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Weekly Roundup: More Insights on Music and Virtual Reality

HTC Vive Ushers in Wave of Virtual Reality DJs
GDC will feature the world premiere of VR DJ parties. The Game Developers Conference will serve as the worldwide debut of The Wave, a new virtual reality experience that allows DJs to mix music in VR using the HTC Vive and share that experience with an audience wearing mobile headsets such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.

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VR sports and music startup Voke raises $12.5M from Intel Capital, Sacramento Kings, A&E and others
Voke, a virtual realty technology company that specializes in live streams of sports and music events, has raised $12.5 million in venture capital, the company confirmed to GeekWire today..
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Is Virtual Reality The Future of Music Video?
When U2 toured the UK last October, they brought with them a new dimension in virtual reality. Ensconced on a double decker bus outside each venue, fans were invited to stick on a headset with some Beats headphones and immerse themselves in a 3D, 360-degree video of the band performing 'Song For Someone'.
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Audioshield lets you pop music bubbles in VR - Another VR game based on a childhood activity
In 2008, Dylan Fitterer released the music game Audiosurf, notable both for its reflex-based racing gameplay and its ability to create courses based on the music you already own. Fitterer developed the game mostly by himself, and it became a cult success, leading to a sequel that exited Steam Early Access last year.
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Virtual Reality Motion Sickness can be Countered with Music, Scientists Believe

Virtual reality may be closer than we think as developers are coming up with ways to make it more tolerable to the human head and body in general. Virtual reality had continually been held back by claims from gamers of effects like motion sickness, nausea, sweating, and headaches due to poorly implemented tech.
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