDDA tracks.
Oktalyzer okt An eight channel music editor by Armin Sander (TIP/The New Masters).
Paul Robotham dat A MIDI-like music format created by Pete Barnett and used by Paul Robotham.
Paul Shields ps A music format created by Paul Hunter and used by Paul Shields.
Paul Summers snk A music format created in 1989 by Paul Summers and Mike Chilton.
Peter Verswyvelen Packer pvp A module packer created by Peter Verswyvelen.
Pha Packer pha A module packer created by Azatoth/Phenomena.
Pierre Adane Packer pap A module packer created by Pierre Adane.
Professional Sound Artists psa A music format created by a group called the Professional Sound Artists.
Promizer pr1 A module packer created by Franck Hulsmann (MC68000/Masque).
ProPacker 2.1 pp21 A module packer created by Christian Estrup.
ProPacker 3.0 pp30 A module packer created by Christian Estrup.
Prorunner 1.0 prun A module packer by Cosmos/Sanity.
Prorunner 2.0 pru2 A module packer by Cosmos/Sanity.
Protracker mod The venerable successor of Noisetracker, originally created by the Amiga Freelancers (Lars and Anders Hamre, Sven Vahsen and Rune Johnsrud), followed by Peter Hanning and Anders Ramsay for version 2.1 to 2.3, then by the Cryptoburners (Ivar Just Olsen, Tom Bech and Bjarte Andreaeassen).
PumaTracker puma A music format created by Jean-Charles Meyrignac on the Atari ST, ported to the Amiga by Pierre-Eric Loriaux.
Quadra Composer qc/emod A 4-voice sample on format by Bosse Lincoln.
Richard Joseph rjp A music editor written by Alan McCarthy and Andi Smithers. Also known as the Vectordean format.
Rob Hubbard rh A music format created by Rob Hubbard.
Rob Hubbard Old rho An older version of the Rob Hubbard format.
Ron Klaren rk A music and fx format created by Yvo Zoer and Ron Klaren. Files in this format have an EaglePlayer specific header.
ScreamTracker 3 s3m A multi-channel PC music editor created by Sami Tammilehto (PSI/Future Crew).
SCUMM scumm SCUMM stands for "Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion", and the music format is that which is used in Lucasfilm Games adventures prior to Monkey Island 2, when it was replaced with the "iMuse" system.
Sean Connolly scn A music format created by Sean 'Odie' Connolly.
Sean Conran scr A music format created by Sean Conran.
Sidmon sid A music editor created by Reinier van Vliet (Rhino/Team Hoi).
Sidmon II sid2 A music editor created by Michael Kleps (Unknown/D.O.C).
Sierra AGI agi A sound format used in the first Sierra games that used the AGI (Adventure Game Interpreter) system.
Silmarils mok A music format created by Michel Pernot.
SonicArranger sa A music editor created by Carlsten Schlote, Branko Mikic and Carsten Herbst.
Sonix Music Driver smus Also known as IFF-SMUS, its another Electronic Arts standardised music format, created along with 8SVX, ILBM and FTXT as the EA IFF 85 specification. Other than the archaic Aegis Sonix and EA's own Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS), almost no software uses this format.
Sound Images tw A music format created by Tony Williams.
Sound Master sm A music format created by Michiel Soede, used mostly by Jeroen Soede.
Sound Programming Language spl A music programming language created by Holger Gehrmann. First created for the C64 and Tandy PC, later ported to the Amiga and Atari ST. Also known as SOPROL.
Sound FX sfx A Soundtracker clone created by Christian Haller and Christian A. Weber.
Soundcontrol sct A music editor created by Holger Gehrmann.
Soundfactory psf A music format created in 1989 by Zuheir Urwani and Thomas Kolbe. Also known as the Profiteam Sound Factory format.
SoundMon 2.0 bp A music editor created by Brian Postma.
SoundMon 2.2 bp A music editor created by Brian Postma.
SoundPlayer sjs A music format created by Scott Johnston, only used in the Lemmings series of games.
SoundTracker mod The original tracker music editor, created by Karsten Obarski.
Special FX jd A music format used in Special FX games, usually by Jonathan Dunn.
Speedy System ss This is the first Michael Winterberg music format for the Amiga. Known versions are 2.0, 2.1, 2.2, 3.0, and 'A'.
StarTrekker mod A Soundtracker clone created in 1990 by Björn Wesen (Exolon/Fairlight). The "4AM" replayer can play synthetic sound samples.
Steve Barrett sb Music composed by Steve Barrett using the Ariston replay routine.
Steve Turner jpo An older version of the Jason Page format, created by Steve Turner and used in Graftgold games.
StoneTracker spm/sps An 8-voice music format by Emmanuel Marty & Michael Lavaire.
SUNTronic sun A music format created by Benl Holger & Felix Schmidt.
Synth Dream sdr A music format created in 1991 by Laurens 'Lotus' Tummers and John Tonnard.
Synth Pack osp A music format created in 1989 by Karsten Obarski.
Synthesis syn A music format created in 1992 by Carsten Herbst (Mr Soundwave) and Branko Mikic, Braintrace Design
TFMX mdat "The Final Musicsystem eXtended". An elaborate music format devised and created by Chris Hülsbeck, with Peter Thierolf writing the editor.
TFMX 7V mdat "The Final Musicsystem eXtended". An elaborate music format devised and created by Chris Hülsbeck, with Peter Thierolf writing the editor. This version uses Jochen Hippel's routines to get seven voices on the four channel Amiga.
TFMX Pro mdat "The Final Musicsystem eXtended". An elaborate music format devised and created by Chris Hülsbeck, with Peter Thierolf writing the editor.
The Musical Enlightenment tme A music format created in n 1989 by N.J. Luuring Jr.
The Player 4.x p4x A module packer created by Jarno Paananen (Guru/Sahara Surfers), this particular version of The Player (4.1a) was never released publically, yet it was leaked to game development companies and became one of the most widespread module packers in existance.
The Player 5.x p5x A module packer created by Jarno Paananen (Guru/Sahara Surfers).
The Player 6.x p6x A module packer created by Jarno Paananen (Guru/Sahara Surfers), this is the most popular module packing software used on the Amiga.
Thomas Hermann thm A music format created in 1989 by Thomas Hermann.
Trackerpacker 3 tp3 A module packer created by Crazy Crack/Mexx.
Unique Development uds A music format created by Unique Development Sweden, found in both the Amiga and Atari ST versions of the game Obsession.
Wally Beben wb Music composed by Wally Beben using the Ariston replay routine.