VR Music Making Sandbox Virtuoso Coming to Quest and SteamVR on March 10
Virtuoso’s Virtual Reality music-making tools are coming to both Meta Quest and SteamVR on March 10, 2022.
The VR musical sandbox was created by the studio Really Interactive and allows anyone to play and perform music in completely new and immersive ways. This will make it a lot easier to make music in VR.
Virtuoso is also the first third-party title to be published by Fast Travel Games which is better known for creating virtual reality titles such as Apex Construct and Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife. The Virtuoso app marks the studio’s first title with its new publishing arm.
Grab an instrument and get ready to jam in #VirtuosoVR, your own virtual music stage! 🎶
— VirtuosoVR (@VrVirtuoso) February 17, 2022
Virtuoso has a number of made-for-VR instruments as well as tools for recording music and remixing creations from its community. In the trailer below, you can see a track known as “Parade” created by the Scandinavian music studio Tungevaag & Rabaan recreated using Virtuoso.
Virtuoso features six instruments that have been designed to work in virtual reality. These are Board, Clustr, Empads, Oorgan, Wavemin, and Wharp. You can record rapping, singing, or beat-boxing to the beat using the virtual microphone in the app. It also features a Looper tool that you can use to make quick loops. There are additional features such as the preset scales and Tempo Sync for staying in time and pitch.
Virtuoso also features an interactive tutorial that provides creators with an overview of the tools that can be used to loop sound or sync tempo, complete with 6 made-for-VR instruments as well as a virtual microphone that is used to record vocals. According to Fast Travel, creators will own the music they make in Virtuoso with the caveat that when they share that music in the community library, they will also be providing other players with a non-exclusive right to use the track and also remake it.
Virtuoso allows you to use your tape recorder to record songs and export them to your device. The songs you create will be in the Download folder on Quest or in the Desktop on your PC.
Virtuoso was first launched on Quest App Lab in 2020 although that original version will no longer be supported following the official release in March.
App Lab typically approves Quest games without imposing the stringent content curation policy that locks out many titles from the official Quest Store. However, App Lab titles are not searchable in the store and can only be accessed via direct links.