This is not the first application that attempts to recognize songs that are playing. But it’s the first to get it right- and fast. A few seconds are enough to give you the all the information you need: album, lyrics, artist, etc. etc…
We tested it with a song by a well-known Finnish group, moving the phone closer to the speaker. Four seconds later we had the song's name, group, album, year and lyrics. Then we decided to increase the difficulty, humming a song to the phone instead. We chose "When the saints go marchin' in". Admittedly, we had to try it twice because everybody was laughing, but in the end SoundHound decided that it was Louis Armstrong that was being (badly) hum-um-um-ed.
You can also check a title or band name by making voice searches and read biographies. If you want, your location can be saved along with your request, so you can remember exactly where you heard this or that song. Finally, you can redefine the controls to start recording by pressing a hardware button instead of tapping the screen.
This free version has some ads but unlimited use and the results have been very satisfactory. It’s become an instant must-have.
This app was featured in one of our videoreviews. Watch it here.Tags: soundhound gratis.
Developer's original description available here
Developer's original description available hereSoundHound is your gateway to Music Search, Discovery and Play
SoundHound recognizes music playing around you. Tap the SoundHound button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, add to an Rdio or Spotify playlist, share with friends, buy or explore more from artists you know and love or have just discovered.
You can even search for by singing or humming into SoundHound. SoundHound is the only App in the world that can give you results through singing and humming search!
Explore music being discovered near you by tapping into the new Music Map feature.
◦ Blazing fast music identification
◦ The world's only singing and humming recognition
◦ LiveLyrics: see lyrics move in time with the music
◦ SoundHound Headlines: brings you free song streams, new artists, and more
◦ SoundHound Player: Play music in your library through SoundHound with LiveLyrics
◦ Real-time Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite artists
◦ Facebook and Twitter sharing, listen-on-startup, and geotagging
◦ iTunes links, YouTube videos, Pandora station launching, and much more
◦ Listen to songs you've identified instantly with Beats, Rdio and Spotify.
Reviews and Honors
◦ Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
◦ Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
◦ Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
◦ "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
◦ "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY Times