RIP file extension - Hit’n’Mix audio format
What is rip file? How to open rip files?
File type specification:
The rip file extension is associated with Hit’n’Mix and Hit’n’Mix Play and used for its object-based audio distribution files.
The rip files do not contain the usual waveform data found in WAVs and MP3s. Instead they contain all the information necessary to recreate (or resynthesize) this data.
The work of an engine (such as in Hit'n'Mix) used to create Rip files is to magically separate all of the individual sound waves that make up each note in a full audio mix and store their amplitude and frequency descriptions.
To play a rip file (or convert it back to, say, MP3) a playback engine resynthesizes the sound waves at a resolution necessary for it to be indistinguishable from the original.
To change the position, pitch or ANY other aspect of a note, the frequency or amplitude descriptions of a note is adjusted (possible down to a resolution of milliseconds) and the result is heard when the playback engine puts it all back together again.
Because a full audio mix is generally made up of noise as well as simple sound waves, the noise is also separated and stored. The playback engine overlays the noise on the note waveforms, and if the Rip has not been edited, the final waveform will match the original one - it has been ripped apart and put back together again.
The separated noise can also be filtered, so anything unwanted can be removed quickly without upsetting the notes.
Stereo waveforms are analyzed to store variable stereo positioning information for each note. Changing the positioning information (even if the original was mono) causes the playback engine to make the note play more loudly/quietly out of each speaker.
List of software applications associated to the .rip file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open rip file, edit rip file, convert rip file, view rip file, play rip file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the rip files.
- Open rip file
- Save rip file
- Edit rip file
- Play rip file
- Create rip file
- Others rip file