Smule and "I am T-Pain" Bring Auto-Tune to iPhone

Smule and I am T-Pain [$2.99 - iTunes link] are bringing Auto-Tune to the iPhone. Or, more sarcastically, want an easy way to simulate what karaoke sounds like over a really bad phone connection? There's an app for that!

We kid. (Not really, we're just old). Okay, everyone who cringes at the mere thought of this app, be it caused by flashbacks of Cher, Konye, or the titular T-Pain himself, stop reading now. Everyone else? Mashable has the details:

Seriously, how cool is that? Do you have any idea how many hours I could waste getting my mom to sing Auto-Tuned hip-hop? The best part is, after you record your songs (using built-in tunes or your own freestyle tracks), you can share them on Facebook or MySpace. Additional tracks will be available for purchase through the app in the future.

Yo, check it. This is for realz. Smash bomb. You'll sound dope. Cash money bank! Get it or regret it, you know what they saying?

(Congrats on the new gig, Christina!)

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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There are 31 comments. Add yours.

tweger01 says:

Omg, that was so annoying

icebike says:

I spoze if everybody is photoshopping themselves to be beautiful they might as well auto-tune themselves to sound good too.
Too bad reality intrudes on both schemes when you meet face to face. Too bad nobody invented auto-smart.

spidesol says:

This is sick!! I've been looking for something like this!! Everylook look out for my first cd to drop called "I eat autotune for breakfast"

Freiteez says:

Already bought the app. Everyone should get it, its awesome!

Dmys says:

Pretty much a voice changer only you get to sound like T-Pain. Still a pretty cool app.

Christina Warren says:

Thanks for the love Rene! The app is so cool -- I'm not one for gimmicky apps, usually, but this time the gimmick is just so much fun.

the dude says:

worst blog post ever, rene, dont ever try to rap please, lol. the app its self is a lot of fun when you are drunk with friends etc.

Dexter says:

This has got to be the most ridiculous, idiotic, coolest app in the app store! LOL!

blingbing says:

Bad blog post
Awesome app

avt says:

This shit is hilarious and extremely fun! I haven't laughed this hard in a while! Yes it is a gimmick, but a great one!

iBlackdude says:

Hmmmmm
I see a mega super hit app !!!!!
B...B....BUT WHY I DIDN'T HAVE THAT IDEA ... WHY ?????????

Fringgo says:

Looks pretty cool. Smule is really taking off.

Rudy says:

Haha nice video, but does any one know an app the can change the voice the same way but with more features? I tried that sytesizer app and it came with no support on how to use it!?! A waste of seven dollers, and I haven't seen my money back

XM_JDM says:

I don't understand why anyone would want to sound like t pain let alone listen to his music. Shizzle.

spidesol says:

I just had a great druken night with some buddies, we had a t-Paine kareoke contest and I won!! Thanks to this app haha!

Theo says:

Fun app..Everybody in my house took it for a spin. Now they all think they got a future as a recording artist.

Da3lynx says:

This app is dumb but fun to watch your friends make a fool of themselves lol

Jellotime91 says:

This app seems awesome but I bought it and it doesn't do anything to my voice. I wore headphones and fooled around with all the settings and yet it doesn't seem to auto-tune my voice at all.. Maybe because I am not tone-deaf..

Mannie says:

This app just proves that T-Pain has no real talent.

Chris says:

@ mannie if you have seen T-Pain in concert you will see he is actually very talented unlike your self, he's a producer and a signer, he sings just fine without autotune.

jasonact says:

T-Pain's talent is not in his voice. It's in his engineering. I'm not a hip-hop fan in general, but I'm really impressed with what he does with his computers and electronics. People have to get used to the idea that digitally altered music is its own art. When done well, it can be brilliant art. The quality of the voice is irrelevant. It can still be good art because of the engineering.

jasonact says:

@Chris
How do you know that @Mannie is not talented? Making an ignorant comment does not preclude the person from having talent.

Curtis says:

I am having the same problem as Adam. I have changed all the settings but my voice sounds exactly the same!

jonar1us says:

gr8 app but I can't get buy any of the other tracks...wats the deal?!

Ed says:

It's true that T-Pain has talent when it comes to producing his songs and making club hits, but you still can't deny he's diminishing himself as an artist by showing everyone that singing just requires autotune. I don't mind him and his music, but I do take offense to people calling his music hip-hop or rap. His music is basically pop and meant for girls in the club or ringtones.

Don Gio says:

wat setting is the heaviest auto tune sound?

Dylickmyballz says:

im having the same problem as ADAM and CURTIS. cant seem to figure it out. ive tried for hours but it just wont autotune my voice