Survios is already shaping up to become a big name in VR with releases like Raw Data and Sprint Vector on all major VR platforms. Now, the studio has announced their third title for VR called Electronauts. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with going to space – though the combination of electro music and visualizers could make you feel a little spacey.
Much like other VR music visualizers out there, such as TheWave VR, Electronauts lets you create, mix, and perform your own music. You don’t even have to be skilled disk jockey to be able to create some fine tunes. “Electronauts harnesses the power of VR to go inside of a song and feel completely in control of the music,” said Nathan Burba, Survios Co-Founder and CEO. “We’re incredibly excited to announce Electronauts alongside a very cool collaboration with Stargate who share our vision for pushing the creative limits of music using VR.”
Planning support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Playstation VR, Survios will release Electronauts sometime in 2018. The experience allows you to manipulate music in real time and even features its own “uniquely designed electronic instruments”, whatever those could be. This is all achieved with the studio’s sort of sequencer ‘Music Reality Engine’. Though it has non-traditional features that have been optimized to work well in VR. So apparently, you don’t have to have any musical skills whatsoever and can just start creating melodic symphonies with this software.
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To showcase the program’s potential, Survios enlisted the producer duo Stargate to incorporate the music of A-class artists, producers, and DJs into Electronauts. According to a blog post on the studio’s website, Survios will also announce additional participating artists at a later date. So you’ll be able to remix songs and engage with these artists’ music in a brand new way.
“Never before have you been able to create music and interact with sound in a truly immersive way. This opens up for a totally new level of creative freedom and will inspire both seasoned artist and musicians as well as people with no musical training. Anyone can instantly create magic,” added Stargate’s Mikkel Eriksen. “The fact that you can play with material from today´s most talented artists makes it even more compelling. I truly believe Electronauts is groundbreaking, and a game changer in music creation.”
Applications are currently open for the Electronauts beta sign-ups, with which Survios hopes to attract budding musicians who will let their creations be featured when the software releases.