A lot of people assume they have what it takes to be a proper DJ. Mixing records is a lot more difficult than people assume. Buying the necessary turntables and other equipment can be pretty expensive. This is why there is now a virtual reality app which goes by the name of Vinyl Reality. It is designed to provide VR users with a virtual at-home DJ booth to showcase their skills. It is still pretty simple in design, but it is a nice introductory application.
Vinyl Reality is an Interesting Application
When most consumers see a DJ spinning records, they immediately assume it is something everyone can do. Very few people know being a DJ is about much more than putting vinyl records on a turntable and hoping the crowd goes with the beat. There is a lot of skill involved, both in terms of music knowledge and understanding the equipment you are working with. Not everyone can afford a pair of turntables and all other tools needed for proper DJ sessions, though.
To compensate for this high price tag, VR users can now try the Vinyl Reality application. It provides users with a virtual environment in which they use two turntables, a box of vinyl records, and learn the basics. The application itself is created with the help of professional DJs. It will serve as an intriguing introductory app to goad people into DJing. Most people will quickly realize there is a lot more to take into account than just the tracks playing.
As one would expect, the Vinyl Reality app packs a lot of punch under the hood. There is an option to record mixes, export audio files, and even live stream your ‘performance”. It might take a few hours of practice before you should share your skills with the rest of the world, though. For the price of $9.99, owners of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift can reap the benefits of this new VR application.
Whether or not apps like these will entice a lot of VR users, remains to be seen.It is good to see a bigger focus on “content production” in virtual reality, though. There is still a major difference between a virtual reality DJ session and doing your thing in the real world. Thanks to apps like these, a lot of wannabe-DJs may realize they are not cut out for this job. That can be a godsend in disguise for the rest of the world.
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