I wouldn’t even know where to start as a DJ.
Press the buttons and scratch the disc thingy back and forth? Not sure that’d go down too well at parties. Fortunately for my future career prospects, Quest just got a comprehensive DJ training simulator in TribeXR.
Whereas something like Eletronauts comes up with new interfaces to interact with music, TribeXR wants to teach you real-world skills. The app adds a crucial element to the growing VR simulation scene. Yes it includes all the tech you’ll need, authentically recreated in VR, but the app also includes one-on-one DJ mentoring sessions.
Via the app’s Discord or otherwise, you can arrange to meet up with a DJ expert and get a private DJing session, taking you through the basics step-by-step. There are also video tutorials already stored and live classes to attend, too.
I’ve played around with the app a bit, and it impresses in its comprehension. It doesn’t waste any time getting you used to the kit. A simplistic interface lets you know what each and every button does and it’s easy to call up friends should you want to. It made the idea of learning to become a DJ much less daunting than, say, if I instead had to buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
Elsewhere, TribeXR includes pretty much all the bells and whistles you’d expect. You can import your own music and bring in friends to listen to it. The game also supports full cross-play with Quest and the Oculus Rift version.
In the coming weeks, TribeXR will be adding new features like integrated videos, live-streaming tools and recording tools. If you’re looking for a Quest app that will teach you a genuine new skill, this is a great place to start.