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Hello all! Excited to announce another major update to TheWaveVR! This is Version 0.8.0, and it is our biggest release yet! We have a load of updates to the Wave Builder, our tool that lets you create visuals using our prebuilt special effects and objects from the Google Poly database. We are introducing the Resident DJ Program, which is a beta-test for the custom music importing and streaming features we want to eventually release for all. We’ve redesigned much of our UI, especially our inventory, and added more features to help you socialize with friends and fellow wavers! And to top it all of, we’re announcing our Ready Player One experience, a collaboration with HTC!

This update is available on Steam NOW!

First off, let’s start with the Wave Builder: We introduced a basic version of this tool last major release, and we’ve gotten a load of feedback from y’all on how to make it better. So we did!
You can now search for specific Poly objects. This was such a highly requested feature from the community!
Undo/Redo - Also highly requested!
Better lighting/color matching with Blocks and Tiltbrush - We tweaked our lighting settings so your creations from Blocks and Tiltbrush look the same in-game as when you’ve made them
UI Improvements - You can move the panels around again!
Saving parameters - Found some cool settings you want to save? Now the slider positions you’ve set in the Wave Builder are saved to your profile!

On top of this, we’ve also added amazing tunnels and vortexes to the Wave Builder! You can toss in a Poly object and make a giant tunnel out of it. It’s hard to describe so I’ll just include a video of what I mean!

Next, we’ve made many improvements to the UI! Namely, we’ve redesigned our inventory menu, considering how many new items and settings and features we’ve added to TheWaveVR we want you to access instantly. You can now travel to different shows, friends’ parties, and locations through the menu. We’re creating a settings panel which we’ll be adding more settings to! You’ll be able to check your friends status and join them instantly as well. There’s so much new stuff, you should check it out! In addition to that, we’re introducing hand-holding mechanics! Two or more people can hold hands together and follow one avatar who is the “leader” as the leader teleports around. The “leader” can also move into different shows and places and any followers will follow them into the same place!

In the past few weeks, we’ve announced our Resident DJ Program! Our Resident DJ Program will present several shows a month on a regular schedule with fresh, new music each show, across various genres. As we expand to more regions very soon (We don’t want to be US-only!), we’ll be adding resident DJs for those regions and timezones. This program was started to address time slot availability issues for attendees, as well as to beta-test the custom music import feature with more users before we release it to everyone! We’ve already accepted our first four resident DJs, who have been long-time active community members:
Dj Reactivity
The Notorious R.B.G.
DJ Dett (Dettweiler)
As the tech gets better and current Resident DJs are trained and comfortable with our system, we will be adding more DJs to the Resident DJ Program. You can apply for the Resident DJ Program here The calendar of shows can be found here:

Finally, we are also announcing our Ready Player One collaboration with HTC VIVE! This Friday, March 9th, 2018, 9PM CST, TheWaveVR, HTC VIVE, and Warner Bros. will be presenting The Distracted Globe from “Ready Player One”, featuring Tye Sheridan (Wade Watts) mixing live from SXSW and at participating VR Arcades across the United States. We're also bringing this experience to the whole platform Thursday, March 15th, 2018, 9PM CST

We’re excited to bring the iconic nightclub scene from the upcoming Warner Bros. science fiction adventure movie, “Ready Player One”, at SXSW, participating VR arcades in the US, and to your headset. You’ll be able to virtually step into - and fly around - The Distracted Globe, featuring TheWaveVR’s signature special effects, iconic 80s music and visuals, and the ability to dance in zero gravity!



New Features:

Wave Builder aesthetic and comfort improvements
Wave Builder Search (highly user requested!)
You can save slider settings on the Wave Builder (user requested!)
Psychedelic tunnel effects in the Wave Builder
Ability to replay tutorials
Completely redesigned menu, allowing you to directly join online friends, parties, and shows from any location. Accommodations for the increasing number of party toys and trips we’re adding into TheWaveVR.
Redesigned popup messages to be more aesthetically pleasing
Experimental Vive Pro compatibility
Custom Music in Home Caves (for Resident DJ Beta Testers only)
Hand Holding: Hold a user’s hand to follow them around the scene. If they enter another scene, you will be brought with them!
Introduction of the Resident DJ Program, a limited-seat beta test for custom music import and playback. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Artist attributions for Poly visuals used in Home Caves are now displayed
Playback progress bar for elapsed time on the DJ Decks (very very user requested!)

