The Motion Pictures Experts Group, also known as MPEG, will meet this month to consider making a new digital audio format called MT9.
Developed by a company called Audizen, the MT9 format (also known as Music 2.0) has the advantage of splitting an audio file in 6 different channels. This gives the ability to separate channels, such as vocals, guitar, bass and so on. Users would then be able to play the track, and modify each channel’s volume like a producer in a studio.
Imagine being able to remove one or more instruments in a song, or maybe also play just one instrument, also easily turning the song into a karaoke friendly version!
Technically, it isn’t difficuilt, the music industry would soon adapt to these standards. The major problem would be, that most of today’s media players would not be able to play those files and therefore making them obsolete!