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.akp File Extension

Developer: Akai Professional
File type: Sampler File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .akp. Files with the file extension .akp can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .akp files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .akp file?

The AKP file extension is a data format associated to Akai Sampler. AKP files and AKAI Sampler were developed by AKAI Professional. These files are program files used by Akai S5000 and S6000 samplers. They are basically in the standard RIFF file format. A RIFF file is made up of chunks: each one starting with a 4 byte ASCII header and a 4 byte (double word) number representing the length of the chunk. Only two types of chunk are allowed to have sub chunks, the 'RIFF' chunk (the whole file) and any 'LIST' chunks In an AKP file, the 'kgrp' chunk contains 9 sub chunks. Chunks are always written in the same order .The kgrp header is also slightly non-standard. Files in AKP format can be opened with Propellerhead ReCycle, Chicken Systems Translator, FMJ-Software Awave Studio, MAZ Sound Tools VSampler, and Freecycle in Mac Os, Microsoft Windows-based systems and Linux platforms.

how to open a .akp file?

Launch a .akp file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .akp file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .akp files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .akp file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .akp file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .akp file association errors

applications that open a .akp file

Chicken Systems Translator

Chicken Systems Translator

Chicken Systems Translator is a Sampler File Conversion and Sampler tool software that converts programs, instruments or samples into another format. IT can translate program parameter information, samples ad structure. It can read and write instruments and audio sample formats, supports 8-bit, 12-bit, 13-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit files, it also has detailed status dialogs with pausable translation, and can perform instrument and audio auditioning. The software has many major features and functions, it a read and translate Ensoniq and Kerzweil programs, read and translate Bulk DOS disks, can automatically combine and split stereo, supports Emu links, and Roland performances, write proprietary disks, supports translating from Akai S-5000 multi files, use SMDI for transferring batches of samples to hardware samplers and back again, and it also features wave mapping into program structures, with so many other major features in the software. It is the only application that writes authentic, exact .gig files, write v2.0 files and Gig performances. It compensates for Gig's restriction in mono and stereo regions by combining or splitting.
FMJ-Software Awave Studio

FMJ-Software Awave Studio

Awave Studio 10.6 is a music-oriented software that lets you convert your audio files, edit and process your audio and create music. It is also a multi-format audio player. It provides customized “instrument banks” that come along with your MIDI files. You can edit your sound by applying effects, fade in and fade out, re-sampling, normalizing amplitudes, etc. It can do instrument editing for your sound card, soft-synth plug and synthesizer. It runs on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP. It can read 290 formats and write 135 formats. Some synthesizers may use formats or file systems that are unrecognized by Windows, but Awave Studio reads them by directly communicating with the hardware. It can recognize formats from instruments by Akai, Korg, Yamaha, Roland, Ensoniq, Creamware, Kurzweil, Native instruments and many others. Aware Software Synthesizer lets you do real-time auditioning of your instruments. The Batch Conversion Wizard allows conversion of large numbers of files with optional effects. It supports up to 32bit data, and automatically converts lower precision source data to higher precision to avoid quantization errors and for audio fidelity. Instrument Processing Wizard avoids repetitive editing on multiple instruments. MIDI Processing Wizard lets you transpose notes and change tick rate. It has graphical editors for your instrument parameters.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .akp files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .akp. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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