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Is VR the Future of Music Learning? TribeXR’s Tom Impallomeni

This week, Tom Impallomeni, CEO and co-founder of TribeXR, joins host Dmitri Vietze to explore how virtual reality studio simulators are paving the way for DJs to develop and amplify their skills. Through one-on-one lessons and group masterclasses, members learn processing, timing, beat matching, and more with state-of-the-art, club standard equipment - all in VR.

Find out how virtual skills on TribeXR translate seamlessly to physical equipment, and vice versa, while the portability of TribeXR’s VR set up allows touring DJs to practice their sets on the road. Hear how TribeXR members can build their fanbase through the integration of social, livestream, and gaming platforms such as Youtube and Twitch. Tom explores the evolution of immersive social media powered by virtual and augmented reality. Discover how the pandemic lockdown accelerated innovation for companies like TribeXR. Where is the future of virtual reality headed? Find out on this week’s episode.


0:56 What is TribeXR

2:50 Why virtual reality?

6:30 Social component of TribeXR

8:35 TribeXR in the metaverse

13:00 Music Tectonics Conference 2021 Announcement

14:37 TribeXR origin story

18:16 Translating VR skills to physical equipment

22:05 VR commercial and industrial training

24:13 Career opportunities for VR DJs

26:23 Building a fanbase with TribeXR

31:38 TribeXR and the Covid-19 Pandemic

36:36 What’s next for TribeXR?

38:39 What industry trends are you keeping an eye on?

41:34 Spatial Audio

43:19 What would you change about VR?


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The Music Tectonics podcast goes beneath the surface of the music industry to explore how technology is changing the way business gets done. Weekly episodes include interviews with music tech movers & shakers, deep dives into seismic shifts, and more.