Planeta Presents Drops: Rhythm Garden music App
Following the launch of iOS spatial sound app Fields, the product studio has released a virtual reality musical instrument that reimagines the drum machine.
NYC product studio Planeta has just released the VR experience Drops, a cross between a drum machine and a zen garden that diverges from traditional music interfaces and enables the organic composition of complex rhythms and melodies. It’s intuitive to use and accessible to musicians and non-musicians alike. Its meditative environment is inspired by the renowned architecture of Tadao Ando, and it includes sound banks created by noted musicians Patrick Higgins and Patrick Russell.
Drops is available today for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Planeta has built a number of acclaimed VR pieces, including retrospectives of Malick Sidibéand Roger Ballen’s iconic photographic works, and a six-story virtual building in collaboration with Snøhetta for an international arts festival. They partnered with GIPHY to build the very firstMuseum of GIF Art (MoGA), and developed GIPHY World, which comes out soon for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. An interactive music video for Arto Lindsay is currently in the works for his song “Deck” from Cuidado Madame.