.DF2 File Extension

Defractor Enhanced Instrument

Developer Jenner Fusari
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What is a DF2 file?

A DF2 file is an instrument saved in the Defractor Enhanced Instrument (DF2) format created by Defractor, a Windows synthesizer application. It stores settings for filters, envelope generators, oscillators, and other effects that configure the sound of the instrument. The DF2 format superseded the Defractor 1.0 Instrument (.DFC) format.

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Screenshot of a .df2 file in Defractor 0.97
DF2 file open in Defractor 0.97

Defractor is a synthesizer that enables you to create .RAW, .XI, and .WAV samples by playing various instruments. Jenner Fusari developed Defractor in the 1990s.

The Defractor installation includes DF2 and DFC instruments in the Instruments folder in the installation. You can also create DF2 instruments with Defractor.

To save an instrument as a DF2 file:

  1. Select File → Save Instrument.
  2. Choose "Defractor Enhanced Instrument" from the "Save as type" dropdown menu.
  3. Click Save.

How to open a DF2 file

You can open a DF2 file with Defractor in Windows. To open a DF2 file, select File → Open Instrument.

How to convert a DF2 file

Defractor can convert DF2 files to the Defractor 1.0 Instrument (DFC). To convert a DF2 file to the DFC format, select File → Save Instrument..., choose "Defractor 1.0 Instrument" from the "Save as type" dropdown menu, and click Save.

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