As the estate of the late Whitney Houston announced last week that the singer will be going on tour, in holographic form, the technological race to bring the most realistic live experiences to concert crowds has stepped up a gear. Accusations of bad taste can still hang over these enterprises — and occasionally scupper them, as was seen earlier this year with the postponement of an Amy Winehouse hologram tour. Jeff Wayne, the American-born creator of the hit album War of the Worlds in the s, believes the race to stay abreast of technology and ahead of competition is crucial. The company behind these events, Base Hologram, is also taking Roy Orbison back out on the road with Buddy Holly in Britain in October, while rival Eyeillusion, founded in , has just completed a series of Frank Zappa dates. But it has to stay true to the incredible story HG Wells originally wrote. That way I think you create something of value.
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Music videos were once a revolutionary stepping stone for building stronger connections between recording artists and their enthusiastic followers. Today, emerging technologies like VR are modernizing the fan experience in even wilder new ways. Moving from a more traditionally filmed music video into stereoscopic territory is no simple feat, which is why big names in the music business are turning to specialists to tackle the challenge of exploring the creative possibilities of VR. For the team at Visualise, virtual reality isn't just a cool bit of buzz-worthy tech to dabble in.
Since we started to listen to music in loudspeakers in mono or stereo configurations, or in headphones, we have gotten used to a sound mix that is somewhat static, and the format for how to produce and mix for this format was established many years ago. In the middle, hearing the singer straight in front of you, the drumkit a bit further behind, the two guitarists a bit to the sides, and so on. Just as it is when you are attending a jazz club or any other kind of concert, where it is acceptable not to be sitting still in your seat all the time. All the points mentioned above relates to diegetic music. With non-diegetic music, the conditions are different, and we have indeed used music in traditional stereo formats for the sake of creating drama and ambiance in virtual reality experiences.
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