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.alc File Extension

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

what is a .alc file?

Ableton Live clip files are classified as data files and are used as the default output file of the Ableton Live software. These files are saved in this format and are appended with the .alc extension. The content of these ALC data files consist of audio data created using the Ableton Live program. This software was developed to provide users with digital audio creation and editing functionalities, most useful for developing audio clips which can be inserted or embedded into presentations and videos or even unto Web pages, provided that the ALC file is converted into audio data formats supported by standard Web pages. These ALC files are mostly audio clips created with the Ableton Live software when a user crops or cuts segments of a much larger audio file. Ableton developed the Ableton Live and the ALC audio data file format for users of Microsoft Windows-based systems, and there is also a version of this software that can run on Mac platforms, so users of any of these systems can install this application to start creating, opening and editing ALC files.

how to open a .alc file?

Launch a .alc 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 .alc 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 .alc files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .alc file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .alc file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .alc file association errors

applications that open a .alc file

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

Ableton Live is software which was developed by Ableton that provides its user a Digital Audio Workstation and music sequencer in just one package. It was created for Mac and Windows users. The software was designed in such a way that it can act as an instrument to be used during live performance and at the same time will serve as a tool for mixing, composing, mastering, arranging and recording of music. Ableton Live can also be used for beatmixing since it includes controls that can be used for crossfading and beatmatching together with a wide variety of other special effects which are commonly used by turntablists. C++ is the language used in the creation of this software. Ableton Live comes with built-in instruments that can be used in the process of creating a piece which includes Impulse, Drum Rack and Simpler among the others.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .alc 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, .alc. 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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