Audio

Some cool VR examples I found on an app called Within (promotes new VR related projects):

Stor Eiglass (full video) has a wacky, hyped vibe to it (very upbeat, electronic sounds), the bright colourful landscape/visuals mixed with the happy, fast paced tones of the soundtrack help to create a feeling of excitement and joy within the user – when I tried it out, all I wanted to do was hop off the jetpack/bike and walk around and explore.

 

“LOVR (full video) is a story of love, told through neural activity captured over 4 seconds. As chemicals are released and areas of the brain activated, a form of poetry is revealed within the data. The heart beats, the iris dilates and time stands still as two lovers see each other for the first time” – created by Immersive. Sound in this particular example is again used to suit the atmosphere of the visuals – a dark and eerie vibe, piano sounds, violins for tension building/suspense, intense bass, electronic distortion sounds and then a cut to pure silence by the time the credits are shown.

 

Narration – sounds like a voice recording on an answering machine (“notes on cassette”), sonic booms for tension, another example with dark visuals/environment, dots to represent what a ‘blind’ person is seeing:

 

Exploration of how the user could be directed around a room/space – navigational elements:

I used the video below to help me out with the sound prototype (above):

 

 

Interesting functions that could be included in my project:

https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/audio/sound-effects-scripting

 

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