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Acapella is the ultimate music maker and you can collab with any musician around the world. Whether you’re a musician and you play the piano, guitar, flute, drums etc or love to sing a cover song or simply jam and record music - you can use Acapella singing app as a multitrack tool to create multi frame music videos. Scroll through the discover tab to find talented artist from around the world to collaborative with. Share the multi frame video or download an Apple lossless copy of the audio. Check out Acapella’s full featured music editing tool to help insure you produce the highest quality sound possible. Acapella music editor contains the following features: - Record song up to 10 minutes - Import one video (first video) to help you become the ultimate acapella maker - Optimize your sound with EQ (music equalizer), noise gate and processor - Collab with friends by making music together - Add your logo as a watermark (png, jpeg) - Pan audio left or right - Built-in metronome is a must have for a music creator - Share video with CD quality audio - Download Apple lossless (ALAC) audio file or m4a. - Listen to your songs from iTunes library to help you record songs - Create playlist you can listen to on the go - Share to favorite social platforms like Mixcord, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc... Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube - @AcapellaApp Subscribe for Unlimited Access to Pro Features - You can subscribe for unlimited access to pro features including 10 minute recording, save lossless audio, and more! - Subscriptions are billed monthly or annually at the rate selected depending on the subscription plan. - Subscription auto-renew at the cost of the selected plan, unless cancelled 24-hours in advance prior to the end of the current period. The subscription fee is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Setting after purchase. Per Apple policy, no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. - Terms of use - https://www.mixcord.co/terms-of-use-agreement.html - Privacy policy - https://www.mixcord.co/privacy-policy.html Have questions or suggestions? Reach out to us at Acapella@mixcord.co
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by UDimusic on 2020/08/04 09:21
This app is frustrating...
Premium
by singobrooklynNY on 2020/08/04 00:50
In my opinion whether this app is good or not is not my issue. You guys are not really here to help musicians to work on serious projects or collaborate with education, nothing, nothing but nothing professional can’t be done with the free app use or Classic one, give me a break, a 1 minute is all the time frame you give to record a music work, unless, I pay $10.00 a month after subscription? I think you are making a lot of money, exploitation of the people in times like we are living now, it does disgust me. I need a minimum of 10 minutes to make something serious, can you give that feature to the none pay people or at least low the prices? I can’t afford this, let the rich amateurs use your premium and make you millions, that’s great, good for you. Thank you but I can’t do crap with this app.
Great app, but...
by Cello31777 on 2020/08/01 13:36
I really do enjoy this app, but it’s pretty expensive to get premium, which allows you to record videos for more than 30 seconds. My other problem is that my videos, and a lot of other people videos have been deleted.
Ridiculous subscription.
by MHY6 on 2020/07/28 16:44
I just want to have fun with the app but annoyingly, I HAVE TO PAY. why no m4a files for the limited!?
What’s with the delayed timing?
by that doesn't pull on 2020/07/26 03:03
Okay so I’m a percussionist. Because of COVID-19, I wanted to try something new and post a video of me playing a bass line excerpt. Basically, the music I would be playing calls for careful counting and splitting (for you drummers/drum corps folks). I recorded my first video WITH MY HEADPHONES and the audio came out great. No interference, nothing unpleasant. A nice clear sound. Now here’s the problem. I come to record my second video and after hearing the finished product of the second video - it’s COMPLETELY out of time and does not fall in with the initial recording. I have NO IDEA what it is but it definitely is not my headphones because they’re brand new. Keep in mind, there’s a new metronome feature on this app so after making the first recording there’s no need for the metronome because I would be going off the first video. Basically the audio and video don’t match up AT ALLLLLLLL when you put in the recordings together. Maybe if I wasn’t a musician this wouldn’t bother me as much but because the name of the app is ACAPELLA I would assume that there wouldn’t be timing issues with the recordings. Definitely wouldn’t recommend and is time consuming.
Wow!
by Muymuylovmomi on 2020/07/25 05:02
I love this app so much!
It’s... changed
by DMaplesGITM'sBIGGEST FAN!! on 2020/07/24 07:04
I get that hearing the speaker output would ruin some of the recording, but what about those with surround sound? Like couldn’t you add the option to hear the output from the top speaker of a phone? I have AirPod pros and they are so behind that it’s near impossible to make anything with them. I wish they would make it available to hear the output from the other video, otherwise it’s kind of annoying. I’m not sure if there is that option but I hope there is and I’m not digging around enough. I know that the old Acapella allowed you to hear the speaker output.
What a great tool for a songwriter with no band!!!
by keithcarini on 2020/07/23 20:06
I have been really enjoying the Acapella app. It’s like a virtual 4-track(or more-track) that helps me try all of my ideas. Also, it’s visually interesting for my fans to watch! Love Acapella!
great app, but hard to use.
by #smartypants on 2020/07/22 20:45
This really is a great app. It’s like a musician’s instagram. There are so many talented people on here, and everyone is super friendly. I gave it 4 stars because when it comes to recording your own stuff, it’s very difficult to use. I was recording a trio with my self and I had the metronome going and I was in time, but when I played back the recording, the app sped up the harmony, and a beautiful song sounded horrible. I can’t find where to change that. Also, where are the tools to edit sound and video?? I’m just really confused when recording my own music but I do recommend this app.
It keeps me Playing
by 2nd CL on 2020/07/20 00:42
This is great rehearsal practice.
Money!? Seriously
by JuelleWise on 2020/07/16 04:38
This app would be great if it didn’t cost money just to make longer videos and shapes. Please make it free for the poor ones
Love it
by dink128 on 2020/07/15 18:40
This app is awesome and I’m glade I downloaded it thx
Cool Idea
by Jay97777777761 on 2020/07/14 23:37
I like the idea and being able to listen to the song and stuff when you record, but I literally just bought a subscription and everytime I confirm a song I want to play the app force closes.
Not usable anymore
by ccm0rgan on 2020/07/14 16:21
You used to be able to fix the horrible latency by dragging and adjusting each individual track on a timeline. That feature is gone. You also used to be able to adjust things like eq without having to pay a subscription fee. Very disappointing.
Thank you
by K-Gwapo on 2020/07/11 17:36
Really appreciate you whoever came up with this app!!! 💯❤️🙏🏼
Joy, Joy, Joy
by Mt100456 on 2020/07/08 12:47
Love this app! Easy to use and fun to play with.
Huge Sync issues
by Swagsauceguy on 2020/07/04 22:02
Couldn’t get tracks to sync no matter what I tried and I couldn’t find a solution...the app is pretty worthless if it won’t sync
Wish you could punch in
by Brum4ce1 on 2020/07/03 15:56
I love this app, my only complaint is that there’s no way to punch in takes, so you have to get everything in one pass. It’s a great challenge, but it’d be nice to be able to edit a little more.
Great Capabilities, Terrible Interface
by supernathan13 on 2020/07/01 00:35
Frequently used functions need to be more accessible (invite others to collaborate). Green check button ought to say save — both I and everyone live talked with has deleted their first recording by accident.
Thank you Acappella!!!
by MKat47 on 2020/06/26 15:16
You’ve kept my heart singing........
Hate this “new update”
by luckyyMinty on 2020/06/24 16:56
So, I loved this app. I would make little acapella videos for fun. I came back for more fun, but when I lined up the voices one came later than the other. It was a pain just to get one voice to match with the other. It made it even harder when it was in the beginning because I didn’t have extra time in front of the harmony area. So please change it back.
Overall good
by pegasus196 on 2020/06/23 16:06
It’s easy to use. However i don’t like that u have to have premium to make videos longer than 30 seconds. I would get it if it were over two minutes or even over one minute. It just is mildly infuriating.
Acapella Needs to be Better
by PhillyPhool on 2020/06/23 14:40
A cappella is a pretty fair app as far as it goes. Unfortunately, the interface is cluttered and confusing.For my purposes, the limitation of knowing that recording is a significant issue, and I hope they expand it with the next iteration. It would also be useful to be able to save multiple takes and then she will spend the best one, rather than have to make a spot judgment after doing a recording.
Trying to fix a persistent latency problem
by MZMChi on 2020/06/23 02:01
Until I can record clearly in sync with all parts using some microphone of quality besides the white Apple string, which is detected but also a beat behind... the app is just a strong idea. Trained musicians will hate this tech glitch.
Horrible
by Alice/ Leslie Star on 2020/06/22 14:48
This app is just so horrible! Don’t know why I can’t join a collaboration and I just hate it. That’s correct, one star!
Lining up the tracks
by Donna LW on 2020/06/21 22:28
I wish this app had a function for lining up all the different tracks at the end of the project. I only have Bluetooth earphones (because my IPhone does not have earphone inputs) and I wonder if that is why the timing issue is such a challenge. I’d like to be able and nudge a track forward or back.
Love one another
by Belleview Bishop on 2020/06/21 19:22
Therapeutic to me.
Too confusing to Collab
by P.o.'d in SD on 2020/06/21 03:24
Share and Collab process is not distinct or clear. Mix chord makes you think you went to a pop up. You need to streamline this and give better instructions. Frustrating. Need to hear it without headphones. Aaaauuuugh!
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Súper !
by VdRobinosn on 2020/06/20 11:04
You can do so many things .. love it
Frustrating
by fritzian on 2020/06/19 01:34
Worked on a project for hours and it randomly deleted the whole thing. Not using again.
Doja Cat Brought Me Here
by Bingolicious Momma on 2020/06/18 18:51
Low key only downloaded this because if Doja Cat’s “Return of the Snack” Acapella video💀
Good app that costs too much to use right
by Terraceten on 2020/06/17 03:33
It's a good app that costs way too much to be able to use it. You need premium to record a clip over 30 seconds which limits a lot, but other than that it's a good app that I'd recommend
Please make a version for kids!
by juliebjoanz on 2020/06/16 21:44
This would be an incredible tool for distance learning for my students, but I’d need the people they can contact or who contact them be limited. There’s thousands of other music teachers in the same boat!
Junk
by Micataz on 2020/06/16 12:00
Every time I export the audio to another program the audio changes from the true mix that I saved. Distorted...wrong mix....etc. but if I send the same file to the online acapella app there is no loss of quality and mix. Seems to me that acapella has sabotaged their own program so you can’t use it on an outside platform. AND, I paid for a the full version of the program a few years ago and all of a sudden I’m being asked for extra subscription fees to do the same functions that I had already paid for. Won’t be long before another party develops a better product without the bs. I won’t be spending another dime with this company. I truly loved the program until I ran into these problems. If you’re trying to make a sun video with friends and don’t care about quality this is for you. If you’re hoping to produce anything professional move along. Acapella can easily make this program more compatible but for some reason they’ve decided to give us a mediocre product.
Excellent but it can get expensive
by Preacher0929 on 2020/06/15 19:46
By far the best collaboration app out there with all kinds of benefits and perks on the free version. My only reservation is the high monthly cost to get full access. I spend a lot of time on this app but when the cost for full access is $9.99 a month, that’s not something I can afford to pay. About $120 per year is too high. We should be able to pay for full access all at once and never have a recurring fee. The cost should be reasonable as well. Other than that, I’m enjoying the free limited version.
morisette
by Banoozi on 2020/06/14 23:44
I just started using this app, amd I am stocked. Jist shared with my colleagues can’t wait to see the result.
App update causing audio latency issues
by Vincent Gabel on 2020/06/13 10:25
This app was working just fine until the latest upgrade. Now there are major audio latency issued even with wired headphones and mic. This needs to be fixed.
Accapella !
by Kennochea on 2020/06/12 05:45
Great
Delay in recording
by h.lily51 on 2020/06/10 23:35
No matter what I did, the second, third, fourth, etc. recording was always delayed and the final product sounded like a mess
A waste of my time
by caleb_the_land on 2020/06/09 20:20
This app makes my videos out of sync when I play in sync with the video I started with!!!! I wear headphones, but it seems to intentionally put the next video out of sync even when I played it in sync. This needs to be fixed, otherwise it’s absolutely uslesss.
Acapella app
by kabarole on 2020/06/09 04:47
This app is amazing
There’s a delay
by the best clarinet player on 2020/06/07 20:18
Due to the pandemic my band has to use acapella to perform our graduation music and no matter how in sync I play with my conductor there is a delay.
Sometimes works. Except...
by BrotherAntonio on 2020/06/06 05:08
When it doesn’t!!! I spent over an hour recording a multi track piece to share with people for my birthday. And after all of that the app glitched. What’s wrong... - app can glitch and scramble your separate tracks and combine them randomly. You then loose mixing control and your recording is basically garbage. - some basic mixing edits are permanent once you click the green check mark and you can’t undo and there’s no warning that is the case. - the app is not intuitive and the help articles and info is inadequate and mostly non existent. - good luck trying to contact the company for ANYTHING! They don’t seem to care. - more frustration than enjoyment so far. I have been a sound tech for decades. If I didn’t have to pay for this app for a working gig, it would be in the trash. Yet another example of a company that comes up with a good idea that is more interested in pocketing profit than reinvesting in and supporting their product to work in even a basic functional way. So sad. And be warned you might loose some hair if you are expecting too much.
Glitch
by LIL N I G G E R on 2020/06/06 01:16
There is a glitch where whenever I mix the audio to how I want it, it magically splits it all the way to both sides of my earphones
Really good, but pricey if you want to upgrade
by blablayaddayadda on 2020/06/05 21:37
That is all
Too expensive
by Pamanr01 on 2020/06/04 22:37
It is a great app but too expensive and no directions. I tried to contact them to see if they could give me some guidance and no help there. I had to figure it out on my own and finally I found someone who help me out but no one in here.
Lack of control over clips make Bluetooth devices useless
by par5ec on 2020/06/03 18:34
This app is lacking in a few irritating ways. Primarily the ability to adjust start times for clips. That is a crucial feature since this app does not properly sync the start of each take if you are using Bluetooth mic/headphones. Either compensate for the latency in software, or preferably just let us slide the clips with fine control to make the timing line up.
