Is this the future of the music production studio? We've already gone "virtual" with most hardware instruments and effects... but SoundStage virtual reality music studio takes the virtual studio to the next level.
Released for the Steam platform today, SoundStage is a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale VR. They tell us that “whether you’re a professional DJ creating a new sound, or a hobbyist who wants to rock out on virtual drums, SoundStage gives you a diverse toolset to express yourself.”
I’m still recovering from seeing the video. Which admittedly looks like it’ll appeal to a lot of people and allow users/players to create their own synthesizers, effects, and generally go crazy in a music studio of their own making. Perhaps apps like SoundStage can evolve into even bigger and deeper emulations of real studio hardware and software. Imagine Ableton Live in a virtual reality environment. We've already seen it in 360 degrees... These are certainly exciting times.
More Info on SoundStage
SoundStage is a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale VR. Whether you’re a professional DJ creating a new sound, or a hobbyist who wants to rock out on virtual drums, SoundStage gives you a diverse toolset to express yourself.
If you look at old rock concerts, you’ll see these HUGE synthesizers that the musicians connect together to make electronic sounds. These instruments are literally enveloping the player. SoundStage attempts to capture the feel of those epic music machines then take it to the next level with tools only possible in a virtual environment. All in a world inspired by the airbrush paintings and computer graphics of the 80s.
Hook up your sounds to the electro-maracas, drive your keyboard with a 3D theremin, and get ready to jam in your VR SoundStage.
Minimum System Requirements:
- OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or greater
- Storage: 250 MB available space
SoundStage for Steam is available for $9.99. (No, that’s not a typo and yes, that’s less than $10. Thanks for checking).