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  2. Hey there, Smule community! Our team is dedicated to providing Smule users with a smooth experience across all platforms. That’s why we’re excited to announce the latest enhancements we’ve added to the Smule Experience! View the full article on the Smule blog
  3. Yesterday
  4. fl3nd3r

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    I have no idea how many tickets I have sent in these 7 years .. The fact is that this is a major bug and one that many have and I think they should give it top priority. Even if up to now Smule regales the most professional singing experience that can be found in a karaoke partner, the app is badly made and above all very heavy for the contents it has, just compare it with the lightness of Starmaker which is full of junk , but which nevertheless remains fluid.
  5. EarthSpiritUK

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    I have had this issue too, on my Samsung S7 and Huawei P Smart. A few years ago, I had no issues whatsoever doing videos but many times, I can't see my next line. I messaged Smule support and they asked for a screen video of the issue which I finally submitted earlier in the week. They have now forwarded the issue for debugging but they said that it may be some time until it's fixed. Not good but at least it's been acknowledged. I suggest that everyone having this issue should use the feature requests form to let them know. The more people who report it, the higher up the list it should go.
  6. Last week
  7. martyuk1

    Smule has added delete account on IOS

    I've just noticed that Smule has added delete account on IOS (Sneaked in), we have been waiting for this for a long time. It probably only raises a ticket request to Zendesk like normal but at least you don't need to go in via the help menu and fill out the form anymore :). Martin.
  8. Earlier
  9. sdr

    How does this work?

    It is the same case with invites. They count the private invites also but list only the public ones. The worst situation is that they count deleted comments also under a recording. You will be left wondering who commented and usually will blame it on your partner😔😁
  10. My2CentsWorth

    How does this work?

    I think you might be right! Strange but I guess everyone has their own way of using Smule.
  11. sdr

    How does this work?

    Maybe they are all private recordings.
  12. My2CentsWorth

    How does this work?

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    So I came across a follower who has 195 recordings but no recordings. How does this even happen?
  13. duojet24

    Apple Touch Functionality

    Hm. Yes, maybe they haven't. At any rate, I'm glad a lot of you are not having the same issue, especially since it seems that more folks are using Smule on some kind of Apple platform.
  14. realyquick

    Apple Touch Functionality

    I've not had that problem.. but I use iPhone, not iPad. Maybe they haven't debugged as much on the iPad?
  15. realyquick

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    The "Vocal Match" slider (marked by a double diamond) is very much still there in the latest smule version for iPhone, and it shows up only after you record with a Bluetooth headphone (AirPods Pro in my case.) -65 msec usually works for me. In Android, the reason why that slider has always been there is because of a bug, which I believe is caused by a hardware deficiency on many Android headsets that causes the recorded voice to lag the music. iPhone has never had that issue, likely due to hardware assist built into the phone for voice. OK here's the experiment I did, which shows iPhone is using the Bluetooth mic rather than the phone mic when recording: I recorded using my AirPods from two rooms away from the phone, and then I turned Bluetooth off and again recorded from two rooms away. Without Bluetooth I could barely hear my voice at all on the recording. With Bluetooth I could hear my voice clearly but it was less clear and more echo-ey than when you're close to the phone. I would chalk that up to added latency when you move away from the phone. Conclusion: Bluetooth is a bad way to record😀 Focusrite Scarlett Solo is recommended as a great option for the best voice quality if you want to spend about $100. Of course you'd need a good XLR wired mic too.
  16. Joshua96813

    Apple Touch Functionality

    I've had that happen in the Android app, and it only just started happening recently.
  17. sdr

    Apple Touch Functionality

    Earlier I faced a problem of not able to pause a playback. What I did was tap on the next record and then come back and tap on the record in question. Then it would play and you can pause it. May be this is related to the problem.
  18. Joshua96813

    Apple Touch Functionality

    I have that problem on both of my Android devices: a Motorola phone and a Samsung tablet. The problem occurs occasionally in some other apps, but it occurs far more frequently and persistently with Smule's Android app.
  19. GradyGreer

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    It definitely used to be available on iPhone in the past but maybe 6-7 months ago it disappeared… good to know it’s not on your iPad as an option, means I’m not the only one.
  20. duojet24

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    I think the latency correction may only be present on Android devices. I still have to use it every once in a while on my phone. However, my iPad doesn't have it. Not sure if anyone has experienced anything different.
  21. GradyGreer

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    On second thought, perhaps the latency correction feature was added with Bluetooth in mind … but not because the microphone is recording you and delaying the recording of your vocals, rather because the audio itself is delayed, which means your vocals are delayed but the iPhone is recording you in real time without a Bluetooth related lag… which would ultimately cause your vocals to be out of sync. That said, I no longer see the latency corrector on my iPhone when previewing a video prior to posting… is it still there as an option for you?
  22. GradyGreer

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    Go get a pair of Bluetooth headphones that you think are recording your voice, like AirPods, set them on the counter far from your phone and sing or yell or speak something very close to the headphones - like “I’m close to the headphones right now” - and then do the same by your phone, “like I’m by the phone right now” and tell me which one you can hear really well. You’ll find that in all scenarios with Bluetooth headphones, the iPhone is acting as microphone, not the Bluetooth headphones / even if they have a microphone in them. The latency correction function built into smule wasn’t built into the app with Bluetooth latency in mind, rather with hardware or software/cache processing issues with the phone itself which can cause audio and video to be out of sync at times and this offers a way to fix it. Lastly, it doesn’t matter if the information came from Apple or Smule or whoever, the fact is that Bluetooth simply isn’t capable of doing what you’re talking about, which is why this is what happens when trying to listen/record with a Bluetooth device. It cannot do that, even if it wanted to and technically speaking had the hardware capabaility to do it, like AirPod Pros. Now, go do the test, I’m curious to see what you discover.
  23. realyquick

