Smule Meet Up (LA/Philippines)

Smule Meet Ups

Smule Meet Ups happen almost EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND. People, like you, who love to sing, connect and collaborate get together at restaurants, karaoke bars, and other venues to enjoy the night, together. Check out the fun photos below!

 

LA:

“There were approximately 50 people on it (they didn’t all stay for the picture) we had a great time, karaoke for a few hours and got to see a lot of friends.
I hosted it with a few of my iSupers members but there were people from all the community: a group from Sing Republic, NOVUS, Beastly, Nueve and others.” – @iSuperPaola

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Philippines: 

“We started off with buffet dinner and there it just went on and on…..The singing and laughing was worthwhile. To see fellow smulers and sing in real time was a moment to treasure! We were fortunate to meet up in a common place despite out distance! I am truly grateful for Smule. if it weren’t for your ingenuity, I wouldn’t have met a few of the most genuine and true friends!” – Tere (Unique Souls Co-Founder)

And a special shout out to Maye (Founder of Unique Souls)

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Interested in organizing your OWN meet up? Click here! 

Still need more information? E-mail us at meetups@smule.com!

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Tuesday Tips: Best Microphone Set-Up

 

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Best Overall: iPhone earbuds with mic

We asked 25 of some of the most active users on Sing! and 70% of them opted for iPhone or native earbuds for the best overall sound, convenience and consistency!  

 

“I’ve used all sorts of earbuds with mics… From Skull Candy to Beats to Bose… Apple earbuds have been hands down the most consistent on providing the best sound quality. What also plays a factor into your sound quality, outside of the equipment you use, is the placement of the mic (in front of me works best for me) as well as the acoustics in the room you record in. Try to find a room with as little echo as possible so that you get a more clear, crisp sound :)” –Annah_TV

 

You might also want to try the built-in mic on your phone:

 

“I’ve tried a few mics to try to see if my sound quality improves, and only 2 things work for me. They are the Apple ear buds that came with my phone and the built-in mic in my iPhone. When I use my built-in iPhone mic, I just need some cheap $10 ear buds, but they have to be ear buds only with no mic.” –Ailina_

But, sometimes, this doesn’t work for us, or we want to try something different to optimize for the best sound your voice has to offer.

 

Other quality mics:

“I opted for the Bluestark as external mic only for when I need to get a sound with more bass. But the fact that it connects through the lighting-cable is drains a lot of battery.So I prefer to stick to the regular earpods, they have the best rendition anyway when used correctly.” – Laura_tv

“If i am in a hurry Apple earbud is my go to mic, but if you wanna try something fancier here’s the trick, buy a tascam microphone interface (price around $50) then you can use any dynamic/condenser mic to connect it to your phone (i use shure sm58 dynamic mic) = see how big of Smerd (smule nerd) i am 😂😂😂” – Weezerden

“If you want to use a studio mic you can use the iRig pre and a headphone and you’re ready to go”  – SonnySinay

Placement is also important:

“I use the apple earbuds, but I find more important than the device is where you place the mic! I hold mine out in front of me because I feel it gives the most crisp and clear sound ☺️ experiment with placement and find what works best for you!” –JeffreyAKG_TV

 

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Smule Global Meet Up 2016

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Global Meet Up Day!

 

Summer has arrived, and there is no better time to create amazing memories with friends who hold the same passion as you — Singing. And with singing usually comes a great deal of laughter, snacks, dancing and good conversation. That being said, we welcome you to join in our second Smule Global Meet Up Day: July 23, 2016!  

 

Meet ups happen every weekend all over the world ranging from 2 people to 200 – no matter how big or small, meet ups offer a chance to create something special in real life. Just like on the platform itself, Smule meet ups often involve making music together, a unique way to express yourself and connect with people who are both different from and similar to you. We hope you organize your own meet up and enjoy the opportunity to play, create and bond, together with your Smule friends.

 

Last year, we dubbed our meet up day “Smule Local” to encourage meet ups locally where ever you might be. But, with meet ups happening all over the world, actually prompting many users to travel to join their Smule friends, it’s actually a global event!  Check out last year’s Meet Up Day!

 

When?

