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.dewf File Extension

Developer: Steve Capps
File type: Audio File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .dewf. Files with the file extension .dewf can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .dewf files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .dewf file?

The DEWF file extension is a data format known as SoundEdit Recorded Instrument. DEWF files are audio files used to record audio samples for playing back instrument sounds in the Macintosh Sound Cap and SoundEdit programs. They are 8-bit, mono, loop sound format. The software is a GUI based digital audio editor with MacRecorder Sound System and Apple’s HyperCard as drivers. It was used in home studio recording and for beginners in audio editing. It offers audio effects and audio file conversion tools to different formats like MP2, MP3, WMA, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, VOX, and AIFF. It was considered as one of the first important audio applications for Macintosh created by Steve Capps during 1986. SoundEdit software stopped distribution in December 2004 but allowed downloads until June 2005. Files in DEWF format can be opened with MacNifty Sound Cap and Macromedia SoundEdit in Mac Operating systems classic and not in Mac OS-X.

how to open a .dewf file?

Launch a .dewf file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .dewf file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .dewf files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .dewf file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .dewf file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .dewf file association errors

applications that open a .dewf file

MacNifty Sound Cap

MacNifty Sound Cap

MacNifty SoundCap is software that allows creative manipulation of a system’s audio capabilities. It is a Macintosh sound format designed for use with early audio digitizers. By using the SoundCap, the volume of selected portions of an audio may be lowered or raised, compressed, stretched, repeated, or inverted. Echo and reverberate sounds can be created or mixed. The high quality of sound resolution is made possible through digital sound, the principle that creates the crystalline fidelity of compact discs. The hardware in SoundCap is composed of circuits within a small box with a cable connector to the Mac’s modem or printer port, and the input uses a standard RCA connector. The software is equipped with an oscilloscope that allows users to see the input waveform in real time and a spectrum analyzer that displays amplitudes for many frequency ranges. Spectrum analysis is done using a fast fourier transform (FFT) and the increases in sound resolution proportionately increases the time between updates.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .dewf files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .dewf. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.
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