Potential is great for this app. I am giving 5 stars for the potential of this app. Buy it to support development. The basics are frankly great - 3d modeled guitars, piano, drums, synth etc. They are right to concentrate on the basics and leave the interface simple. The other graphics are poor but they can sort that out later. It needs finger tracking to be totally useful but hopefully coming to rift and not just to quest. The sounds are useful but not great quality. Also vote for strings/brass and woodwind instruments. I think it is already worth £15 even with all the obvious rough edges . Well done so far. Hope you get to develop it to the pro studio quality it needs to get to. One request is to add MIDI support - so we can play instruments and record in DAW.
Patience - None - Possibilities - Some. While I was really looking for something like Garage Band or something to enable some instant instrument playing gratification, this wasn't for me. It's more for people who know how to play using two fingers or who want to create sounds to mix together. I'm looking for something that will let me just pick up an instrument and feel I'm playing it correctly or light up to show me where/when to hit the strings/keys. May try this again when hand tracking is enabled and I have more time on my hands. Frustrating with the Link -ish cable. Hope it comes to Quest with all the kinks worked out. Will be killer.
Needs more instruments and Hand Tracking. I know don't bite my hand off it's in early access so give it time! So I've been testing this out with my Oculus Quest via the Link Cable when I started using the software the other day and it's amazing but, And I say but because I would love to see loads more Instruments but again with Hand Tracking. It would be awesome to have a violin and have it in my real hands using either Hand tracking or Haptic gloves some time in the future. Ans if Hand tracking came to the pc using the link and a Piano then it'll be a barging of a app to play all types of Music mabe if they had Multi-player to where you could start a band with your oculus friends. Thank you.
核心的な設計上の欠陥に傷つけられた、良い努力。楽器とは何でしょうか？それは、私たちが音や音楽を生み出すためにインターフェースできる道具だと思います。ピアノの前に座ると、たとえ弾いたことがなくても、鍵盤に指を置き、押して、音を聞くことができます。それは楽しく、触感があり、すぐに報酬が得られ、魅力的で、表現の可能性に満ちている。最高のインターフェースというわけではありませんが、かなり優れています！そのような、試行錯誤を重ねたインターフェイスを、そのままVRに持ち込むべきでしょうか？そうですね...違います。VRは物理的な現実と同じではありません。VRは、現実よりもさらにパワフルで直感的、表現的な方法でツールとのインターフェースを可能にする空間です。コンピュータを使って音楽を作るようになったとき、新しいデザインが必要になったようにです。Instrument Studio VRでピアノに「座る」と、あまり楽しくなく、魅力的でもなく、触感も表現力もない。指は2本しかありません（他の指はなんとなく使えますが、好きなところに動かすことはできないので、1本の「枝分かれした指」で演奏しているようなものです）。物理的なフィードバックはない。サンプルはOKだが、表現力豊かな演奏のためにうまくプログラムされていない。きめ細かく、いつも思い通りになるとは限らない。Instrument Studio VRは、特定のスタイルの基本的な録音に有効です。ドラムとギターは鍵盤楽器よりもうまく機能しますし、簡単なリズム/メロディを作ることもできます。しかし、VRのための音楽制作／演奏の一歩前進とは思えません。VRのインターフェイスを活かすために楽器をどのようにデザインできるかを考えるのではなく、現実世界のインターフェイスを最小限のデザインでVRに貼り付けようとする、あるいは全く貼り付けない。開発者は、「現実のスタジオ」をVRに持ち込むということに、とても執着していたのだと思います。そのリアルなイメージを捨てて、VRでスタジオがどう見えるか、そのメディアとインターフェースの可能性を最大限に活かすことを考えてほしいですね。また、細かい機能的な問題もいくつかあります。良い取り組みだと思いますが、私には合いません。開発者が夢を追い求め、努力を続けることを望みます。
Good effort, marred by core design flaws. What is an instrument? I think it is a tool that we can interface with to produce sound/music.
When I sit down at a piano, even if I've never played before, I can place my fingers on the keys, press, and hear sound. It is fun, tactile, immediately rewarding, engaging, and full of expressive potential. It's not the best interface but it's quite good!
Should we bring that same tried and true interface right into VR?
