Paradiddle Brings a VR Drum Kit to Meta Quest

Developer Emre Tanirgan has today launched a Meta Quest edition of his game, Paradiddle. This newest edition of the game brings a whole host of new features, including 13 new instruments, 14 new songs and multiplayer support.

Paradiddle is a realistic, responsive drum kit built for VR and MR. The game is designed to let you hone your drumming skills without driving the neighbours crazy. You can learn the basics with step-by-step lessons, hone your skills with the rhythm game mode, and share your creations with the wider community. All without money or physical space limitations.

Players can drag and drop drums from your palette and create a custom setup that works for you. Save custom sets and load up your favourites whenever you want, choosing from a library of 60+ percussion instruments. The instruments produce realistic sounds depending on where and how hard you hit them, making this a perfect intuitive tool for newcomers and pros alike. 

Additionally, MIDI devices (such as electronic drum pedals and electric drum kits) can be integrated into Paradiddle to trigger any drums within the environment. Likewise, Paradiddle can also send MIDI output, which means you can use the app to trigger your samples in your favourite digital audio workstation (DAW), such as Ableton. This transforms Paradiddle into a powerful audio creation tool.

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Paradiddle Meta Quest Version

The Meta Quest version of Paradiddle brings a slew of new features, including:

  • 13 new instruments, including steel drums and hand pan drums, increased the total to 67.
  • 14 new songs, raising the total number of songs to 30.
  • Multiplayer support (max 4 people) for two modes: Freeplay and Competitive
    • Freeplay: Players can hear each others’ instruments and play freely. Perfect for teachers & students or remote drumming performances!
    • Competitive: Players can play any built-in songs simultaneously to compete to get the highest score in the group. 
    • AR passthrough support: Play in the real world with other musicians while looking at your real surroundings.
  • MIDI support: Players can now connect their MIDI devices (such as electronic drum kits) to Paradiddle running on standalone Quest. This is supported over USB or Bluetooth.
  • Enhanced MR and augmented drum kit support: After a brief calibration step, players will be able to use their electronic drum kit in Paradiddle, allowing them to use their physical kit to play along to the rhythm game mode or play through lessons.
  • Various bug fixes, UX tuning, and performance improvements.

Paradiddle is available to download from today for Meta Quest, Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest 3 and Meta Quest Pro. The PCVR edition of the game launched late last year, and is available via Steam.

Are you excited for some multiplayer VR drumming with Paradiddle? Let us know in the comments below!