IRCAM Sound File
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What is an IRCAM file?
An IRCAM file is an audio file saved in Sound file format developed by the IRCAM institute in Paris, France. It is primarily used to store CSound audio samples. IRCAM files are often saved as .SF files.
The IRCAM format was developed in the 1980s by the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in France. The format was primarily used by audio applications, which includes the Csound music computing system, running in the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a UNIX-based operating system developed at the University of California, Berkeley. Various academic research centers utilized these audio programs in the BSD operating system to compose and save musical recordings.
NOTE: Since audio files saved in the IRCAM format primarily use the .sf extension, IRCAM files are uncommon.
How to open an IRCAM file
While IRCAM files are rare, you can open them with Audacity, an open-source audio editing program for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
You can also convert IRCAM files to a more common audio format with FFmpeg and then open the converted file with a media player such as Microsoft Windows Media Player (Windows) or VLC media player (multiplatform).