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.ariax File Extension

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

what is a .ariax file?

The ARIAX file extension is a data format associated to Chipsounds. ARIAX files and Chipsounds were developed by Plogue. These files like ARIA contain the state of an entire engine instance however ARIAX are readable XML files. They are made of vast catalogue of cartridges and modified consoles of sounds aside from classic computers were compiled. They are used to allow hand editing or modifying of data for power users by the use of a text editor or an XML editor. The XML format is a universal method of exchange between different programs. They can be loaded and saved through the “snapshots” or ensemble menu. These files are easier to be manually hacked. There are three ways to use Plogue chipsounds: as a plug-in within a sequencer, with a supported tracker program, or ‘live’ as a standalone application. Files in ARIAX format can be opened with Plogue chipsounds in Microsoft Windows based Systems.

how to open a .ariax file?

Launch a .ariax 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 .ariax 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 .ariax files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .ariax file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .ariax file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .ariax file association errors

applications that open a .ariax file

Plogue chipsounds

Plogue chipsounds

Plogue chipsounds was also developed by Plogue Arts and Technology and it is known as a software synth that allows users to turn their VST host, etc. into a console for classic video games. This serves as a gaming time machine that will transport gamers back into the world of classic video games and 80s arcade. Plogue chipsounds is mainly used for the emulation of 15 vintage 8-bit era sound chips to their very small idiosyncrasies. This software also has the ability to reproduce the sound effect tricks and other musical techniques that were just accidentally discovered. This software features a five-page user interface with a Controls page that offers a wave sequencer and arpeggiator preset-saving wherein the wave sequencer is responsible for crescendos and note flutters. Through the use of Plogue chipsounds, users will find it possible to find chip emulations from favorite games such as Atari ST, Nintendo Game Boy, VIC-20, Nintendo Entertainment System, etc.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .ariax 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, .ariax. 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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