17
Jul
autoraptiny

Smule is a developer best known for creating some really amazing novelty music apps. The company's latest is AutoRap which does exactly what it says on the tin: it takes your speech and automagically turns it into a rap. To test this feature, I fed it the only logical thing to run through an auto-rapping app: Shakespeare. Specifically, Puck's closing monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream.

If your head's not bopping and your butt's not shaking, you have no appreciation for music or literature. On a more serious note, the app is pretty impressive and beautifully designed. The colors on the intricate designs pulse to the sound of your voice and processing is pretty fast. In case you would like an example of what this app can do that doesn't try to completely bastardize one of the greatest writers of all time, here's a video of the developer trying it out with a Cornholio impression. So, you know, the entire opposite end of the spoken word spectrum:

Okay, I'm not gonna lie. I'm giggling like a child watching this thing. Beavis hasn't been this funny since...actually, Beavis was never this funny. All in all, this app is pretty good at converting just about anything into a midly catchy rap song.

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The app has a selection of different rap beats and also features a mode to let you rap along to some of your favorite rap songs. So go ahead and download this app. Hold on to it until the next time that you and your friends are hanging out in the presence of alcohol, then break this thing out. And be sure to share every ridiculous thing you record publicly online before you have a chance to think about what it would do to your reputation. Then send me the link.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Barrie McNaught

    Can't wait till I can get a new phone stupid ARM 6 processor doesn't run any good app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon

    I rapped about my lunch -Garam Masala-.
    It was a good rap. Especially with the autotuned burp at the end.
    :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=600092244 Wil Alarcon

    I rapped about my lunch -Garam Masala-.
    It was a good rap. Especially with the autotuned burp at the end.
    :)

  • Rolo P

    Anyone else notice the dude crawling on the floor in the background while the grandmastet cornholio beat was flowin? o_O

    • Arsalan Afzal

      He must have been worried about the guy doing the corholio test.

    • Arsalan Afzal

      He must have been worried about the guy doing the corholio test.

  • Rolo P

    Anyone else notice the dude crawling on the floor in the background while the grandmastet cornholio beat was flowin? o_O

  • CeluGeek

    OK, this one intrigues me. I might download it. I'm guessing you are not limited to English and that you can talk to it and get a rap in Spanish, French or whatever else we speak, right?

    • http://twitter.com/sam1am John Samuel αΩ

      No it only does english and cornholio sounds with the optional cornholio sounds recognition pack ($2.99).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Engadget did some Chinese rapping (I think that was Chinese), and it worked just fine.

  • Permissions

    does this also require permission to use your credit card, run your car and sell your house while you're away?

    • CeluGeek

      Actually it has quite a lengthy list of permissions.

      • http://twitter.com/smule Smule

        We've posted an explanation of permissions usage on AutoRap's Google Play page.
        EXPLANATION OF PERMISSIONS USAGE:
        - HARDWARE CONTROLS: RECORD AUDIO
        We use this permission in order to record audio
        - YOUR LOCATION: COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
        We use this permission to retrieve crash logs so we can fix bugs!
        - NETWORK COMMUNICATION: FULL INTERNET ACCESS
        We use this permission to retrieve song lists, track your Play balance, allow you to share songs, and allow you to earn free plays.
        - PHONE CALLS: READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
        We use this permission in order to deal with call interruptions appropriately, so that the app's audio won't interfere with phone calls.
        - STORAGE: MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS, MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
        We use this to give you access to songs for AutoRapping and allow you to save / delete your recordings.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Thanks for stopping by, guys.

        • http://twitter.com/lipefleming Filipe

          Please, port Ocarina to Android :D

          • http://www.facebook.com/MorrisSEX Javier Cárdenas

            Yep, I've been waiting Ocarina for too long! I miss it!

  • Erik

    Is this any different from Songify?

  • cb

    Why is it not available for LG optimus 3D

  • Piolo P

    Can you make this app applicable to Mac?

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