A common digital audio file specification, AIFF allows a variety of applications running on different platforms to easily share audio files. Electronic Arts published the AIFF spec in 1985. Since then, it has been widely used on Mac, PC, and Atari computers, as well as in a variety of digitally based music instruments. Most digital audio editing software will import and export AIFF files, making the format well suited for situations where more than one program or platform must access audio data. Kurzweil’s K2000 and K2500 will also recognize AIFF files, making them ideal for exporting samples to and from computer-based sample editing software.