September 27th, 2014 | by VoiceCouncil
The App is very easy to use. Simply select the song you want to sing and it will count you in and display the lyrics as the track goes along. One you have performed a song, you have the option of hearing yourself back afterwards.
The interface is very visual and there are pop-up messages to guide you through the App and offer advice as you go. One slight issue however is there is a slight delay (latency) between what you sing and what you hear back with the effects, which can cause you to sing out of time.
The App comes with one free song (you can chose one from a selection), if you want any more (which you will) you need to pay for a "VIP" subscription to get access to all of their backing tracks. You can also get free credits towards purchasing songs by watching videos or "liking" them on Facebook, however this is fairly time consuming.
Reviews of the App are largely positive, however some users are frustrated by the range of backing tracks on offer.
Smule’s Sing! Karaoke has a great interface and great sound quality, however unless you are willing to pay for a VIP subscription it is very limited. I also found the latency fairly frustrating as there was a noticable delay between singing and what was heard back through my iPad. This was made worse when adding more processer intensive vocal effects such as auto-tune, which made it almost impossible to sing in time if being used during a performance. Putting this to one side, the App is well thought out and a lot of people would no doubt find it a lot of fun to play with. It even has the option of doing a duet with someone else who also has the App if you don’t want to sing by yourself.