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Smule blog: Introducing the new AutoRap – The mobile app that takes your rap game to the next level

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Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the new and improved AutoRap, allowing both amateurs and emerging artists to easily create high-quality rap videos with a click of their phone.

Our mission is to bring music back to its roots and encourage anyone to join in. With AutoRap, Smule makes rap more accessible – easier for anyone to lay down their first hip hop track, no matter their skill level. At the same time, experienced rappers are empowered with the resources they need to share their tracks with the world and grow their following.

The new AutoRap adds video for the first time, allowing users to showcase their talent and post great-looking videos for the community to enjoy. A lyrics tab allows them to be displayed alongside videos for listeners to follow along. An all-new content feed makes it easy to browse tracks from the community, get noticed, earn respect and grow followers by sharing your rap songs and participating in contests and challenges.

See AutoRap in action here:

  • Introducing Rap Mode Video. Produce your own rap video today. Now you can record a high-quality rap video – with nothing but your phone. Turn on that camera and start rapping.
  • Experience Talk Mode. High-quality raps in just a few taps. With Talk Mode, turn any spoken words into a rap track in just a few easy steps. Simply talk into your phone and watch AutoRap morph your speech into rap with autotune and beat-matching flow.
  • New Lyrics Tab to show your flow. Now you can display your own lyrics alongside your video so the community can follow along with you.
  • Add your own beats. Have an original beat of your own? Lay your own verses on top and upload it to AutoRap alongside all-time classics and the latest hip hop and R&B hits. Get other rappers from the community to try it out and create new songs.
  • Meet and engage with other rappers. Rapping is meant to be shared. Join the AutoRap community and explore great songs. Share your own, get props, and put your name out there. Meet new people and take other AutoRap users’ challenges. AutoRap will blend the turn-by-turn rap-off into a single track.
  • Share and connect. Rap about something that matters to you and connect with others. Share your rap recordings with your friends via text message, email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I tried this app out recently. It was fun for a bit. Seeing as I don't rap - it was limited in potential for singers at the time, but that is changing (see below)

Now, if you're not a rapper (I am not) then as a singer (or talker) they also have a function called "Talk" where you talk into the mic and it chops it up. I wondered - what would happen if I sang into it in a weird way. The result was very cool.

There were some initial growing pains, such as I could only record 7 seconds in a talk recording and those same recordings don't appear anywhere after you record them (inaccessible), etc.

The feed is like TikTok - just swipe through one at a time. Top Rappers feed was limited to 25 recordings.

I reached out to support and was pleasantly surprised to be connected to someone who went to great lengths to answer my questions and provide further info on the development. They even provided direct links to the files I had made. As it stands right now, if you record a "talk" it's treated like a smule OC and since nobody can join it because its not a "battle", it never appears on your profile.

Within a week I saw an improvement and the 7 second recording limitation was lifted. Smule support went on to explain where their current priorities are (focused on the rapping portion - makes sense, right!) and were very open to commentary and feedback. They addressed how the functionality will be expanded to non-rappers in the future. The support I received was phenomenal, I've gotta say :)

Give it a shot sometime! I'd say if you're considering purchasing it at this time just be aware it is still a development in progress and focused on rappers. Perhaps just try it out first.

Here's a sample:

Yodel Trip


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