Simultaneous Multitrack Playback - A new playback modeWe live in a world where every day a huge amount of audio and video information is consumed in the form of songs, films, TV shows and music videos, where the control over the sounding is limited to regulating the volume, so the only thing we can do - is to make the sound level louder or lower. Using of an equalizer allows changing the total sounding only. But now it will be possible to regulate separately the volume and the frequency of different musical instruments in songs and special effects, soundtrack, actor`s voice in films.
What can come to mind while listening to music
The idea came to me while I was listening to music. I wasn`t satisfied with the frequency of percussion and intuitively I wanted to make their sounds louder separately, but I knew that it was technically impossible. I decided to create a new mode of playback which would allow the users to regulate any musical instrument. After a long search I found a simple technical way that consists in that separate audio recording of each musical instrument should be placed in a Matroska container and compile a file with MKA extension (Matroska audio). This file can be played with simultaneous control of all the tracks and/or musical instruments. Similar approach is used in movie making.
Matroska Container and the iMixPlayer creation
After the method was invented it turned out that there was no media player with the opportunity of playing all the audio tracks simultaneously. As implementation of the idea could just remain an idea, and words alone would not be enough to demonstrate the possibilities of multitrack playback, I decided to create my own player, which I called iMixPlayer - the first multitrack player. The player had a new side effect which is the possibility to regulate simultaneously any audio track of films with several audio tracks, and this opened new perspectives for learning foreign languages.
Many karaoke lovers would like to have the possibility to make a karaoke of their favorite songs. This would be impossible to do with regular songs, but it becomes possible with the help of multitrack songs. To demonstrate the possibilities of multitrack playback, some famous Armenian singers and groups (Forsh, Arminka, Empyray, Iveta Mukuchyan and others), shared their songs, so that the imixplayer users could download the songs and videos within the app, and while listening to these songs they could turn off the voice of the singer, make lower the volume of drums, add high frequency to rhythm guitar as well. In DOWNLOAD and SMP creation sections you can find Information about multitrack music and video creation.
Ara Grigoryan - iMixPlayer / SMP Author and CreatorP.S. If you are looking for downmix software, go to Downloads.