Vio Audio, Time Is Now Studios, Adam Weesner
Ramara ("Ra" meaning to bring light to and "Mara" being an antagonistic force of enlightenment) is a VR experience about bringing light back into a world consumed with darkness. Your goal is to protect a precious life source by manipulating the time of the darkness around you.
I used Ableton to craft the sound emitted from the source by layering ethereal and distant vocals, and design the harsh feeling of darkness heard when the player is too far from the source. FMOD and Resonance Audio were use to spatialize the sound, along with a Lerp Function written in C# so that the sound of darkness always surrounded the moving life source, but was never heard while near it. I designed the level in Unity, which features moving dark orbs that follow a looped path.
MIT REALITY HACK
An Alternative Method for On-boarding in Social VR. We prototyped an environment in which to foster embodiment, trust, and connection through shared experience. Each person has the option to sing and harmonize with the other, while interacting with plants and flowers that bloom upon touch and start to sing and join with you. Both have visual connection through an Aspen Tree in the center, these are special organisms as they are all interconnected by roots and are one genetic individual.
I used Ableton , FMOD & Sound Particles to compose a piece that could be sung by the players and all the flowers at once and remain in time and in harmony with each other, all happening inside an ambisonic natural soundscape. I mixed all the sound sources spatially with Resonance Audio and Unity so the music builds as you progress through the experience and the music sounds balanced and natural from all positions.
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