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The Razer Hydra and the Oculus Rift have been combined for music

Virtual Reality has finally been used for something useful - a design student has used an Oculus plus a Hydra combined with gloves to equal awesome!
By: Chris Smith | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Jan 18, 2015 3:26 am

Bryon Mallett has designed something a little different to most current VR applications - he's combined the Razer Hydra sensor an Oculus Rift and some magnetic gloves in unison to help develop a fully-digital music composition device.



Through the utilization of Ableton Live, a popular music production program, Mallett has also fitted his magnetic cloves with bend sensors, meaning every surface displayed in his system is fully digital - enabling him to press buttons and turn nobs to finely tune his works of art.


Named Pensato, this new technology is based around the software's Session View, which is aimed at live performance. Not only can you push and twist as mentioned above, but Mallett has programmed in special gestures, enabling him to complete more complex tasks.


Unfortunately it's not perfect - yet. We're not quite in a Star Wars or Mass Effect 3D-imaging age just yet, however the potential, concept and backbone is there - we can't wait to see what can be developed when a team of highly-paid artist and coders get to work on projects like this.




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