New Wave Applications, a London-based app developer that specializes in mobile apps for use as creative tools, is proud to announce the launch of a new app, Hum A Hit, which has been developed in collaboration with the UK’s largest independent app developer, Pocket App.
What do you do when an idea for a tune gets stuck in your head while you’re on the move? If you’re a musician or a composer, you probably want to record it as quickly as possible before it is forgotten forever. The designers at New Wave have created an innovative app that lets you do just that.
Hum a Hit now available in beta release, lets you keep those fleeting moments of inspiration from being so elusive, as it lets you instantly record your ideas by simply humming them. Just choose from a range of realistic sounds that includes guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer and mic mode for vocals; once you hit record and hum your tune, the app renders your voice into musical notes and plays it back to you.
Ideas can be saved and revisited as required on the built in Multitrack Sequencer that allows you to combine multiple instruments and sketch concepts wherever you may be sit back and hear your ideas take shape, all by just Humming!
Music enthusiasts of all levels will find Hum A Hit to be a useful tool as their own voices become musical instruments, helping them to better express the ideas they wish to develop. The app is well suited to aid as a creative tool to help song writers develop basic sketches of ideas and melodies.
Users can record multiple ideas on the bespoke Multitrack Sequencer and shift the tempo using the built-in metronome. Hum A Hit has also been developed to work with a number of popular professional music editing programs so that basic ideas can be exported and developed.
Many musicians currently use portable voice recorders or Dictaphone apps on their smartphones to capture their ideas on the move. We feel Hum A Hit is the next logical step because it actually allows you to hear your ideas as you imagine them, whilst the current method lacks any tools for organisation or translation into musical notation – merely offering a collection of random audio clips which very often do not capture the true essence of the melody or sound.
The developers at New Wave created Hum A Hit upon the concept of a Dictaphone for musicians, giving music makers the tools they need to capture ideas in an instant.
“This is a useful tool for professionals and music enthusiasts alike, now anyone can not only capture and hear the idea they had in their head, but also in the instrument they imagined, allowing for a truer representation of their ideas” said Owais Kazmi, founder of New Wave Applications in London. “what’s more, voice control technology is now becoming a daily reality in most areas of our lives and the voice is the most natural instrument we posses so it’s a logical next step and a matter of time before more music is made this way. The beauty of this app is that everyone has a voice so everyone can use it and as long as you can hum in tune you can use this to explore your own creativity and the music making process.”
The combined factor of portability and innovative easy to use features make Hum A Hit an ideal choice for music makers of all levels.
Hum a Hit is now available to download from the Apple Store. This early beta version is being made available in response to continued interest and through this PR the developers aim to muster capabilities to further develop the pitch detection and to cut the price by seeking crowd funding support from all users. Users are therefore encouraged to be an active part of Hum a Hit’s development and to help expand its capabilities in order to help make Hum A Hit the most powerful voice controlled music software on the market.
For a limited time only, early adopters will be able to download the app for only GBP1, as opposed to the standard price of GBP3, and the funds raised by the downloads will be used to drive the development process.
“We hope that the early version though still being refined, will prove to be a useful tool to users and we hope that they will see the wider potential in this idea and get involved early. We are really excited to see the response that the app has garnered so far, however it’s far from finished yet and over time we plan to bring more accuracy and innovative features to the app,” said Kazmi. “We look forward to user feedback as we continue to improve the application,” he adds.
* Converts your voice into realistic instruments including guitar, bass and piano
* Powerful pitch detection engine detects and converts your notes as you hum
* Built-in recorder and multitrack sequencer allow you to record and layer your musical ideas
* Note playback allows users to view created parts on a keyboard in real time
* Built-in metronome allows for easy tempo adjustment
* Save and export ideas to compatible programs e-mailed from within the app.
* Headphone and mic accessories are compatible too!
* Much more to come: Percussion mode, new instruments, and new effects
For a limited time, Hum A Hit 1.0 is only GBP1 (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. For more information, please contact Owais Kazmi.
Hum A Hit 1.0
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