As many of you know there is a whole lot of voice changers for Android and most of them are just simple gimmicks and not good for much.
This one though has some functions that makes it actually useful both in performance and as a tool.
The main part of the screen is by a touch matrix that can be fixed to chromatic scale,
making it useful for musical purposes by playing the pitches.
One thing you can do that do only exists for one other application of this kind is that you can connect the output to speakers or or into headphones and use the microphone in your device and use sound and manipulate in real time. This comes with some latency so how useful it is in a live setting depends a lot of what you want to do. In either case it is a good way to test out your ideas. There is though a setting that gets the latency down more if you have Android 4.2 or over- My device is stuck on 4.1.2 so have not had the opportunity to try how much lower the latency goes...
The other way is of course to record and playback what you recorded and during the playback manipulate the sound. Here is where the update gets noted as now you do not have to record first and then press playback but playback gets started as soon you touch the sound matrix and stops when you lift up your finger. This can be used to good advantage. In the sound sample made with guitar there is an example how this can be used.
Of course you also can use the recording as a virtual instrument.
One more thing that came in the last update was the ability to record 60 seconds instead of 30 seconds as before. This makes it effectively useful as an vocoder as most verses or refrains in a song are rarely more than a minute long. You can also record directly from the device into a multi track for example but you would not be able to manipulate the sound afterwards. So for myself would prefer to record and then output the recording from the device and record that into something else.
It would be so good if Mikrosonic could implement that you could open up wav files that you already have as you can not do that now and if this was the case you could take recordings from a piece of music that you are working on and just affect the track and it would be perfect to have one affected and one without effects and work from there.
The only way to do this now would be to play the track you want into Robovox recording it into your device through the speakers and line it up with your other recording/s.
Mikrosonic says that they are thinking of implementing the direct import of wav files and hopefully they do as it would make the application much more useful.
Lastly theres the effects themselves there is 24 of them and some of them not too useful or good but would say that there is about five or six of them that makes the application worth buying.
Think in the end that Mikrosonic should develop something in the line of Robovox but cutting out the cheese and make a good effects application for more serious work.
Do not get me wrong because you can do serious work as it is but it would be nice to have something similar that pushed it into more of a musicians/producers perspective.
So here is some Sound samples the first ones with repeating notes of three different instruments first the unaffected then the Robovoxed one, the last two ones is a Steel String guitar and lastly my voice with some different voice modules.