Now this is a cool idea, Steve Vai has collaborated with Mativision (who unbeknownst to me have already created 360° Apps for the likes of Slash, Dream Theater and Muse) to create an app for iOS that has video performances that were recorded using 360 cameras so that you can control the camera angles in realtime, make sure you watch the video above to see what I mean. There is also a virtual tour Vai’s studio, Harmony Hut, using the same 360° technology, guided and narrated by Vai himself.
The Vai360° App brings fans a revolutionary virtual experience in Steve Vai’s world by offering two groundbreaking 360° interactive capabilities and many unique features. Exclusive to this app are a 360° interactive Tour to Vai’s personal studio Harmony Hut and a 360° interactive multi-camera experience of his live concert at Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Within the app, fans can view three songs as captured with six 360-degree spherical cameras in Hammersmith Apollo show and they will be able to rotate camera angles, use the device’s built-in gyroscope or simply switch to “auto pilot” choosing to enjoy the show without interaction.
Enjoy in 360° the following songs performed in Hammersmith Apollo:
1. Racing The World
2. Weeping China Doll
And all about Steve Vai:
– Pick Collection
– Guitar Collection
Go to http://vai360app.com to get to the iTunes product page and to purchase. The app costs just $4.99.