.FXP File Extension

FX Preset

Developer Steinberg Media Technologies
4.2  |  32 Votes

What is an FXP file?

An FXP file is a preset used by audio-mixing applications that support Virtual Studio Technology (VST). It contains an individual audio effect that can be added to a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) via a VST plug-in. FXP files are related to .FXB files, which contain multiple presets.

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Virtual Studio Technology is an audio plug-in interface that allows Digital Audio Workstations to install audio effects. While Steinberg developed the VST interface, many DAWs, including Steinberg Cubase, Ableton Live, Image-Line FL Studio, and LMMS, use the interface to allow users to install plug-ins.

In the past, VST plug-ins loaded effects from FXB and FXP files. FXP files contained an individual instrument, audio effect, or MIDI effect. While many DAWs used FXP files, each FXP file was linked to a specific plug-in. So, the FXP file could be loaded only from within that plug-in.

With the release of VST 3, Steinberg replaced FXP and FXB files with .VSTPRESET files. However, some DAWs still allow users to load FXP files in their associated plug-ins.

How to open an FXP file

Steinberg Cubase, Ableton Live, Image-Line FL Studio, and LMMS all allow audio editors to import FXP files. Remember that, before you can import an FXP file, you must first install the plug-in with which the file is associated.

To import an FXP file in Steinberg Cubase:

  1. Select and load the plug-in your FXP file is associated with from the Earlier VST Plug-ins folder. Then, click the SoundFrame button.
  2. The Preset Management menu appears. Select Import FXB/FXP....
  3. Locate your FXP file and click Open.

How to convert an FXP file

To convert a plug-in's FXP files to VSTPRESET files in Steinberg Cubase:

  1. Open the Preset Management menu.
  2. Select Convert Program List To VST Presets.

The converted files will be stored in the VST 3 Preset folder.

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Programs that open FXP files

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FoxPro Compiled Program

Developer Microsoft
3.8  |  43 Votes

Database application created by Microsoft FoxPro; builds tables, runs queries, exports results, etc.

Programs that open FXP files

Adobe Flex Project File

Developer Adobe Systems
3.1  |  7 Votes

Flex project file created by Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder, which are programs used to build rich Internet applications; stores project source code and assets; also stores the user interface design, which can include components such as drawn objects, buttons, scroll bars, text boxes, and images; can also store user interface timelines, transitions, and behaviors for user interactions.

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FXP files created in Flash Catalyst can be imported into Flash Builder. Both programs are commonly used to develop Flash applications, which run in Web browsers that have the Adobe Flash Player plug-in installed.

NOTE: Adobe Flash Catalyst was discontinued in 2012.

Programs that open FXP files

FOXPRO Digital Game Call Audio File

Developer FOXPRO
2.0  |  2 Votes

An FXP file may also be an audio file used by a FOXPRO digital game call device. It contains audio that mimics the call of an animal, such as a fox, wolf, raccoon, bird, or moose. FXP files cannot be played on non-FOXPRO devices.

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FOXPRO is a Pennsylvanian hunting accessory company that specializes in producing digital game call devices. These devices mimic the sounds of certain animals to attract other animals. The audio files these devices use are FXP files.

FOXPRO users can download additional FXP files from the company's website and store the files on their computers. However, FXP files cannot be played on a computer. FXP files are saved in a proprietary audio format that is recognized only by FOXPRO devices. To play an FXP file, you must export the file to your FOXPRO device using the FOXPRO Sound Programming Utility.

How to open an FXP file

To play an FXP file, you must export it to a FOXPRO digital game call device using the FOXPRO Sound Programming Utility (Windows, Mac). After installing the utility, use a USB cable to connect your FOXPRO digital game call device to your computer. Then, follow the instructions in your device's user manual to export your FXP files to your digital game call device.

Programs that open FXP files

Grand Theft Auto Particle Effects

Developer Rockstar Games
2.0  |  1 Vote

An FXP file may also be a game data file used by Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, or San Andreas. It contains plain text describing the game's particle effects. The games' primary FXP file is named effects.fxp.

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Particle effects are animations that simulate "fuzzy" physics using many tiny moving sprites. For example, a particle effect might simulate a fire or a snow storm.

GTA III, Vice City, and San Andreas store most of their particle effects in effects.fxp. The effects are defined via a series of plain text entries, which begin with the line FX_SYSTEM_DATA:###. The data specified after this line controls how the particle effect behaves in-game, including what and how many particles it contains.

How to open an FXP file

You can open and edit an effects.fxp file in any text editor, such as Microsoft Notepad (Windows) or Apple TextEdit (Mac). You can also open the file in a dedicated effects.fxp editor, such as FXP Editor (Windows).

Programs that open or reference FXP files

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