Bad
by TrickyTomy on 2020/06/02 19:47
Super hard to use
Awful
by Captain Truth on 2020/06/02 19:31
Useless. Can’t sync parts
Acapella app
by Cantbeheard on 2020/06/02 16:43
Frustrating. Project sent to me, to collaborate. Wearing headphones, app does NOT pick up my audio! Vocal and guitar. Only the camera works. However, Able to use app without headphones, but is extremely hard to hear collaborators with just sound coming out of my iPad. Thats the only way app works, without headphones. Adding my guitar, can barely hear singer, other musicians. I spent 3 days with mixcord tech to fix app issue. Uninstalled/installed twice, sent whole project to app tech as well. Tried 3 different types of headphones, and ear buds. Nothing. I even started my own project from scratch, same issue. Camera fine, NO AUDIO. Contacted Apple tech, ran diagnostic on my 16 day old iPad, no issues, it is fine. Throwing in the towel on this app. Real mystery here. I wish app tech could talk to me on phone, might help. Bizarre.
1 problem
by Edy money on 2020/06/02 16:08
I know everyone needs money but people want to sing their hearts out sometimes if you could not make as many things cost money I’ll be giveing a 5 star
If you don’t have headphones don’t get it
by GABBY CHEEK on 2020/06/02 05:14
If you don’t have headphones it won’t harmonize it will make both notes at a different pace I have even tried turning my phone down it just won’t work without headphones
Pointless application
by Ace1-2-3 on 2020/06/01 01:01
The timing is so horrible it makes the app absolutely worthless. What a waste
Difficult to use and to end your subscription
by NBB26 on 2020/05/31 18:09
I don’t appreciate the fact that the developer has essentially hidden info on how to cancel a subscription. $9.99 is a lot for an app that is not intuitive. If you’re a musician who will use this regularly, could be a worthwhile purchase. Otherwise, NAH.
Perfect
by Tndip on 2020/05/30 22:28
I am so glad it’s user friendly!!! Great for my skits
Not a good app
by 030716LP on 2020/05/30 19:45
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No useful Bluetooth headphone support
by Pablopilot on 2020/05/30 19:31
This is ridiculous. IPhones have not had wired headphone jacks for what, 2-3 years now? I searched the Acapella help site and the only article that referred to Bluetooth headphones complained that they have latency (they don’t) and that you should switch to wired (I can’t). I know, I could use a lightning-headphone adaptor. Of course then I’d be restricted to my iPhone’s mic, no external mic or interface. When I have such an interface plugged in and try to use headphones, I can’t switch on the monitor switch in Acapella, so I can’t hear what I’m playing or what I’m playing along with. I’m pretty sure this is a software issue. Please fix it!
Thanks, Acapella!
by ChoirTeacherAtHome on 2020/05/30 14:52
This app has been a wonderful outlet for musical creativity during this time of quarantine. I miss harmonizing with choirs, so being able to harmonize here - on my own and in collaborations with others - is a gift! Thank you, Acapella!
Not worth the money
by hiddenwhale on 2020/05/30 13:07
This app is WAY too expensive for what you get! The video and audio rarely sync up so the videos that I tried to use professionally were really unprofessional looking. DON’T GET IT
Too expensive!
by K2r2 on 2020/05/28 21:32
Developer: How do I unsubscribe?! $10.00 a month is way more than I can afford for this.
One minute used to be free! What happened??
by ihavereturned on 2020/05/28 21:04
I used to use this app on my iPhone and LOVED it, then I switched to android and realized too late that it doesn’t exist on Android. Now my brother’s letting me use his iPad for the app but I can now only record for up to 30 seconds??? What gives? We used to be allowed to go up to one minute free!
This app is stupid
by ;-;-;;-;-; on 2020/05/28 20:49
I just wanted to make one little video and I just wanted to save it me not knowing the video POSTED me not knowing that it posted and me not knowing how to use this app it was probably up for 20 mins until I finally got it to delete 🙄don’t get this app!!
FUN app
by Therealpianoguy on 2020/05/28 19:59
I am fun...a little scared of advanced Eq features for voice etc....but will experiment and get more comfortable as I try more.
Completely garbage
by James64835 on 2020/05/28 18:06
I bought the premium so i could put 2 videos but then, i couldn’t even put them together, don't download this app, their just putting prices on everything and milking you for money. Don't spend your time on this, everything you do has a pricetag on it.
Buyer beware it’s buggy, problems with syncing audio
by Mkilayko on 2020/05/27 13:39
I use an iPhone 11 Pro Max. When I first got this app back in April 2020 and paid for the full version, it worked like a charm and all my recordings and harmonies were in sync. Fast forward to the end of May 2020 and there must’ve been some update in between and now I can’t even record harmonies in sync with each other. When I layer my second recording over the melody, even though I definitely sang together in sync with the melody while recording real time, the playback always makes the second recording play slightly ahead of the beat of the first track. It’s so frustrating. I used my air buds before and they worked fine so I’m not sure if that’s an issue because the second recordings are singing AHEAD of the beat. I’m so confused as to why it’s doing that. Usually it would be a latency issue right? I’m disappointed, also emailed tech support about it to make them aware of this new peculiar problem. I had to scrap a collaboration because of this problem so I’m bummed.
Great App with some minor bugs
by Teriusking on 2020/05/27 05:59
It’s an awesome app but lags a bit and makes the timing very hard even with the metronome. Please fix this now. Other than that, I love it.
So frustrating!!!
by problems with vidro play on 2020/05/27 00:42
This app is so frustrating - how do we mesh videos in from multiple people? Your directions are crap.
Terrible customer service/sync issues
by Mountainclimber440 on 2020/05/26 22:07
When I used this a couple weeks ago no problem with using wireless Bluetooth earphones. Now it’s not syncing when I add tracks. I get an email 2 days late saying it won’t work with wireless. What!!! I’m paying for this and it DID work. Now it’s not. No one to help correct the problem. What a waste of money.
Most basic feature broken
by frumious bandersnatch on 2020/05/26 21:06
Layered vocal tracks don't get replayed as they are recorded; singing in time with yourself results in a delay during playback
great app- but my use has a bug
by rae :/ on 2020/05/26 17:26
This app is a great one to collaborate, but it has a bug for me. When I try to start the free trial, it always shows the loading icon, and 2 hours later, it still hasn't loaded. I don't know if this is just my device, or if the whole app isn't working in that regard, but it's hella annoying for a student who has a deadline.
Had to borrow a friend’s iPad 😟
by Bdfretvghng on 2020/05/25 17:26
This app doesn’t work with groups, isn’t available on Android of any age, nor on Mac or pc. Sad.
Doesn’t Work with Bluetooth Headphones
by JediJosh83 on 2020/05/23 20:38
Such a poor design for an app where 1. You seem forced to use headphones and 2. Bluetooth headphones don’t work due to a latency issue. 😡
Pro App
by Boss Hogg69 on 2020/05/23 20:20
If you’re serious about making fast, high quality music videos, this is the tool for you. The ability to import one prerecorded video and then interact/play along with it is excellent. The lossless audio and the editing features are excellent. Finally, the price is totally reasonable for people who are serious. The desire for “free everything” that permeates the reviews is sad and laughable. Quality is never free, raise your game b*tch!s 🤠
Excellent
by WHICH CRAFT? on 2020/05/23 17:34
Love this app
Doesn’t work
by mrJoelAwesome on 2020/05/23 06:54
When recording more than one audio clip, the app doesn’t time them correctly ever so they always sound awful
Will not record video
by Avery Satfied Kusmer on 2020/05/22 22:02
I have purchased the premium pkg, but it will take me thru all the steps, but it will not record video . The start video will not respond.
Terrible design for a great concept
by Screaming_Goat on 2020/05/22 19:58
I got this because it is something I want to use, being able to record multiple videos of me and overlay them together to make a song. But when I started using it, it was super confusing and just left out a lot of things that shouldn’t have been left out. First off, just trying to input two previously recorded videos isn’t allowed. Only one, so that was annoying. Meaning I couldn’t put two in and then line them up on my own. Second, when I tried to record a simple song there was no way to turn off the sound of the first video that was already there, however you could turn off the metronome. This made the sound come out like heart beats when I was done because I couldn’t turn up the metronome and down the video. This leads me to the third problem, which would fix everything if they let you do this. You can’t move one of the videos a little bit forward or backwards to line them up perfectly. Last, you need premium for basically everything and it’s super expensive.
Makes you pay for everything
by Jayden banks boyy on 2020/05/22 03:01
This app literally makes you pay for everything nothing is free, very bad app
Watermark
by craicbaby on 2020/05/22 01:45
Will revise to 5 stars when they add the ability to remove the watermark as long as one collaborator has the paid version.
Terrible for mixing and collaborating
by CPCdrummer on 2020/05/22 01:30
Not intuitive, slow, crashed several times while trying to export, no ability to edit any video or audio, timing was delayed between two tracks, etc. A nightmare for anyone who has ever used an actual DAW.
Awful
by W. Donaldson on 2020/05/21 17:19
The learning curve for big sessions with multiple players is steep, and even having more than three participants requires constant manipulation of streams to synchronize audio/video. My solution to Acapella challenges is to wait for Coronavirus to be over so we can play in clubs again.
Major time delays between tracks.
by John 10904 on 2020/05/21 01:35
It’s is impossible to sync even using the metronome. I’m using a less than 1 year old iPhone XR and have tried reloading the app several times. Very frustrating!!
Age
by zhion2 on 2020/05/20 06:41
Why is it saying on the App Store 12+ but in the app it say 16 years of age or older and I’m 12
SO hard to use!
by MamaBurris on 2020/05/20 01:00
This is NOT an easy app to use and share. Sending the project back and forth to collaborators is time consuming and awkward. It never worked smoothly. Rendering and importing even the simplest parts takes SOOOO long. I do not recommend.
Not at all worth the recurring fee
by icandiggit on 2020/05/19 14:22
There are so many better options for this that don’t involve a scam “subscription”. Why would anyone buy this?
30s over pay
by oahsiqihshishq on 2020/05/18 23:29
Now im in quarantine and we have a talent show. We can send this to the conductors of the show it will be showed. I was so excited! But we need to pay to play something over 30 secs. I understand we need money and especially now. But can you make a discount or an offer or even let us make a video up to 1min without pay. Thank you
Amazing concept; bad implementation
by m.fdskfgjkldf;v;lfk on 2020/05/18 23:21
I love the concept of this app! I sing barbershop and have been using it to sing tags with my friends and even strangers during this quarantine since I can’t rehearse with my quartet or chorus in person anymore. I’m definitely addicted and have been posting all my tags online. However, this app has so. Many. Bugs. It is not intuitive at all. I can’t even list them all here. Just one example, for some reason the autocorrect and predictive text on my keyboard are somehow disabled for this app. I don’t have that problem with any other apps. Also, a new problem has emerged since the last update: when I sing, the timing is off now. I sing in time, but once the clip comes out, the most recent part that I sang is ahead of the previous one by a half second. That’s super annoying. There are other bugs that I can’t think of at the moment, but I’ll add them to my review as I think of them. Also, why isn’t this app available for Android? Many of my barbershop friends are Android users, so they can’t sing with me. Overall I do enjoy the app and LOVE the concept of being able to sing with others around the world or even with yourself if you can’t find anyone. But the glitches and bugs make it frustrating that sometimes I’ll give up entirely on a recording because it just isn’t with the trouble.
It’s a no for me champ
by ihat3tHIs on 2020/05/18 22:42
Pros: -collaborations Cons: -crashes -audio delays -expensive I’m using this as a student and am increasingly having a difficult time using the app. The first couple of days after purchasing the subscription, my videos were going swell. After a few weeks, I began to have issues; app crashing trying to open a collab or project, and now audio delay in my project.
Acapella
by kaylagoswim on 2020/05/18 15:10
The app seems promising but every time I try and record a song with metronome, the separate clips are a beat off, even though when recording it sounds completely fine. The multiple clips aren’t playing at the same time recorded, therefore it’s very difficult to get an accurate recording of what you are singing and playing. Don’t know if this is a bug or not, but it has repeatedly happened to me
It’s ok...
by Ryan1225M on 2020/05/17 23:05
This is a good app and runs much better than others like it, but it is also expensive! I am a violin player and most pieces are longer than 30 seconds. As a student, I cannot pay 10 dollars a month just for a little more recording time.
A lot to improve!
by joazinhovava on 2020/05/17 06:02
The idea of the app is great, but for professional musicians, there are a lot of things-could improve. -I’d would like to be able to adjust color of each window-separately -after I uploaded the video and recorded in two different windows, I would like to switch template...😢not possible -rendering should be faster -a few other things... not so practical
Please just make it free
by Sr. Tophat on 2020/05/17 01:42
Seriously, if I sign up for this app I have to pay money for everything. You are literally loaning us to use this app. I don’t want to pay taxes early. So please just make this app free and let us just use the app without having to pay for stuff
Terrible
by StevenLukeO on 2020/05/16 22:28
Can’t join a collaboration, not easy to use.
Yep, this is it.
by stopbnstupid on 2020/05/16 14:02
Looked high and low for a legit easy to use ap for making music collage video and this is it. Get it, makes this easy.
Awful
by kooikerhumdje on 2020/05/16 03:22
No help available except thru email or FAQs. Installed and paid for app and tried to collaborate w friend. Friend never got multiple requests to collaborate.
The App Is great
by doinitforthebenefit on 2020/05/16 03:03
The app works amazingly, but I really HATE when I mess up at the end of the song and have to redo it.
Seems great at first
by kakdjkdnmd on 2020/05/16 01:43
The biggest problem is you have to pay for almost everything, the first time I opened the app I was overwhelmed by the amount of things that I couldn’t do without paying for, and no song is only 30 seconds, better off recording it on your camera roll.
Not worth it
by mbrodd on 2020/05/15 04:21
In short, this is a good concept but the monthly payment model amounts to price gouging. Instead of paying $10/month for barebones features and limited options, I can just watch a YouTube tutorial and make my own multi-screen videos. And what’s with the bizarre social media feature? Everyone’s going to be sharing their videos on other platforms anyway. No one wants another social media account. The most frustrating thing is that some people have lifetime access to this app after paying a onetime fee, but new users are forced into a subscription model. It feels dishonest.
Acapella is worth its weight in gold!
by rcas2u on 2019/08/01 12:55
I have used Acapella over the last 1 1/2 years and it’s allowed me to effortlessly collaborate with friends around the globe. When people hear the collaborations they’re amazed and often ask how it’s done. When I tell them about the app they either purchase it on the spot, or they complain that it cost money. Seriously? For less than one dinner out, this app allows you to record with people anywhere in the world. Acapella has been a hugely instrumental to me and I would recommend it for so many reasons. Whether you are your own band or Acapella singer and want to record multiple tracks, or you are looking for a way to collaborate with friends, it’s a great platform. I would give it 10 stars if they were available for ease of use, quality of product and fun factors! Thank you Acapella! You make the world a brighter place!
