Do you want to bring out your talent for singing with studio quality recordings at home? There are plenty of
Available today is an EP which contains tracks from our forthcoming album I Choose Noise, which you can get from
We can count ourselves as very fortunate people to have come into contact with the late Tony Scott, who’s death
Presumed to have either disbanded, been extradited back to Wales or been killed in freak a gardening accident, we have
Do you want to bring out your talent for singing with studio quality recordings at home? There are plenty of apps available which can boost your voice and provide auto-tuning options for better recording. Here are the best auto-tune apps to help you record better quality songs from your smartphone.
Smule is currently the most used application for singing and recording songs. It also has a feature of collaborating with other singers. You can connect with other singing enthusiasts and sing the songs together with high-quality auto-tuning and pitch correction. It is programmed to instantly auto-tune your voice and upload it on your account. Since it is the most used app today, you can get more audience for your songs than anywhere else.
AutoRap by Smule
If you have a slightly different taste in music and listen to rap, then you can try out an alternate app by Smule called AutoRap. AutoRap can help you record high-quality rap vocals with two different modes : Rap mode & Talk mode. In Talk mode, you just have to say a sentence and AutoRap will automatically sync it with the rhythm of the music. In Rap mode, you need to deliver your rhymes yourself, and the app will only make a few pitch corrections to make it sound better.
Rapchat is another great auto-tune app for rappers and RnB singers. It offers thousands of beats and popular song instrumentals and even has a feature to tune your voice ditto as your favourite rapper. This app is great for recording cover tracks as well as your originals. Even if you do not write your own lyrics, you can find thousands of lyrics from your favourite rappers to record and share.
If you are familiar with the popular TV show “The Voice”, this is an app from them to encourage ringers to record their live performances. If you want to become a star on social media for your singing talent, then this app might just be for you. It features a huge list of songs with lyrics that you can perform. It comes with an embedded autotune which detects your pitch and adjust the vox during your singing. It has an audition theme where the judges turn their chairs if you perform well.
If you like R&B music and are a fan of Akon, Kanye, and Ty Dolla $ign, then this app can help you make music just like them. It features a pitch correction designed for R&B style autotune. You can sing like your favourite artists and upload your tracks online to share with others. There is even a freestyle option which helps you record your words and automatically sync it with the music. You can even set your own tracks as your caller tune.
Available today is an EP which contains tracks from our forthcoming album I Choose Noise, which you can get from Distinctive Record’s online store as a digital download. The EP will also be available from iTunes, Beatport and other online stores from the 8th of August. The tracks include collaborations with Perry Farrell, Peter Distefano, Harry Gregson Williams, Martin Tillman, Kirsty Hawkshaw and Peter Hook and is our first release for over 2 years. Has it been that long already? All the tracks are 320Kbps from Distinctive’s online store….
The EP tracklist is :
2. Last Man Standing
3. Just For Today
We can count ourselves as very fortunate people to have come into contact with the late Tony Scott, who’s death on Sunday has come as a great shock to anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. Back in 2004, Harry Gregson-Williams invited us to work for him on Man On Fire, the very first experience we ever had of writing music for film…
Our input into that particular score was fairly innocent and minor but we were asked back by Harry to contribute to the next Tony production, the often overlooked but beautifully viceral Domino. Still finding our feet and learning the skills necessary to write music to picture, we were introduced to Tony in Harry’s Blue Room studio, the Hybrid home from home while in LA and the main mix room in Harry’s Venice Beach studio complex.
Having never met a film director before and hearing many stories of Tony’s exacting standards and no-nonsense approach, we were pretty nervous about meeting such a large figure in the film industry. With a new cue to play to the director under the guidance and watchful eye of Harry, we encountered a charming, understated and calmingly supportive man who’s knowledge and insight into the inner workings and motivation of a film was a joy to listen to. We met Tony on a few more occasions during our stay at Harry’s studio, less and less in the Blue Room and more on the stairs on his way up to see Harry for final meetings about the score. Even during the most stressful moments (normally towards the end of the film’s production) whenever we met him briefly, he always took the time to ask how we were getting on and had words of encouragement for us.
Since working on Man On Fire, we’ve been fortunate to have been asked by Harry to contribute to all of Tony’s subsequent films including his last action tour de force, Unstoppable. Every film with a different challenge but all with a unifying directorial skill and compassion.The intensly imaginative and visually arresting style of one of Hollywood’s most original directors will be missed by many more than just the people who knew him or briefly met him like ourselves, but the whole film industry and the millions of cinema goers who benefitted from his incredible talents.
As director Ron Howard said “No more Tony Scott movies. Tragic day.”
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
Presumed to have either disbanded, been extradited back to Wales or been killed in freak a gardening accident, we have thankfully succumbed to none of the former. We have in fact been busier than ever have been finishing off a score for a major computer game (more details to follow very shortly) and have been asked by the irrepressible Harry Gregson-Williams to work on the score for the gargantuan summer release, Total Recall.
Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.
The film is due for general release on the 3rd of August 2012.
A happy new year to you all, we hope the festive season didn’t expand too many waistlines or damage too many livers… What better way to kick of 2012 than a new Hybrid remix of Guy J and Miriam Vaga’s seminal ‘Fly’. We’ve been sitting this on this little gem for a few months but anyone who’s been along to Chris’s residency at The Works in San Francisco would have heard this in all it’s 9 minutes and 30 second glory.
The track will be available from the 16th of January from all good online retailers. The single also includes mixes from Sian and Kassey Voorn.
Hybrid have been working with Harry Gregson Williams on the score for the forthcoming Tony Scott film, Deja Vu featuring Denziel Washington, Val Kilmer, Paula Patton and James Caviezel. The film was shot in New Orleans and was produed by the legendary Jerry Bruckheimer. The film’s plot follows ATF agent Doug Carlin, through an investigation of an explosion on a New Orleans ferry. This leads to a race to stop the crime using top secret military surveilance hardware called Snow White that can see back in time…
The film is released by Touchstone in the US on the 22nd of November and in the UK on the 15th of December. For all other international release dates, offical movie site and trailers.