By WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
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Voice Band introduces a revolutionary new way to make music - with your voice! Featured on G4TV’s Attack of the Show (with Olivia Munn).
★ Imagine creating an entire song with only your voice. ★
Just sing into your phone and hear Voice Band transform your voice into an instrument in real time. Voice Band doesn't simply alter your voice to sound like an instrument, it actually plays a real sampled instrument which follows what you sing. Want to jam to a guitar solo with your favorite band? Voice Band lets you play along with your ipod library, too.
Voice Band features a recorder which lets you build a song, one instrument at a time. Auto pitch mode helps you stay on key, and if you're a musician, you'll appreciate the adjustable scale and metronome. Voice Band also includes a built-in effects processor with distortion, reverb, and delay.
Whether you’re a musician looking to instantly capture an arrangement idea, or a music fan looking to make your own music for the first time, Voice Band will inspire and challenge you.
Check out what others have to say:
NYTimes: “Want to write music but you can’t play an instrument? Download Voice Band, sing the melodies and rhythms for different instruments, and the app creates the bass, guitar and drum tracks to your specs.”
Gizmag: “Stunning multitrack rock band recordings using only your voice.”
Tuaw.com: “I don't usually gush during App reviews … [but] VoiceBand is pretty marvelous.”
★ Features ★
• Turns your voice into an instrument, in real time.
• Instruments include: 2 guitars, bass, sax, 2 synths, Drums, and a Mic mode
• Built-in recorder allows you to record an entire song, one instrument at a time.
• iPod player lets you play along with your favorite music.
• Drum mode lets you play both kick and snare at the same time by singing at two different volumes.
• Auto Pitch mode helps you to stay on key.
• Adjustable octave
• Effects include distortion, reverb and delay.
• Adjustable musical scale for auto pitch includes Major, Minor, Blues, Pentatonic, Wholetone and Mixolydian.
• Built-in metronome with adjustable tempo.
• Songs can be saved, and e-mailed from within Voice Band.
• Compatible with headphone and microphone accessories, including the iRig Mic for high quality recording.
NOTE: Like any musical instrument, Voice Band works better with practice. If you consider yourself non-musical you can still have lots of fun with Voice Band as you continue to expand your musical talent! For help in getting the most from Voice Band, check out our tutorial videos.
★ Requirements ★
• An iPhone 4 or 3GS is strongly recommended to reduce the processing delay that can interfere with accurate instrument control.
• Quality headphones are recommended.
• A quiet place to record, to avoid false instrument triggering from external noise.
• Practice is required! As with any musical instrument, your results will improve dramatically as your skill develops.
NOTE: A pair of headphones (with a built-in mic) is required for iPod Touch and original (1st Gen) iPhone users.
Links to quoted sources:
Attack of the Show with Olivia Munn: http://youtu.be/E6cZIPAerWA
What's New in Version 1.4
✔ Added accessibility features
So much potential
Like a lot of the other people who have reviewed the app, I am a professional singer, but I also play multiple instruments (cello, piano, guitar, bass, some brass and woodwinds, etc) and teach voice and most of the instruments mentioned. I had high hopes for this app as a fun thing for my kids, as well as a teaching tool. What it has turned into is something that I spent at least 15 dollars on after downloading it, buying multiple instruments that are way too touchy, and don't record the pitch that it sung. I tested this, thinking maybe I was off key, but I set the app to "chromatic", turned off autotune, plugged in headphones so the tuner wouldn't pick up multiple tones, and my separate tuner said my voice was on pitch, but still, the app was picking up something different. I hope the developer intends on continuing to update this app, because the potential to be a pro tool and a 5 star app is high...but not while these and other issues persist. As it stands now, this app,is more like a frustrating toy that never quite does what it is supposed to do.
The beginning of the end...
Voiceband may very well spell the end of professional musicians in the future. Anyone can hum a tune, but now your humming is replaced by an actual instrument. The instrument sound a little computer generated, but this allows you to get your musical idea down. I imagine the future of Voiceband or similar apps will bring realistic sounding instruments that will compete with professional workstations.
The user interface is different and I like it. It looks like hand drawn graphics, but the controls are spot on and easy to use and understand. Its a different kind of functional eye candy.
This app could use better sounding instruments, but the concept is completely original and works. If you have a musical idea and want to get it down, then you should try this.
MY FAVE APP RIGHT NOW
Those of you dropping 1 star ... It's not the app it's the OPERATOR! I admit there is some latency w the instruments but it's adaptable. My favorite part is the overlapping of sounds and or my own harmony. I also LOVE THE REVERB!!! ive made some really amazing Acapella songs! If you're giving this app 1 star it's because you have no talent.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Aug 24, 2011
- Version: 1.4
- Size: 10.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
- © 2011 WaveMachine Labs, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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