It is evident there is a bright future ahead for DJing in virtual reality. This immersive atmosphere will allow DJs to hone their skills, create new styles, and be more creative overall. Owners of the Oculus Rift can now get their hands on Reality Decks. This new application costs $19.99 and seems to pack quite a bit of functionality.
Reality Decks is for Beginner DJs
Even though the Reality Decks application has a lot to offer, advanced DJs will not necessarily have a great time with this application. It does not allow for importing one’s own music, for example, and the list of available tracks is rather brief. At the same this, this VR experience can prove to be rather beneficial to novice DJs who want to see if they have what it takes before investing in very expensive hardware.
With ten tracks the choose from, there are still a fair amount of combinations to explore. There’s also a list of 25 vocal hooks to perform some scratching or experiment with the different settings of the RDT-100 turntable. Additionally, there is also the RDM-100 mixer. Both of these DJing tools were designed specifically for virtual reality use and are built from the ground up. It will be interesting to see how the general public responds to this offering and the associated “hardware’ that comes with it.
It is also important to note Reality Decks lets users export their mixed through the VR headset itself. Beginner DJs will have six instructional videos to get through, and there are five recorded tracks to practice mixing sessions as well. For aspiring DJs, this may very well be a great training exercise, even though not being able to import your own music will always be a problem for this app.
It is not the first time we see a DJing app dedicated to virtual reality either. Vinyl Reality is another interesting app well worth checking out. It will take some years, if not decades, before DJs can effectively import their music library to create a truly immersive mixing experience. Until that happens, most of these new apps will continue to focus on aspiring DJs first and foremost, by the look of things. That is not necessarily a bad thing either.
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