Tag: Oculus Rift

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

How Oculus Rift Will Change The Music Industry

After a comprehensive beta testing phase, home virtual reality system Oculus Rift was officially launched on 11 June, culminating years of anticipation for the new wearable technology. Available to the public in the first few months of 2016, the device is primarily marketed to gamers, even coming with an Xbox One controller. Despite this target market, it is without a doubt that VR could be a game changer across the spectrum of media and the creative arts. Highlighted below the Oculus introduction video, are five way the technology can change the way creators can produce, and audiences can consume, music. 1. ... Read more