Spotify is once again working to change the way we listen to music. The streaming service exploded in popularity over similar competitors like Soundcloud and Pandora through offering the largest library of label released music as well as curated playlists. The thousands of curated playlists soon became the focus of many Spotify users as it
German virtual reality gaming imprint EntroPi Games is blending old school technique with new school technology with the reveal of the world’s first vinyl mixing DJ application. The app, dubbed Vinyl Reality, simulates the look and feel of a vinyl DJ setup in virtual reality, equipping the user with two VR controllers and a VR headset, designed with the help of professional DJs. Once inside the app, users are presented with two digitally modeled turntables and a two-channel mixer with volume controls, EQs, and PLF.
Vinyl Reality even provides a realistic digital record crate next to the booth so users can sift through selects between their mixes. The application allows users to record their mixes and export mixes, and it also supports separate audio inputs, which means we’re likely not too far away from live streamed virtual DJ sets in the near future. What a time to be alive.
The music production landscape may be at a major crossroads, with production DAW capabilities now stepping into the emerging realm of virtual reality. Soon we may be able to discern answers to questions like, “would some songs be bigger hits in virtual reality?” as Ableton Live’s production software can now be experienced in VR.
The app allows musicians to explore Ableton Live in a VR atmosphere—visualize a fully 3D interface complete with a giant Push and Launchpad—AliveinVR, places the conventions of modern music production in a different dimension. AliveinVR is somewhat of an update to 2014’s Pensato, an app that previously made Ableton Live available in VR. Steam, the entertainment platform that conceived the application, utilizes the HTC Vive platform, an immersive headset that meshes real world elements with virtual components.
To produce music in 3D, those interested need only to purchase AliveinVR at $10.63 from Steam. AliveinVR allows producers to trigger clips, mix tracks, and play instruments in scale mode, all in virtual reality. What a time to be alive.
Black Friday is here once again, and just like years past, we’re here to help you find the best deals in EDM. This year, we’ve found the motherload of software, clothes, shows and more for you to enjoy. Check out all the deals we’ve found below, and if you know of another one, let us know in the comments!
Get 20% off of everything from The Glitch Mob. Shop here.
Mija is holding a popup installation at The Well (1006 S. Olive St) in Los Angeles on BlackFriday to unveil new styles for her Made By Mija fashion line. Details here.
Snowta NYE Festival is running a discount on a 4-pack of VIP tickets. Sale begins at 10:00 pm on 11/24 – 10:00 pm on 11/28! Shop here.
Get discounted tickets to Lights All Night in Dallas. Use code “YourEDM” on Friday for 25% off! Shop here.