Well... no. VR is not the same as physical reality. It is a space where we can interface with tools in ways that are probably even more powerful, intuitive, expressive, than reality. But it's different, and requires different design, just like when we started using the computer to make music it required new designs.
When I 'sit down' at a piano in Instrument Studio VR it is not very fun, engaging, tactile, or expressive. I only have two fingers (you can kind of use other fingers but you can't move them where you want, so it's more like playing with one 'branching finger'). No physical feedback. Samples are OK but not programmed well for expressive playing. It's finicky and doesn't always do what you want/expect.
Instrument Studio VR works for basic recording of specific styles. Drums and guitar work better than the keyboard instruments and you can still get some simple rhythm/melody going. However, I don't think it is a step forward in music creation/performance for VR. Instead of thinking how instruments can be designed to take advantage of the VR interface, it tries to paste real-world interfaces into VR with minimal redesign, or none.
I think the dev was very attached to the idea of bringing a 'real life studio' into VR. I hope that they let go of that real life image and instead think about how a studio COULD look in VR, to best take advantage of the medium and interfacing potential.
There are also some smaller functionality issues present.
It is a good effort, but not for me. I hope the dev continues to work and pursue their dream.
本当に楽しくて便利な音楽ツールです。 このアプリはとても楽しいです！ピアノを買わなくても弾けます。とても楽しいです。ギタリストなので、他の楽器が弾けたらどうなるんだろう、どのくらい上手になるんだろうといつも考えています。今のところ、ドラムは惨敗ですが、早くコツをつかみたいですね（ドラムで騒ぐのは大好きです！）でも、キーボードは驚くほどうまくなりました。 このアプリは、実際の曲のバッキングトラックを作ったり（最初に試したのはPink Floydの「Shine On You Crazy Diamond」で、とてもうまくいきました）、一緒にジャムるために使うのが主な目的なんです。また、マイクのスイッチを入れて録音し、それを再生すると、Riftを装着して趣味の部屋で立ちながら、おそらく右往左往しながらも、ラップをしないではいられなくなりました。 ビデオチュートリアルやアプリで再生できるガイドでは、説明されている楽器や機器の前に座って、すべてがとてもよく説明されています。まだ十分な時間がないので、すべてを理解できていませんが、理解できたら、BOSSのポータスタジオとギターと組み合わせて、曲を録音する際の主役になるでしょうね。
A Really Fun and Useful Music Tool. I'm finding this app lots of fun - I can play the piano without having to buy one! It's so much fun. Being a guitarist, I always wonder what it would be like to play something else, and how good I would be at it. Well, so far I'm failing miserably on the drums - but hope I'll get the hang of it soon (love making a racket with them, though!) but I'm doing remarkably well on the keyboards. I really want this app mostly for making backing tracks, either for actual songs (the first one I tried was for Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and it worked really well) or just to jam along to. I also couldn't resist doing some rapping once I had that microphone switched on and recording and played it back, whilst standing there, probably looking a right wally, doing all the moves in my hobby room with my Rift on! Everything is very well explained in the video tutorials and guides that you can play in app, whilst sat at the instrument or equipment being explained. I still don't understand all the ins and outs - not had enough time yet, but when I do, this will be my main go-to for recording tunes, in combination with my BOSS portastudio and my guitars, of course. As a by-the-by, I tested it with the Index and "Knuckles" and it worked perfectly - can't wait to see it, hopefully, on Quest, so I don't have to worry about tangling myself up when I'm doing a Cozy Powell! Great app - well done! Recommended for musicians and aspiring musicians alike.
Very fun app with so much to do. You really get your dollars worth with this app and all its instruments. I was really afraid I wouldn't be able to figure out how to use it all but they've got some great instruction videos included.
The drums are great, I'm going to try learning how to play the drums with it before I invest a ton of money in a new electronic drum set. The guitars are set up so chords are easy to play so it works well for music creation. The pianos, you are currently limited because the current vr controller hardware tech won't let you use more than 2 fingers at a time. I'm really hoping with finger tracking coming to the oculus quest this month that within a year or two we will have haptic gloves and this game can have finger tracking as well.
Overall, this game is already fantastic with endless hours of play. I hope it does well so the dev can expand on its tremendous potential in the future.
Impressive. I'm really enjoying playing around in the virtual studio. The drum kit works very well and you can record vocals or load your own samples. This app would really shine if we had haptic gloves.