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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
This is ridiculous to cancel
by Andrea1980Aztev on 2021/06/12 12:47
I’m searching long and hard on how to unsubscribe? Little help here, but I’m not figuring out how to use it, so trying really hard to cancel… shouldn’t be this difficult!!
Really good just I wish it didn’t charge so I can record full vids for free
by gio420420420420 on 2021/06/10 03:16
Good app
App crashes
by Pro26lara on 2021/06/09 22:59
App takes forever to load a video from your camera roll and 99% crashes and closes app
Noises!b
by 蔚小威 on 2021/06/06 01:00
Why noise is so big?? Even when I insert earbuds.
Very useful tool
by mmbass on 2021/06/01 17:44
Enjoying using the app
Rendering
by alralt on 2021/06/01 00:41
When you’re done with a recording it says rendering but nothing is happing its likes it freezes
Latency!
by steevstar on 2021/05/29 17:29
Not a great app due to the latency. I used wired headphones as suggested, still delayed notes when combining my performances If anyone knows the trick to adjusting latency please share
Pricing makes it unusable
by Lemonworm on 2021/05/09 14:39
The pricing off this app is such a barrier to entry it stands to prevent ANY sort of the community collaborative environment theyre tryng to sell. It would be hard enough to convince a close friend to pay 50$ a year much less anyone else. This is no longer a fun app to experiment. It is a premium service that is more expensive than MANY more powerful pieces of software. I understand how ubiquitous this business model is on the app store but so many developers just oblogatorily do it with no consideration for the affect it will have on their service.
Expensive and hard to use
by 小薛宝宝 on 2021/04/21 19:08
Almost 10 for a month 120 per year???!!!!! For such a inefficient app? I wish you could have the other people’s audio and metronome separate and improve sound quality and more. But it is just too expensive
Maybe later..
by Firehose20 on 2021/04/20 15:48
Nice concept but it has a serious timing issue and it’s to expensive. Pay one time would be great.
Misinformation
by KingMaster1234 on 2021/04/19 14:33
I really used to love using this app. (This was an email originally) Hi, I write this email because your app personally advertised a 7 day free trial to me, but charged me as soon as it activated. As soon as I inquired Apple about this charge, they informed me that I had already used the free trial about a year ago… My problem and question to you is, why would you continue to advertise a free trial somebody has already used? I don’t appreciate the misinformation displayed to me. I feel used and robbed of an opportunity I was looking forward to taking advantage of. This has cut into important plans and I’m further thinking about removing this app off of my device because of it. Have a nice day.
Awesome app!
by Bora Boraz on 2021/04/14 00:47
Still on free one but eager to upgrade. What’s $9.99 a month?
One complaint
by cjgcf on 2021/04/01 00:50
I wish they would have more instrument options in your profile, specifically a French horn.
very bad quality
by Racerrgurl12345 on 2021/03/30 01:46
You have to pay for any good features, which is a total waste of money. You can’t upload previously recorded videos, you have to do it live into the app.
just no
by SN4IL5 on 2021/03/29 06:00
just no
Glitchy
by Nurita03 on 2021/03/23 17:32
I need to sign in and it doesn’t let me
Way too expensive
by jasneskis on 2021/03/21 16:04
I only wanted to use once. Way too complicated. Seems to require other equipment also, headphones, etc. I don’t own and for one use don’t need. $10 a month is high. Maybe good for professionals with tax write offs.
Higher Tempo
by baorozco on 2021/03/16 01:44
Some songs need higher tempo with triplet times and this tempo isn't fast enough. Please add higher tempo, maybe up to 250 instead of 180
Went south
by chillihill on 2021/03/15 18:22
Nothing comes up in my profile all songs are gone was great for a few mos now its really sucking
Not intuitive, but...very cool technology.
by missus n on 2021/03/12 12:54
Very co
Missing major features
by ProBassoonist on 2021/03/11 05:50
When I first tried out the app, I thought it was really useful to create music covers with multiple parts, so I bought the yearly subscription to be able to record for more than 30 seconds, tolerating the price. Being able to hear my other recorded parts while I record is what caught my interest. Now that I’ve used the app more, I’ve found out how limited this app is. There isn’t an editor where you can move tracks around or have a part that appears for only part of the song. You have to record each part in one go. This app is also only available on mobile, which I find annoying because my phone’s mic quality isn't what you would call good. I also wanted to make use of the guide music that would have been really useful to listen to while recording, but for some reason Acapella only uses Apple Music songs that require a subscription which I’m not paying for to play more than 30 seconds of the song I want. There’s so many extra useless features like filters and watermarks when Mixcord should have focused on actual music-making and ease of access features.
