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VR Laser Harp (Steam VR)

VR Laser Harp (Steam VR)

VR Laser Harp (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £1.59
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Music and Rhythm
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: Play on a simulation of the Laser Harp from the 80’s, with original samples taken from an Elka Synthex for an authentic experience. Change octaves and scales from the controller to provide a full keyboard from C1 to D4 that you can control on-the-fly, this is a close simulation – including the limitations of that original 1980s system with just a few tweaks for convenience (the original didn’t have multi-coloured lasers!) . This is aimed at enthusiasts so isn’t a game, just your opportunity to play a Laser Harp.

Review: It was the music master himself Jean-Michel Jarre who made me fall in love with the sound of the Laser Harp and now here we are in VR and I get to play one myself! But I have to admit it was way more disappointing than I thought. The biggest issue is the lack of any guidance or tutorial. You are just expected to play around with it until you find a tune out of the 26 beams. Unless you have some musical talent before going into this app you won’t have any when you leave it. But hey! For £1.59 I’m sure someone out there will make some sweet music on this thing. all I know for sure is that I am no Jean-Michel Jarre.

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