.AMS File Extension

File Type 1

Adobe Monitor Setup File

Developer Adobe Systems
2.6  |  5 Votes
Category Settings Files
Format N/A

What is an AMS file?

Stores monitor calibration settings defined in Photoshop's Color Settings preferences; used for modifying the way colors are displayed on different monitors and determines how RGB/CMYK conversions are done.

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Programs that open AMS files

Updated December 4, 2018
File Type 2

Velvet Studio Advanced Module System

Developer Velvet Development
2.8  |  4 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format Binary

An AMS file may also be an Advanced Module System used by Velvet Development Velvet Studio, a music tracker developed for MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows. It contains a song created in Velvet Studio. AMS files are comprised of audio samples (.ASE files) and instruments (.AIS files) used to play those audio samples.

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Screenshot of a .ams file in OpenMPT
AMS file open in OpenMPT

In 1996, developers Patrik Oscarsson and David Broman released the first version of Velvet Studio (previously known as Extreme Tracker). This music tracker allows users to create synthesized music, by keying in notes or importing audio samples and playing them using one or more synthesized instruments.

Songs created using Velvet Studio are saved as AMS files. Often, users stored their AMS files in the C:/​SOUND/​MODULES/​AMS directory. While Velvet Studio is now legacy software, users can still open their AMS files in Velvet Studio and some other, current music trackers.

How to open an AMS file

You can open an AMS file in Velvet Development Velvet Studio (Windows) or OpenMPT (Windows). OpenMPT is a current, free music tracker, which can open AMS files and many other music tracker formats.

How to convert an AMS file

OpenMPT can convert the audio an AMS file contains to many other formats, including:

  • .WAV - WAVE Audio
  • .FLAC - Free Lossless Audio Codec
  • .AU - Sun Audio
  • .PCM - Pulse Code Modulation
  • .OPUS - Opus Audio
  • .OGG - Ogg Vorbis Audio
  • .MP3 - MP3 Audio
  • .MID - MIDI Audio
  • .IT - Impulse Tracker Module

Programs that open AMS files

Updated July 1, 2022
File Type 3

Extreme Tracker Module

Developer N/A
2.2  |  6 Votes
Category Audio Files
Format N/A

Song (or "mod") created with Extreme Tracker, an audio tracking program.

Programs that open AMS files

Extreme Tracker
MilkyPlay Lite
MilkyPlay Lite
Updated April 10, 2015

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