Expensive and Not easy
by Pianomuse10 on 2020/05/09 16:09
The app cost arrangement has changed. There was a paid down load version, and free down load version. What I’ve paid for a year is a lot for an app, as a church musician. But, now what do I do with the choir members . . . Free TRIAL version now, then they’ll have to pay. And I will lose people because it won’t be worth the money for them, or they can’t afford it, especially if we don’t know if it’ll work for us yet. This is a developer who is now taking advantage of a situation where volunteer groups are just wanting to make music together during this COVID situation . . . until they can come together again. These aren’t professional musicians, they just want to gather a few moments in voice. Congratulations for ruining a decent thing. I don’t mind paying for fair price/service . . . But this is price gouging. Then, there are no directions. You just have to figure it out. We’re all ‘collaborators’ now . . . New jargon . . . With no hints how to proceed . . . Man. I have to use this for now, I’ve paid for it . . . I hope you fill your coffers to the brim . . . You know musicians have no money at this time. Have a good day.
Great app — except for the ridiculous subscription
by Supertentman on 2020/04/07 02:42
This is a fantastic app that allows people to be creative and collaborate in all sorts of ways, however this is an awful option for students and artists who just want to experiment. If you can afford shelling out $50 a year it’s great! However most students and musicians don’t have money for a looping app they just want to experiment with. You are better off investing your money in sound equipment and a DAW because you’d have those long term to record on rather than be stuck paying a subscription to a phone app... If this was like iReal Pro and only asked for a one time purchase it would be much more worth while. Even if it’s a steep purchase price, you’d have the tool on your phone to mess around with whenever you felt like getting creative. Sad to see reviews of people that paid the previous one time purchase which has apparently been voided since they changed the terms to a monthly subscription as well.... greed in action, making it harder than it has to be for musicians and artists to find their voice. I’d happily give this app 5 stars if the In-app purchases page was truthful at it really was a one time purchase of 7.99 for all the features.
Why the expensive subscription?
by lukepd13 on 2019/03/19 02:35
I really like this app. It’s very useful for sketching song ideas. The real huge bummer is the fact that I can’t record over 1 minute without purchasing a regular subscription for roughly $50 a year. The price in itself isn’t a huge issue but the fact that the advanced features are only temporary sort of irks me a bit including not being able to save my files in the free version. I would have no problem paying a one time $50 price tag upfront for a full version of the app but it feels like a slap in the face when they want a yearly paycheck from people who want to use this. The app itself is wonderful. If you like making Instagram videos it’s great because they can only be one minute anyway. I would recommend this app to friends but the subscription is a little too much for the advanced version to be worth it. If you have access to a laptop or desktop just use iMovie. It’s a one time purchase and the possibilities are endless compared to the limited free version of this app.
What’s with the delayed timing?
by that doesn't pull on 2020/07/26 03:03
Okay so I’m a percussionist. Because of COVID-19, I wanted to try something new and post a video of me playing a bass line excerpt. Basically, the music I would be playing calls for careful counting and splitting (for you drummers/drum corps folks). I recorded my first video WITH MY HEADPHONES and the audio came out great. No interference, nothing unpleasant. A nice clear sound. Now here’s the problem. I come to record my second video and after hearing the finished product of the second video - it’s COMPLETELY out of time and does not fall in with the initial recording. I have NO IDEA what it is but it definitely is not my headphones because they’re brand new. Keep in mind, there’s a new metronome feature on this app so after making the first recording there’s no need for the metronome because I would be going off the first video. Basically the audio and video don’t match up AT ALLLLLLLL when you put in the recordings together. Maybe if I wasn’t a musician this wouldn’t bother me as much but because the name of the app is ACAPELLA I would assume that there wouldn’t be timing issues with the recordings. Definitely wouldn’t recommend and is time consuming.
Expensive and Lacks Key Features
by Eddie_2 on 2020/04/13 20:48
I’ve been using this app to create music with friends while social distancing. In terms of ease of transferring projects, it’s fairly straightforward and provides a decent platform for doing so. However, given the extremely steep monthly price, I would hope that this app had the following: Ability to work on multiple projects at once — once you start one project, you basically have to finish before opening a different one. There are workarounds, but to me this is such a dealbreaker with an expensive app. Ability to edit takes — I know the video element makes this a little tricky, but if I have a slight mistake I should be able to piece in a short audio clip to “voice over” and cross fade between the original take, without affecting the video. Tempo changes during the song — or the ability to temporarily pause the metronome if you are performing songs with pauses or tempo fluctuations Graphical eq — there are eq settings that can be modified, but graphical eq would be much more convenient to work with in an app setting. Desktop/android support — really need this one. I can’t collaborate with friends who don’t use iOS. I’m still getting used to this software, and I’m probably not aware of all the features it has to offer. However, I pay less for other production software that does way more for a fraction of the price; honestly this is just a rip off. Once quarantine ends, I will most likely not be renewing my subscription.
Acapella has me happy as a kid in a music store
by Mac-a-Billy on 2020/04/05 17:16
This is a fun app. It lets me multitrack with the added dimension of video. It makes for great barbershop quartet videos. I do have another feature I would like to see added (assuming it isn’t already in there somewhere): Provide for latency correction by allowing you to adjust the time offsets for individual video tracks. This would allow you to use Bluetooth earpieces and stand much further back from the camera to provide a full body quartet view. Billy in Seattle
Terrible design for a great concept
by Screaming_Goat on 2020/05/22 19:58
I got this because it is something I want to use, being able to record multiple videos of me and overlay them together to make a song. But when I started using it, it was super confusing and just left out a lot of things that shouldn’t have been left out. First off, just trying to input two previously recorded videos isn’t allowed. Only one, so that was annoying. Meaning I couldn’t put two in and then line them up on my own. Second, when I tried to record a simple song there was no way to turn off the sound of the first video that was already there, however you could turn off the metronome. This made the sound come out like heart beats when I was done because I couldn’t turn up the metronome and down the video. This leads me to the third problem, which would fix everything if they let you do this. You can’t move one of the videos a little bit forward or backwards to line them up perfectly. Last, you need premium for basically everything and it’s super expensive.
Junk
by Micataz on 2020/06/16 12:00
Every time I export the audio to another program the audio changes from the true mix that I saved. Distorted...wrong mix....etc. but if I send the same file to the online acapella app there is no loss of quality and mix. Seems to me that acapella has sabotaged their own program so you can’t use it on an outside platform. AND, I paid for a the full version of the program a few years ago and all of a sudden I’m being asked for extra subscription fees to do the same functions that I had already paid for. Won’t be long before another party develops a better product without the bs. I won’t be spending another dime with this company. I truly loved the program until I ran into these problems. If you’re trying to make a sun video with friends and don’t care about quality this is for you. If you’re hoping to produce anything professional move along. Acapella can easily make this program more compatible but for some reason they’ve decided to give us a mediocre product.
Disappointed.
by Purpleninjuhh on 2020/04/08 05:56
I used to loveeeeee this app. I’ve been using it for like 4/5 years. I was so excited to finally find an app where I could harmonize with myself and play around with arrangements. I used it at least once a week. I took a little break from it and come back to find that I now have to pay for all of the basic features that I used to enjoy. Adding my watermark wasn’t too big a deal for me, but the equalizer being a paid feature really annoys me. I used to love that I could really refine and smooth out my sound. Now it’s really no point in me using this app anymore because i’m not about to pay for an app that glitches all the time. I used to not mind the glitches and the forced closing too badly but at this point it’s just not worth the headache and definitely not worth my money. I’m just sad that they want me to pay for the basic things about this app that made me love it so much. Will be uninstalling very very shortly.
Great, but no monitor feature
by MrTwisted on 2020/04/02 13:03
This app is great and allows you to listen to all the tracks you’ve pre-recorded and adjust their levels in the mix, BUT there’s no monitor feature to hear what is currently being recorded through your headphones. If you’re pure acoustic, this isn’t much of a problem. If you’re using a post-mic effects loop before input into the app, this is a major problem... you can’t hear what your post-effects sound is like until after you’ve recorded the whole track. I’m working on a way to use physical splitters to make this happen, but it would be a great software feature to add... the ability to turn on/off a monitor of the track you’re currently recording and adjust its volume relative to the other tracks in the mix.
I wish there was an option for no borders!
by NAPSABLOOK22 on 2018/01/05 19:24
This app is a great tool for recording multiple lines at once. However, I have a few issues with it: 1. You are forced to have a border- it would be great if I could record videos without a border separating them (basically just no lines in between them) 2. You can't trim videos from the beginning- you can only trim videos from the end, so if (for example) you have a harmony coming in later, you can't cut out the beginning section where you're waiting for your line to come in and you're just awkwardly looking at the camera 3. It can be super glitchy- especially when trimming videos It's still a great app, but if all of these things were fixed it would have a perfect 5 star rating!!
Confusing and Horrible Customer Service
by alltimegamer13579 on 2019/05/23 02:33
So I got this app because my friend had it and it looked super cool and fun. I thought it was free but when I got the app and make an account I thought it was telling me I had to pay for it. However, it turned out to be $10 a month for the premium but they didn’t specify very well so I started the 7 day free trial. That was last Monday. This past Sunday I went on to cancel my trial so I wouldn’t be billed the day after when my subscription started. In the policy it said you can “cancel your subscription anytime” But I couldn’t find anywhere on the app where it told me how to. So I e-nailed customer service and all they did was send me an article on how to delete my Acapella account. I don’t want to delete my account, I just want to unsubscribe from the premium list so I’m not getting billed $10 a month! Overall, I’m highly disappointed in the lack of communication and help i’m receiving.
Difficult to Use
by edwina_reviews on 2019/02/18 22:45
The making of acapellas is difficult and not as convenient in the app. After making one part of, say, a duet, I'm forced to wait longer than normal just to view a clip of my singing. Often times I have to re-record my singing because there are things I want to fix or redo. Because the loading takes so long just for, say, a thirty sec clip, the app is just really inconvenient. Not only that, but also the uploading and saving of my videos is difficult. Again, it takes very long and then I have to go through a process to simply save a video when it shouldn't be that hard to save my own video. Then if I want to view my video once I posted it, for some reason I can't view it unless I say I'm going to edit it. The whole format and process is just more difficult and inconvenient than it should be.
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Signing back into you account
by eri2902 on 2020/01/09 04:17
Hey I loved this app until my iPod got disabled we had to back it up to a long time before I had acapella and I was super mad cause I had to redownloaded it and I tried to log back into my account and I couldn’t it said you e-mail is incorrect and all that stuff and I had a thing a good one on there and I wanted to see how many followers I had and I couldn’t and I am disappointed I really like it and I really want to get back in to see my old account. I looked to see if my account was still on the thing and guess what it isn’t so If any one wants to download it go ahead just don’t sign out if you are planning on wanting to.😡
Great until....
by creativityy on 2018/08/03 22:50
I love this app. And something horrible happened today. My profile won’t load. everything accept the part where u actually make the Acapella won’t load. But it’s useless because when I saved one I can’t see it on my profile because my profile just won’t load. I have so much fun with this app and I started to get better. Can someone please reply back and tell what to do? I tried refreshing it and it said there was an error trying to load your profile, please try again later. I already tried checking my wi-fi Restarting my phone, even logging in and logging back out of my profile and nothing has worked..please help. Thank you
Acapella app
by Cantbeheard on 2020/06/02 16:43
Frustrating. Project sent to me, to collaborate. Wearing headphones, app does NOT pick up my audio! Vocal and guitar. Only the camera works. However, Able to use app without headphones, but is extremely hard to hear collaborators with just sound coming out of my iPad. Thats the only way app works, without headphones. Adding my guitar, can barely hear singer, other musicians. I spent 3 days with mixcord tech to fix app issue. Uninstalled/installed twice, sent whole project to app tech as well. Tried 3 different types of headphones, and ear buds. Nothing. I even started my own project from scratch, same issue. Camera fine, NO AUDIO. Contacted Apple tech, ran diagnostic on my 16 day old iPad, no issues, it is fine. Throwing in the towel on this app. Real mystery here. I wish app tech could talk to me on phone, might help. Bizarre.
An ehhhh app
by WafflePrincess on 2020/02/09 01:20
When I tried to overlap myself playing the violin, the first video would be great, but the second video would be almost mute and you can barely even hear it make a sound. I’ve tried moving the settings around with the noise, but nothing worked. I’ve checked reviews and turns out a lot of people are experiencing the same problems. This has been happening since last year and it still seems like this is a problem. I’ve read that the developers only respond to those giving good reviews and not actually saying anything to those bringing up the issue in their app. Is it a bug? If this issue is fixed, people might even buy your subscription. Hell, even I was going to, but i don’t want to be paying for something that doesn’t work well.
Listed in app purchases don’t exist
by Shanpa on 2019/08/21 23:49
This is a very cool app but the info about it on the app store page is misleading. Under in-app purchases in the description there are a number of appealing, non-subscription based options. In the app they only give you two subscription based options. I am very disappointed to find that in order to fully use this app I need to subscribe to it. That would be understandable for cloud storage and access to their social media community but I don’t want to use that stuff. I just want to be able to make full videos and save them to my photos app. AND I want to pay a fair and reasonable $9.99-ish for the privilege. Someone should at least remove those options from the in-app purchase list in the app store.
Should be titled “Garbage Band”
by wls123iv on 2020/04/26 02:46
This is a terrible app. I would rate it negative five stars if I could. It renders and loads forever, crashes when you save things (beyond frustrating), and has a terrible user interface. Basically, from a functionality level it’s garbage. An app should at least do basic functions properly (like save and export) and be easy to use (functions and features should be clearly labeled and easy to find, not buried where you have to look for them) . This is not that type of app. An app that edits music should be able to do a few things above and beyond just those basic operations though. Getting collaboration levels right is a pain and you have to shuffle from record to playback to adjust levels between tracks. Anytime you make a change to something or switch tracks playback starts over from the beginning. That’s something that should be able to be done “on the fly”. If this app were to be stellar, it would need to fix all these problems and maybe add some useful functions like automation, import more than one file from an external source, trim clips, loop function, or multitrack editing. As is, garbage. Deleted.
