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Saturday, 1 June 2013

SoundHound - App Review



Have you ever heard music and racked your brain to remember what it is, or can’t get a tune out of your head. This is a great App to help in both those situations.

SoundHound “listens” to music (including your singing and humming) and tells you what it is.

Now for the ACIDS test:

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To use the App, you simply press the SoundHound and point it at the music. SoundHound now displays ‘Listening’ followed by ‘Receiving’ and then displays the name of the song and artist, with links to look up the lyrics.

it really is just as simple as that to use in the sound to text direction.

The App also works the other way around. You can find a song by title, artist, or lyrics and then be taken to iTunes for an audio excerpt.

The App also gives you information on what’s hot, recent discoveries, most tweeted, and interesting info.

Cost
The App is free and subsidised by banner advertising or, for a modest fee, you can upgrade and cut out the advertising.

Indispensability
It's not indispensable but, it is very useful and could well stop a few arguments amongst music buffs.

Dependability
The App works well with recorded music. It's got more of a challenge with my singing (as has everyone else). It could be a great party game toy where you sing and if the App doesn't guess, you have to pay a forfeit (or many other variations on a theme).

Security
You don't have to share information, although you can opt to share on Facebook and/or Twitter

ACIDS Test Rating:

Great fun.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get SoundHound here and support for the App here.


19 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.3.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Performance improvements and bug fixes

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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.3.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Performance improvements and bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
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  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.3.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Performance improvements and bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  5. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Beautiful new iOS7 design
    • Exclusive new feature: My Music Map - Your music moments visualized by location
    • Register for a SoundHound account – Sync & Save your search history across devices, as backup, and to activate your My Music Map
    • Speed improvements
    • Bug Fixes

    ReplyDelete
  6. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Speed improvements
    • Bug Fixes

    ReplyDelete
  7. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.8 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Connect to Spotify. Create a playlist directly from your SoundHound ID’s.

    • Improved Twitter sharing reliability

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  8. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.9 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  9. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 5.9.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  10. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.0 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Important! Critical Bug Fix!
    Fixed high load on server that caused unintentional denial of service and application unresponsiveness.

    We're making changes based on your feedback. The option to turn on or off blue article highlights used for quick access to story text view is now in Settings|Reading.

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  11. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.0.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  12. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    You asked for it, you got it!
    - Song release date has been added to the song page.
    - Cleaner pages as you dive into the details.

    Song stuck in your head?
    - We are always improving our sing & hum search. Try it out!

    ReplyDelete
  13. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    New: Now you can add songs to a Rdio playlist from SoundHound. Connect and your future discoveries will automatically be added.

    Pro Tip: Sign up for a SoundHound account so your search history is never lost.

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  14. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.2.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes

    ReplyDelete
  15. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.2.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    iOS 8 compatibility & fixes
    Register for a SoundHound account so your searches are saved across all devices

    Pro Tip: Say "SoundHound" into Siri for instant music search and LiveLyrics

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  16. The developer advises that there has been an update to version of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Fresh new look for faster music discovery

    - Quickly access the Search button and navigation from anywhere in the app by swiping left

    - Swipe right to go back to the previous page

    - On the home screen, you can now scroll to explore your search history, hear what's popular, view top videos, discover music on the rise and more...

    - New colorful and dynamic listening screen animation

    - Optimized for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+

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  17. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 6.3.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug Fixes

    ReplyDelete
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