Tag: virtual reality

Boiler Room To Launch First Virtual Reality Venue

Live stream behemoth Boiler Room are stepping into the 21st Century with a new virtual reality venue. Launching in early 2017, the venue is designed to film and stream shows in virtual reality allowing for a space the company can host its events in one communal space and in real time. Having partnered with vR company Inception, an entertainment company dedicated exclusively to the virtual space, will deisgn the venue. In their official press release, Boiler Room says, “Most of Boiler Room’s audience is made up of global online users who tune in to watch music events they can’t attend ... Read more

You’ll Be Able To Take The Festival Home In Virtual Reality Real Soon

Having “developed a custom lens-to-lens system for capturing and delivering live and on-demand virtual reality experiences in true broadcast quality,” a California company promises that streaming Dj sets and festival experiences may soon be a (virtual) reality. The company, NextVR, who have been quite prominent int he sporting arena, have now branched into live performance, streaming with Live Nation to stream events. Also partnered are Comcast Ventures, Time Warner, and Fox Sports. But, where the sporting stream lacks, audio, is where NextVR is honing there focus with a new “proprietary 3D VR audio platform”. So far the technology is available ... Read more

You Can Play This Futuristic VR Synth With Your Own Hands

Last year, Amsterdam based creative coder Sander Sneek released Soundscape VR; a synthesizer that lives within the virtual reality environment. Now, with new technology Oculus Rift CV1 and the Leap Motion Orion Hand Tracker, integrating their own virtual reality capabilities, users are able to play the synthesizer with their hands while in VR. Though still a work in progress, based on the video below, Sneek’s hand tracking capabilities seem to be on the right path. So far, Soundscape allows users to add musical notes on huge virtual screens, change effects and influence the characteristics of one of three instruments. You ... Read more