Allowing tone-deaf technology users to transform simple spoken phrases into head-nodding musical creations, free iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app Songify threatens to instantly remix speech samples into catchy little songs.
Just talk out loud and the application does the work, turning even monotone recordings of your voice into toe-tapping tunes. Powered by proprietary speech recognition software and artificial intelligence, the program actually pairs dialogue with appropriate beats, rhythms and melodies, morphing simple turns of phrase into addictive ditties. Once processed, creations can be saved and shared via email, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks to cement your place in history, or provide instant comic relief.
Built by app maker Khush and the Gregory Brothers, the creators of popular YouTube series Auto-Tune the News, the program includes several free song templates out of the box. More can also be purchased for around $1. All but certain to inspire many a quirky viral pop hit, if nothing else, it lets you know what it’s like to walk a mile in T-Pain’s patent leather shoes.