A2W File Type

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What are A2W files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an A2W file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an A2W file?

A2W files have multiple uses, and Adlib Tracker II Instrument Bank is one of them.

Adlib Tracker II Instrument Bank

The A2W file is a type of file created using the Adlib Tracker II software. A2W files are A2B files containing macros - a set of instructions or rules specifically designed to be followed by a program. A2W files are instrument banks like A2B files.

An instrument bank is the stored electronic data of sounds used in composing music. The Adlib Tracker II, a type of music tracker or tracker, uses these instrument banks in sequencing to create music.

The Adlib Tracker II creates .A2W files for the OPL3 FM-chip, a type of hardware used in computer soundcards. Soundcards are the hardware responsible for converting audio signals to and from the computer using programs.

How to open A2W files

Important: Different programs may use files with the A2W file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your A2W file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Last updated: March 31, 2021

More file formats using the A2W extension

Through our research of A2W files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail, and we would love to hear from you if you have information about either of them.

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