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David Raise Your Voices

Some say the human voice is the most expressive instrument. This might be true, but sometimes this instrument can sound really horrible. Fortunately, there are people like Beardyman who take vocal-based music creation to the next level – beyond singing. His videos are really inspiring.

Following the auto-tune success, it’s exciting to see more and more voice-centered apps coming out. Two of the latest additions to our App Gallery are improVox and VoiceJam – iOS apps that let you create music by using your voice (or any sound you make) as the main input.

ImproVox uses real-time pitch correction, harmonization and effects to transform your voice into a well-tuned and tweaked soundscape. The touch interface is used for tweaking the settings as you go. Just “sing” and tweak and you’ll get it.

This is how it can sound:

You can sound like Imogen Heap, if you remember her “Hide and Seek”, and I look forward to hear her using this app…

VoiceJam is a tool for recording voice loops. You can easily layer loops, create variations and record your performances by playing back different variations and, if you want, sing on top.

Check out this track and try not to smile:

Finally, for those of you who are more into old school voice jamming, you gotta check out the Blues Writer if you sing the blues, or the Freestyle apps if you think you can rap.

And let us know about your voice-based creations by posting a link to your creation in the comments.

David Capture And Share Your Sounds

The web today makes it really easy for us to share our experiences with the people we care about. Status messages on Twitter and Facebook, videos on YouTube or photos on Flickr, capturing a moment and sharing it with our friends, fans or family gives that moment a special meaning.

Imagine you’re in the subway and all of a sudden a group of strangers starts singing -  what’s known as a flashmob is happening right in front of your eyes (and ears). Or imagine you’re on tour with your band and have a super-funny story or acoustic demo of a brand-new song to share with your followers and fans. How awesome would it be if you could capture this moment on the move and instantly share your recording with your people? We think that would be pretty awesome…

Today, we’re excited about the release of the recording feature. The Record button will make it easy for you to capture all kinds of sounds right on SoundCloud & with the iPhone app and share them from anywhere to everywhere on the web: your website, social network profiles or simply between friends & family.

The updated iPhone app:

Did you just come up with a brilliant melody or a brand new poem and want to share it with your friends? Capturing this moment is now possible in our updated iPhone app that includes the Record feature.

Hit the REC button to get started and when you’re done, you can take a new photo or select one from your iPhone library. You can also choose your recording to be private or public and the app will recognize which of your social networking accounts are already connected with your SoundCloud account so you can seamlessly share your recording with your friends and followers on SoundCloud.

We’ve also added a few other updates to the iPhone app. It’s free and you can jump right into the iTunes App Store to get it. Read more details about the iPhone app in this blog post.

Record on SoundCloud:

You’ll find the same big REC button on the ‘Upload & Share‘ from where you’re able to quickly record any sound bites like an acoustic version of your new song or perhaps a conversation between friends. Also, the same REC button is included on other people’s DropBoxes, a cool way to share a personal voice message with others.

After you’ve finished recording, you can preview your sound and either upload it to your account or start over.

In a final step – just like you’re used to – upload some artwork, add a description and more metadata around your sound and decide if you want to publicly or privately share it with your SoundCloud followers and friends across the web.

We’re excited and proud about this new feature and can’t wait to see and hear the many different sounds you’ll create. As always, we’re eager to hear what you think about this update so this time, why not record your feedback as an audio message and post the link to the comments.

Read more on TechCrunch, San Francisco Chronicle.

David The SoundCloud iPhone App

With the new update of the iPhone app, we’re coming one step closer to the full SoundCloud experience on your mobile. Most importantly, the app is now available for free for all users. If you can’t wait to get it, jump right into the iTunes App Store.

New update: iPhone App by Weatherman

As mentioned in today’s update, the iPhone app now also supports the Record feature and will allow you to capture and share any type of sound while you’re on the move. So no matter if it’s the first chords of an acoustic demo version of a new song, a voice memo, interview or a new joke for your next stand-up session, the SoundCloud  iPhone app will let you record and share your sounds in just a moment.

Here’s a run-down of the new features:

  • Record: capture your sounds on-the-go and share them directly to Facebook, Twitter and MySpace (only iPhone 3Gs and 4 since the app relies on the AAC hardware encoder)
  • Browse and search user profiles
  • Share any public track to Facebook & Twitter

Watch the new iPhone app in action:

Other features included:

  • Browse and listen to the tracks sent to you and your DropBox
  • Favorite other people’s tracks
  • Post and read other people’s comments
  • Enjoy the stunning artwork while playing tracks
  • Seek inside the waveform and leave comments in the horizontal player
  • Send tracks via email from your local address book
  • Listen to your favorites on the go
  • Search tracks
  • Background playback (on iOS4)
  • Switch between multiple accounts (Revoke access in the general iPhone settings)

For some screenshots of the latest version, click-through this slide show:

Notes:

  • Background playback is only possible with iOS4
  • Please note that you will need a SoundCloud account to use the app. Sign up for free on http://soundcloud.com

Looking for more mobile, desktop and web apps? Have a look at our App Gallery and let us know what you think about the app in the comments. Happy recording!