Aphex Twin is working on a potentially groundbreaking new plug-in.
The producer is using his Richard D. James name for the venture, which includes a partnership with British tech company ODDSound.
New software plug-in MTS-ESP allows the use of non-standard plug-ins, with the new tool becoming the master tuning device for your set up.
The shift could be important. Normally, programming equipment is centred around the Western tuning system, known as the 12 Tones of Equal Temperament (12 TET).
This excludes other cultures, however, that do not use this system – Indonesian gamelan music, for instance, or much of the rich heritage afforded to Indian classical musicians.
MTS-ESP opens up Western tuning systems, affording great flexibility to music makers in the process.
Richard D. James has been involved throughout the making of the plug-in, which is currently compatible with hardware from Audio Damage, Expert Sleepers, U-He, Xfer Records, TAL, Surge, and Audiorealism.
It's not the sole Aphex Twin project making headlines just now – he recently carved out a small fortune from NFTs.
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