Bug Fixes & Improvements:
- Left/right hand fix, like, finally
Fixes to button and object intersecting interactions on the Wave Builder
Improvements to object selection in the Wave Builder
Fixing erroneous “Unsaved Changes” warnings in the Wave Builder
Fixing import of Poly objects created with both Tiltbrush and Blocks
Improvements to maximum capacity of Wave scenes
Lenovo Explorer fix
Skyworm went into hibernation
Temporarily disabled performance-unoptimized unessential objects such as the Selfie Stick
General all-around performance tweaks and fixes
Network stability, distribution, and security improvements
You can leave in-game


You can download TheWaveVR for free on Steam in the US. ** We're currently working on expanding worldwide. ** We are designed for a room-scale experience using the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift (with Touch controllers), with experimental support for Windows MR!

We have an officially verified Discord server! Jump in and meet our very friendly community!

You can also follow us on our official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date on our app and new events. There is also an active community-run subreddit and a community-run steam group!
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**We are happy to announce TheWaveVR's Resident DJ program as well as it's launch festival, GROUNDSWELL!**

GROUNDSWELL is four days of lit dance music and dope visuals, mixed by TheWaveVR's new Resident DJs from the community, featuring the resident DJ's custom music playlists and user-created visuals. GROUNDSWELL kicks off the start of TheWaveVR's Resident DJ Program, a series of parties thrown several times a week, featuring new music and visuals by active members of TheWaveVR community!

**The lineup and genres are as follows:**

3.5.2018 8PM PT - Dj Reactivity - Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Deep Bass, Miami Club

3.6.2018 5PM PT - The Notorious R.B.G. - Psytrance

3.7.2018 7PM PT - EVOL - Drum & Bass, Trap, Future Bass

3.8.2018 6PM PT - DJ Dett - Dubstep, Hard House

TheWaveVR's Resident DJ Program is a concept we're starting with GROUNDSWELL, where users apply to throw regularly scheduled parties, using their own music rather than the songs we ship with. This is so we can have frequent and unique events between our big shows and improve on our music tools and features before they become available to everyone, such as custom music import and streaming (two of the most user-requested features we have been making steps towards!). Due to current technical and logistical constraints, we can only accept a limited number of Resident DJs at a time, but we will be adding more DJs to regular show lineup as seats become available and we expand our tech. The application to apply for the resident DJ program is here, and we are accepting applicants on a rolling basis:

The calendar of regular shows will be available here:

We'll be pushing a new build of TheWaveVR in the coming week. Changelog will be posted at that time. **The next update to TheWaveVR will be a major update, with a lot of new features! We're excited to unveil them when the time comes!**
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TheWaveVR Update 0.7.8, Release Notes:

Added a 'Progress Bar' to the show posters. You can now know if you're jumping into the beginning, middle, or end of a show. This feature was added due to user feedback!

Adding a hardware revision of the Acer WindowsMR headset to the list of WindowsMR devices

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Hey y'all! We just delivered a small update to our app, raising the maximum scenes limit (to an unknown number - we haven't reached it!) and optimized loading of custom visuals! This was in response to overwhelming user feedback!

Thanks everyone for playing! Make sure your installation of TheWaveVR is updated!
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Hey y'all, I hope y'all've had a great start to the new year! We've just pushed Release 0.7.6 of TheWaveVR Early Access Beta.
This is a combined changelog since our last announced changelog (0.7.2).


**New Features:**

- Press 1, 2, and 3 for smoothened 1st person, and additional 3rd person cameras to display on your desktop view of TheWaveVR. Press 0 to reset your camera to what is displayed in your HMD. *This feature should be useful for streamers!*

- 200 new songs in 7 new song packs: Arms & Sleepers, Deadbeats, Funky Way, GameChops Vol. 2, Maverick's Playlist, Radiokid Records, and Wolf Beats Media. The original Wolf Beats song pack has been split into the Funky Way, Radiokid Records, and Wolf Beats Media song pack. These song packs were unlocked on Christmas, December 25, 2017 as part of our "Wavesmas" celebration.


- Tutorial polish

- Wave Builder slider hiding behavior fixes

- Scaling issues with adding new Wave Builder pieces fixed
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Happy Holidays! Tonight, we release a new update that includes several fixes and upgrades to our new Wave Builder tool in the home cave, as well as the re-release of Ash Koosha's AKTUAL, now a replayable experience on repeat in The Expanse! We got a lot of feedback from user feedback and we hope the improvements to the Wave Builder smoothen out the experience for y'all!