Confused
by Sydtheegg on 2018/06/07 22:01
Hello- I love the Acapella app, but even though I used head phones, there is still a metronome sound playing through my song. I want to use the metronome to stay in time but not to show up during the end result. 1) how do I get rid of it? Also, when I tried sear searching for the answer in the app, there was no help button or instructions besides those yellow boxes when I first used the app. 2) where is the user manual? I really do love it bu it can’t show people my arrangements of songs with the metronome playing in the background. Also, I initially tried to send an email instead of doing it through a review but the server wasn’t available, as in the page directed me to a page that did not exist. 3) how can I send an email? Thank you.
great app, but hard to use.
by #smartypants on 2020/07/22 20:45
This really is a great app. It’s like a musician’s instagram. There are so many talented people on here, and everyone is super friendly. I gave it 4 stars because when it comes to recording your own stuff, it’s very difficult to use. I was recording a trio with my self and I had the metronome going and I was in time, but when I played back the recording, the app sped up the harmony, and a beautiful song sounded horrible. I can’t find where to change that. Also, where are the tools to edit sound and video?? I’m just really confused when recording my own music but I do recommend this app.
3 Stars because...
by JenNjuice on 2018/08/17 00:31
...not too happy to pay for a monthly subscription. I’d rather just pay for the app in itself, upfront, and call it good. I also can’t get videos to play besides my own. I’ll sit on it for a few minutes to see if it plays, when I tap the video it tells me I just paused the video. Can’t figure that part out. It would also be nice to be able to work on a few projects at once instead of having to delete the ones you aren’t done with yet. Otherwise it’s a decent app that fills the needs I was looking for: no friends are musically inclined and I wanted something besides an audio track app to record duets and stuff on.
Island of the Misfit Musicians
by otismck76 on 2018/06/10 03:40
Tired of “Facebook”? Looking for a place to go and post your talent instead of your every day mood, thoughts & opinions? If so, then Acapella is just right for you and everyone else. Acapella now only allows just anyone to bring life to their voices but also allows musicians to showcase their talents as well. The only thing about this App I would critique is the lack of community communication between users. Users have no choice but to communicate all questions or ideas through comments on posts instead of the option to message privately. Otherwise, a top notch App.
Bugs/glitches galore
by Nik chap on 2020/05/13 19:11
So many issues. First, The app does not do a good job Recognizing headphones while using an external interface. Some interfaces ie “Rode”, it does not allow you to use them as monitors during playback at all. Next up is the collaboration tool. This is so confusing, as everyone who the song is shared with must remember to hit collaborate when sending back -otherwise it is locked from the original user(s). A much simpler fix would be to have the original user set the song for collaboration and wherever it goes from there, it stays in collaboration format until saved/shared by original creator. Beyond that the app constantly crashes, the metronome disappears, freezes up, etc. all on a fairly new iPhone. 75% of the time is spent troubleshooting. The effects are also pretty crappy even for the upgrade. Also seems like most of the features are designed for non-music things, ie, skins, pics, networking, etc. leaving very few options for recording/mixing. An extremely unreliable, amateurish app overall.
Audio is off. Costumer service isn’t well.
by Jolei A on 2019/07/15 08:38
I got the app for the first time today to overlap my piano and flute playing. I played my flute for the first clip and the audio sounded fine. As I added the second, third and fourth audio clips they would be muted and the first would sound obnoxiously loud. I tried to mess with the audio settings but no matter what I did it still wouldn’t work. I was reading more reviews and lots of other people also had this problem but it seemed as if the company only responded to people who didn’t have this problem. I feel as if this is a more serious problem than inappropriate content which can get reported or block. All problems should be fixed, not some and the rest get ignored.
Excellent but it can get expensive
by Preacher0929 on 2020/06/15 19:46
By far the best collaboration app out there with all kinds of benefits and perks on the free version. My only reservation is the high monthly cost to get full access. I spend a lot of time on this app but when the cost for full access is $9.99 a month, that’s not something I can afford to pay. About $120 per year is too high. We should be able to pay for full access all at once and never have a recurring fee. The cost should be reasonable as well. Other than that, I’m enjoying the free limited version.
Cool idea, but too expensive
by L14m777 on 2020/05/06 21:55
This app is so cool, and there ore some cool things you can do with it, but I don’t have the money to pay for a subscription. It is really annoying sometimes. With free version you can only do a 30 second video! Not even a minute which is what I though it was. It’s hard To get anything in a 30 second video! Also you can’t import videos from your camera unless you pay for the subscription. That is really annoying because I like editing my videos on my main photos app. I think this is a really cool idea, but you need to make more things free and enjoyable.
Great app to collaborate!
by GonzoSVT on 2020/04/20 08:02
Just stated using the app about 3 weeks ago and I think it’s an excellent app to collaborate with band mates or other musicians. I’ve heard a handful of people talking about sync issues but I’ve noticed if you use the wired headphones with the built in mic there’s no issues. But if you use Bluetooth headphones or earbuds thats where you may have a latency (sync) problem. Definitely worth paying the yearly subscription if you plan on using the app more than just a few times.
Sometimes works. Except...
by BrotherAntonio on 2020/06/06 05:08
When it doesn’t!!! I spent over an hour recording a multi track piece to share with people for my birthday. And after all of that the app glitched. What’s wrong... - app can glitch and scramble your separate tracks and combine them randomly. You then loose mixing control and your recording is basically garbage. - some basic mixing edits are permanent once you click the green check mark and you can’t undo and there’s no warning that is the case. - the app is not intuitive and the help articles and info is inadequate and mostly non existent. - good luck trying to contact the company for ANYTHING! They don’t seem to care. - more frustration than enjoyment so far. I have been a sound tech for decades. If I didn’t have to pay for this app for a working gig, it would be in the trash. Yet another example of a company that comes up with a good idea that is more interested in pocketing profit than reinvesting in and supporting their product to work in even a basic functional way. So sad. And be warned you might loose some hair if you are expecting too much.
Wonderful!
by tacuazines4 on 2019/04/09 22:20
This app has been such a wonderful, easy-to-use tool! I can make music in harmony with myself without paying an arm and a leg for it, and it’s a beautiful feeling. The volume dials are helpful as well. The only two grievances I have are: I would love to be able to add or subtract parts even when I have already recorded on a specific template. And it would be nice to have better sound quality (but maybe that’s just my phone microphone!). All together a great app!
World uniter!
by BrDavid on 2018/02/25 02:52
For anyone who loves to sing or play a musical instrument, this app is for you! I have learned to sing with a good group of people near my age (32) or thereabouts, and it's true that friendships can be made online. I would like to see a feature where singers can send personal messages to compile songs and singers together! This is NOT a dating site, so messages should be kept professionally! It's sure to be a great way to spend your evening or if you have a day off!
Buyer beware it’s buggy, problems with syncing audio
by Mkilayko on 2020/05/27 13:39
I use an iPhone 11 Pro Max. When I first got this app back in April 2020 and paid for the full version, it worked like a charm and all my recordings and harmonies were in sync. Fast forward to the end of May 2020 and there must’ve been some update in between and now I can’t even record harmonies in sync with each other. When I layer my second recording over the melody, even though I definitely sang together in sync with the melody while recording real time, the playback always makes the second recording play slightly ahead of the beat of the first track. It’s so frustrating. I used my air buds before and they worked fine so I’m not sure if that’s an issue because the second recordings are singing AHEAD of the beat. I’m so confused as to why it’s doing that. Usually it would be a latency issue right? I’m disappointed, also emailed tech support about it to make them aware of this new peculiar problem. I had to scrap a collaboration because of this problem so I’m bummed.
Saw another review with the same problem
by Marth Lowell on 2019/07/06 04:45
Glad I wasn’t the only one. When I recorded my first part and then tried to add another layer, it completely cut the audio from the second layer. I could not hear it no matter how high I turned up the volume on that layer and turned down the volume of the first. The audio was just gone. The issue persisted both with and without headphones. I was excited to try the app, but it’s useless to me if it can’t layer audio. Y'know, like it’s meant to. I couldn’t find a fix for this anywhere online and none of the tutorials for general use of the app I watched helped since they didn’t seem to be having this same issue. Weird bug. Frustrating
Crash and burning ??
by Urban Disaster on 2020/05/01 18:29
The app is totally awesome! The first week, it was working like a charm, but then, after that, the app started crashing during collab uploads, from SMS, into the app. My phone has also been getting really hot, and the battery life seems to be getting much shorter. I don’t know if the it’s the app, but my phone seems to be deteriorating pretty rapidly since I’ve been using the Acapella. Big bummer. Acapella, do you have any thoughts on this?
False advertising
by waukeganlarry on 2020/03/26 17:23
I wanted this app to combine a number of videos that I had previously recorded. I looked at the in-app purchases before buying, it said you had to pay for a video that was 3 minutes long. My videos were all 6 minutes long. I thought "well, I'll just cut them so they're all about 2 and a half minutes long. When I purchases the app, it said I had to pay for a video that was more that 1 minute long. Seriously? Not only that, I have to record a video right here right now, I can't choose an already recorded video. I would have rated this 0 stars if I could, DO NOT GET THIS APP!!! Edit: Also, no private accounts. Everyone can see your stuff.
You should add this.
by LTT630 on 2018/11/25 02:19
I like this app but one thing that I hate about it, is that you can only add one video from your photo library and then you have to do the rest of the videos on the app. Not all of us have time to record ourself filming the same song over again to make it sound like harmony. Because sometimes our family member will get annoyed by the same song over and over again. Pleas let us add more than one video from our photo album.
Amazing
by Meeeeeeoooooowwwwww on 2017/09/24 02:42
Every time I sing a song with harmony I wish there were more of me so I could sing both parts and with this app I totally could. It also helps me if I can't play a part on piano I can just record one part and play the next part over it. Overall really good app. One thing I don't like is that you have to pay for premium and it doesn't give you much more. 10/10 would play again
Bad app
by alinadelvecchio on 2019/07/17 21:01
I used to make videos on this all the time and I recently started it back up again. however, it is so frustrating because every time I press record it won’t count down and then never record. I have to keep closing the app and opening it back up just so i can get the video to record again. the app crashed on me a few times and I lost my progress in which it took me an hour to actually finish my recording aside from all of the crashes. I will not be using the app until it is updated or bug fixed because it’s highly frustrating.
Acapella...
by HeatProspect on 2020/04/03 18:45
This app is confusing to me. I love how I can create 30 second videos and have 9 squares of me singing but usually after the third square it gets very glitchy, bird chirping noises, high pitched squeals and frequencies coming from my video that completely overpower my voice. I can’t hear myself singing because of almost static and high frequency ringing going over my voice. If this is one of those apps where you pay for it to work that is honestly a rip off. I would like to simply have a video that works like Doja Cat: Return of the Snack singing. That has NO ringing and loud noises that hurt your ears in it.
I’m so done with this app
by julietm23 on 2019/04/06 00:21
This app was too difficult to use and would constantly push you to get premium. the process to record was absolutely frustrated. 1.because it doesn’t explain how to record 2.it would have random pop up and suggestions that you didn’t need When I tried recording it didn’t even save my video so I couldn’t even record. I eventually got so frustrated I deleted the app. Also when I first got the app when it made me sign up I accidentally put the wrong birthday date so I went to fix it and it just reset my birthday and signed me in anyway. I don’t even know why I downloaded this app in the first place.
Pro App
by Boss Hogg69 on 2020/05/23 20:20
If you’re serious about making fast, high quality music videos, this is the tool for you. The ability to import one prerecorded video and then interact/play along with it is excellent. The lossless audio and the editing features are excellent. Finally, the price is totally reasonable for people who are serious. The desire for “free everything” that permeates the reviews is sad and laughable. Quality is never free, raise your game b*tch!s 🤠
It’s... changed
by DMaplesGITM'sBIGGEST FAN!! on 2020/07/24 07:04
I get that hearing the speaker output would ruin some of the recording, but what about those with surround sound? Like couldn’t you add the option to hear the output from the top speaker of a phone? I have AirPod pros and they are so behind that it’s near impossible to make anything with them. I wish they would make it available to hear the output from the other video, otherwise it’s kind of annoying. I’m not sure if there is that option but I hope there is and I’m not digging around enough. I know that the old Acapella allowed you to hear the speaker output.
Greed is starting to take hold here
by Harpo29 on 2018/06/06 03:46
I’ve been with this app for a long time now and and I can remember things for free , now I understand as technology Starts to take shape. And we get more control on tweaking are sound and the fun tolls that we get with app is wonderful .. but now we have the yearly subscription from 9$. To 24$ for the year Now we are in the 49$. I guess good thing will becoming to an end real soon . To bad .
Good, but pricey
by DebDAtCHP on 2020/04/09 15:27
I enjoyed collaborating with colleagues to create a morale booster of a video for our students, but otherwise I have software on my computer that pretty much does this and more. If it was a couple dollars, pay once and done, then fine. But otherwise I really have no use for it. For someone else, this might be the perfect platform and I say have at it! It’s easy to use, has lots of features, and provides opportunities to show of your creative skills!
It’s started to crash/freeze during recording
by N. Austin on 2017/12/26 00:56
I’ve been a user of this app for over a year and a half now and I love it, but lately it has been freezing and crashing during recording. I close it and re-open it, but it does the same thing again. I hate it because it’s never done this until recently. It hope you can fix this issue.
No useful Bluetooth headphone support
by Pablopilot on 2020/05/30 19:31
This is ridiculous. IPhones have not had wired headphone jacks for what, 2-3 years now? I searched the Acapella help site and the only article that referred to Bluetooth headphones complained that they have latency (they don’t) and that you should switch to wired (I can’t). I know, I could use a lightning-headphone adaptor. Of course then I’d be restricted to my iPhone’s mic, no external mic or interface. When I have such an interface plugged in and try to use headphones, I can’t switch on the monitor switch in Acapella, so I can’t hear what I’m playing or what I’m playing along with. I’m pretty sure this is a software issue. Please fix it!
