By Just Hum
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Hum combines note-taking and audio recording into a single app for capturing and organizing all your songwriting ideas. Hum keeps your lyrics and song ideas organized and sortable so you never lose anything again. Hum keeps everything backed up and in sync with Dropbox.
• Tag and sort any of your lyrics and riffs by key, tuning, tonality, color, and mood.
• Share your ideas via email or message.
• Keep a page of notes for each song, separate from your lyrics.
• Play your ideas straight from the library—no need to tap into a song to audition your ideas.
• Keep your library backed up and in sync with Dropbox.
• Stay in tune with a built-in tuner.
If you've enjoyed using Hum, please leave a review.
What's New in Version 1.5.1
Changes in 1.5.1
Fixed - In rare circumstances newly added Hums weren't sorting properly
Changes in 1.5
Added - You can pin your Hums to the top of your library.
Added - Now you can color-code your Hums. You can sort by these colors too.
Added - You can now tag and sort your Hums by major / minor tonality.
Improved - Our mood and dynamics sliders were a little hard to use in the Hum view.
Fixed - The inline player would disappear if you left Hum while it was playing and came back.
Fixed - We had a crash when computing waveforms.
Fixed - There was a rare crash when songs stopped playing.
Fixed - There was a crash if you changed the search string while a song was playing.
Fixed - When deleting a Hum from the search view, Hum would crash.
Fixed - There was another rare crash when loading up the tuner. Fixed!
Fixed - The settings transition wasn't quite right in 8.3.
Changes in 1.4
Added - We’ve FINALLY added Dropbox syncing.
Added - You can now see a count of your Hums at the bottom of the sorting view.
Improved - Our inline player had a few bugs that would keep the playhead from showing up.
Improved - Lyrics and Notes are now a lot better on iOS 8. The cursor bounces around a lot less now.
Improved - Song titles are now bigger and a bit more readable in all languages.
Improved - Switched our typeface from Whitney to Source Sans Pro.
Fixed - Our tuner had a rare crash.
For some reason this review seems to not be appearing on y'all's page and that just ain't right--you guys deserve some recognition for this product. I literally use it DAILY. constantly coming up with silly melodies or song ideas and this helps me keep it all collected. One of the few apps i consistently recommend to my friends. Does exactly what it's supposed to without error. Very fast. Conveniently raises the volume on quiet recordings (or maybe im just crazy...). Incredibly easy to use and share recordings with friends. I just love it, man!
My only wants & desires: the labels are nice but SO small--it would be nice to have thicker/name-attributable labels in the future.
while that's just a minor inconvenience, a full-fledged folder system would be great for organizing what will soon be 200 hums in my library.
AND FINALLY...the holy grail...being able to save multiple takes/audio tracks on one Hum!! That would be a lifesaver. I have one song with multiple ideas stretched out over six different Hums right now hahaha. It's certainly not debilitating but it would streamline my use of the app SOOO much better.
Keep up the great work guys. As again, i've been raving about this thing out here in Chicago. It's just too good (and cheap!)
This is the real deal. Great App!
This app is simple and intuitive. I've been using two different apps to get audio and then text. This is exactly what I needed.
There is room for this app to grow and add some features that I think would be helpful. I gave this five stars because this app is very useful as is.
The app currently only lets you record one audio file and attach it to the lyrics. I would like to be able to record either more than one audio file, as songs grow or just be able to append a new recording to the end of the old recording.
One other option I think the makers of this app should consider is having a one button chord player. Basically, have all of the basic chords show up on the screen as a small button per chord. Pressing the button on whatever chord you want would create a piano or guitar sound of the chord. This would be really helpful if I'm writing on the road without my guitar or piano. Being able to select or create more intricate chording would be a plus.
For two bucks, this is a no-brainer if you write songs.
Simply the best place to store your song lyrics. The user interface is surgically efficient and sorting your lyrics using the built in methods for classification is quite satisfying. That being said, I still use Apple's voice memos app for recording the melodic ideas that pop into my head. But for writing lyrics this is a must-have.