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But I found something to top all that! It's Auto-Tune Birthday by StarMaker. Yes, I was skeptical when I read about this app because honestly my voice isn't quite what it used to be! Anyway, I tried it out, and sent off my song greeting to a friend who said it sounded fabulous and whose voice was used in the recording (intimating it surely wasn't mine)! Sure, I felt a bit crushed she didn't know it was me! Still, that's the inherent beauty of Auto-Tune Birthday by StarMaker. It can make any voice sound awesome with its built-in instrumental rhythms. No kidding! Some of the musical features of this birthday song greetings app are as follows:
- Sing and record your own versions of "Happy Birthday," then post your recording on Facebook or send via email. A personal message and a photo can be added to finish off your birthday greeting.
- The app comes with 10 versions of the Happy Birthday song: Hip-Hop, Rock, Samba, Synth Pop, and others. Create and send these without limits.
- Built-in birthday reminders from Facebook make sure that you never forget to send birthday song greetings when they are due!
First of all, you're reminded to plug in your headphones/mic combo when getting ready to make your singing debut. Tap Start Singing, and you'll be taken to the main page where you'll find buttons for Get Songs, See Recordings and actually SING! Get Songs allows you to download the base song on which your singing will be based. Some of the Happy Birthday rhythms include a Campfire Birthday, Hip Hop Birthday, Music Box Birthday, Orchestral Birthday and so on. This means the songs have different beats with the old, familiar Happy Birthday melody which is left without a voice recording as yours will be inserted. I love the Hip Hop and Orchestral birthday sounds.
Listen to all the song beats if you like so you can pick and download your favorite rhythm. Now go to SING! tap on the birthday song you have just downloaded. A screen will pop up letting you pick again from the styles of Magic Tune, Hip Hop or off. Tap Record and the music Intro will start and you are cued to begin singing. Once done, you can listen to your recording, add a personal message and image, then type in yours and your friend's name. Tap Share Options at which point the recording will be prepared and you will be given options of Email, Twitter, Facebook or Get Link. That's all it takes to send a super cool, professional sounding, birthday song of warm greetings to those you love!
COOL CONCLUSION: "Auto-Tune Birthday by StarMaker is the ultimate musical birthday greeting that's easy to sing and sounds so professional at the same time!"--Date/Version: Updated 4/16/11 - Version 1.2.1
--iOS/Age Rating: This app requires iOS 4.0 or later. Rated 4+.
--Device: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
--Developer Link: StarMaker Interactive
Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:
AUTO-TUNE BIRTHDAY BY STAR MAKER