Music is a global language for our feelings and moods. When paired with virtual reality technology, it becomes one of the most incredible entertainment experiences available. Even though the music industry lags far behind the video game and film industry in the rate of adoption of this new technology, some steps have already been taken.
One of the first VR music experiences released to the public was a very short (and silent) clip of an upcoming collaborative project between VR startup Magic Leap and Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Now you can explore and enjoy a wider range of music experiences in virtual reality.
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Some of them take the form of virtual reality games, but the main focus is to enjoy and make music. Others involve trendy musicians trying to offer their fans a whole new, more exciting way to experience and enjoy their work. We’ve put together a list of the most immersive and enjoyable VR music experiences you should try.
VRTIFY becomes the YouTube of music in virtual reality: the essential platform for music fans who want to enjoy the work of their favorite artists and discover new music, combined with 360-degree video, immersive environments that enhance the music experience and full search function for music and VR locations.
From live VR concerts to hi-tech music videos, VRTIFY tries to bring together the best of music and augmented, mixed and virtual reality.
This presentation video will give you an idea of ââwhat this platform has to offer:
The music room
This HTC VIVE app allows users to experience playing a musical instrument in the most realistic way possible. Maybe you’ve tried playing instruments with computer software that uses the keyboard to reproduce sounds, but it’s closer to the real thing. You will feel the energy of using a drumset, your fingers will glide over the harp strings, and you will truly feel the thrill of pressing the piano keys.
The music room is not just a virtual reality music experience – it’s a powerful way to unleash your own creativity and turn your emotions into harmonious sounds.
See a teaser presentation here:
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What happens if you cross paths with Guitar Hero and Counterstrike? You obtain Spaceship disco, a musical game in virtual reality, in which you are the commander of a spaceship which escapes all control and meets many evil aliens. Instead of lasers, phasers, and other fancy weapons from the future, you can detonate them with music. The stronger the beat, the more success you have.
Starship Disco works with Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE.
Music festivals bring people together in the most meaningful way. Many of us must have missed these events due to conflicting schedules or the distance. But not anymore. TheWaveVR lets you enjoy amazing music festivals in virtual reality. Just put on the headphones and you will be transported to the most exciting atmosphere where great music and enthusiasm from the audience will take you to new levels of entertainment.
Take a look at the teaser:
Got a band and a song, but can’t afford a really funky video to go with it? Amplify virtual reality will create it for you! By analyzing the melodic line and rhythm, Amplify VR will translate them into an immersive landscape where your fans can truly experience your music in the most meaningful way.
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