Jam Studio VR Gets Into The Groove With New Content And Compatibility
The music creation app is also on sale until the end of the month
It was back in September last year that we first brought you news of Jam Studio VR from Vive Studios and Beamz Interactive. A virtual reality (VR) musical experience that utilised the HTC Vive in order to help teach both would-be musicians (and people who just want to make a lot of noise) in the way of playing a musical instrument, unleashing their inner musician and being able to create great music or play like a DJ.
At the time, it launched with a library of twenty songs from likes of Flo Rida, Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers and they even brought in Megadeth bassist David Ellefson to try it out. Other song content bundles could then be added via in app-purchases can be added through in-app purchases, and users could then use these to compose, record and share their own unique mixes.
The latest update from Beamz Interactive sees Jam Studio VR reduced in price by 60% in a special money-off promotion which will be active from today until April 30th, 2018. The app now has support for both the Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality and all purchases will now include three additional EDM/DJ/Dance tracks songs will be included with the pack, as well as a number of music instrument games, songs relating to music appreciation and fundamentals and additional life skill and learning additions, opening up the title more to the family as a whole and, the company hopes, to more education-based and health care-based organisations. Allowing Jam Studio VR to not only act as an educator and a fun experience but a VR experience that could be used for “therapeutic and special needs requirements”.
“Our goal is to create a whole new category of interactive music and gaming applications that takes advantage of Virtual Reality technology. Jam Studio VR delivers just that! ” said Charlie Mollo, Beamz Interactive’s CEO at the initial launch of the app. “Using our advanced triggering and synchronization technology and IP position, we’re able to create a truly unique interactive music experience that makes it easy and exciting to engage people of all ages and skill levels.”
On the new content announcement Mollo had this to say: “This rich new content provides individuals and families with a wide range of music and choices that can allow them to have fun and be fully immersed in Jam Studio VR for extended periods of time – experiencing music like never before!”
The downloadable content packs, which already contained rock, Latin, jazz, classical, hip hop and reggae music as well as Disney tracks for children now has additional learning content for young children from the likes of The Learning Station and Gigglebellies. Music Appreciation and Music Fundamentals bundles will also be added soon.
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