Love it!!
by La dama del piano on 2021/03/10 17:28
I love this app!!❤️❤️❤️❤️I can’t stop using it!💜🎹🎤💙😇❤️
A mixcord blessing
by Nordic now! on 2021/03/09 23:19
When Acapella works, it can be an excellent app for sharing music. The recording function is simple and straightforward. But if you’re trying to collaborate and something goes wrong, Acapella rarely offers solutions. The send button in your email app is greyed out? Too bad. Want to use a different email app? Oh, well. Or maybe you want to copy the collaboration link into some other app? Nothing happens. And if a PC user wants to collaborate, they'd better get an iPhone.
Crashed?
by ☀︎︎Bri☀︎︎ on 2021/03/09 22:21
It’s a good app. But now I’m having trouble even getting on the app. It happened out of no where. I can’t access my feed or anything! It says “user name or password is innocent” when I’m still logged in?
doesn’t work
by PoolQueen 1604 on 2021/03/08 22:06
Used it for one day and now I can’t sign into my account. I have the password- but when I try to sign in nothing happens and then it times out. I deleted and redownloaded six times. Worthless
Monthly charges
by CoolSpot00 on 2021/03/06 02:11
I have been getting charged 9.99 each month and didn’t realize it because there was no description for the charge. It shows up on my bill as apple.com/bill. I thought it was something my spouse had purchased. Would never have caught this if the most recent charge wasn’t different, it finally had a description. Very frustrated.
I don’t like the upload
by Aubree furdge on 2021/03/03 19:24
It’s so slow
I love it!
by zelda vivian 1010101 on 2021/03/01 22:05
So I love the app so much but you should just have to put you username in and not username and password I love the app so much I use it so much and you should have a harmony code so you can learn how to harmonize PS. Thank you for the great app
Acapella
by obbiegirl on 2021/02/25 01:13
Good results but the most, most frustrating app to use!!! I agree. The MOST frustrating app. No clear directions for use. Ugh!!!!!
Terrible interface
by Moist van Lipwig on 2021/02/19 16:39
It’s not obvious (or even understandable) what the app is trying to do, and how I get it to do what I want. Sharing is a PITA, and it’s trying to be a “social network” without some basic privacy controls (e.g. I have random following me, how do I break that connection/block them?)
Has a lot to offer; Could better support original music
by ya neigh on 2021/02/18 18:42
The Acapella app has a lot of bells and whistles. It’s going to take me a good long while to figure out how to fully utilize all it has to offer. And yet, it could offer more! I love a good cover of a song I like, but I’m most interested in hearing original music. Could the developer/s add a feature so that users could identify their songs as original music and then let users sort the Feed by that so we can check out just original music sometimes if we want???
Instructions are unclear
by allyouneediskindness on 2021/02/17 03:49
I’ve done this four times with my choir. After rendering the final instructions are confusing when it is time to send.
The best for collaborating
by JTiberius123 on 2021/02/16 01:51
Any problems I’ve had, due to my own ignorance of how the app works, or a glitch has been addressed, and repaired with the quickness. I love this program, and it’s been fun collaborating with people around the world. Highly recommend. Good product, good company, fair price.
App
by dave the freakin wave on 2021/02/15 22:06
Over all good app so far
Not so great
by radthemighty on 2021/02/11 00:50
The interface is not very user friendly and could be a lot quicker.
Love until I started getting inappropriate content
by Shanghyde on 2021/02/10 15:40
Love this app and it has been great for our church choir. We started to use it for our kids choir but now I am hesitant to use it because I started getting inappropriate users following me. Even though I reported it and blocked them, there’s no way to visually remove them from my list of followers. This app is too vulnerable to inappropriate content.
really cool
by Aleshandra_ on 2021/02/06 04:30
good app
Frozen videos, NO tech support
by CritterSpigot on 2021/02/05 19:45
I just downloaded the app, I have the latest iOS version, but ALL the videos are frozen, even after restarting my phone and closing all other apps. Twice. Songs also can’t be played in Music app, they don’t load at all. What’s the point of this app if it’s completely broken?! Oh, and here’s the real kicker, nowhere in the app does it give a place to message tech support, report a tech error with the videos, and Acapella’s profile page can’t be directly messaged about this!! It’s like they don’t want to fix problems and would rather bury their head in the sand. And yes, I have the full paid version. COMPLETE WASTE!!
