Created by Berlin-based indie studio EntroPi Games, Vinyl Reality recreates a traditional DJ setup in virtual reality that gives you everything you need to start learning how to spin.
Like VR headsets, DJ equipment varies in price and quality, but if you blew your fun-money budget on VR headsets this Black Friday and aren’t ready to invest more in a new hobby, Vinyl Reality gives you a taste of what DJing your personal music collection with two turntables and a 2-channel mixer is really like.
The game includes a few key tools: two turntables modeled to have realistic behavior, a fully-featured 2-channel DJ mixer with per channel EQ, PFL and gain, and a VR vinyl record case to browse and load your own mp3 audio tracks. Critically, you can separate audio output for live performances and even record and export your own mixes to .wav file format.
The game is currently in Early Access on Steam for HTC Vive, and is slated to stay in Early Access for the next 6 months. The developers say the primary focus in creating the full release will be “making the application more accessible to people who have no prior DJing experience, by adding features that will lower the learning curve, such as BPM displays.”
Tutorials are already included, but the EntroPi says these will be improved upon and supplemented with extra external learning resources so you can get a better handle on the equipment.
The app supports Oculus Rift + Touch, although according to the studio’s road map on Trello it’s still in need of polishing. The developers also intend on adding multiple environments and create live streaming camera feeds so users can share their VR DJ sets.