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

 

How to get started

  1. Chat with your friends and make the commitment to meet up!
  2. Determine who will lead and organize your Meet Up.
  3. Start gathering your group together
    (you’ll eventually need their Smule IDs and t-shirt sizes)
  4. Fill out the Participation Form for Meet Up Day  

 

What happens after that?

  1. We will e-mail you with further information and questions
  2. Once we get the info on your participants, we’ll send you a Meet Up Day package that contains:
    • A welcome letter with suggestions for games to play at the meet up
    • Custom Meet Up Day tee-shirts for your whole group!

 

Share your experience!

Being a part of the Global Meet Up Day means sharing the experience!
Pics or it didn’t happen 😉

  1. Take photos and videos. We want to feature YOU on our socials and Meet Up Day wrap-up.
  2. Upload your photos and videos to socials, tag them *** and we will reshare.
  3. Send in photos & videos to community@smule.com

 

Need help planning your Meet-Up?

Check out our blog post on organizing a Meet Up! More questions? Shoot us an e-mail at meetups@smule.com and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can!

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#SmulePick70s Is This Week’s Theme!

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#SmulePick70s Is This Week’s Theme!

Happy Friday, Smuleans!

For newcomers, Smule Picks is a curated playlist of Smule’s favorite performances from the Sing! community based on a theme each week. Any community member can add the weekly Smule Picks hashtag to his or her recording description for a chance to be featured in this playlist, which we publish every Friday. And since today is Friday, it’s time to unveil a brand new playlist for this past week’s theme and announce the next one!

This week’s Featured Smule Picks playlist was based on the theme: CampOut. Check out the playlist right now on Smule or open up the Sing! Karaoke app and tap on the Hot Performances screen.

Selections from #SmulePickCampOut Playlist

Enter Your #SmulePick70s Recording!

This coming week’s theme is Campout! Here’s what you have to do for a chance to be featured in our Smule Picks playlist next week:

1) Thowing it back to the 70s. Sing or dance to your favorite 70s song!

2) Add the hashtag #SmulePick70s!

3) Upload your recording by the deadline on Thursday, May 26th, at noon PST.

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Sing “That’s Why (You Go Away)” with Michael Learns to Rock

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Sing “That’s Why” with Michael Learns to Rock

Michael Learns to Rock (aka MLTR) is a Danish soft rock band who came together in 1988. That’s right, they have been together for 28 years! Over those 28 years, they have sold over 11 million records, several earning gold and platinum status in various countries. Most notably, their hit single “Take me to Your Heart” had more that 6 million paid downloads. A true global band, MLTR is a Danish band who sings in English and sells most of their records in Asia. They have won several awards across the globe, including the Gold Preis Award from RSH, Germany and “The Best Performing Act of the Year” at the SEA Grammy Awards in Singapore!

Sing “That’s Why (You Go Away)” With Michael Learns to Rock

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Smule Spotlight: ninavee

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Nina is close to her one year anniversary on Smule, and she surely is an active member on it. Her unique voice and charismatic personality carries through her performances! She resides in the Bahamas and she’s a lead singer in an acoustic band– I mean, with a voice like hers, we could have expected that 😉 You can find her on: #FSM and  #M1 (Music First)!

1. Username and real name:

My Sing! username is ninavee. My real name is Nina.

2. Favorite Performance: 

I’m really proud of this cover of “Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant. It’s a collab I did with my #FSM mate Preston (@pleehost)! He’s one of the first people I met through the Sing! app, and we sing so often together that we even created a little moniker for ourselves (it’s #nihost for the curious).

3. Fun Fact about you:

I’m the lead singer of an acoustic cover band called ‘Two Left Feet’. Also, I live in The Bahamas, that’s fun… right?

4. What makes you excited to Sing:

I really love creative expression and singing is so emotionally liberating. There was a time when I was afraid to sing in public, but now I can’t imagine my life without being able to perform. Whether it’s onstage with my band, at the local community theatre in musical productions or through the Sing! app, singing gives me an indescribable sense of fulfillment. It’s a wonderful feeling to share my gifts with others and be able to move people through song.

5. If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

I would like the ability to absorb other superpowers, that way I could have them all. Wait, is that cheating? Fine. Telekinesis, because it really stinks when I’m super comfortable on the couch, but I have to get up for the television remote.

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