.YMD File Extension

Yach*PMS Module

Developer Shiru
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What is a YMD file?

A YMD file is an audio module created by Yach*PMS, a chiptune music tracker that emulates the MuzCell sound board. It contains plain text information that defines the song the module contains and the instrument(s) used to play the song. It also specifies various song metadata, such as the song's title and author.

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Screenshot of a .ymd file in Shiru Yach*PMS
YMD file open in Shiru Yach*PMS

Developer shiru8bit, also known as Shiru, has created and maintains several chiptune music trackers that emulate obscure music engines and sound cards. Shiru's Yach*PMS emulates MuzCell, a sound board used by a Soviet-created clone of the Apple IIc computer.

In Yach*PMS, users can create multi-channel chiptune audio (including up to six tone channels and up to two percussion channels) that sounds as though it were being played by the MuzCell sound board. They can then save these songs as YMD files, to continue editing them at a later time, or export them as .WAV files, for use in other audio players and editors.

How to open a YMD file

You can open a YMD file with Yach*PMS (Windows, Linux). To do so:

  1. Open Yach*PMS and press F3 to open the Load song menu.
  2. Navigate to and open your YMD file.

After you do, the song your YMD file describes will appear in Yach*PMS.

You can also open a YMD file with Microsoft Visual Studio Code (multiplatform) or any other text editor, to view the plain text data it contains.

How to convert a YMD file

You can use Yach*PMS to export the song a YMD file describes as a .WAV (WAVE Audio) file. To do so:

  1. Open the YMD file in Yach*PMS and press F8.
  2. Select [New file].
  3. Name and save your WAV file.

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