Think you can’t be a good singer? Think again Free Developer Himanshu Singh, vanido.io Platform iPhone Requirements iOS 9.3 or later
With very few exceptions, good singing is something we learn, not something we’re born with: the more you train your voice, the better you get.
Before you call that expensive vocal coach, give Vanido a try. It’s a free app that aims to make voice training fun, and it does so by working out your vocal range – insuring the exercises aren’t too low or too high for you – and then getting you to practice some simple notes and sounds. Technology comes into play with its real-time analysis, which shows you exactly how well or how poorly you’re managing to hit each note.
The objective is to sing every day, not to sing until you’ve lost all motivation. Even the most woeful performance generates skill points that you can use to feel good about yourself – and the exercises are deliberately short and simple so you won’t feel overwhelmed or frustrated.
The app is clearly a work in progress; for example, while it logs in to Google or Facebook, there aren’t any social or collaborative features to make those logins necessary. We also found the audio a bit choppy on our headphones while singing, which was a little off-putting. But we did find ourselves raising our
vocal game once our ego had recovered from the on-screen evidence that we weren’t Nat King Cole.
The bottom line. As a voice coach it’s probably too simple right now, but Vanido has lots of promise for perfecting your pitch. gary marshall
Vanido gives you three exercises a day, every day. The more you do, the more you unlock.