Wanna learn to DJ?

A company called Tribe VR, which makes products (experiences, in the VR nomenclature) teaching people real-world skills in VR & AR environments, just launched a DJ school for Oculus Rift.

To create its DJ school, Tribe teamed up with DJ Kryoman and Pyramind, a San Francisco-based music school. Lessons include beat matching basics, mixing techniques, and DJ masterclasses. Techniques are taught by virtual DJ mentors.

It’s easy to think of virtual reality as a visual experience, but a growing number of developers are capitalizing on the immersive environments of VR to bring users interactive experiences built around music.

Oculus users can experience live performances in interactive venues via an app called Noys VR. Rift and Gear VR users can participate in a psychedelic interactive music video for electronic duo Night Club‘s single Show It 2 Me.

“I’m excited by the potential that VR offers the music industry,” says DJ Kryoman (real name Andy Moore). “VR opens up new ways for DJs and Artists to connect with fans around the world, to make music production and DJing more accessible… this will change music for the better.”

Console video games followed a similar trajectory, putting more stock in the listening experience as games evolved. Early video game music was designed to be catchy and repetitive, but as the technology matured synthesizer melodies gave way to full-on scores.

Today, film composers like Harry Gregson-Williams and Hans Zimmer add nuanced compositions to big budget gaming experiences.

VR is building…