Acapella
by hdhhdhfjfjj on 2021/02/04 17:23
Instructions terrible
A capella
by ToppaToons on 2021/02/03 22:36
Love it!
The settings are broken
by 62 man on 2021/01/31 20:39
I tried to adjust some of the settings, but they kept snapping back to where they were. Plus, it costs a lot of money to play a song longer than 30 seconds. What a terrible app. Do not get it.
I love it
by FitnessWarriors on 2021/01/25 20:36
Since the pandemic, we have stopped gigging, and Acapella helps me connect with people around the world to jam with. Thanks 😊
Doesn’t sync to rhythm
by themanwiththefplan on 2021/01/25 05:22
Free version doesn’t ever sync up correctly to your rhythm playing to your solo it’s probably how they get you to pay this app is trash
Just one thing..AMAZING
by Rahthatsinger on 2021/01/17 16:58
Literally I live on this app but as of recently,the track significantly. I tried to fix the delay but nothing works. So I tend not to use the mixing panel as much. Other than that, basically a five star app hands down!
Play
by Gsonti on 2021/01/14 00:58
I love it! And I enjoy play two parts that spin really good together.
Amazing job pls read!🤩 by: lifeofthe_party
by Awesome gymnist girl on 2021/01/05 18:51
I have this app for about a year now i spend most of my time on this! But I have two complaints their is a lot of Bullying on here!😕And my second complaint is that you can’t do too much unless you have premium!😔 But in all I love this app and I think people should get it!
Good but the paid version is super expensive
by Thionville Singer on 2021/01/01 21:11
The app is great, but 10 euros a month for the whole thing? Geez. That is cost prohibitive. Seriously, these are musicians you are marketing to. Musicians after a pandemic year. C’est un peu gonflé quand même!
I don’t want social, I just want to record
by Daxrunner on 2020/12/30 20:38
All I wanted to do was play duets with myself for practice. I don’t want to join an online community! In the middle of making a recording some random somebody pops up and plays over my session, ruining it. Go away and let me be a recluse in peace!
No way to contact you. I was wrongly charged!
by omgallthenicknamesaretaken8 on 2020/12/29 08:28
Hello, Nice app, definitely useful for live split screen recordings (too bad it’s not possible to insert also pre recorded videos, I mean , more than the first video that is possible if you get the Pro subscription). Anyhow, I was offered a trial period and tried it but after 10 mins I canceled it (when I realized it’s not possible to import all pre-recorded videos) but for some reason I was charged the $9.99! Even though the subscription didn’t even start yet since I was under the trial period! AND , there’s no way to contact you to correct that. It’s not ok. Please refund me. And I suggest, add to the app a contact ticket. Thanks
Very good, but could be better
by RandalHu on 2020/12/26 14:40
As far as I know, this is the only consumer software product which does it function. I use it and like it. I do recommend it, but I wish there was a “pro” version available with more customizability and options. There are a number of options, some of which aren’t intuitive. I wish the volume adjustment (per performer window) was more robust. It seems to alter the volume only moderately.
It’s ok and useful but overpriced ...
by bobbyrockstar on 2020/12/25 00:43
Pro’s. Nice to collaborate and make music with friends from all over the world. Or just make music with yourself and work on your songwriting or practice your instrument and harmonize ect, ect, ect... Con’s It’s stupid overpriced. The community would grow and flourish and bring more people in if this thing was half the cost. I don’t know much about making and maintaining apps, but for them to take as long as they do to fix bugs or to improve the app, it’s hardly worth it for casual musicians and vocalists. They don’t see the potential they have here to expand on possibilities of being an industry standard for musicians and bands, working out music with producers as well as making goofy collaborations with friends. It’s more of a bare minimum effort to syphon a monthly fee out of folks with minimum effort to be a quality product. Another con is there is no type of forum or a more detailed webpage for folks to go to and see how to use this to its full potential. To talk about what kind of interfaces work with this thing. What kind of dongles and adaptors you need if you are going to get serious with nice mics or recording a whole drum set through a mixing board or interface. In the end, I am having fun for now as this pandemic keeps the world indoors, but after ( if ) that ends, I plan on canceling this app and looking for another or just going back to recording with my DAW with friends on my desktop
Delayed timing
by James Swag on 2020/12/23 00:40
What’s up with the timing, doesn’t match up at all? Multiple videos and the audio is all out of sync. I had to use another metronome and then clip the videos for it to work. 30sec vid took and hour and a half to make. You guys wants money for this app?? Wow...straight garbage
Poor interface
by screw iosd on 2020/12/22 18:40
Counter intuitive. Waste of time.