After the first replay of AKTUAL, our community will be throwing it's regular Monday party, hosted by Ryan! Hop into his party afterwards, we hear he has loads of visuals prepared!

Watch the trailer:


**New Features:**

- New Experience: Ash Koosha's AKTUAL, now on replay in The Expanse

- New Toy: Hot Tub

- Wave Builder panel is now attached to your hand

- Combined the VJ Panel with the Wave Builder

- Added a toggle allowing you to filter Google Poly assets by "TheWaveVR" as a keyword. This isn't the final form of looking up Poly assets, but hopefully it should make it a bit easier to find your TheWaveVR-specific creations, as requested by y'all!

- Windows Mixed Reality experimental compatibility, just in time for the holidays!

- Improved audio quality on the DJ things

- Displaying song artist, title, and album in the home caves for audiences

- Adding confirmation steps to saving and deleting scenes. This was highly requested by users!

**Major Bugfixes:**

- UI Cleanup on the Wave Builder

- Achievements for Wave Deities fixed

- Reduced hitching on initial song processing

- Enforce client updates. **Older clients will not be allowed to authenticate on our server now. You must update your clients to the latest version**

- Hardened security on our servers

- Hardened the Wave Builder's functionality


You can download TheWaveVR for free on Steam in the US. ** We're currently working on expanding worldwide. * We are designed for a room-scale experience using the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift (with Touch controllers). * As mentioned earlier, we have the first pass of experimental early-stage Windows Mixed Reality compatibility. If you are a WindowsMR user, we would love your feedback at on how to improve the experience! **

We have an officially verified Discord server! Jump in and meet our very friendly and comfy community!

You can also follow us on our official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date on our app and new events. There is also an active community-run subreddit and a community-run steam group!
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Famed OWSLA DJ, Kill The Noise, is spinning a special one night only show to celebrate TheWave VR's first major update since its beta release back in April. The show is co-sponsored by Google and includes some really dope surprises. What's in the update? You'll have to show up to find out!

Don't forget to hit up the after party featuring Drum&Bass Arena + Titan Records in Pearl Grey's Home Cave!
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To celebrate the release of famed LA producer TOKiMONSTA's new record, Lune Rouge, we created the first full-length interactive album in VR. The fifth installment in this year's Wave concert series, The Lune Rouge Experience blows the "live music" paradigm wide open, letting fans explore a planet inspired by the album artwork, dance in an interstellar rave under an exploding sun, and remix a 3D world built out of TOKiMONSTA's music. Art Directed by Strangeloop, this wave is like literally stepping inside the album art and experiencing Toki's music in a new dimension.

Show debuts Sunday, October 8th at 6PM, Pacific Time!

Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Wave Community,

Thank you so much for being part of the early Wave community. We’ve enjoyed hearing your outpouring of excitement over the future of the platform, and are grateful for your feedback and ideas on how to make this thing the best it can be.

In the past 5 months since we launched our beta, we’ve hosted our first VR concert series with artists like Strangeloop, Ash Koosha, Heavygrinder, and Grimecraft, collected a ton of your feedback and put together a really ambitious plan to take TheWave to the next level. We’re hard at work building the next huge update to the app, and will be hosting one more premium show on Sunday 10/8 at 6pm pacific time, which will conclude our first concert series. We’ll be spending the coming months putting the finishing touches on some game-changing new features, which are going to fundamentally enhance what users can do in TheWave.

While we've been focusing on the next big thing, our community has been throwing fantastic home cave parties in the mean time. Please join our Discord community here for the schedule, and thanks so much for being patient while our small team works around the clock to deliver something great.

Can’t wait to share it with you!

Sincerely, TheWaveVR
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Tomorrow night at 7 PM Pacific Time, London-based electronic musician Ash Koosha will perform in the US for the first time via virtual reality. Originally from Iran, Koosha is currently hindered by Trump’s travel ban, which targets people from majority-Muslim countries and bars them from entering the United States. Join us to prove VR has no borders.

Ash's wave brings his audio visual show, AKTUAL, to the US, where users will be transported inside his mind to watch him perform his music and conduct dynamic visual forms using our new performance tools.

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