The App Rap: Soundhound
empowering women, families, and youth-at-risk through improved literacy, increased positive media, and tools for living.
By Eric Pawlakos
Price: FreeDeveloper: SoundHound, Inc.
For: iPhone, iTouch, and
Android 5/5 stars
times have you listened to a song on the radio that you never heard before, but
you instantly loved it? You wait patiently for a whole block of songs to finish
so the DJ will identify the song, only to find that they rarely do that
anymore.Not knowing the name of
the song or the artist can be a very frustrating feeling. Soundhound can take
care of this common annoyance. With a simple click of a button Soundhound hears
your song and begins its search. It only takes about 10 seconds to determine
the artist and title. Once the song is identified, Soundhound displays the song
title, artist, and album. Bobby Taylor, a junior at Miramonte said, "I like
this more than Shazam because Soundhound is actually able to identify songs
that aren't included on iTunes." You also have the option to look the song up
on YouTube, or bookmark the song so you can view it later. And if you really
like the song, there is a link to download it (depending on if it is available
on Amazon or iTunes). Two outstanding features of this app are the ability to
look up lyrics for the song, and the ability to look up future concert dates
(if any) for the artist. Douglas McKinley, a junior at Miramonte said, "Those
features make Soundhound one of the best song identifying apps on the market."
Eric Pawlakos is a junior at Miramonte High School. When not at school he can be found playing rugby with Lamorinda Rugby, or learning guitar.
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