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    If this information came from Apple, it may not be applicable to Smule.. I think you need to get that answer from Smule😁 Smule does provide you a way to adjust the latency when you record on Bluetooth, which neutralizes the Bluetooth latency. This control comes up right after you've recorded, and before you save. Phone calls work because conversation is far more tolerant of millisecond-level latency that an interactive singing session.You might think you're singing in sync with the music you're hearing, but your voice is recorded with a tiny latency (because of Bluetooth propagation time in the air) that is very noticeable in the combined music-voice track (hence why that adjustment is provided by smule post recording). When you're talking to someone, it won't be detectable to them that you responded to them 10 ms after they stop speaking.
  24. IOS 16 is the most stable, best release of iOS I’ve ever tested. I have had zero issues with it from day one and it’s only beta #1 of usually about 9 before being released to the public. However, the ONE issue I do have is latency problems with Smule. If you like being able to sing on Smule, then warning to all, do not download ios16 beta - wait for the final release this fall.
  25. GradyGreer

    Has anyone tried using Apple AirPods Pro with Smule?

    Alright guys, so here’s the real answer to this question and it may surprise you, it did for me.. When I first started using Smule during the pandemic in August 2020 I would wear Apple AirPod Pros in both ears WITH TRANSPARENCY turned all the way up in the accessibility settings, which would allow me to hear/monitor my tone and it worked great! Minimal latency, and whatever latency did present itself, could be corrected during the preview stage. However, the problem was the quality of the sound recorded wasn’t great. I’ll spare you all most of the details about the 100+ various types of headphones, microphones, laveliers etc etc I tried working to figure this problem out but it all comes down to this: - When Bluetooth was created, it was not designed to be a “two-way street” from a tech perspective, at least not at the same time. Even though I think currently most devices use Bluetooth version 5.0 or 6.0, Bluetooth devices are simply INCAPABLE of playing audio OUT at the SAME TIME as they are recording and sending audio IN. So you can’t sing along with music you are listening to and have your iPhone record your voice and play the music at the same, it’s simply technologically NOT possible under the protocols with which Bluetooth technology was created. *** Due to this limitation, when you are using Bluetooth headphones with Smule, such as Apple AirPod Pros, the microphone in your AirPods is actually NOT being utilized, as you would think - the recording is coming from your IPHONE’s microphone - thus why so much background noise is picked up when doing this, and also why you sound much better the closer you are to the phone. Has nothing to do with Bluetooth quality going down over a longer distance and everything to do with you are closer to the iPhones mic that is recording you / the AirPods are just playing the music. *** This information came from Apple. That said, just right now while typing I thought of this: Isn’t a phone call on AirPod pros a “two way street” - listening to other person and talking at same time? Hmmm now I’m confused, but bottom line, —- Bluetooth headphones with smule and the mic defaults to the PHONE not the headphones.
  26. duojet24

    Apple Touch Functionality

    Is it just me, or is the touch functionality in Smule on Apple devices just plain bad? While the iOS version of Smule is much better in many ways, this seems to be one drawback. I have a Samsung Galaxy phone, and a new iPad Mini. I have no problem clicking around in my Android phone Smule app. It's very responsive. But on my current and previous iPads, the touch functionality is a nightmare. I often have to tap icons multiple times to get them to respond. It reminds me of what @Joshua96813 mentioned in the other thread about having to tap "Cancel" on Autoplay several times. I find this is the case even on my wife's iPhone. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel this is isolated to the Smule app as I firmly believe that Apple's touch functionality across the board is far superior to Android, and I'm an Android guy! 🤣
  27. Joshua96813

    Smule auto play?

    The problem with pausing or stopping the song before the end is that I and other people often make a spoken comment at the very end of the recording, which I may want to mention in my written comments. Can't do that if I don't play the recording to the very end. I often have to tap the Cancel button multiple times before it responds, sometimes it doesn't respond at all and jumps to the next song, and I don't necessarily want to listen to the same recording again anyway. I don't understand why Smule can't just give users the option to turn autoplay on or off. Of course, that's par for the course for Smule to force things on their paying subscribers whether they want it or not.
  28. sdr

    Smule auto play?

    Pause the playback at the end of the song. Then you can take any amount of time to like and comment. The autoplay does not get activated. As you noted, use the Cancel button to hear the song again and you can comment in the meantime. I also feel that they should bring back the autoplay Off switch.
  29. Anshuman

    Set up required for crisp & clear sound recording on Smule

    Many thanks for your observation. Reverb can be controlled but still It just feels to me as if I miss on crisp sound in my recorded voice and sound emanates a bit thicker( I suppose that is what you felt as strong in my voice) as if emanating from some cheap speaker prevents the clarity of vocals. Reducing the reverb results in lack of adequate echo and increase leads to haziness. I kept the reverb/room size as 28/40 in this song after trying many combinations. Well I just gave the song a try to see how the sound turns out and compares with the co-signer instead of focus on singing. I wish I could use set up used by my co-signers to see what is wrong with my choice 😀 I have the same concern with the following song wherein I used my iPhone directly connected with Sony mdr ex155ap earphone and sung through its mic (may I request you to listen) https://www.smule.com/c/2598866363_4094196539 Pl. compare and try to feel the comparative difference in sound recording of the co-signer. I feel mine is thicker with minor distortions, compared to smooth & crisp sound on the other side. This leads to mismatch and uniformity of overall recording of song.
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