3 months ago, Modulia Studio was released in Early Access on the Oculus Store. Early Access is great to work closely with users to improve the app and to offer the best experience possible. During these 3 months, you gave Modulia Studio great reviews, which is really encouraging, and you made constructive comments, which helped us a lot! Amongst the feedbacks you gave, you’ve shared a few concerns and the main one was the price of the pro edition of the app.
We have therefore decided to change the way we monetize Modulia Studio!
Only pay for the modules you need
Modulia Studio now has a store where you can unlock modules individually. You want to create with expressiveness to give life to your music productions? You can purchase the Expressive Keyboard for $7.99 to unlock unlimited access to it! You need to share different points of view with your audience? Buy the Camera device for $4.99 and share your playing avatar!
You have a demo time of 6 minutes a day so you can test every module and then only purchase the ones you want!
You can now save your projects for free
Saving is no longer restricted! You can save your virtual studio one day and find it back another day. Save as many studios as you want! You can also place as many devices as you want in your environment (it was previously restricted in the Free edition). Keyboards also have more scales and modes available (chromatic, major, minor, melodic minor, harmonic major, harmonic minor, pentatonic major, pentatonic minor, blues major, blues minor, ionian, dorian, phrygian, lydian, mixolydian, aeolian, locrian)
Introducing the Circular Keyboard
With the update 0.1.19 comes a new module: The Circular Keyboard! It allows you to play on a black and white keyboard made to surround you! It has a 180 and a 360 degrees mode to let you make the most of the Oculus Rift S’ inside-out tracking.
We will continue to develop new modules so if you have any suggestion feel free to tell us!
We are a small independent studio devoted to building a great VR music production tool and we are so happy to know you are already many who use our app! Do not hesitate to talk about it, to share what you create, to give us any feedback and to purchase modules if you can. All of this helps us a lot!
See you soon in VR!
Download Modulia Studio for free here.
Yesterday during F8 (the annual Facebook conference for developers), Mark Zuckerberg finally announced a release date for the long-awaited Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift S. And get ready, the future of VR is coming May 21st!! 😃
I’ve been really excited about these two devices since their first announcements so yesterday I had to watch the conference live to have the latest news about them.
After 35 minutes of speech about Messenger, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram but also and above all about privacy (which I think is the most important point for Facebook to work on to have a healthy ecosystem), Marc Zuckerberg gave the release date! He also said that the pre-orders were now opened and that all F8 attendees would get a free Oculus Quest (wish I could have been there…!).
The Oculus Rift S is an upgrade of the Oculus Rift. It is way simpler to set up as it doesn’t have any external sensor. Indeed, Rift S’ tracking is inside-out. That means that the headset tracks its own position and the two controllers positions by itself. That’s a great thing because you won’t need to face the sensors anymore and so interacting with 360 environments will be way easier. For Modulia Studio that means even more workflow possibilities as you’ll be able to create instruments all around you!
The Oculus Quest is a huge step forward for VR! It is a whole standalone VR system with 6 degrees of freedom for both the headset and the controllers (that means that all of your movements are tracked). It is game-changing as you don’t need any PC and still enyoy a great VR experience anywhere you want!! Like the Rift S it has inside-out tracking but the major difference is that you are not constrained by a wire so you can have an even wider play area. In terms of freedom and portability it really opens new horizons. I have no doubt that the Quest will open the doors of VR to people that were hesitating until now!
For now it’s hard to say if Modulia Studio will be on the Quest quickly but that is one of my main goals. As the headset is not linked to a PC graphic card, apps need to be optimized enough but I think it’s really worth spending time on it! Having Modulia running on Quest would mean being able to control Ableton Live and other DAWs wirelessly and having an unlimited music studio with a really small amount of hardware.
I think that would definitely help bring the VR world and the music world together…!