Modulia Studio – a new VR music production system for Oculus Rift
Modulia Studio is a virtual reality music production environment that allows you to build your own virtual studio.
Modulia Studio is designed for both music composition and live performance and its main focus is to bridge the gap between your existing DAW and the virtual reality world.
While the concept is still in early stages, it’s already presenting a unique way for creators to perform, offering the audience a first-person view into the musical process.
The Modulia Studio system is built on several modules which take care of various tasks in the music creation or performance process. The software allows you to place these building blocks as you please in your 3D space, essentially creating your own virtual studio.
You can choose virtual keyboards with various scale options, a Remote device that allows you to trigger various parameters from a single virtual button – this is great for triggering chords. There are also various 3D X/Y/Z blocks you can use to create interesting movement in your productions, using the VR remotes to control various parameters.
What software and hardware can it work with?
Modulia Studio works in three modes, you get Standalone Mode which allows you to quickly get ideas out using various built-in sounds.
Then you get Ableton Live Mode which allows you to control your DAW using the VR elements within Modulia Studio, and finally there is MIDI Mode which allows you to use the system to control external hardware gear such as synths or drum machines.
They sell in three different packages, there is a free “Intro” version which allows a maximum of 10 devices, 3 configurable scales and limited access to new devices, you also can’t save your projects, ouch. Modulia Studio Plus offers a maximum of 30 devices, three scales, limited access to new devices and you can save – it’s USD $39,99 (Around R570 excl. duties).
There you get Modulia Studio Pro with unlimited devices, 17 scales to choose from and unlimited access to new devices – that goes for USD $199,99 (Around R2900 excl. duties). Keep in mind you need an Oculus Rift Setup to get this to work, and you can get the app on the Oculus store.
For more information check out their website here.