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Product Update – Smoothing Effect

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Product Update – Smoothing Effect

We have a new effect available today on IOS and shortly on capable Android phones called the Smoothing effect. This effect is used to enhance the photo and removes any blemishes to create a fuller, more polished photo. The best part is – you can apply this on top of any filter! Check out the examples below:

 

 

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Trending Topics on Sing!

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Ever wondered what’s hot in the Sing! World? Similar to Facebook or Twitter’s trending hashtag/topics, Sing!’s new Trending Search Terms feature will let you check out what’s HOT right now with your community.

How does it work?

It’s pretty simple. Underneath the search bar, you will find up to 20 clickable terms sorted by popularity. Once you tap on it, it will take you to the source so you can find more information. These terms will be updated daily and custom to your language and country!

What trending topics should you expect to find?

Hard to say as some will probably happen out of complete silly-ness, but many topics could include a song title, partner artist, community driven challenges, trending topics happening globally, etc.

How to get on the trending list?

This is a new tool we just put in place, so we can expand on this in a future blog post. However here are some ideas:

  • Organizing weekly challenges or themes and building a community around it
  • Building communities around a theme (musical, cosplay, jazz, etc)
  • Group hashtags
  • New song releases
  • New partner artists
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SMULENESIANS 4th ANNIVERSARY GATHERING – 2017

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Smulenesians, the biggest Smule community in Indonesia, must be proud. Because this year in 2017, they celebrate their 4th anniversary. The community was established in January 14, 2013 and continues to grow rapidly since then. Currently, it has more than 1800 official members.

SmuleNesians successfully held their anniversary celebration on February 5, 2017. Located at Eleven Trees Café, Jakarta – Indonesia, more than 80 members were happy to come to the gathering. Unpredictable weather didn’t deter the spirit and enthusiasm of the members to attend and participate in this annual event.

The event started at 11:00 AM. The guests were asked to register themselves in advance, and then they were having lunch together with the buffet menus from the café. Warm impression felt at the luncheon that time. The guests greeted each other, and there were also laughter. There was no distance at all among them.

The gathering was hosted by MC @AndyLeeGouw. The founder of SmuleNesians, @iKingYamosGani gave speech first, followed by one of the SmuleNesians Leaders for second generation, @Ariyanti. There was also an introduction of the new leaders for third generation, they are @Achieoseven, @NehemiaHelmy, and @Ozzy_Genjrit.

A rousing welcome was given to all new three SmuleNesians Leaders. They bring a big responsibility to continue what former leaders did, to make SmuleNesians into a medium or community that can accommodate and bridge the musical talents of its members to be better. Surely this can be achieved not only from the hard work of the leaders, but also by the support and participation from the members.

After all speeches and introduction of the new leaders, everybody couldn’t wait for the ceremonial, to blow candles on the anniversary cake and cut the cake. Then the founder gave the first piece of the cake to the new leaders.

As a community that originated from Smule, it is certainly incomplete, if we don’t sing together at least one track on Smule Sing! app. All the guests did a mass karaoke and sang together at the moment, covering a song from Mr. Big, To Be With You. It was recorded on Smule Sing! video. The people were organized and divided into three groups to do lead vocal, harmonies, and adlibs.

You can also see the mass karaoke here in official Smule Sing! account of @SmuleNesians:

https://www.smule.com/recording/to-be-with-you-mr-big/112136744_998016502

Everybody was so happy to meet, knowing each other directly outside Smule, and sing together on the gathering.

Last but not least, we hope that in the future SmuleNesians could be growing in both quality and quantity of the members. It is expected to become a community that can be reckoned with in music world, especially Indonesia. Success for all of us!

– Smulenesians Leaders –

 

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5 Audition Tips for The Voice

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Auditioning for The Voice can be scary, frightening or maybe even awkward. We want you to feel comfortable, so feel free to to read the tips below to optimize your opportunity.

  1. Be yourself. You’re unique in your own way.
  2. Remember to have fun. Show us your personality and energy.
  3. Choose one of the eleven preselected songs in Smule Sing! that suits your style and you know you sing well. Show who you want to be as an artist.
  4. Show your true voice. Don’t use additional Sing! filters for your performance.
  5. Dress the part. Wear what you would wear if you were in front of The Voice coaches.

What are you waiting for? Audition now!

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How to audition for The Voice “Beat the Crowd” Auditions

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So far, we have seen an incredible amount of auditions – all displaying your personality, talent, singing skills, and so on. Couldn’t be prouder of our Smule community reaching out and auditioning to capture their dreams. Or even if it’s just to try something new and see where it takes you. Whatever it is – we support you. Have fun and rock on! :)

A couple reminders from the Voice below:

  • Must be over the age of 13
  • Please use video if you have the option
  • Keep the default sound effect (“Studio”) and don’t add other sound effects.

How do you audition for the Voice?

Your performances will be heard by the Voice, and if you’re chosen, you will get to cut in line and go right to the front for The Voice live open call auditions in cities across America. Here’s how:

  • Launch the app
  • Go to The Voice audition page.
  • Sing! one of the 11 songs offered. Please sing just one of them.

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FAQ – The Voice Auditions on Smule Sing

FAQ – The Voice Auditions on Smule Sing

 

How do I enter?

 

      1. Sing one of the 11 songs on The Voice audition page
      2. Save performance to submit!
      3. Please see the blog for more info 

How do I find the audition page?

 

      • For customers in US, there will be a banner at the top of the Sing! App that will link you to audition page.

 

How old do I need to be to enter?

 

      • The Voice requires you to be 13+. 

 

Will my performance be private?

 

      • Yes, your performance will be private – only visible to The Voice and privately on your channel.

 

Do I need to be in the US?

 

 

What if I can’t sing that well?

 

      • Doesn’t matter – you should do what you do best. Have fun and be yourself.

 

How many times can I enter?

 

      • We ask that you enter only once and sing one song. Multiple entries won’t increase your chances.

 

How do I know if I get selected?

 

      • The Voice will notify you directly and will provide all further information.

 

Do I need a VIP subscription to enter?

 

      • Nope, all 11 songs are made free for this audition. ENJOY!

 

Can I use an old performance or another song to audition with?

 

      • Nope – you must audition through The Voice in-app experience that you’ll when you launch the app.

 

What audition do I attend?

 

      • Auditions are held in cities across the US. If you are selected, The Voice will instruct you how to choose a city for your live audition.

 

Can I use filters?

 

    • The Voice wants to hear your true voice. Just sing and save your performance. Please don’t add any additional filters

 

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