Disappointed
by wntdm on 2019/03/02 02:06
I used to use this app and loved it. It’s been quite some time since I have been in it. I previously paid for the full access and now they have switched to a subscription format. Kinda bogus that I paid for something that was disclosed as a one-time charge, and that money is essentially in the trash now. And I’m not about to be able to dispute a charge from 3-4 years ago 😂 Just seems a little greedy. I was stoked to make some more videos but don’t really care anymore. Meh. Thanks though acapella for giving me the opportunity to pay for something I already paid for! 🙄
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Acapella is the ultimate music maker and you can collab with any musician around the world. Whether you’re a musician and you play the piano, guitar, flute, drums etc or love to sing a cover song or simply jam and record music - you can use Acapella singing app as a multitrack tool to create multi frame music videos. Scroll through the discover tab to find talented artist from around the world to collaborative with. Share the multi frame video or download an Apple lossless copy of the audio. Check out Acapella’s full featured music editing tool to help insure you produce the highest quality sound possible. Acapella music editor contains the following features: - Record song up to 10 minutes - Import one video (first video) to help you become the ultimate acapella maker - Optimize your sound with EQ (music equalizer), noise gate and processor - Collab with friends by making music together - Add your logo as a watermark (png, jpeg) - Pan audio left or right - Built-in metronome is a must have for a music creator - Share video with CD quality audio - Download Apple lossless (ALAC) audio file or m4a. - Listen to your songs from iTunes library to help you record songs - Create playlist you can listen to on the go - Share to favorite social platforms like Mixcord, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc... Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube - @AcapellaApp Subscribe for Unlimited Access to Pro Features - You can subscribe for unlimited access to pro features including 10 minute recording, save lossless audio, and more! - Subscriptions are billed monthly or annually at the rate selected depending on the subscription plan. - Subscription auto-renew at the cost of the selected plan, unless cancelled 24-hours in advance prior to the end of the current period. The subscription fee is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Setting after purchase. Per Apple policy, no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. - Terms of use - https://www.mixcord.co/terms-of-use-agreement.html - Privacy policy - https://www.mixcord.co/privacy-policy.html Have questions or suggestions? Reach out to us at Acapella@mixcord.co
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by UDimusic on 2020/08/04 09:21
This app is frustrating...
Premium
by singobrooklynNY on 2020/08/04 00:50
In my opinion whether this app is good or not is not my issue. You guys are not really here to help musicians to work on serious projects or collaborate with education, nothing, nothing but nothing professional can’t be done with the free app use or Classic one, give me a break, a 1 minute is all the time frame you give to record a music work, unless, I pay $10.00 a month after subscription? I think you are making a lot of money, exploitation of the people in times like we are living now, it does disgust me. I need a minimum of 10 minutes to make something serious, can you give that feature to the none pay people or at least low the prices? I can’t afford this, let the rich amateurs use your premium and make you millions, that’s great, good for you. Thank you but I can’t do crap with this app.
Great app, but...
by Cello31777 on 2020/08/01 13:36
I really do enjoy this app, but it’s pretty expensive to get premium, which allows you to record videos for more than 30 seconds. My other problem is that my videos, and a lot of other people videos have been deleted.
Ridiculous subscription.
by MHY6 on 2020/07/28 16:44
I just want to have fun with the app but annoyingly, I HAVE TO PAY. why no m4a files for the limited!?
What’s with the delayed timing?
by that doesn't pull on 2020/07/26 03:03
Okay so I’m a percussionist. Because of COVID-19, I wanted to try something new and post a video of me playing a bass line excerpt. Basically, the music I would be playing calls for careful counting and splitting (for you drummers/drum corps folks). I recorded my first video WITH MY HEADPHONES and the audio came out great. No interference, nothing unpleasant. A nice clear sound. Now here’s the problem. I come to record my second video and after hearing the finished product of the second video - it’s COMPLETELY out of time and does not fall in with the initial recording. I have NO IDEA what it is but it definitely is not my headphones because they’re brand new. Keep in mind, there’s a new metronome feature on this app so after making the first recording there’s no need for the metronome because I would be going off the first video. Basically the audio and video don’t match up AT ALLLLLLLL when you put in the recordings together. Maybe if I wasn’t a musician this wouldn’t bother me as much but because the name of the app is ACAPELLA I would assume that there wouldn’t be timing issues with the recordings. Definitely wouldn’t recommend and is time consuming.
Wow!
by Muymuylovmomi on 2020/07/25 05:02
I love this app so much!
It’s... changed
by DMaplesGITM'sBIGGEST FAN!! on 2020/07/24 07:04
I get that hearing the speaker output would ruin some of the recording, but what about those with surround sound? Like couldn’t you add the option to hear the output from the top speaker of a phone? I have AirPod pros and they are so behind that it’s near impossible to make anything with them. I wish they would make it available to hear the output from the other video, otherwise it’s kind of annoying. I’m not sure if there is that option but I hope there is and I’m not digging around enough. I know that the old Acapella allowed you to hear the speaker output.
What a great tool for a songwriter with no band!!!
by keithcarini on 2020/07/23 20:06
I have been really enjoying the Acapella app. It’s like a virtual 4-track(or more-track) that helps me try all of my ideas. Also, it’s visually interesting for my fans to watch! Love Acapella!
great app, but hard to use.
by #smartypants on 2020/07/22 20:45
This really is a great app. It’s like a musician’s instagram. There are so many talented people on here, and everyone is super friendly. I gave it 4 stars because when it comes to recording your own stuff, it’s very difficult to use. I was recording a trio with my self and I had the metronome going and I was in time, but when I played back the recording, the app sped up the harmony, and a beautiful song sounded horrible. I can’t find where to change that. Also, where are the tools to edit sound and video?? I’m just really confused when recording my own music but I do recommend this app.
It keeps me Playing
by 2nd CL on 2020/07/20 00:42
This is great rehearsal practice.
Money!? Seriously
by JuelleWise on 2020/07/16 04:38
This app would be great if it didn’t cost money just to make longer videos and shapes. Please make it free for the poor ones
Love it
by dink128 on 2020/07/15 18:40
This app is awesome and I’m glade I downloaded it thx
Cool Idea
by Jay97777777761 on 2020/07/14 23:37
I like the idea and being able to listen to the song and stuff when you record, but I literally just bought a subscription and everytime I confirm a song I want to play the app force closes.
Not usable anymore
by ccm0rgan on 2020/07/14 16:21
You used to be able to fix the horrible latency by dragging and adjusting each individual track on a timeline. That feature is gone. You also used to be able to adjust things like eq without having to pay a subscription fee. Very disappointing.
Thank you
by K-Gwapo on 2020/07/11 17:36
Really appreciate you whoever came up with this app!!! 💯❤️🙏🏼
Joy, Joy, Joy
by Mt100456 on 2020/07/08 12:47
Love this app! Easy to use and fun to play with.
Huge Sync issues
by Swagsauceguy on 2020/07/04 22:02
Couldn’t get tracks to sync no matter what I tried and I couldn’t find a solution...the app is pretty worthless if it won’t sync
Wish you could punch in
by Brum4ce1 on 2020/07/03 15:56
I love this app, my only complaint is that there’s no way to punch in takes, so you have to get everything in one pass. It’s a great challenge, but it’d be nice to be able to edit a little more.
Great Capabilities, Terrible Interface
by supernathan13 on 2020/07/01 00:35
Frequently used functions need to be more accessible (invite others to collaborate). Green check button ought to say save — both I and everyone live talked with has deleted their first recording by accident.
Thank you Acappella!!!
by MKat47 on 2020/06/26 15:16
You’ve kept my heart singing........
Hate this “new update”
by luckyyMinty on 2020/06/24 16:56
So, I loved this app. I would make little acapella videos for fun. I came back for more fun, but when I lined up the voices one came later than the other. It was a pain just to get one voice to match with the other. It made it even harder when it was in the beginning because I didn’t have extra time in front of the harmony area. So please change it back.
Overall good
by pegasus196 on 2020/06/23 16:06
It’s easy to use. However i don’t like that u have to have premium to make videos longer than 30 seconds. I would get it if it were over two minutes or even over one minute. It just is mildly infuriating.
Acapella Needs to be Better
by PhillyPhool on 2020/06/23 14:40
A cappella is a pretty fair app as far as it goes. Unfortunately, the interface is cluttered and confusing.For my purposes, the limitation of knowing that recording is a significant issue, and I hope they expand it with the next iteration. It would also be useful to be able to save multiple takes and then she will spend the best one, rather than have to make a spot judgment after doing a recording.
Trying to fix a persistent latency problem
by MZMChi on 2020/06/23 02:01
Until I can record clearly in sync with all parts using some microphone of quality besides the white Apple string, which is detected but also a beat behind... the app is just a strong idea. Trained musicians will hate this tech glitch.
Horrible
by Alice/ Leslie Star on 2020/06/22 14:48
This app is just so horrible! Don’t know why I can’t join a collaboration and I just hate it. That’s correct, one star!
Lining up the tracks
by Donna LW on 2020/06/21 22:28
I wish this app had a function for lining up all the different tracks at the end of the project. I only have Bluetooth earphones (because my IPhone does not have earphone inputs) and I wonder if that is why the timing issue is such a challenge. I’d like to be able and nudge a track forward or back.
Love one another
by Belleview Bishop on 2020/06/21 19:22
Therapeutic to me.
Too confusing to Collab
by P.o.'d in SD on 2020/06/21 03:24
Share and Collab process is not distinct or clear. Mix chord makes you think you went to a pop up. You need to streamline this and give better instructions. Frustrating. Need to hear it without headphones. Aaaauuuugh!
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Súper !
by VdRobinosn on 2020/06/20 11:04
You can do so many things .. love it
Frustrating
by fritzian on 2020/06/19 01:34
Worked on a project for hours and it randomly deleted the whole thing. Not using again.
Doja Cat Brought Me Here
by Bingolicious Momma on 2020/06/18 18:51
Low key only downloaded this because if Doja Cat’s “Return of the Snack” Acapella video💀
Good app that costs too much to use right
by Terraceten on 2020/06/17 03:33
It's a good app that costs way too much to be able to use it. You need premium to record a clip over 30 seconds which limits a lot, but other than that it's a good app that I'd recommend
Please make a version for kids!
by juliebjoanz on 2020/06/16 21:44
This would be an incredible tool for distance learning for my students, but I’d need the people they can contact or who contact them be limited. There’s thousands of other music teachers in the same boat!
Junk
by Micataz on 2020/06/16 12:00
Every time I export the audio to another program the audio changes from the true mix that I saved. Distorted...wrong mix....etc. but if I send the same file to the online acapella app there is no loss of quality and mix. Seems to me that acapella has sabotaged their own program so you can’t use it on an outside platform. AND, I paid for a the full version of the program a few years ago and all of a sudden I’m being asked for extra subscription fees to do the same functions that I had already paid for. Won’t be long before another party develops a better product without the bs. I won’t be spending another dime with this company. I truly loved the program until I ran into these problems. If you’re trying to make a sun video with friends and don’t care about quality this is for you. If you’re hoping to produce anything professional move along. Acapella can easily make this program more compatible but for some reason they’ve decided to give us a mediocre product.
Excellent but it can get expensive
by Preacher0929 on 2020/06/15 19:46
By far the best collaboration app out there with all kinds of benefits and perks on the free version. My only reservation is the high monthly cost to get full access. I spend a lot of time on this app but when the cost for full access is $9.99 a month, that’s not something I can afford to pay. About $120 per year is too high. We should be able to pay for full access all at once and never have a recurring fee. The cost should be reasonable as well. Other than that, I’m enjoying the free limited version.
morisette
by Banoozi on 2020/06/14 23:44
I just started using this app, amd I am stocked. Jist shared with my colleagues can’t wait to see the result.
App update causing audio latency issues
by Vincent Gabel on 2020/06/13 10:25
This app was working just fine until the latest upgrade. Now there are major audio latency issued even with wired headphones and mic. This needs to be fixed.
Accapella !
by Kennochea on 2020/06/12 05:45
Great
Delay in recording
by h.lily51 on 2020/06/10 23:35
No matter what I did, the second, third, fourth, etc. recording was always delayed and the final product sounded like a mess
A waste of my time
by caleb_the_land on 2020/06/09 20:20
This app makes my videos out of sync when I play in sync with the video I started with!!!! I wear headphones, but it seems to intentionally put the next video out of sync even when I played it in sync. This needs to be fixed, otherwise it’s absolutely uslesss.
Acapella app
by kabarole on 2020/06/09 04:47
This app is amazing
There’s a delay
by the best clarinet player on 2020/06/07 20:18
Due to the pandemic my band has to use acapella to perform our graduation music and no matter how in sync I play with my conductor there is a delay.
Sometimes works. Except...
by BrotherAntonio on 2020/06/06 05:08
When it doesn’t!!! I spent over an hour recording a multi track piece to share with people for my birthday. And after all of that the app glitched. What’s wrong... - app can glitch and scramble your separate tracks and combine them randomly. You then loose mixing control and your recording is basically garbage. - some basic mixing edits are permanent once you click the green check mark and you can’t undo and there’s no warning that is the case. - the app is not intuitive and the help articles and info is inadequate and mostly non existent. - good luck trying to contact the company for ANYTHING! They don’t seem to care. - more frustration than enjoyment so far. I have been a sound tech for decades. If I didn’t have to pay for this app for a working gig, it would be in the trash. Yet another example of a company that comes up with a good idea that is more interested in pocketing profit than reinvesting in and supporting their product to work in even a basic functional way. So sad. And be warned you might loose some hair if you are expecting too much.
Glitch
by LIL N I G G E R on 2020/06/06 01:16
There is a glitch where whenever I mix the audio to how I want it, it magically splits it all the way to both sides of my earphones
Really good, but pricey if you want to upgrade
by blablayaddayadda on 2020/06/05 21:37
That is all
Too expensive
by Pamanr01 on 2020/06/04 22:37
It is a great app but too expensive and no directions. I tried to contact them to see if they could give me some guidance and no help there. I had to figure it out on my own and finally I found someone who help me out but no one in here.
Lack of control over clips make Bluetooth devices useless
by par5ec on 2020/06/03 18:34
This app is lacking in a few irritating ways. Primarily the ability to adjust start times for clips. That is a crucial feature since this app does not properly sync the start of each take if you are using Bluetooth mic/headphones. Either compensate for the latency in software, or preferably just let us slide the clips with fine control to make the timing line up.
