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Auto-Tune Star Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on April 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT FOR PROFESSIONALS
Auto-Tune Star lacks in making the voice sound professional and polished.
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Songify Could Turn Ben Stein Into Aaron Neville

Posted by Blake Grundman on July 12th, 2011
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

At this point in pop culture history if you are not familiar with the pop phenomenon T-Pain, then you have been living under a rock for the last half decade or so.  The funny part is that many wouldn't consider his music stylings anywhere near musical.  Heavy utilization of auto tune turned transformed a man from a background vocalist to a headliner.  Just imagine what would happen if you had that kind of technology in the palm of your hand.

Streamlining the auto tuning process dramatically, the new app Songify is aiming to turn even your most tone deaf friends into the next pop superstar.  To use this kind of technology in the past you had to be familiar with how an auto tune application worked and had to at least be able to trick the device into playing the pitches that you were looking for.  In other words, you used to have to possess some form of musical vision to create audio entertainment.

Those days are long in the past now, thanks to Songify, because now all you need are vocal chords and the software does all the rest.  For example, check out this random dating personal ad from YouTube that has been ran through the application.  The results are both hilarious and astounding.

Wow, apparently not only is this lady lonely, but she REALLY LOVES cats.  I never would have seen that coming...

But back to the application at hand.  Available for absolutely free, you can go to work turning all of your friend's audio snippets into a musical work of art.  All you need to do is input audio and Songify will do all of the heavy lifting to turn you into an internet superstar like the lovely lady in the video above.  Don't you want to be famous too?

Auto-Tune Birthday Spreads the Auto-Tune Madness Even Further

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on March 17th, 2011

StarMaker Interactive, the developer behind Auto-Tune Birthday, writes that "Jay-Z may have pronounced Auto-Tune dead"...but hey, Auto-Tune The News has 240 million views, so clearly plenty of people find Auto-Tune's distinct sound hilarious. That's the idea, anyway, and it's the reason why we have this...monstrosity?...on our hands. In this app, Auto-Tune meets perhaps the most unremarkable, aged song in popular culture: "Happy Birthday." I think that the app's description sums it up best: "You singing "Happy Birthday" + Auto-Tune + Facebook = The best birthday wall post your friend will get!"

Auto-Tune Birthday is an iPhone app that lets you sing and record yourself singing Happy Birthday, and then auto-tune the resulting song. From there, you can post the recording to Facebook or send it via email. When posting a song to Facebook, the app allows you to add photos, graphics, and a personal message as well as the recording.

The app includes ten "versions" of the Happy Birthday song, including Hip-Hop, Rock, Samba, Synth Pop, and more. Auto-Tune Birthday also ties into Facebook so that it can send you birthday reminders. Check out the results in the video below.

Auto-Tune Birthday from StarMaker on Vimeo.

“Facebook users have become accustomed to receiving the somewhat impersonal ‘Happy Birthday’ wall posts on their birthdays,” says Nathan Sedlander, President and Co-Founder of StarMaker Interactive, “Auto-Tune Birthday's studio-quality Auto-Tune and easy integration with Facebook lets users create fun wall posts that stand out, have a personal touch, and are generally more awesome.”

The app's developers have experience with harnessing Auto-Tune to hilarious effect: their Auto-Tune Christmas app produced funny versions of Silent Night.

Auto-Birthday is available in the App Store for $0.99.