Glee for iPhone review
The Glee app is essentially a karaoke kit that lets you sing the lead vocals on songs straight from the hit TV series. But it comes with a twist that more karaoke bars should consider: automatic pitch-correction and harmonisation.
It’s fun. You pick a song, sing the lyrics displayed on the screen, then save the song on your iPhone or iPad, email it to friends, or post it to Facebook or Twitter.
As you’d expect, the pitch-correction isn’t perfect and if you use the built-in microphone (as opposed to an external headset mic), quality can get a little spotty.
Unfortunately, Glee’s built-in song selection is limited to just three songs (“Rehab”, “Somebody to Love” and “You Keep Me Hanging On”), with about 20 more available for purchase for 59p each.
The app offers A Cappella mode (where you can sing any song) and an option to sing along to any iTunes track on your device. Glee also has options to hear other people’s recordings. You can broadcast your own takes, invite others to add their own vocals, or lend your voice to other shared songs. It’s a nice touch, although it does reveal that there are a lot of lousy singers out there.
Glee is fun. But the app’s limited set of songs, along with some notable missing Glee hits, hamper its potential. To be truly replayable, Glee needs lots of different songs to sing, which could set you back another £10 on top of the app’s purchase price.