XM (file format)

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Filename extension .xm
Internet media type audio/xm
Developed by Triton
Type of format Module file format
Extended from MOD

XM, standing for "extended module", is an audio file type introduced by Triton's FastTracker 2. XM introduced multisampling-capable instruments with volume and panning envelopes, and basic pattern compression. It also expanded the available effect commands and channels, added 16-bit sample support, and offered an alternative frequency table for portamentos.

XM is a common format for many chiptunes.

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