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Experience candy-colored psychedelic sound rippling through an endless crystal universe. Crystal Vibes utilizes the cutting edge of spatial 3D audio and sound visualization that maps sound and light based on the science of the human senses, to push the frontiers of technology-mediated sensory experience in virtual reality. With the project's predecessor described as “transcendent” and “like traveling through a psychedelic kaleidoscope” (Forbes 2016), this piece ups the ante with music from producer Ott.
Exhibited at Sundance Film Festival New Frontier in January 2017, at Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2 in 11 cities across the world, at E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) at the Women In Games International E3 Party hosted by Two Bit Circus, and hand selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick!
Interested in the development, Synesthesia Suit haptic design and user feedback of Crystal Vibes? Read this paper presented at the International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM).
Crystal Vibes is a collaboration with the team behind the Synesthesia Suit, including Tetsuya Mizuguchi. The suit was designed for the new release of the cult classic, Rez Infinite, available now on PlayStation 4 and PSVR, and features high-fidelity vibrators located over the entire body. Crystal vibes is not just for the ears and eyes, but for the whole body through vibration.
with music from critically acclaimed psychedelic dub producer Ott's latest album
Ott's track Harwell Dekatron is my favourite on his latest album, "Fair Children". By visualizing the drums, vocals and other stems separately, the virtual environment powerfully responds to the sound's different parts.
Using some clever rendering techniques, a virtually endless field of particles allows for a virtual 3D display for visualized sound to flow through.
Earthy colors and beautiful symmetry
The world is designed to reflect the complexity and intimacy of our audial and visual senses.
These are direct screen shots from Crystal Vibes as presented at Sundance Film Festival, New Frontier 2017.
Soon released on Steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/623040/Crystal_Vibes_feat_Ott/