Bad
by TrickyTomy on 2020/06/02 19:47
Super hard to use
Awful
by Captain Truth on 2020/06/02 19:31
Useless. Can’t sync parts
Acapella app
by Cantbeheard on 2020/06/02 16:43
Frustrating. Project sent to me, to collaborate. Wearing headphones, app does NOT pick up my audio! Vocal and guitar. Only the camera works. However, Able to use app without headphones, but is extremely hard to hear collaborators with just sound coming out of my iPad. Thats the only way app works, without headphones. Adding my guitar, can barely hear singer, other musicians. I spent 3 days with mixcord tech to fix app issue. Uninstalled/installed twice, sent whole project to app tech as well. Tried 3 different types of headphones, and ear buds. Nothing. I even started my own project from scratch, same issue. Camera fine, NO AUDIO. Contacted Apple tech, ran diagnostic on my 16 day old iPad, no issues, it is fine. Throwing in the towel on this app. Real mystery here. I wish app tech could talk to me on phone, might help. Bizarre.
1 problem
by Edy money on 2020/06/02 16:08
I know everyone needs money but people want to sing their hearts out sometimes if you could not make as many things cost money I’ll be giveing a 5 star
If you don’t have headphones don’t get it
by GABBY CHEEK on 2020/06/02 05:14
If you don’t have headphones it won’t harmonize it will make both notes at a different pace I have even tried turning my phone down it just won’t work without headphones
Pointless application
by Ace1-2-3 on 2020/06/01 01:01
The timing is so horrible it makes the app absolutely worthless. What a waste
Difficult to use and to end your subscription
by NBB26 on 2020/05/31 18:09
I don’t appreciate the fact that the developer has essentially hidden info on how to cancel a subscription. $9.99 is a lot for an app that is not intuitive. If you’re a musician who will use this regularly, could be a worthwhile purchase. Otherwise, NAH.
Perfect
by Tndip on 2020/05/30 22:28
I am so glad it’s user friendly!!! Great for my skits
Not a good app
by 030716LP on 2020/05/30 19:45
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No useful Bluetooth headphone support
by Pablopilot on 2020/05/30 19:31
This is ridiculous. IPhones have not had wired headphone jacks for what, 2-3 years now? I searched the Acapella help site and the only article that referred to Bluetooth headphones complained that they have latency (they don’t) and that you should switch to wired (I can’t). I know, I could use a lightning-headphone adaptor. Of course then I’d be restricted to my iPhone’s mic, no external mic or interface. When I have such an interface plugged in and try to use headphones, I can’t switch on the monitor switch in Acapella, so I can’t hear what I’m playing or what I’m playing along with. I’m pretty sure this is a software issue. Please fix it!
Thanks, Acapella!
by ChoirTeacherAtHome on 2020/05/30 14:52
This app has been a wonderful outlet for musical creativity during this time of quarantine. I miss harmonizing with choirs, so being able to harmonize here - on my own and in collaborations with others - is a gift! Thank you, Acapella!
Not worth the money
by hiddenwhale on 2020/05/30 13:07
This app is WAY too expensive for what you get! The video and audio rarely sync up so the videos that I tried to use professionally were really unprofessional looking. DON’T GET IT
Too expensive!
by K2r2 on 2020/05/28 21:32
Developer: How do I unsubscribe?! $10.00 a month is way more than I can afford for this.
One minute used to be free! What happened??
by ihavereturned on 2020/05/28 21:04
I used to use this app on my iPhone and LOVED it, then I switched to android and realized too late that it doesn’t exist on Android. Now my brother’s letting me use his iPad for the app but I can now only record for up to 30 seconds??? What gives? We used to be allowed to go up to one minute free!
This app is stupid
by ;-;-;;-;-; on 2020/05/28 20:49
I just wanted to make one little video and I just wanted to save it me not knowing the video POSTED me not knowing that it posted and me not knowing how to use this app it was probably up for 20 mins until I finally got it to delete 🙄don’t get this app!!
FUN app
by Therealpianoguy on 2020/05/28 19:59
I am fun...a little scared of advanced Eq features for voice etc....but will experiment and get more comfortable as I try more.
Completely garbage
by James64835 on 2020/05/28 18:06
I bought the premium so i could put 2 videos but then, i couldn’t even put them together, don't download this app, their just putting prices on everything and milking you for money. Don't spend your time on this, everything you do has a pricetag on it.
Buyer beware it’s buggy, problems with syncing audio
by Mkilayko on 2020/05/27 13:39
I use an iPhone 11 Pro Max. When I first got this app back in April 2020 and paid for the full version, it worked like a charm and all my recordings and harmonies were in sync. Fast forward to the end of May 2020 and there must’ve been some update in between and now I can’t even record harmonies in sync with each other. When I layer my second recording over the melody, even though I definitely sang together in sync with the melody while recording real time, the playback always makes the second recording play slightly ahead of the beat of the first track. It’s so frustrating. I used my air buds before and they worked fine so I’m not sure if that’s an issue because the second recordings are singing AHEAD of the beat. I’m so confused as to why it’s doing that. Usually it would be a latency issue right? I’m disappointed, also emailed tech support about it to make them aware of this new peculiar problem. I had to scrap a collaboration because of this problem so I’m bummed.
Great App with some minor bugs
by Teriusking on 2020/05/27 05:59
It’s an awesome app but lags a bit and makes the timing very hard even with the metronome. Please fix this now. Other than that, I love it.
So frustrating!!!
by problems with vidro play on 2020/05/27 00:42
This app is so frustrating - how do we mesh videos in from multiple people? Your directions are crap.
Terrible customer service/sync issues
by Mountainclimber440 on 2020/05/26 22:07
When I used this a couple weeks ago no problem with using wireless Bluetooth earphones. Now it’s not syncing when I add tracks. I get an email 2 days late saying it won’t work with wireless. What!!! I’m paying for this and it DID work. Now it’s not. No one to help correct the problem. What a waste of money.
Most basic feature broken
by frumious bandersnatch on 2020/05/26 21:06
Layered vocal tracks don't get replayed as they are recorded; singing in time with yourself results in a delay during playback
great app- but my use has a bug
by rae :/ on 2020/05/26 17:26
This app is a great one to collaborate, but it has a bug for me. When I try to start the free trial, it always shows the loading icon, and 2 hours later, it still hasn't loaded. I don't know if this is just my device, or if the whole app isn't working in that regard, but it's hella annoying for a student who has a deadline.
Had to borrow a friend’s iPad 😟
by Bdfretvghng on 2020/05/25 17:26
This app doesn’t work with groups, isn’t available on Android of any age, nor on Mac or pc. Sad.
Doesn’t Work with Bluetooth Headphones
by JediJosh83 on 2020/05/23 20:38
Such a poor design for an app where 1. You seem forced to use headphones and 2. Bluetooth headphones don’t work due to a latency issue. 😡
Pro App
by Boss Hogg69 on 2020/05/23 20:20
If you’re serious about making fast, high quality music videos, this is the tool for you. The ability to import one prerecorded video and then interact/play along with it is excellent. The lossless audio and the editing features are excellent. Finally, the price is totally reasonable for people who are serious. The desire for “free everything” that permeates the reviews is sad and laughable. Quality is never free, raise your game b*tch!s 🤠
Excellent
by WHICH CRAFT? on 2020/05/23 17:34
Love this app
Doesn’t work
by mrJoelAwesome on 2020/05/23 06:54
When recording more than one audio clip, the app doesn’t time them correctly ever so they always sound awful
Will not record video
by Avery Satfied Kusmer on 2020/05/22 22:02
I have purchased the premium pkg, but it will take me thru all the steps, but it will not record video . The start video will not respond.
Terrible design for a great concept
by Screaming_Goat on 2020/05/22 19:58
I got this because it is something I want to use, being able to record multiple videos of me and overlay them together to make a song. But when I started using it, it was super confusing and just left out a lot of things that shouldn’t have been left out. First off, just trying to input two previously recorded videos isn’t allowed. Only one, so that was annoying. Meaning I couldn’t put two in and then line them up on my own. Second, when I tried to record a simple song there was no way to turn off the sound of the first video that was already there, however you could turn off the metronome. This made the sound come out like heart beats when I was done because I couldn’t turn up the metronome and down the video. This leads me to the third problem, which would fix everything if they let you do this. You can’t move one of the videos a little bit forward or backwards to line them up perfectly. Last, you need premium for basically everything and it’s super expensive.
Makes you pay for everything
by Jayden banks boyy on 2020/05/22 03:01
This app literally makes you pay for everything nothing is free, very bad app
Watermark
by craicbaby on 2020/05/22 01:45
Will revise to 5 stars when they add the ability to remove the watermark as long as one collaborator has the paid version.
Terrible for mixing and collaborating
by CPCdrummer on 2020/05/22 01:30
Not intuitive, slow, crashed several times while trying to export, no ability to edit any video or audio, timing was delayed between two tracks, etc. A nightmare for anyone who has ever used an actual DAW.
Awful
by W. Donaldson on 2020/05/21 17:19
The learning curve for big sessions with multiple players is steep, and even having more than three participants requires constant manipulation of streams to synchronize audio/video. My solution to Acapella challenges is to wait for Coronavirus to be over so we can play in clubs again.
Major time delays between tracks.
by John 10904 on 2020/05/21 01:35
It’s is impossible to sync even using the metronome. I’m using a less than 1 year old iPhone XR and have tried reloading the app several times. Very frustrating!!
Age
by zhion2 on 2020/05/20 06:41
Why is it saying on the App Store 12+ but in the app it say 16 years of age or older and I’m 12
SO hard to use!
by MamaBurris on 2020/05/20 01:00
This is NOT an easy app to use and share. Sending the project back and forth to collaborators is time consuming and awkward. It never worked smoothly. Rendering and importing even the simplest parts takes SOOOO long. I do not recommend.
Not at all worth the recurring fee
by icandiggit on 2020/05/19 14:22
There are so many better options for this that don’t involve a scam “subscription”. Why would anyone buy this?
30s over pay
by oahsiqihshishq on 2020/05/18 23:29
Now im in quarantine and we have a talent show. We can send this to the conductors of the show it will be showed. I was so excited! But we need to pay to play something over 30 secs. I understand we need money and especially now. But can you make a discount or an offer or even let us make a video up to 1min without pay. Thank you
Amazing concept; bad implementation
by m.fdskfgjkldf;v;lfk on 2020/05/18 23:21
I love the concept of this app! I sing barbershop and have been using it to sing tags with my friends and even strangers during this quarantine since I can’t rehearse with my quartet or chorus in person anymore. I’m definitely addicted and have been posting all my tags online. However, this app has so. Many. Bugs. It is not intuitive at all. I can’t even list them all here. Just one example, for some reason the autocorrect and predictive text on my keyboard are somehow disabled for this app. I don’t have that problem with any other apps. Also, a new problem has emerged since the last update: when I sing, the timing is off now. I sing in time, but once the clip comes out, the most recent part that I sang is ahead of the previous one by a half second. That’s super annoying. There are other bugs that I can’t think of at the moment, but I’ll add them to my review as I think of them. Also, why isn’t this app available for Android? Many of my barbershop friends are Android users, so they can’t sing with me. Overall I do enjoy the app and LOVE the concept of being able to sing with others around the world or even with yourself if you can’t find anyone. But the glitches and bugs make it frustrating that sometimes I’ll give up entirely on a recording because it just isn’t with the trouble.
It’s a no for me champ
by ihat3tHIs on 2020/05/18 22:42
Pros: -collaborations Cons: -crashes -audio delays -expensive I’m using this as a student and am increasingly having a difficult time using the app. The first couple of days after purchasing the subscription, my videos were going swell. After a few weeks, I began to have issues; app crashing trying to open a collab or project, and now audio delay in my project.
Acapella
by kaylagoswim on 2020/05/18 15:10
The app seems promising but every time I try and record a song with metronome, the separate clips are a beat off, even though when recording it sounds completely fine. The multiple clips aren’t playing at the same time recorded, therefore it’s very difficult to get an accurate recording of what you are singing and playing. Don’t know if this is a bug or not, but it has repeatedly happened to me
It’s ok...
by Ryan1225M on 2020/05/17 23:05
This is a good app and runs much better than others like it, but it is also expensive! I am a violin player and most pieces are longer than 30 seconds. As a student, I cannot pay 10 dollars a month just for a little more recording time.
A lot to improve!
by joazinhovava on 2020/05/17 06:02
The idea of the app is great, but for professional musicians, there are a lot of things-could improve. -I’d would like to be able to adjust color of each window-separately -after I uploaded the video and recorded in two different windows, I would like to switch template...😢not possible -rendering should be faster -a few other things... not so practical
Please just make it free
by Sr. Tophat on 2020/05/17 01:42
Seriously, if I sign up for this app I have to pay money for everything. You are literally loaning us to use this app. I don’t want to pay taxes early. So please just make this app free and let us just use the app without having to pay for stuff
Terrible
by StevenLukeO on 2020/05/16 22:28
Can’t join a collaboration, not easy to use.
Yep, this is it.
by stopbnstupid on 2020/05/16 14:02
Looked high and low for a legit easy to use ap for making music collage video and this is it. Get it, makes this easy.
Awful
by kooikerhumdje on 2020/05/16 03:22
No help available except thru email or FAQs. Installed and paid for app and tried to collaborate w friend. Friend never got multiple requests to collaborate.
The App Is great
by doinitforthebenefit on 2020/05/16 03:03
The app works amazingly, but I really HATE when I mess up at the end of the song and have to redo it.
Seems great at first
by kakdjkdnmd on 2020/05/16 01:43
The biggest problem is you have to pay for almost everything, the first time I opened the app I was overwhelmed by the amount of things that I couldn’t do without paying for, and no song is only 30 seconds, better off recording it on your camera roll.
Not worth it
by mbrodd on 2020/05/15 04:21
In short, this is a good concept but the monthly payment model amounts to price gouging. Instead of paying $10/month for barebones features and limited options, I can just watch a YouTube tutorial and make my own multi-screen videos. And what’s with the bizarre social media feature? Everyone’s going to be sharing their videos on other platforms anyway. No one wants another social media account. The most frustrating thing is that some people have lifetime access to this app after paying a onetime fee, but new users are forced into a subscription model. It feels dishonest.
Acapella is worth its weight in gold!
by rcas2u on 2019/08/01 12:55
I have used Acapella over the last 1 1/2 years and it’s allowed me to effortlessly collaborate with friends around the globe. When people hear the collaborations they’re amazed and often ask how it’s done. When I tell them about the app they either purchase it on the spot, or they complain that it cost money. Seriously? For less than one dinner out, this app allows you to record with people anywhere in the world. Acapella has been a hugely instrumental to me and I would recommend it for so many reasons. Whether you are your own band or Acapella singer and want to record multiple tracks, or you are looking for a way to collaborate with friends, it’s a great platform. I would give it 10 stars if they were available for ease of use, quality of product and fun factors! Thank you Acapella! You make the world a brighter place!
