The next iPad may not even technically (no pun intended) be the iPad 2′s successor. Instead, it could introduce a new model into the iPad lineup suited for more professional and technologically-enamored users if tech blog This is my next… is to be believed. Rather than adopting a Pro moniker
iPhone developer Smule has teamed up with the hit television show Glee to release an app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad [iTunes Link, $2.99]. The app allows users to sing along to music featured on the show, with new songs being added every week, and the aspiring vocalist can even add pitch control and auto-harmonizing effects to their voice. While it may sound like nothing more than a branded karaoke game, this app has additional functionality that places Glee in a club of its own.
8 Track Mind [App Store, $4.99], the wonderful musical puzzle game that we previewed for you last week, hit the App Store over the long weekend. I highly recommend checking out the preview we did or, at the very least, checking out the video for it below. If you like, and you should, 8 Track Mind is available at the very reasonable price of $4.99.
Earlier this month the geniuses at Smule (same guys who brought you Ocarina) released their latest app, I Am T-Pain [App Store, $2.99]. In case you haven't heard, the app turns you into "musical genius" T-Pain, complete with Auto-Tune goodness along with original T-Pain tracks to sing along with. But rather than reading about it, you honestly need to see incredibly fun app in action. Jump down to see I Am T-Pain in all its Auto Tune glory.
Spotify has just been released in the App Stores of the UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Norway and Finland. The app provides an interface to the popular Swedish music streaming service and allows access to their entire catalogue of millions of songs for just £9.99 a month (or approx. $16 USD). Spotify also published a video demonstrating how it works.
Spotify, the Sweedish music streaming service, has submitted an application to Apple for approval into the App Store. Spotify is widely viewed as the potential savior of the music industry and main threat to the iTunes music store, offering millions of songs for £9.99 a month (approx. $16 USD) in an easy-to-use interface. [via BBC]
Retronyms has just released DopplerPad, a new musical instrument app for the iPhone and iPod touch. This one lets you not only play notes, but sample, cut, and mix them right on the device. It also features a very unique, futuristic interface. it looks like it will certainly take some work to get used to it, but it seems extremely feature-rich and just darn cool. Video after the break.
Indie rockband Good Night, States has announced that at their next concert, they are going to be putting their concert at the mercy of the audience, allowing attendees to come up and play along with the band using their iPhone or iPod touch and the Noise.io synthesizer app and some loops they have provided. They will have a jack that people at the stage can plug in to and jam along with. Check out a video they put together after the break.
I think I speak for everybody at iPhone Alley when I say that we LOVE Daft Punk. We also love free apps. So when I found iDaft, I nabbed it. Essentially, iDaft lets you be Daft Punk for the song Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by presenting a series of pads which you tap to play the chorus. Not only can you play the individual chorus lines, but the app even comes with the song minus lyrics so you can play along with it. How fun is that?! If you like Daft Punk, grab this app. Right now. It's free. [App Store]
We're not exactly sure how many musical apps exist in the App Store, but we can be sure there are enough to play just about any song as long as you have enough iPhones. To prove this point, The Mentalists, a four-girl band from London, broke out the iPhones and covered MGMT's "Kids" with tremendous accuracy. Get ready to stomp your feet and sing along; the video's below!