To mark the fourth album from Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - cannily titled '4' - the band has released its first VR experience, Live At Studios 60. Featured on the longest-running virtual reality music platform Soundscape VR (SVR), the live recording features all ten songs from the band's latest LP in a dynamic virtual concert world.
The legendarily behatted guitar legend that is Slash said, “I'm really excited about this cool VR interpretation of our live performance at Studios 60. It's a new and immersive visual that gives it a great ‘in the room’ feel.”
Soundscape VR founder and creator Eric Alexander added, “It’s a milestone for SVR to showcase legendary artists like Slash”.
New sonic-visual experiences
According to SVR, the global AR and VR market is expected to grow to $209.2 billion by the end of the year.
Developers/Publishers Groove Science Studios says that, "Music fans from around the world are participating in a completely new and shared sonic-visual experience that is designed to scale infinitely, with no limit to the number of participants. Soundscape VR’s Magic Mirror is a platform for artists to position their music in an immersive and shared fast-growing digital space that combines virtual reality, augmented reality and the internet".
Avatar customizations are also now available for users to personalise their own virtual appearance, including new hairstyles, outfits and more. Users can explore immersive, audio-reactive worlds like Twilight Thicket, one of six worlds that comprise the Soundscape VR music metaverse. A new version of SVR’s Sonic AI now helps shape experiences and the worlds too.
Soundscape's Alexander unleashed a stream of PR perfection to say that, “Artists everywhere are seeing SVR as the ultimate digital presentation of their art, giving their fans a totally original experience built for the highest levels of immersion. Soundscape continues to lead the world in the exploration and display of the most advanced musical metaverse technologies.” See? He even crammed the word 'metaverse' in there…
SVR is available to download free now from Steam VR and Oculus Home.