October 9, 2006
Have you ever wanted to be a famous singer but are still looking for your big break? Well, it’s time to check out the latest web 2.0 site called Singshot. Started by the same group of founders responsible for Listen.com, Singshot is more fun then YouTube, and much more addictive.
Singshot is an website that lets you choose and record your own versions of thousands of songs and then share them with anyone. A Singshot account is free so join up now!
To record your own songs you’ll need either a Mac or PC with a broadband connection and a microphone (Most laptops have built in microphones, and most desktops have microphone input jacks). Singshot provides special web based software that manages the rest.
I set-up my own Singshot account and was recording my own tracks within in minutes. The flash based wizard runs through set-up and allows you to adjust sounds levels for your microphone. Once you’ve completed the wizard you are ready to begin recording. Simply press the ‘Record’ button and start singing.
Recording your own track is as simple as singing into your computer while following the karaoke screen prompts. After you’ve finished recording you’ll be prompted to save your recording or scrap it and try again.
Singshot has thousands of members whose profile you can browse and rate. I found a great singer called Jay from the UK who should probably have a recording contract. If you like a users performance you can even ‘rate’ it by clicking on the stars directly under the player. You can also leave feedback, and send favourite recordings to friends by clicking on the ‘Share Recording’ link in the right hand navigation. It’s only a matter of time before the next big artist is discovered using a service like Singshot.
18/10/06 - Angela from Singshot just let me know that Singshot is now free to use!