SOFTWARE FORMATS
Format File Extension
APPLE LOOPS
 
Apple Loop
.aiff / .aif
ACID
 
Acidized Wave
.wav
GIGASTUDIO
 
Gigastudio 1-2.5
.gig
Gigastudio 3
.gig
EXS24
 
EXS24 mkI
.exs
EXS24 mkII
.exs
HALION
 
Halion 1 / 2 program *
.fxp
RECYCLE
 
REX 1
.rex
REX 2
.rx2
SOUNDFONT 2
 
Soundfont 2
.sf2
BATTERY
 
Battery 1
.kit
Battery 2
.kt2
Battery 3
.cel
KONTAKT 1.5**
 
Kontakt Instrument
.nki
KOMPAKT
 
Kompakt Instrument
.nki
INTAKT
 
Intakt Instrument
.nki
REAKTOR
 
Reaktor
.map
LM4
 
LM4 mk1
.txt
LM4 mk2
.fxp
SAMPLECELL
 
SampleCell
.ins, no extension / CD-ROM
BEATCREATOR
 
BeatCreator
.zgr
AUDIOFILE FORMATS
Format File Extension
SOUND DESIGNER 2
 
mono / stereo
.sd2
WAV
 
mono / stereo
.wav
AIFF
 
mono / stereo
.aiff / .aif
HARDWARE FORMATS
Format File Extension
AKAI
 
S-1000
CD-Rom
S-3000 / Mesa
CD-ROM, .s3p, .sp, no extension (Mac)
S-5000 / S-6000 Program
.akp
Z-4 / Z-8 Program
.akp
MPC Sound
.snd***
MPC Program
.pgm***
DISC FORMATS
Format File Extension
Akai S1000 Disc
proprietary
Akai S3000 Disc
proprietary
Mac HFS Disk (PC)
proprietary
* Halion 3 is not supported
** Kontakt 2 file formats are not supported
*** Supported versions are MPC-60, MPC-3000, MPC-2000, and MPC-2000XL


Also Please note the following points:
  • Direct import from CD-ROMs is supported even if Windows or OSX cannot read these CD-ROMs
  • CD images can be imported in the formats .IMG, .ISO, .NRG, or .DMG
  • Import from floppy disks is not supported
  • Sound Designer 2 (SD2) files cannot be imported on PC due to PC incompatibility with Sound Designer files
  • On PCs, you can load SampleCell instruments only from a Mac HFS CD-ROM or from an image file created from such a CD-ROM. On the Mac, you can load SampleCell instruments either from a CD-ROM as on PCs or from a folder on a MAC formatted hard disk.
  • 24-bit or 20-bit disk-accelerated files are not supported (e.g. GigaStudio3 Piano)