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.
Here’s an update on the latest Smule iPhone app, I Am T-Pain:
In the first 3 weeks alone, the application has seen 300,000 downloads. The average user spends around 66 minutes within the application — an absolutely ludicrous number for any app, much less one out of the entertainment category.
To date, 4.1 million performances have been recorded within the application.
At $2.99 a pop, I Am T-Pain’s 300,000 downloads mean that you’re going to see a lot more pro audio software getting repurposed for mass-market consumption.
This is a demo of Smule’s Leaf Trombone: World Stage (App Store link), which takes advantage of the latest features of the iPhone operating system.
“Without the iPhone, there would be no Smule,” said Dr. Ge Wang, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Smule, and Assistant Professor at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). “And without iPhone OS 3.0, there would be no leaf trombone duets on the world stage.”
Leaf Trombone World Stage is the first massively multi-player musical game, and was designed from the ground-up to take advantage of all the iPhone offers, including multi-touch, location services, full-time data access, and real-time graphics.
Smule has announced that Leaf Trombone World Stage, an iPhone app described as the first massively multi-player musical game for the iPhone and iPod touch, is now available (iTunes App Store link).
Leaf Trombone builds on Smule’s work with Ocarina, creating virtual instruments that are interesting by themselves – but more interesting as part of music social networks. Leaf Trombone also throws in a dash of American Idol competitiveness.