Virtual reality has come to Millersville University through the Music Business Technology Program. MBT will be launching virtual reality training for their recording engineering classes. Students can work in a virtual studio, providing more opportunities for hands-on learning.
“I started investigating this option last year and will be the one to implement it. Along with my studio manager, we will be training the students to use it,” reports Barry Atticks, associate professor of MBT.
“The VR puts you in a simulated recording studio with musicians, and students can mix their song on a VR mixing board,” he explains.
This VR studio will allow students to have the opportunity to practice mixing songs outside of the real studio. This will be more accommodating for students’ schedules, extending their previously limited time to practice in-studio.
In addition to more hands-on opportunities for practice, students using this VR studio will work on critical thinking and listening skills alongside their ability to produce a finished product.
“The cutting-edge virtual studio has to be seen to be believed,” Atticks adds. “Now students can access the ‘studio’ anywhere and anytime.”
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