The Voice Band app from WaveMachine Labs lets you create songs complete with varying instruments, while using only your voice. Sound pretty cool? It is. You can use your voice to record up to 10 different instruments (guitars, bass, sax, synths, drums, and mic) separately with the app’s built-in recorder. All you need to do is select the instrument you’re recording, and then sing into the app’s recorder, thereby setting the pitch and beat for that instrument. When put together, the instrumental recordings create a full song.
The voice monitor makes it easy to hear yourself while recording so your pitch can stay on track, and the built-in metronome keeps you in tempo. There’s also an adjustable scale and effects like distortion, reverb, and delay. The look of the app itself is clean and playful, making it clear that a lot of work went into its design.
As soon as your song is ear-worthy, you can email the composition to friends from within the app. If you’re at all confused about how to use the app, you can refer to the WaveMachine Labs website which has several video demos. So how much does this app cost? Two dollars. I’d say that’s cheaper than buying 10 instruments…
**Voice Band is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later. **