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Volta: Music mixing in virtual reality

Reuters LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM Aug 21, 2019, 06.40 PM (IST)

A graduate from London's Royal College of Art (RCA) has created a music mixing tool which allows people to go "inside the mixing desk" using virtual reality. Volta, which requires Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE virtual reality equipment, makes tracks such as drums, backing vocals and lead guitars appear as floating spheres to the user. Using VR controllers the user can move the spheres, changing the perceived orientation of the sound. They can also raise and lower the volume of tracks, record and play back their movement around the user.