MP9 is a new type of audio file format that allows the user to control each musical instrument.
For example, let’s say you are listening to some rap but you wanted to voice your own vocals, turn off the vocals and wala.
Another example is if you were a guitarholic and you wanted to listen to only guitar, you can turn off the bass, vocal, and everything else to focus on the guitar sounds only.
This is a great idea by the way. Currently, you could do something slightly similar by filtering the frequencies of the music file but it would require a lot of technical knowledge on the users part.
If this file format goes international and live, which I believe it will, you will get another level of user control and experience for every song you hear.
The MT9 technology was first conceived by Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and is being shaped into commercial use by venture company Audizen. It was selected as a candidate item for the new digital music standard at a regular meeting of Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG), the international body of the digital music and video industry, held in France late April.
“We made presentations to the participants and they were all surprised to see it. They immediately voted to make it a candidate for the digital music standard,” said Ham Seung-chul, chief of Audizen. He is expecting it will be formerly selected as an international standard in the MPEG forum’s next meeting to be held in Germany June.