Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

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Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby Michele » Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:48 am

In another life, Erik and I test VR apps, side by side. Rockwood Music Hall has announced that they are going to stream shows in VR. We're testing it right now. I can't wait to see Vienna sometime!

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Re: Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby Scot » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:15 am

Wow- that sounds pretty crazy! Hope they keep the sound quality up with the visual!

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Re: Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby ErwinG » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:38 am

That sounds exciting. VR would be so great for this. Any fresh news on that front?

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Re: Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby Michele » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:36 pm

Endless Riff has been broadcasting a few Rockwood shows once in a while, but at the moment they're still only in one room.

Just last week, for the first time they broadcast from a different venue, using a webstream that another company was providing. The virtal venue was a generic venue that could be any place, instead of made to look like the actual theater for the real concert, and it had Halloween decorations. There were also Halloween themed avatars, but at one point everyone decided to change to Elvis, so that was fun.

The webstream worked great, so they could theoretically broadcast any event...but usage still seems very low. There are big corporate companies also building this sort of thing. In general, the slow adoption rate for VR is really hurting the tiny indie dev teams. We'll see what happens.

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Re: Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby Michele » Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:40 pm

It isn't Facebook Official yet, but I am super stoked to say that Sunday's shows will be streaming! Watch in headset or on facebook.com/endlessriff
FB Live doesn't allow simulcasting to other platforms, but I believe we'll be able to repost it later.

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Re: Rockwood Music Hall soon to be streaming in VR

Postby razz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 pm

So I saw and heard the 9 pm show, live. I watched some of the stream on my (actually, my wife's) large screen Samsung and I managed to try out a VR headset.

The electronics provide convenience, but they can't match the experience of a live show in SoHo, with Vienna on stage. Maybe I'll live long enough to experience VR without those goggles. SoHo has lost a bit of charm since my last visit, though.


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