updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon September 8, 2008
Musinaut MXP4 audio format
Paris-based Musinaut on Monday introduced its MXP4 (Multiplied Experience Platform in 4D) product suite which is made up of the MXP4Creator and MXP4Player. The former is designed to allow artists to add to, edit or transform their original tracks to enhance them, while the latter is made to let listeners enjoy these new creations. The new MXP4 file is a single download, and contains the original song and variations the user created, called skins, that can include acoustic or dub versions of a track, or other information including lyrics, album release dates as well as a commentary.
Thus far, electro-pop artist and songwriter Margaux has created her upcoming Spookydubois at Corfe Castle album using MPX4 software. Margaux said MPX4Creator allowed her to make a "musical movie," and has the ability to surprise her by her own music.
The MXP4Player will let users select the kind of music mixes they listen to based on their own tastes, or can set the player to randomize it using an auto play function. The various skins created from the original track evoke a live performance, Musinaut claims.
Musinaut offered a free download of the MXP4Creator's beta version until the end of last month, but the player now retails for nearly $500, while the MXP4Player is available free of charge.