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Singing with the iPhone
A lot of people dream of being up on a big stage, or have hopes of being the next big singing sensation to sweep across the country, and yet the vast majority of people just don't have the time or the money to get the proper training to do so. Much like many things these days, however, the iPhone can help. With its massive library of apps available, it is difficult to find an interest that isn't catered for. The iPhone is host to a lot of apps that can "help you sing", but you must be careful: Many of these don't do much more than record your voice and play it back for you to hear whether or not you did well. The following two apps are different, however, because they go the extra mile to make sure you know exactly what you're doing and that you are doing it well. Use them wisely!
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Before you can use any of the cool apps designed for people who already know how to sing, you're going to need to learn how yourself, and in that sense, one could say that this app singlehandedly answers the questions of what the best singing app for iPhone is. For starters, it teaches you the fundamentals of how to sing, using the iPhone's built in mic to help guide you on a more personalized level. Once you've figured out how to sing, the app keeps you on an active "workout" regimen where you strain and stretch your voice to make sure you don't lose the qualities you already gained from the app. From there, you can move on to some of these other apps.
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Once you've learned how to sing, you can take those talents and use them for other things besides entertainment. Say you've heard part of this song every day on the radio, but you have no idea what the song is called or who might know what the song is. Cue SoundHound.
SoundHound is an app that can tell a song just from a tune of it that you sing into the iPhone's microphone. After it recognizes the tune of your voice, it searches its database for a match in songs, and then provides you not only with the name and artist of the song, but also a download link so you can purchase it on iTunes if you so desire. So, what is the best singing app for iPhone? SoundHound is a definite candidate...
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Now, if you're sick of using your voice in the standard way for singing and for trivial things like figuring out song titles, then ImproVox is going to be the perfect app for you. Say you want to do a performance with all the effects and pizazz of famous singers, but without all the hassle of needing a production team. This is where ImproVox comes in.
ImproVox can be used to add on-the-fly effects like reverb, echo, flanger, and many others to your voice with the touch of a button. These can then be wired through a microphone and into a PA, if you're a more professional performer who needs to save some money.
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I Am T-Pain
Despite what the title of the section may say, I am not, in fact, T-Pain. I am, however, highly recommending the iPhone app of the same name, because it is arguably the most fun a singer can have with $2.99. The idea of the app is simple: You sing into the mic, and your auto-tuned voice comes out the speaker or headphones, depending on your preference. You can sing along to any songs in your iTunes library, or you can do karaoke with scrolling lyrics and beats made by today's top producers. Sure, it may not be the best singing app for iPhone, but for just $2.99, who can turn this one down?
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- Info reference: All information gathered through searches by the author from the official iTunes Store website.
- Image Reference (Voice Tutor): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/voice-tutor/id382081400?mt=8
- Image Reference (Sound Hound): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id284972998?mt=8
- Image Reference (ImproVox): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/improvox/id382109101?mt=8#