Smule AutoRap Hits 2.5 Million Downloads, Now Everyone’s A Rapper

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If you hate AutoTune, prepare to take a long elevator ride down to the previously undiscovered 10th circle of hell.

Developer Smule has released AutoRap, for Android & iOS devices, and, in just a few days, the app has been download 2.5 million times. With Smule’s “rappification” technology, AutoRap maps the syllables of your speech to beats, to create a unique rap.

Above, Smule mastermind and Stanford Assistant Professor Dr. Ge Wang performs The Cornholio Test.

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Qneo Voice Synth Vocoder Updated With MIDI Support, AudioCopy & More

Qneo has released an update to Voice Synth, its voice-controlled vocoder for iOS.

Voice Synth is a specialized synthesizer for creative voice sculpting. It lets you turn your voice live into a human from baby to tenor, an autotuned popstar, a robot from Cylon to iDalek, a church or close harmony choir, animals from birds to dogs and lions, musical instruments from organs, guitars and a groovy bass to percussions and rich 70’s vocoders, amazing effects and ambient, lush string/storm soundscapes.

Here’s what’s new in Voice Synth 2.0:

  • Completely revised sound engine with 2×32 bit 44.1 kHz processing
  • Improved reverb
  • In-app help (in addition to in-app demo video)
  • Improved recording process for samples and performances
  • Performance recorder with FF/rewind/pause
  • Audio copy/paste to/from iOS pasteboard
  • Full MIDI support (Core, Virtual, Network) to control keyboard and effects
  • Compatibility audio/MIDI via the dock connector (e.g. Alesis IO Dock, Apple Camera Connection Kit)
  • Export recordings in uncompressed WAV format, and M4A format with improved compatibility (PC/iTunes/VLC)
  • Export recordings to iTunes file sharing and other apps
  • Multitasking support for fast app switching
  • Visual sample editor to set start, end, loop and trigger method

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Free T-Pain Style Auto-Tune Effect For Windows

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KeroVee is a free audio effect for Windows (VST).

Here’s what the developer has to say about it:

KeroVee is focused to so-called ‘Autotune effect’ or ‘T-Pain effect’, that is robotic but different from the vocoder.

KeroVee can mix two independent transposed outputs of pitch-corrector and bypassed output.

Let us know how much you hate T-Pain and Auto-Tuned vocals in the comments!

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Symphony Of Science Ode to the Brain

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Symphony of Science puts AutoTune to work for the power of good with their latest music video, Ode to the Brain.

Ode to the Brain is the ninth episode in the Symphony of Science music video series.

Through the words of scientists Carl Sagan, Robert Winston, Vilayanur Ramachandran, Jill Bolte Taylor, Bill Nye, and Oliver Sacks, it covers different aspects the brain including its evolution, neuron networks, folding, and more.

The material sampled for this video comes from Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, Jill Bolte Taylor’s TED Talk, Vilayanur Ramachandran’s TED Talk, Bill Nye’s Brain episode, BBC’s “The Human Body”, Oliver Sachs’ TED Talk, Discovery Channel’s “Human Body: Pushing the Limits”, and other sources. Continue reading

New Music From The Human League – Never Let Me Go

Here’s the latest music video from The Human League, for Never Let Me Go.

The Human League originally formed in 1977.

What do you think of the latest music from these synth pop pioneers?

ImproVox Turns Your iOS Device Into A Real-Time Vocal Effects Processor

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iPad Music Software: Museami ImproVox (App Store Link) is a new vocal instrument for iOS.

ImproVox doesn’t offer the features of high-end dedicated vocal effects processors – but it does offer a powerful set of options in a cheap ($3.99) package.

Features Include:

  • Real-time vocal pitch correction
  • Real-time 4-part harmonization in varying styles (Choral, Pop, Barbershop, Jazz, Baroque)
  • Customizable key and scale selection (with a voice-controlled key selector)
  • Traditional effects – reverb, echo, stutter, and cavern
  • Abstract effects – ring modulator, bit crusher, flanger, and auto-wah
  • Change and mix any harmony style and effect while you sing
  • Shake the device to set echo times
  • Recording capabilities with .m4a and .wav file-saving
  • Overdub function allows you to layer your recordings with multiple performances
  • Sharing capabilities via the device’s email client, SoundCloud, and iTunes document sharing.
  • Import function allows you to import tracks from your iTunes library or SoundCloud, allowing you to collaborate with people from all over the world

Details below.
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