Expensive and Not easy
by Pianomuse10 on 2020/05/09 16:09
The app cost arrangement has changed. There was a paid down load version, and free down load version. What I’ve paid for a year is a lot for an app, as a church musician. But, now what do I do with the choir members . . . Free TRIAL version now, then they’ll have to pay. And I will lose people because it won’t be worth the money for them, or they can’t afford it, especially if we don’t know if it’ll work for us yet. This is a developer who is now taking advantage of a situation where volunteer groups are just wanting to make music together during this COVID situation . . . until they can come together again. These aren’t professional musicians, they just want to gather a few moments in voice. Congratulations for ruining a decent thing. I don’t mind paying for fair price/service . . . But this is price gouging. Then, there are no directions. You just have to figure it out. We’re all ‘collaborators’ now . . . New jargon . . . With no hints how to proceed . . . Man. I have to use this for now, I’ve paid for it . . . I hope you fill your coffers to the brim . . . You know musicians have no money at this time. Have a good day.
Great app — except for the ridiculous subscription
by Supertentman on 2020/04/07 02:42
This is a fantastic app that allows people to be creative and collaborate in all sorts of ways, however this is an awful option for students and artists who just want to experiment. If you can afford shelling out $50 a year it’s great! However most students and musicians don’t have money for a looping app they just want to experiment with. You are better off investing your money in sound equipment and a DAW because you’d have those long term to record on rather than be stuck paying a subscription to a phone app... If this was like iReal Pro and only asked for a one time purchase it would be much more worth while. Even if it’s a steep purchase price, you’d have the tool on your phone to mess around with whenever you felt like getting creative. Sad to see reviews of people that paid the previous one time purchase which has apparently been voided since they changed the terms to a monthly subscription as well.... greed in action, making it harder than it has to be for musicians and artists to find their voice. I’d happily give this app 5 stars if the In-app purchases page was truthful at it really was a one time purchase of 7.99 for all the features.
Why the expensive subscription?
by lukepd13 on 2019/03/19 02:35
I really like this app. It’s very useful for sketching song ideas. The real huge bummer is the fact that I can’t record over 1 minute without purchasing a regular subscription for roughly $50 a year. The price in itself isn’t a huge issue but the fact that the advanced features are only temporary sort of irks me a bit including not being able to save my files in the free version. I would have no problem paying a one time $50 price tag upfront for a full version of the app but it feels like a slap in the face when they want a yearly paycheck from people who want to use this. The app itself is wonderful. If you like making Instagram videos it’s great because they can only be one minute anyway. I would recommend this app to friends but the subscription is a little too much for the advanced version to be worth it. If you have access to a laptop or desktop just use iMovie. It’s a one time purchase and the possibilities are endless compared to the limited free version of this app.
What’s with the delayed timing?
by that doesn't pull on 2020/07/26 03:03
Okay so I’m a percussionist. Because of COVID-19, I wanted to try something new and post a video of me playing a bass line excerpt. Basically, the music I would be playing calls for careful counting and splitting (for you drummers/drum corps folks). I recorded my first video WITH MY HEADPHONES and the audio came out great. No interference, nothing unpleasant. A nice clear sound. Now here’s the problem. I come to record my second video and after hearing the finished product of the second video - it’s COMPLETELY out of time and does not fall in with the initial recording. I have NO IDEA what it is but it definitely is not my headphones because they’re brand new. Keep in mind, there’s a new metronome feature on this app so after making the first recording there’s no need for the metronome because I would be going off the first video. Basically the audio and video don’t match up AT ALLLLLLLL when you put in the recordings together. Maybe if I wasn’t a musician this wouldn’t bother me as much but because the name of the app is ACAPELLA I would assume that there wouldn’t be timing issues with the recordings. Definitely wouldn’t recommend and is time consuming.
Expensive and Lacks Key Features
by Eddie_2 on 2020/04/13 20:48
I’ve been using this app to create music with friends while social distancing. In terms of ease of transferring projects, it’s fairly straightforward and provides a decent platform for doing so. However, given the extremely steep monthly price, I would hope that this app had the following: Ability to work on multiple projects at once — once you start one project, you basically have to finish before opening a different one. There are workarounds, but to me this is such a dealbreaker with an expensive app. Ability to edit takes — I know the video element makes this a little tricky, but if I have a slight mistake I should be able to piece in a short audio clip to “voice over” and cross fade between the original take, without affecting the video. Tempo changes during the song — or the ability to temporarily pause the metronome if you are performing songs with pauses or tempo fluctuations Graphical eq — there are eq settings that can be modified, but graphical eq would be much more convenient to work with in an app setting. Desktop/android support — really need this one. I can’t collaborate with friends who don’t use iOS. I’m still getting used to this software, and I’m probably not aware of all the features it has to offer. However, I pay less for other production software that does way more for a fraction of the price; honestly this is just a rip off. Once quarantine ends, I will most likely not be renewing my subscription.
Acapella has me happy as a kid in a music store
by Mac-a-Billy on 2020/04/05 17:16
This is a fun app. It lets me multitrack with the added dimension of video. It makes for great barbershop quartet videos. I do have another feature I would like to see added (assuming it isn’t already in there somewhere): Provide for latency correction by allowing you to adjust the time offsets for individual video tracks. This would allow you to use Bluetooth earpieces and stand much further back from the camera to provide a full body quartet view. Billy in Seattle
Terrible design for a great concept
by Screaming_Goat on 2020/05/22 19:58
I got this because it is something I want to use, being able to record multiple videos of me and overlay them together to make a song. But when I started using it, it was super confusing and just left out a lot of things that shouldn’t have been left out. First off, just trying to input two previously recorded videos isn’t allowed. Only one, so that was annoying. Meaning I couldn’t put two in and then line them up on my own. Second, when I tried to record a simple song there was no way to turn off the sound of the first video that was already there, however you could turn off the metronome. This made the sound come out like heart beats when I was done because I couldn’t turn up the metronome and down the video. This leads me to the third problem, which would fix everything if they let you do this. You can’t move one of the videos a little bit forward or backwards to line them up perfectly. Last, you need premium for basically everything and it’s super expensive.
Junk
by Micataz on 2020/06/16 12:00
Every time I export the audio to another program the audio changes from the true mix that I saved. Distorted...wrong mix....etc. but if I send the same file to the online acapella app there is no loss of quality and mix. Seems to me that acapella has sabotaged their own program so you can’t use it on an outside platform. AND, I paid for a the full version of the program a few years ago and all of a sudden I’m being asked for extra subscription fees to do the same functions that I had already paid for. Won’t be long before another party develops a better product without the bs. I won’t be spending another dime with this company. I truly loved the program until I ran into these problems. If you’re trying to make a sun video with friends and don’t care about quality this is for you. If you’re hoping to produce anything professional move along. Acapella can easily make this program more compatible but for some reason they’ve decided to give us a mediocre product.
Disappointed.
by Purpleninjuhh on 2020/04/08 05:56
I used to loveeeeee this app. I’ve been using it for like 4/5 years. I was so excited to finally find an app where I could harmonize with myself and play around with arrangements. I used it at least once a week. I took a little break from it and come back to find that I now have to pay for all of the basic features that I used to enjoy. Adding my watermark wasn’t too big a deal for me, but the equalizer being a paid feature really annoys me. I used to love that I could really refine and smooth out my sound. Now it’s really no point in me using this app anymore because i’m not about to pay for an app that glitches all the time. I used to not mind the glitches and the forced closing too badly but at this point it’s just not worth the headache and definitely not worth my money. I’m just sad that they want me to pay for the basic things about this app that made me love it so much. Will be uninstalling very very shortly.
Great, but no monitor feature
by MrTwisted on 2020/04/02 13:03
This app is great and allows you to listen to all the tracks you’ve pre-recorded and adjust their levels in the mix, BUT there’s no monitor feature to hear what is currently being recorded through your headphones. If you’re pure acoustic, this isn’t much of a problem. If you’re using a post-mic effects loop before input into the app, this is a major problem... you can’t hear what your post-effects sound is like until after you’ve recorded the whole track. I’m working on a way to use physical splitters to make this happen, but it would be a great software feature to add... the ability to turn on/off a monitor of the track you’re currently recording and adjust its volume relative to the other tracks in the mix.
I wish there was an option for no borders!
by NAPSABLOOK22 on 2018/01/05 19:24
This app is a great tool for recording multiple lines at once. However, I have a few issues with it: 1. You are forced to have a border- it would be great if I could record videos without a border separating them (basically just no lines in between them) 2. You can't trim videos from the beginning- you can only trim videos from the end, so if (for example) you have a harmony coming in later, you can't cut out the beginning section where you're waiting for your line to come in and you're just awkwardly looking at the camera 3. It can be super glitchy- especially when trimming videos It's still a great app, but if all of these things were fixed it would have a perfect 5 star rating!!
Confusing and Horrible Customer Service
by alltimegamer13579 on 2019/05/23 02:33
So I got this app because my friend had it and it looked super cool and fun. I thought it was free but when I got the app and make an account I thought it was telling me I had to pay for it. However, it turned out to be $10 a month for the premium but they didn’t specify very well so I started the 7 day free trial. That was last Monday. This past Sunday I went on to cancel my trial so I wouldn’t be billed the day after when my subscription started. In the policy it said you can “cancel your subscription anytime” But I couldn’t find anywhere on the app where it told me how to. So I e-nailed customer service and all they did was send me an article on how to delete my Acapella account. I don’t want to delete my account, I just want to unsubscribe from the premium list so I’m not getting billed $10 a month! Overall, I’m highly disappointed in the lack of communication and help i’m receiving.
Difficult to Use
by edwina_reviews on 2019/02/18 22:45
The making of acapellas is difficult and not as convenient in the app. After making one part of, say, a duet, I'm forced to wait longer than normal just to view a clip of my singing. Often times I have to re-record my singing because there are things I want to fix or redo. Because the loading takes so long just for, say, a thirty sec clip, the app is just really inconvenient. Not only that, but also the uploading and saving of my videos is difficult. Again, it takes very long and then I have to go through a process to simply save a video when it shouldn't be that hard to save my own video. Then if I want to view my video once I posted it, for some reason I can't view it unless I say I'm going to edit it. The whole format and process is just more difficult and inconvenient than it should be.
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Signing back into you account
by eri2902 on 2020/01/09 04:17
Hey I loved this app until my iPod got disabled we had to back it up to a long time before I had acapella and I was super mad cause I had to redownloaded it and I tried to log back into my account and I couldn’t it said you e-mail is incorrect and all that stuff and I had a thing a good one on there and I wanted to see how many followers I had and I couldn’t and I am disappointed I really like it and I really want to get back in to see my old account. I looked to see if my account was still on the thing and guess what it isn’t so If any one wants to download it go ahead just don’t sign out if you are planning on wanting to.😡
Great until....
by creativityy on 2018/08/03 22:50
I love this app. And something horrible happened today. My profile won’t load. everything accept the part where u actually make the Acapella won’t load. But it’s useless because when I saved one I can’t see it on my profile because my profile just won’t load. I have so much fun with this app and I started to get better. Can someone please reply back and tell what to do? I tried refreshing it and it said there was an error trying to load your profile, please try again later. I already tried checking my wi-fi Restarting my phone, even logging in and logging back out of my profile and nothing has worked..please help. Thank you
Acapella app
by Cantbeheard on 2020/06/02 16:43
Frustrating. Project sent to me, to collaborate. Wearing headphones, app does NOT pick up my audio! Vocal and guitar. Only the camera works. However, Able to use app without headphones, but is extremely hard to hear collaborators with just sound coming out of my iPad. Thats the only way app works, without headphones. Adding my guitar, can barely hear singer, other musicians. I spent 3 days with mixcord tech to fix app issue. Uninstalled/installed twice, sent whole project to app tech as well. Tried 3 different types of headphones, and ear buds. Nothing. I even started my own project from scratch, same issue. Camera fine, NO AUDIO. Contacted Apple tech, ran diagnostic on my 16 day old iPad, no issues, it is fine. Throwing in the towel on this app. Real mystery here. I wish app tech could talk to me on phone, might help. Bizarre.
An ehhhh app
by WafflePrincess on 2020/02/09 01:20
When I tried to overlap myself playing the violin, the first video would be great, but the second video would be almost mute and you can barely even hear it make a sound. I’ve tried moving the settings around with the noise, but nothing worked. I’ve checked reviews and turns out a lot of people are experiencing the same problems. This has been happening since last year and it still seems like this is a problem. I’ve read that the developers only respond to those giving good reviews and not actually saying anything to those bringing up the issue in their app. Is it a bug? If this issue is fixed, people might even buy your subscription. Hell, even I was going to, but i don’t want to be paying for something that doesn’t work well.
Listed in app purchases don’t exist
by Shanpa on 2019/08/21 23:49
This is a very cool app but the info about it on the app store page is misleading. Under in-app purchases in the description there are a number of appealing, non-subscription based options. In the app they only give you two subscription based options. I am very disappointed to find that in order to fully use this app I need to subscribe to it. That would be understandable for cloud storage and access to their social media community but I don’t want to use that stuff. I just want to be able to make full videos and save them to my photos app. AND I want to pay a fair and reasonable $9.99-ish for the privilege. Someone should at least remove those options from the in-app purchase list in the app store.
Should be titled “Garbage Band”
by wls123iv on 2020/04/26 02:46
This is a terrible app. I would rate it negative five stars if I could. It renders and loads forever, crashes when you save things (beyond frustrating), and has a terrible user interface. Basically, from a functionality level it’s garbage. An app should at least do basic functions properly (like save and export) and be easy to use (functions and features should be clearly labeled and easy to find, not buried where you have to look for them) . This is not that type of app. An app that edits music should be able to do a few things above and beyond just those basic operations though. Getting collaboration levels right is a pain and you have to shuffle from record to playback to adjust levels between tracks. Anytime you make a change to something or switch tracks playback starts over from the beginning. That’s something that should be able to be done “on the fly”. If this app were to be stellar, it would need to fix all these problems and maybe add some useful functions like automation, import more than one file from an external source, trim clips, loop function, or multitrack editing. As is, garbage. Deleted.
