William Dulot is a young entrepreneur with a grand vision. His passion for music met with his engineering design work in virtual reality (VR) while studying at university, and gave him the inspiration to combine the two. That inspiration lead to the creation of Modulia Studio, Dulot’s debut product intended to capture an audience keen to combine music creation with the latest technology.
Operating under the name Thérémix Tech, Dulot finalised his work on Modulia Studio while based at the co-working space Plaine Images, Lille, France. Obviously valuing his time there highly, Dulot spoke with passion about the people who had supported him in his endeavour to create what is undoubtedly a very complicated VR program intentionally designed for a niche audience within a niche audience. Dulot makes no bones about the market appeal for his application; very aware that VR has some significant hurdles to overcome before the number of users Modulia Studio will see reaches into the hundreds of thousands.
Modulia Studio is a VR app for music creation and performance and offers two main uses: music composition and live performance. Released in April 2019, Modulia Studio offers artists a new way to control music production software, such as Ableton Live, to make music creation simple and fun. But Modulia Studio is also an atypical scenic experience where the spectator is at the heart of the artist’s performance, and Dulot himself has even performed a live concert using the app.
“My app is made for music creators, music makers, people that use software to create and make their music,” explains Dulot in an interview with VR/AR Pioneers. “The free version of the app’s goal is to make people understand the interest of VR for music creation.”
Modulia Studio is made for both novices and experienced musicians. To use Modulia Studio to its fullest you need to be equipped with an Oculus Rift and a music production software like Ableton. Then, using VR, you can create the entire studio needed for your music production, including instruments and controllers. In its ‘Pro’ version, Modulia Studio makes it possible to create a very large amount of instruments without limit.
The initial release of Modulia Studio arrived earlier this year, available now via the Oculus Store. Launching in three versions – a free ‘intro’ edition to get users started, the ‘Plus’ version for $39.99 USD/€39.99 EUR, or the full package, ‘Pro’, at $199.99/€199.99 – Modulia Studio has already found a handful of users who are welcoming the chance to both experience something new in VR and also create music in new ways.
Upon visiting the studio in which Modulia Studio was based, Dulot was keen to discuss his business model and potential for future growth of the app’s audience. In the video below, you can find out more about Dulot’s plans for Modulia Studio and his impressions of the implementation process for Admix, a monetisation solution designed to deliver non-intrusive advertising that appears native to VR applications. You can find out more about Modulia Studio at the official Thérémix Tech website, and get details on how to monetise your VR project at Admix.in.
Kevin Joyce was been working with immersive technology since 2013, establishing VRFocus.com as one of the leading AR and VR publications before joining Admix, a non-intrusive advertising platform designed specifically for immersive experiences, as Lead Evangelist.