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Music VR was prepared at the Sydney Vislab virtual
reality research centre and Time Space Texture studios
between 1998 and 2002. The three 3D
animations included on this DVD were originally prepared as part
of doctoral research into the integration of 3D sound and 3D
graphics. Central research concerns included music composition
involving moving sound sources and a consideration of mental
imagery elicited by listening to this spatialised music. Once
wearing headphones or immersed in a correctly calibrated speaker
enclosure, audio-visual objects play themselves out around you in
a sequence of shifting virtual worlds.
four programs have two audio options - either DTS encoded 5.1
audio or stereo / binaural. The 5.1 audio options in Heisenberg
and Schwarzchild were prepared using the unique
"Pan" 3D 5.1 sound spatialisation system.
The binaural audio track for Heisenberg was prepared using
Csound's HRTFer binaural encoding opcode, while Schwarzchild's
binaural track is the output of a Lake-Huron 3D sound system.
Schwarzchild was rendered with two cameras and is intended
for viewing with red
-blue anaglyph stereoscopic glasses. Each DVD has a pair of
these glasses enclosed with which to view this animation
Instructions For Use
Music VR DVD will display two menus upon loading. The first is the
"Audio selection menu", and the second menu is the "Program
selection menu". This second "Program selection menu" is the "Main
Menu" to which you will be returned if you press the "menu" button
on your DVD player at any time. If you wish to return to the
"Audio selection menu" at any time you will need to eject the
DVD, reinitialise the player and reload the DVD into the drive.
Here is how to play the DVD:
Load the MusicVR DVD in a DVD drive.
Allow the DVD to deliver the first "Audio selection menu" without
selecting the "menu" button on your DVD player.
Choose from either "DTS 5.1" or "Stereo/binaural" audio. Stereo/Binaural
is the default option.
The "Program selection menu" will appear with which to choose an
Choose an animation from the four available. The first program is
the default, and the DVD will play through all four animations in
sequence if left uninterrupted.
PAL Format Only
DVD is now available for sale. Please note that this DVD has no region limitations.
It is in PAL format only though. Many domestic DVD players and Televisions will
play PAL format DVD's. If your computer has a DVD drive then you will be able
to play it there if your domestic system does not play PAL DVD's.
With this understood, and because the Music-VR DVD can be previewed so completely
with the mpegs on this web site no refunds will be granted.
How to Buy
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Cost in $AUD