Finally, offering a last-ditch chance for all those of us who had our dreams of musical stardom dashed by a discernible lack of talent, the apps world has come up trumps! Can’t sing? Can’t play? Look terrible? Then thanks to Songify you might go a long way…
Brought to an Android device near you by the people behind such YouTube delights as ‘Auto Tune The News’ and the ‘Can’t Hug Every Cat’ song, the Gregory Brothers, now is your chance to hurl yourself face-first onto the bandwagon of musical banality, utilising that exhaustive of the X Factor: the Auto Tune!
A clever bit of app kit, now you too can sound like Cher, Madonna and/or demonised teen Rebecca Black (she of the infamous Friday “fun, fun, fun”), thanks to the miracle of mock-music magic. Tap Record and say literally anything you want in literally any tone of voice you like and let Songify’s Auto Tune technology automatically adjust and alter it, tonally fitting it to the available pre-set tunes and styles.
Results, naturally, vary, but once you get the hang of it you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. And if you deem your magnum opus good enough to go online, simply Save and Share to allow the other 8-million users a chance to rate your recording; or test the water first with an email or SMS to a potentially less cruel fan base – I refer you back to Rebecca Black…
THE BOTTOM LINE
Surprisingly entertaining and addictive, no matter what you may think of the art of the Auto Tune and its prevalence in so-called professional music, I guarantee you’ll soon be Songifying all and sundry in your bid to prove your pop pre-eminence amongst your peers and keep that all-but-dead dream alive!