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A Fresh New Look for Sing! iOS

The Smule team has been hard at work bringing a fresh new look to Sing! that will make the iOS experience sleeker, simpler, and more beautiful than ever before. Inspired by the careful and consistent design of Sing! on Android, we’ve unified the color palette, icons, and button design all over Sing! iOS. Take a look at the new look and feel of Sing! on the iPhone and iPad:

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Not only will this update make the app easier and more pleasant to use, but it will also allow Smule’s team of designers and engineers to bring new improvements to both iOS and Android faster than ever before. We’re working every day to bring all Sing! users the same great experience no matter what device they use, and this new update to the design of Sing! iOS is a big step in the direction of consistency and simplicity for everyone.

 

As always, we want to hear what you think about the new Sing! Karaoke makeover! Please let us know by sending your comments to support@smule.com.
From the whole Smule team, happy singing!

 

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Message Now Available on Sing!

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Sing! is more than singing, it’s about connecting with people all over the world through sharing your voice and a mutual love of music. Singing with another person, no matter who they are or where they live, sparks a connection that we believe is personal, special and crosses all boundaries. However, until now, it’s been difficult to turn that special connection into a dialogue.  In order to “talk” to someone, you had to use comments and 3rd party applications, which made it hard for you to use Sing! to collaborate on singing.

But no longer – Now introducing Message on Sing!

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Message is a new feature on Sing that allows singers to connect with each other via 1:1 and group chat, letting you easily keep up with the people you love to collaborate with.

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You can also send out invites and share covers as messages!

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To protect your privacy, messages from singers you don’t follow are sorted under “Other” in your message center and you will not receive notifications about them. You can also block specific users from messaging you at all.

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To further control when you receive notifications, you can either turn on/off notifications for a chat under its Chat Details or turn on/off all chat notifications under the Sing! settings page. The Sing! settings page is also where you can turn on/off read receipts, which show users you’ve read their messages.

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You can learn more details at http://www.smule.com/support/sing. Please email us at support@smule.com if you have any questions or suggestions!

With Sing! Message, we hope you will sing more than ever and connect more easily with your Sing! friends all over the world.

 

 

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Group Video Update (10.7.14) FAQ

FAQ:

For general questions about Group Video, check out our earlier blog post here:http://blog.smule.com/post/120696926309/group-video-faq

What are group parts?

Group parts are an optional new way to interact with group performances. Rather than sing the entire song (all the lyrics), you are only given some of the lyrics. In the end, we combine your performance with the performances of all other joiners to create a more interesting, collaborative music video.

Can I design or set my own parts for a song?

Currently you cannot set your own parts. But we are actively exploring this design and eventually want to give you control over how many parts a song should have and what lyrics each part should sing.

Am I forced to select a group part if I don’t want to?

No. You can ignore the lyrics on screen and sing whatever you want. Your vocals will be mixed into the final music video. You can also choose the option “I want to make up my own parts” to retain the classic group singing experience. You’ll be shown the complete set of lyrics for the song and can sing any or all of them.

Why is the default group part different every time I select my song?

When you are prompted to select a group part, you may notice that you’re defaulted to a different part than the last time you joined. This is normal. The system will always default your selection to the part that is currently least represented in the group song you’ve selected. This is designed to maximize your opportunity to appear in the final video and maintain a balance of parts within any given group video. You are free to select any other part.

How do I select parts on Android?

Stay tuned.

How are video transitions determined in my Group Video?

Video transitions are determined by singers’ audio power. If we can hear your audio in a given section of the song, you’ll be added to the video in that section. If you are silent in a given section, we won’t add you to that section of the video. If there are more singers in a specific section eligible to appear than we can accommodate, then we’ll try to show the max number and then use additional transitions within the section to swap users in and out.

Is this compatible with open mic or community songs?

Group parts are available for community songs that have lyrics and duet parts definition, but not for open mic or community songs without such info. We’re exploring ideas to improve the process of uploading arrangements on Smule.com and support group parts for community songs.

Is it always 4 parts for every group song?

We’re starting with 4 parts for group songs, but as we continue to improve this feature, we may introduce songs with more than 4 parts. (There are 5 members of the Backstreet Boys, after all!)

Can I invite my friends to join a specific part?

This is currently not supported. We think it’s an interesting idea and are exploring it.

How do I know what lyrics each part corresponds to?

You’ll have to choose each part and find out. There is currently no way to preview the lyrics for each part but we are currently exploring solutions. We are also very interested in hearing your feedback!

 

#SpreadTheLove Contest – Winners

#SpreadTheLove Contest – Winners

We would like to thank the Smule community for participating in the #SpreadTheLove Contest! We received an unprecedented 19,000 submissions, and over 100,000 ‘loves’ were given! Truly unbelievable!

Congratulations to all 200 winners! As promised, we’ve created a web-exclusive playlist featuring the Contest submissions that received 100 ♥ or more. An outstanding feat!

♫ http://smule.com/listen/stl-winners ♫

The following is a list of winners for each ‘love’ tier (in descending order, by # of ♥):

Winners will be contacted soon and should receive their prizes in the next few weeks. Thank you!


Official contest rules: http://bit.ly/SpreadTheLove-ContestRules

 

The new Smule.com + #SpreadTheLove Contest

The new Smule.com + #SpreadTheLove Contest

Starting today, anyone can now log in to http://www.smule.com to love, favorite, and comment on performances, and follow friends. To celebrate this new web launch, we’re announcing the #SpreadTheLove contest, where everyone can be a winner!

HOW TO ENTER

  1. In Sing! Karaoke, create a new performance of any song (including open mic)
  2. Save your performance, and include the hashtag #SpreadTheLove in your song description
  3. Share your performance with the world and have them LOVE it!

↳ Remember, since smule.com is now open to everyone on the web, you can share on Facebook, Twitter, or any social platform to get friends/family to love your performance!

The Contest will begin at 8:00 am PDT on October 1, 2013 and will end at 11:59 pm PDT on October 15, 2013. Contestants may enter as many performances as desired; however, only one performance (the most “loved” performance) will be eligible to win prizes.

PRIZES – if you reach:

  1. 100 ♥ → feature on winners playlist on smule.com
  2. 500 ♥ → 1–month subscription to any Smule app (or gift for any user)
  3. 1,000 ♥ → 1–month subscription to any Smule app (or gift for any user) + Smule t-shirt
  4. 5,000 ♥ → 1–year subscription to any Smule app (or gift for any user) + Smule t-shirt
  5. 10,000 ♥ → 16GB iPhone 5s, unlocked + 1–year subscription + Smule t-shirt

Official contest rules: http://bit.ly/SpreadTheLove-ContestRules


Download Sing! Karaoke for iPhone/iPad!
http://bit.ly/StL_SingiOS

Download Sing! Karaoke for Android!
http://bit.ly/Stl_SingAndroid