The Future Of VR Explained

Virtual Reality is a new thing, and every big name is on this hype train. From Facebook to indie video games’ companies, VR is a major factor when it comes to development and planning. What is the future of VR then, is it that big or just a passing trend?

VR Could Be Our Next Computing Platform

The majority of VR’s success is currently related to gaming platforms such as HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, but many big business’ names (Mark Zuckerberg, for example) think that VR will be more than just a “gaming thing”. He also said that VR could be “the next major computing platform”, in an interview with Bloomberg last year. For now, all the social media interactions via VR are limited to VR chat, which is still related to the gaming world, but having Facebook in VR soon could definitely be possible.

Development

Many different startups have recently opened their realms to VR when it comes to development. With mobile app development, for example, it looks like it’s becoming something that important to have. UX (User Experience) could be next level if put in a VR environment.

Also, it looks like many companies are actually …

Studio monitors – how to find the best value setup

If you think high-quality, finished-article audio can only be produced at a professional studio, think again – get the right set of studio monitors and you can reach these levels from the comfort of your own home recording studio.

Why does your studio need monitors?

While standard speakers have a range of built-in settings to enhance the sound of the recordings being played through them, studio monitors produce a much flatter sound that to offer a more accurate reproduction of the original recording. This ‘bare bones’ recording means you’ll have a better idea of how and where to make adjustments at the mixing stage, to ensure finished piece sounds as good as it possibly can.

The trouble is, the cost and quality of monitors varies wildly, so to help make sure you get the most bang for your buck, here’s what you need to look out for when shopping for studio monitors.

What do you want from your monitors?

Before you commit to buy a studio monitor, the first thing you need to consider is what exactly you want to achieve – a high-spec monitor might come with an impressive array of functions, but if you’re not using them all, …