After the app is started, tap the first item, Singscope.
*1. At bottom of the app screen, there are 4 tabs. Besides the Contents tab, the other three tabs are for retrieving and managing the prviously recorded voices. We'll introduce these tabs later.
When scope is opened for the first time, it shows the help screen. Tap on each tool to show a brief description of the tool. Or simply tap on the Next bottom and dismiss the help screen.
Tap the Microphone button and sing to your iPhone (or iPad/iPod). While you sing, watch your pitch graph being drawn in progress.
When you are done with your singing, tap on the Microphone button again to stop recording (or simply keep quiet for a few seconds and wait for the recorder to stop by itself).
*1. Singscope needs access to the microphone. Please make sure the Microphone is enabled for Singscope in the device's Settings > Privacy > Microphone.
Tap the Rewind button to go to the beginning of your singing recording.
Tap the Play button to hear your singing playback.
Browse your singing pitch graph by pan-and-zoom using typical touch gestures such as drag and pinch.
The pitch of your singing is drawn in the music scale as function of time. We call this drawing a pitch graph.
In the graph, each vertical grid line indicates a time mark in the unit of seconds. Each horizontal grid line indicates an exact semitone pitch frequency and is labeled by music name and octave number. For example, C4 means note C at 4th octave, which is corresponding to the middle C in piano keyboard. A4 is note A at 4th octave and has pitch frequency of 440 Hz.
The brightness of the dots in a pitch curve is directly related to the singing volume. You can adjust the curve brightness by tapping the Graph Contrast button and adjust the slider. Move the slider to the right can boost the brightness of the curve, especially for the portion where singing volume is lower.
Tap the New button to clear pitch graph and start a new one. Previously recorded voice is kept in the Recents folder (see the next section).
Tap the Back button to go back to the contents screen.
On the first screen when you launch Singscope, besides the Contents tab that we mentioned eariler in this guide, there are 3 additional tabs: Recents, Saved, and Deleted. These tabs holds the previously recorded singing voices.
To switch to the Recents folder, simply tab the Recents tab icon. All newly recorded singing voices are kept in this folder temporarily. To review an item, just tap on it, and the item will be opened in the Singscope view, where you can see the graph and play the voice again.
Go back to the Recent folder. Here you can also save, rename , or delete an item. Simply slide the item leftward to reveal the operation buttons. (Note for iOS 7 and eariler devices, you need to tap and hold the item for a second, and the operation menu will show up.) Saved recordings are kept in the Saved folder. Deleted recordings are moved to the Deleted folder.
This item is provided by the feature pack, which includes a set of sheet music for vocal warm up exercises. After the feature pack is activated, you can select a music item and open it in Singscope's music assistant mode.
This feature pack also supports importing of a subset of MusicXML Lead Sheets files, so you can import your own lead sheets for singing exercises. For the information about the supported file type and how to use it, please refer to the following link:
We regularly update our app to add new functions, improve the usability, and fix problems. To learn more about additional functions, please refer to the following link:
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