A YouTuber has performed a cover of Jamiroquai’s Virtual Insanity using instruments in virtual reality.
Chase Holfelder, a musician and former software UX designer, twisted his technology – in this case, the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset – to create a cool rendition of the 1996 hit.
The entire performance is pretty captivating, and sees Holfelder hitting virtual keyboard keys, a virtual drumkit… even a virtual hand clap.
The graphics were made possible in collaboration with VR Scout, an “immersive media company” which highlights advancements in virtual reality.
The team fused Holfelder’s performance in front of a green screen with what he could see through the headset, to create one seamless video.
The singer used virtual shakers and even a virtual xylophone made out of skeleton bones to enhance the track with percussion sounds.
The vocals are all his own, however. The result is a smooth-sounding track which doesn’t sound too different from the original.