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DLS file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .dls file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .dls file?
  • What program do I need to open a .dls file?
  • How can the .dls file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .dls files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Downloadable Sounds File

DLS file is a Downloadable Sounds File. DLS is a family of standardized file formats for digital musical instrument sound banks (collections of virtual musical instrument programs). The DLS standards also include detailed specifications for how MIDI protocol-controlled music synthesizers should render the instruments in a DLS file.
Category: Audio files
Application: Awave Studio
Mime-type: audio/x-dls
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
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DLS aliases:
DLS related links:
DLS related extensions:
MIDI Music

Turtle Beach Wavefront MIDI Bank

Gravis UltraSound Sound Bank Data

EMU SoundFont v1.x Banks

EMU SoundFont v2.x Banks

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Instruments

Creative Labs Music File

Creative Labs FM Banks

Other types of files may also use the .dls file extension.

🚫 The .dls file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cls, dis, dks, dl, dlc, dle, dlx, dlz, dms, dos, dps, ds, dsl, els, fls

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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🔴 Can't open a .dls file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .dls file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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