If you are a professional musician, “weekend warrior” performer, or just have always wanted to make music beyond singing in the shower (or in your car), ImproVox is an impressive new software title that may not only make you want to sing, but may just help you to sing better. Designed for those more serious about their desire to be musically creative, this is not just another karaoke or pitch-shifting app. ImproVox is a creative tool that provides many of the features found in high-end audio software and hardware, but is designed with a very simple user interface.
According to the company’s founder and CEO, Robert Taub, “The initial idea was to be able to create music, within the software, in the way that well-trained musician’s brain is able to do it.”
Taub, an accomplished virtuoso pianist, music educator, and innovator, created ImproVox with his team to be easy to use and to also allow the user to perform as many advanced tasks as they wish. The software deconstructs the audio and enables the user to reassemble it in any number of ways they may desire.
Wave form analytics give continual real-time data about what the user is doing and allow ImproVox to create harmonies, quantize (adjust tempo), and detect dynamics seamlessly. The user can share their creations via email or by syncing their iOS device and exporting their projects as .m4a files.
According to MuseAmi’s Audio Applications Developer, Jon Sheldrick, “The m4a files are stored at the same operating sample rate as the application runs. This is clearly a configurable parameter which can be set to more favorable rates such as 32000, 44100, or 48000. The only caveat is that higher sample rates take more time to compress.”
ImproVox is available from Apple’s iTunes App Store for $7.99 and is compatible with Apple’s iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch models.
Look for an in-depth product review of ImproVox to follow soon.