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What is the .FAR File Extension?


.FAR File Extension Description:

The FAR file extension is associated with the file type Farandole Composer Module. The Farandole Composer Module is a 16-track digital music format. The FAR file extension is attached to audio files. The file extension FAR is an audio tracker file format used and created by Farandole Composer. A track tells how many instruments that can be played at one time. Files with FAR file extension contain sound samples that are made up of multiple tracks.

A sound sample is a small digital sound file that can either be from an instrument, voice or other sound effect. Though it is not commonly used, several programs can open files with the FAR file extension. There are even file converters that are able to translate files with the FAR file extension to other, more common audio formats. Windows-compatible programs that open files with FAR file extensions are MODPlug Player and IPLAY. For computers running on MAC OS, the program CocoModX can be used to play files with the .far file extension.

Since the file extension FAR plays back audio modules, other formats that support this file extension would be .fpt (Farandole Composer Pattern Files) and .fsm (Farandole Composer Sample Files) file extensions respectively.

MOD files or module files are made up of several files with different formats. Module files keep several patterns or pages of music data in a form similar to a spreadsheet. The stored patterns contain notes, instrument numbers and controller messages. The number of tracks that are there per pattern determines the number of notes that can be played simultaneously. Module files also contain a list of the order to play the patterns of the music track or file.

The advantages of using a MOD file to that of a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) file is that MODs include their own audio samples. This trait makes sure that module files with the .far file extension sound exactly the same from one player to another. Also because of this, MIDI files takes up significantly less space than MODs.

Author: Farandole
Author URL: N/A
Related Applications: MODPlug Player, Iplay, CocoModX, and Farandole Composer
Common Path: N/A

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The Cause for .FAR files Errors:

.FAR files errors are possibly critical Windows errors and are brought on due to a corrupted program registry that needs to be repaired at once to protect against further damage in other applications and/or devices. Receiving these errors puts your personal computer at risk for fatal crashes, blue screen errors as well as hardware failure.

.FAR files Errors - Common Symptoms:

.FAR files error symptoms include program lock ups, system shut down or start up problems, slow system operation, sluggish behaviour, screen freeze, internal speaker beeps, trouble opening program files and issues during program installs.

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