Version Reviewed: 1.0.4
Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
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Ah Glee, how you are the bane of my existence. Not because you are a bad show, but because my wife is truly obsessed with you. So fancy me, making the mistake of saying there was a Glee app, and here I am doing a review. Please hold your comments about the location of my manhood, trust me… I know.
My personal opinion of Glee should not take away from the app that is Glee though. Glee is built in the mold of similar Smule music titles, where users are able to sing along with their favorite songs from the various seasons of Glee. I’m a big Rock Band/Guitar Hero/Karaoke Revolution fan, and Glee follows along the same kind of “sing to the moving bars” style of game play. The app comes equipped with three pre-loaded songs: Rehab, Somebody To Love, and You Keep Me Hanging On, and there are 15 additional songs available for purchase at $0.99 each.
From a technological standpoint, Glee really steps it up. Similar to other titles from Smule, harmonization and pitch adjustment are top notch. Even those of tone deaf quality can experience the joys of Glee quality singing. After snazzing up your own tracks, you can toss them onto the Glee universe for others to hear. If you're really courageous, trying out some of the live network singing provides a great time consumer.
One of the really great features is that singers can upload their recorded songs to the internet and others can use the Glee app to listen to people’s recordings throughout the network. It’s a really great idea that… ugh… allows you to have your own Gleeks… ugh. Anyways, the whole idea is really awesome. If someone likes your song they can become a follower (Gleek…ugh) of yours and you can build up a fairly substantial following. Additionally, people can sing over the network with other people and establish “clubs” that allow for even more Gleeks to be established.
Putting the comedic statements of Glee aside, this app is a must have for any fans of the show, or music in general. The community aspect is a huge draw for this app, and it's a lot of fun to sing across the world, or in your own living room, with fellow Glee enthusiasts.
Glee is an awesome music app and follows along Smules continued revolutionizing of the way music apps are established on the iDevice. I didn’t dive into the whole Gleek follower side of the app, but just from a singing standpoint, it’s a lot of fun. Check it out for $0.99.