April 4, 2013 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - MusicalMe Images, an original app designed to help users compose custom background music based on photos and images, officially launched in iTunes this week. This innovative app brings the visual art of photography together with music composition to develop a powerful interactive experience that users can share with their friends.
"MusicalMe addresses that musical impulse we all have inside," said Tom Polum, a partner along with Tamra Hayden and Jean Cheever in uSOUNDit Partners LLC, creator of MusicalMe Images. "Our app uses a sophisticated algorithm to create rich melodies from images that range from a photo of your brother playing soccer to a snapshot of you and your friends at a rock concert."
Users create custom melodies by simply dragging a finger across the image they choose for their composition or choose Auto Play and MusicalMe does the rest. As users tap, swipe, or sweep across the image, different notes are struck according to colors and light levels in that part of the photo. Tapping the "Record" button lets users archive their creation and share it with friends and family via email or social networking sites. Sharing is easy; users can simply click E-mail or Save buttons at the end of a recording session via the Share menu. According to Cheever, "It's the next big thing in photo sharing."
Advanced musicians can delve further into the app by adjusting hundreds of sounds, including real instruments and sound effects, background chords, key changes, sustain, tempo, and more.
Polum, Hayden and Cheever believe the app will appeal to a large audience, since imagery, music, and memories naturally go together. "The beauty of it is that users don't have to know anything about music, notes, or scales," said Hayden. "They can simply load an image and touch the screen. Anyone can explore and choose sounds they find pleasing, and in doing so perhaps learn a little bit about music along the way."
* iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 47.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MusicalMe Images 1.0 is currently Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. For more information and to view tutorials for the app, visit MusicalMeApps online.
MusicalMe Images, created by uSOUNDit Partners LLC, uses patent pending technology created by musicians to bring an in-depth musical and visual experience that no other app in the marketplace provides. Our app analyzes the colors within an image and translates them using algorithms to create melody and volume, notes, keys and pitches. MusicalMe Images provides a fun, spontaneous interactive experience for basic users, and a trailblazing composition opportunity for those more knowledgeable about music. uSOUNDit Partners LLC was formed in April 2012 by partners Tamra Hayden, Tom Polum and Jean Cheever. Hayden most recently appeared in A Tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman & The Music of Broadway, with the Palm Beach Pops. Cheever and Polum are the lead producers of The Toxic Avenger, the award-winning musical comedy by Tony winners Joe DiPietro and David Bryan, and directed by Tony winner John Rando. Copyright (C) 2013 uSOUNDit Partners LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.