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What are SF files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SF file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your SF files.

What is a SF file?

SF files have multiple uses, and IRCAM Sound Format Audio is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

IRCAM Sound Format Audio File

The ".SF" file format was developed by the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics and Music (IRCAM) in France as a means of storing and exchanging high-quality, lossless audio data suited for professional music production and audio engineering. It can store digital audio as well as control data.

The ".SF" file type may contain audio recordings with a broad variety of bit rates and sample rates, ranging from 8-bit/8 kHz to 32-bit/192 kHz, providing users with incredible sound quality. Furthermore, this format supports multi-channel audio signals.

How to open SF files

We have identified two SF openers that are compatible with this specific type of SF file.

Programs that open IRCAM Sound Format Audio files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

All known file formats using extension .SF

While IRCAM Sound Format Audio File is a popular type of SF-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .SF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

JAR Signatures File

We know that one SF format is JAR Signatures File. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different SF openers which you will find listed below.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SF files. Remember, different programs may use SF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

STATGRAPHICS CenturionSTATGRAPHICS CenturionUser submitted
SqrSoft Advanced CrossfadingSqrSoft Advanced CrossfadingUser submitted
APL+WinAPL+WinUser submitted
Winamp Detector Plug-inWinamp Detector Plug-inUser submitted
Softfoundry VMEETSoftfoundry VMEETUser submitted
SEERStatSEERStatUser submitted
Multi-Edit - The Programmers EditorMulti-Edit - The Programmers EditorUser submitted
AWR Design EnvironmentAWR Design EnvironmentUser submitted
SolidBuilderSolidBuilderUser submitted
DFX For WinampDFX For WinampUser submitted

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