App in Focus: SoundHound, music search & discovery
Have you experienced having a tune or a song stuck in your head, but struggling to know the title of the song? Or did you hear a song that youâ€™ve never heard before and got so interested with it that you want to know its title and who sang it. It happened to me one too many times, and let me tell you, it wasnâ€™t fun at all. I spend countless moments scratching my brains out just to get the title of the tune out of there. Sometimes it works, but most of the time it’s a lost cause. That is until I found out about SoundHound.
SoundHound is a free app available across all platforms (AppStore, Android Market, Ovi and Marketplace) that lets user to search for a tune using sounds (singing or humming) instead of words. This technology is called Sound2Sound Search Science, which is â€œcapable of recognizing various sound inputs including music and speech and match it against the developer’s database.
All the user has to do is to be connected to the internet and record the tune that theyâ€™re looking. Users can either record the real thing or sing the tune for a certain period of time until the app has gathered enough sound to search its database.
Depending on the user’s internet speed, the app should give out a list of relevant results in a matter of seconds. Once you selected a song the app will show related information about the song such as the name of the artist and the lyrics. Not only that, the app also gives an option to bookmark, share (Facebook, Twitter or email) and even shop for that song. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know and do with the searched tune.
As mentioned above, the app is free. But should you wish to support the developers and take advantage of exclusive features (no ads, Discovery feature, etc.) you can avail of the paid version of this app.I have been using this neat app for quite some time now and Iâ€™ve liked it very much. This innovative app has won the hearts of app users around the world as shown by numerous awards and recognitions from various organizations. If you want to learn more about this app, you can visit their website at: www.soundhound.com.
Note: The SoundHound, is one of the many full version application that’s free. Thus, users can utilize all the mentioned features without having to purchase it. The price of the paid version differs depending on the platform/OS.