If singing's your thing, then you'll know that the urge to belt out your favorite tune can strike you at any time: in the park, on the loo, driving to work... And if you happen to be in great voice - and absolutely nailing that vibrato like never before - then it's essential that you have the right tools to commit your sound to record.
Designed for singers by a singer, Wurrly is a brilliant free app that turns your iPhone into a mobile recording studio. And it is soooo much more than just any old karaoke app.
This well designed tool for vocalists has a huge catalog of songs and allows you to customize every detail of a track, so you can make a cover truly your own. And if you're serious about this singing malarkey, the sound quality is excellent, and well up to the mark if you're recording a demo to send to potential production companies.
Here's how to turn your iOS device into a mobile recording studio
1. Install and openWurrly on your iPhone, and sign in with Facebook or register with your email.
2. Tap on 'Create' and browse by genre, or search for the artist or name of song that you want to record. When you've found the track you want, tap on the red microphone symbol.
3. Select whether you want the piano, full band, or guitar backing, and set the key and the tempo: you can listen to a preview of the backing track to check it's the sound you want.
4. Tap 'Record', and allow Wurrly access to both your camera and your microphone. You can toggle the camera on, or off if you just want to record the audio. When you're ready to go, tap the red microphone symbol to start recording. You'll get a count down so you know when to come in, and you can follow the lyrics on the screen.
5. Tap 'Sing it Again' to re-record the song, or 'Review and Edit' to tweak your recording and save the final version. Add audio and video filers, and toggle the volume to get the right balance between backing and vocals.
6. When you're happy, tap 'done'. You just recorded your first wurrly! Tap on the share button to send the link via WhatsApp, Messenger, email, and more (cureently, you can't download the video but that function is comign soon.
7. Check out my attempt here and leave me a comment!
Have you used Wurrly to record your own vocals? What's your signature song? Share your wurrls in the Comments below.