Confused
by Sydtheegg on 2018/06/07 22:01
Hello- I love the Acapella app, but even though I used head phones, there is still a metronome sound playing through my song. I want to use the metronome to stay in time but not to show up during the end result. 1) how do I get rid of it? Also, when I tried sear searching for the answer in the app, there was no help button or instructions besides those yellow boxes when I first used the app. 2) where is the user manual? I really do love it bu it can’t show people my arrangements of songs with the metronome playing in the background. Also, I initially tried to send an email instead of doing it through a review but the server wasn’t available, as in the page directed me to a page that did not exist. 3) how can I send an email? Thank you.
great app, but hard to use.
by #smartypants on 2020/07/22 20:45
This really is a great app. It’s like a musician’s instagram. There are so many talented people on here, and everyone is super friendly. I gave it 4 stars because when it comes to recording your own stuff, it’s very difficult to use. I was recording a trio with my self and I had the metronome going and I was in time, but when I played back the recording, the app sped up the harmony, and a beautiful song sounded horrible. I can’t find where to change that. Also, where are the tools to edit sound and video?? I’m just really confused when recording my own music but I do recommend this app.
3 Stars because...
by JenNjuice on 2018/08/17 00:31
...not too happy to pay for a monthly subscription. I’d rather just pay for the app in itself, upfront, and call it good. I also can’t get videos to play besides my own. I’ll sit on it for a few minutes to see if it plays, when I tap the video it tells me I just paused the video. Can’t figure that part out. It would also be nice to be able to work on a few projects at once instead of having to delete the ones you aren’t done with yet. Otherwise it’s a decent app that fills the needs I was looking for: no friends are musically inclined and I wanted something besides an audio track app to record duets and stuff on.
Island of the Misfit Musicians
by otismck76 on 2018/06/10 03:40
Tired of “Facebook”? Looking for a place to go and post your talent instead of your every day mood, thoughts & opinions? If so, then Acapella is just right for you and everyone else. Acapella now only allows just anyone to bring life to their voices but also allows musicians to showcase their talents as well. The only thing about this App I would critique is the lack of community communication between users. Users have no choice but to communicate all questions or ideas through comments on posts instead of the option to message privately. Otherwise, a top notch App.
Bugs/glitches galore
by Nik chap on 2020/05/13 19:11
So many issues. First, The app does not do a good job Recognizing headphones while using an external interface. Some interfaces ie “Rode”, it does not allow you to use them as monitors during playback at all. Next up is the collaboration tool. This is so confusing, as everyone who the song is shared with must remember to hit collaborate when sending back -otherwise it is locked from the original user(s). A much simpler fix would be to have the original user set the song for collaboration and wherever it goes from there, it stays in collaboration format until saved/shared by original creator. Beyond that the app constantly crashes, the metronome disappears, freezes up, etc. all on a fairly new iPhone. 75% of the time is spent troubleshooting. The effects are also pretty crappy even for the upgrade. Also seems like most of the features are designed for non-music things, ie, skins, pics, networking, etc. leaving very few options for recording/mixing. An extremely unreliable, amateurish app overall.
Audio is off. Costumer service isn’t well.
by Jolei A on 2019/07/15 08:38
I got the app for the first time today to overlap my piano and flute playing. I played my flute for the first clip and the audio sounded fine. As I added the second, third and fourth audio clips they would be muted and the first would sound obnoxiously loud. I tried to mess with the audio settings but no matter what I did it still wouldn’t work. I was reading more reviews and lots of other people also had this problem but it seemed as if the company only responded to people who didn’t have this problem. I feel as if this is a more serious problem than inappropriate content which can get reported or block. All problems should be fixed, not some and the rest get ignored.
Excellent but it can get expensive
by Preacher0929 on 2020/06/15 19:46
By far the best collaboration app out there with all kinds of benefits and perks on the free version. My only reservation is the high monthly cost to get full access. I spend a lot of time on this app but when the cost for full access is $9.99 a month, that’s not something I can afford to pay. About $120 per year is too high. We should be able to pay for full access all at once and never have a recurring fee. The cost should be reasonable as well. Other than that, I’m enjoying the free limited version.
Cool idea, but too expensive
by L14m777 on 2020/05/06 21:55
This app is so cool, and there ore some cool things you can do with it, but I don’t have the money to pay for a subscription. It is really annoying sometimes. With free version you can only do a 30 second video! Not even a minute which is what I though it was. It’s hard To get anything in a 30 second video! Also you can’t import videos from your camera unless you pay for the subscription. That is really annoying because I like editing my videos on my main photos app. I think this is a really cool idea, but you need to make more things free and enjoyable.
Great app to collaborate!
by GonzoSVT on 2020/04/20 08:02
Just stated using the app about 3 weeks ago and I think it’s an excellent app to collaborate with band mates or other musicians. I’ve heard a handful of people talking about sync issues but I’ve noticed if you use the wired headphones with the built in mic there’s no issues. But if you use Bluetooth headphones or earbuds thats where you may have a latency (sync) problem. Definitely worth paying the yearly subscription if you plan on using the app more than just a few times.
Sometimes works. Except...
by BrotherAntonio on 2020/06/06 05:08
When it doesn’t!!! I spent over an hour recording a multi track piece to share with people for my birthday. And after all of that the app glitched. What’s wrong... - app can glitch and scramble your separate tracks and combine them randomly. You then loose mixing control and your recording is basically garbage. - some basic mixing edits are permanent once you click the green check mark and you can’t undo and there’s no warning that is the case. - the app is not intuitive and the help articles and info is inadequate and mostly non existent. - good luck trying to contact the company for ANYTHING! They don’t seem to care. - more frustration than enjoyment so far. I have been a sound tech for decades. If I didn’t have to pay for this app for a working gig, it would be in the trash. Yet another example of a company that comes up with a good idea that is more interested in pocketing profit than reinvesting in and supporting their product to work in even a basic functional way. So sad. And be warned you might loose some hair if you are expecting too much.
Wonderful!
by tacuazines4 on 2019/04/09 22:20
This app has been such a wonderful, easy-to-use tool! I can make music in harmony with myself without paying an arm and a leg for it, and it’s a beautiful feeling. The volume dials are helpful as well. The only two grievances I have are: I would love to be able to add or subtract parts even when I have already recorded on a specific template. And it would be nice to have better sound quality (but maybe that’s just my phone microphone!). All together a great app!
World uniter!
by BrDavid on 2018/02/25 02:52
For anyone who loves to sing or play a musical instrument, this app is for you! I have learned to sing with a good group of people near my age (32) or thereabouts, and it's true that friendships can be made online. I would like to see a feature where singers can send personal messages to compile songs and singers together! This is NOT a dating site, so messages should be kept professionally! It's sure to be a great way to spend your evening or if you have a day off!
Buyer beware it’s buggy, problems with syncing audio
by Mkilayko on 2020/05/27 13:39
I use an iPhone 11 Pro Max. When I first got this app back in April 2020 and paid for the full version, it worked like a charm and all my recordings and harmonies were in sync. Fast forward to the end of May 2020 and there must’ve been some update in between and now I can’t even record harmonies in sync with each other. When I layer my second recording over the melody, even though I definitely sang together in sync with the melody while recording real time, the playback always makes the second recording play slightly ahead of the beat of the first track. It’s so frustrating. I used my air buds before and they worked fine so I’m not sure if that’s an issue because the second recordings are singing AHEAD of the beat. I’m so confused as to why it’s doing that. Usually it would be a latency issue right? I’m disappointed, also emailed tech support about it to make them aware of this new peculiar problem. I had to scrap a collaboration because of this problem so I’m bummed.
Saw another review with the same problem
by Marth Lowell on 2019/07/06 04:45
Glad I wasn’t the only one. When I recorded my first part and then tried to add another layer, it completely cut the audio from the second layer. I could not hear it no matter how high I turned up the volume on that layer and turned down the volume of the first. The audio was just gone. The issue persisted both with and without headphones. I was excited to try the app, but it’s useless to me if it can’t layer audio. Y'know, like it’s meant to. I couldn’t find a fix for this anywhere online and none of the tutorials for general use of the app I watched helped since they didn’t seem to be having this same issue. Weird bug. Frustrating
Crash and burning ??
by Urban Disaster on 2020/05/01 18:29
The app is totally awesome! The first week, it was working like a charm, but then, after that, the app started crashing during collab uploads, from SMS, into the app. My phone has also been getting really hot, and the battery life seems to be getting much shorter. I don’t know if the it’s the app, but my phone seems to be deteriorating pretty rapidly since I’ve been using the Acapella. Big bummer. Acapella, do you have any thoughts on this?
False advertising
by waukeganlarry on 2020/03/26 17:23
I wanted this app to combine a number of videos that I had previously recorded. I looked at the in-app purchases before buying, it said you had to pay for a video that was 3 minutes long. My videos were all 6 minutes long. I thought "well, I'll just cut them so they're all about 2 and a half minutes long. When I purchases the app, it said I had to pay for a video that was more that 1 minute long. Seriously? Not only that, I have to record a video right here right now, I can't choose an already recorded video. I would have rated this 0 stars if I could, DO NOT GET THIS APP!!! Edit: Also, no private accounts. Everyone can see your stuff.
You should add this.
by LTT630 on 2018/11/25 02:19
I like this app but one thing that I hate about it, is that you can only add one video from your photo library and then you have to do the rest of the videos on the app. Not all of us have time to record ourself filming the same song over again to make it sound like harmony. Because sometimes our family member will get annoyed by the same song over and over again. Pleas let us add more than one video from our photo album.
Amazing
by Meeeeeeoooooowwwwww on 2017/09/24 02:42
Every time I sing a song with harmony I wish there were more of me so I could sing both parts and with this app I totally could. It also helps me if I can't play a part on piano I can just record one part and play the next part over it. Overall really good app. One thing I don't like is that you have to pay for premium and it doesn't give you much more. 10/10 would play again
Bad app
by alinadelvecchio on 2019/07/17 21:01
I used to make videos on this all the time and I recently started it back up again. however, it is so frustrating because every time I press record it won’t count down and then never record. I have to keep closing the app and opening it back up just so i can get the video to record again. the app crashed on me a few times and I lost my progress in which it took me an hour to actually finish my recording aside from all of the crashes. I will not be using the app until it is updated or bug fixed because it’s highly frustrating.
Acapella...
by HeatProspect on 2020/04/03 18:45
This app is confusing to me. I love how I can create 30 second videos and have 9 squares of me singing but usually after the third square it gets very glitchy, bird chirping noises, high pitched squeals and frequencies coming from my video that completely overpower my voice. I can’t hear myself singing because of almost static and high frequency ringing going over my voice. If this is one of those apps where you pay for it to work that is honestly a rip off. I would like to simply have a video that works like Doja Cat: Return of the Snack singing. That has NO ringing and loud noises that hurt your ears in it.
I’m so done with this app
by julietm23 on 2019/04/06 00:21
This app was too difficult to use and would constantly push you to get premium. the process to record was absolutely frustrated. 1.because it doesn’t explain how to record 2.it would have random pop up and suggestions that you didn’t need When I tried recording it didn’t even save my video so I couldn’t even record. I eventually got so frustrated I deleted the app. Also when I first got the app when it made me sign up I accidentally put the wrong birthday date so I went to fix it and it just reset my birthday and signed me in anyway. I don’t even know why I downloaded this app in the first place.
Pro App
by Boss Hogg69 on 2020/05/23 20:20
If you’re serious about making fast, high quality music videos, this is the tool for you. The ability to import one prerecorded video and then interact/play along with it is excellent. The lossless audio and the editing features are excellent. Finally, the price is totally reasonable for people who are serious. The desire for “free everything” that permeates the reviews is sad and laughable. Quality is never free, raise your game b*tch!s 🤠
It’s... changed
by DMaplesGITM'sBIGGEST FAN!! on 2020/07/24 07:04
I get that hearing the speaker output would ruin some of the recording, but what about those with surround sound? Like couldn’t you add the option to hear the output from the top speaker of a phone? I have AirPod pros and they are so behind that it’s near impossible to make anything with them. I wish they would make it available to hear the output from the other video, otherwise it’s kind of annoying. I’m not sure if there is that option but I hope there is and I’m not digging around enough. I know that the old Acapella allowed you to hear the speaker output.
Greed is starting to take hold here
by Harpo29 on 2018/06/06 03:46
I’ve been with this app for a long time now and and I can remember things for free , now I understand as technology Starts to take shape. And we get more control on tweaking are sound and the fun tolls that we get with app is wonderful .. but now we have the yearly subscription from 9$. To 24$ for the year Now we are in the 49$. I guess good thing will becoming to an end real soon . To bad .
Good, but pricey
by DebDAtCHP on 2020/04/09 15:27
I enjoyed collaborating with colleagues to create a morale booster of a video for our students, but otherwise I have software on my computer that pretty much does this and more. If it was a couple dollars, pay once and done, then fine. But otherwise I really have no use for it. For someone else, this might be the perfect platform and I say have at it! It’s easy to use, has lots of features, and provides opportunities to show of your creative skills!
It’s started to crash/freeze during recording
by N. Austin on 2017/12/26 00:56
I’ve been a user of this app for over a year and a half now and I love it, but lately it has been freezing and crashing during recording. I close it and re-open it, but it does the same thing again. I hate it because it’s never done this until recently. It hope you can fix this issue.
No useful Bluetooth headphone support
by Pablopilot on 2020/05/30 19:31
This is ridiculous. IPhones have not had wired headphone jacks for what, 2-3 years now? I searched the Acapella help site and the only article that referred to Bluetooth headphones complained that they have latency (they don’t) and that you should switch to wired (I can’t). I know, I could use a lightning-headphone adaptor. Of course then I’d be restricted to my iPhone’s mic, no external mic or interface. When I have such an interface plugged in and try to use headphones, I can’t switch on the monitor switch in Acapella, so I can’t hear what I’m playing or what I’m playing along with. I’m pretty sure this is a software issue. Please fix it!
Disappointed
by wntdm on 2019/03/02 02:06
I used to use this app and loved it. It’s been quite some time since I have been in it. I previously paid for the full access and now they have switched to a subscription format. Kinda bogus that I paid for something that was disclosed as a one-time charge, and that money is essentially in the trash now. And I’m not about to be able to dispute a charge from 3-4 years ago 😂 Just seems a little greedy. I was stoked to make some more videos but don’t really care anymore. Meh. Thanks though acapella for giving me the opportunity to pay for something I already paid for! 🙄
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