Amazing, Price though
by MarvBox on 2020/12/22 06:34
Heads up, this is a long one. Acapella is an AMAZING app! It limits the toxicity. In a case of cyber bullying, me and a few other reported then poof! They were gone and hour later, thanks @AcapellaApp! The only thing is the time. I currently am not premium, and 30 seconds for a single video is absurd. Those thirty seconds fly by just like the drop of a hat! I’m honestly not asking for much, just a 1 minute long video time! Everyone says that it is behind that isn’t a problem for me. May the universe bless the souls who make a few blank videos for the people who can’t afford premium because it is around 10 US dollars to get those 30 extra seconds. Maybe I would get it if it was a 1 time fee, but that’s $10 A MONTH. I’m not saying to quit the premium services, just make it a 10 one time (or yearly for that matter) fee! I understand that this is how you pay the bills and keep this amazing app going, but maybe you’d get a few more subscribers using that method. All of that aside, this app is amazing and if you are on your toes, it is safe, enjoyable, and has an absolutely amazing community! -Wunderkid
I love this app!
by Sumaya Abdinoor on 2020/12/21 03:19
I love this app! I have suggestion, can you add a thing where you can record but hear you’re other recordings without headphones? Thanks, bye! 😊
Update’s no good!
by A87S on 2020/12/20 17:37
This app is no good don’t even bother getting it! I enjoyed it at first but now it’s frustrating that I can’t even get it to open. I think it has to do with the corrupted version updates they do.
Dumb AF
by annoyedAFomg on 2020/12/17 01:08
Nothing is more annoying than not being able to change your subscription in the app. Really don’t see why a wild goose chase is necessary to find out when you will be charged and how to cancel your account.
7 day free trial is a lie
by Yogifunk on 2020/12/16 12:32
Beware! I subscribed to the trial on Friday night and cancelled Tuesday morning. Was charged on Tuesday night!
Developers have become greedy
by ginpigs on 2020/12/15 01:34
Every tutorial or promotion I have seen says the free version allows 1-minute recordings. Not anymore! Only 30 seconds. So....for the amateur or kid just playing around with their instruments or voice you can’t even record a short song to send to grandma or whatever. This category of user (which is pretty massive) is unlikely to be able to justify the recurring monthly or annual cost of unlocking more time. Maybe a one-time payment to unlock the 1-minute timeframe could pull these users back in whilst still making the developers their $$$. Aside from that, the app itself is straightforward. It would be nice to be able to turn off the sound of your precious tracks as you record a new one as an option. It would also be nice to find some way to get Bluetooth headphones to work properly. Being trapped by the length of the wire makes getting anyone with an instrument into view on the camera hard and impossible with a cello!
Awesome support
by PknTat on 2020/12/10 21:38
I was having significant latency issues and was about to give up on the app but decided to contact them for help. They were prompt and were able to diagnose what was wrong in my setup. I did continue to have some latency issues and they suggested that my pad and earbuds might be too elderly. I tried again with newer earbuds and latency gone. Thanks!
Amazing.
by John Parrette on 2020/12/09 16:24
I’m no tech wizard. I was a little daunted by the idea of making 4-part quartet videos by myself. This app couldn’t be easier and the results are incredible.
Not designed for musicians
by Verydissatisfied4294273 on 2020/12/07 19:17
I love the concept of the app and even bought a year-long subscription but I am realizing more and more how this app was not designed for musicians. For example, I’m running my audio interface into my phone so that I can record in Acapella using my mics. However, there are limited Input settings in Acapella so it’s diverting my mono input channel into one channel of stereo. I have to do this because the default phone mic is awful at picking up electric guitar and drums. I am running j to some other issues as well: it is very easy to accidentally delete recordings; the fact that you can’t change the number of squares after the onset of a project is annoying; it’s hard to find the videos I’ve made once I start a new project. Aside from the unhelpful FAQ on the website, I haven’t found any way to get help through customer service. tl;dr It’s really frustrating to use if you’re looking to record full band
Don’t waste your time
by Kdkates on 2020/12/07 03:37
I tried doing a collab with choir mates and the recording didn’t even carry through for the second singer. The file was “too large” which it never even told us until the third singer was halfway done singing along and singer two’s recording stopped short. Boooo.
Good app for collaboration. Permission steps a challenge. Not intuitive.
by 40M on 2020/12/03 21:28
See title
It is good ahahahah ((:
by corrypop72 on 2020/12/01 21:46
I rate it five stars because it is good ((:
Not intuitive, limited guidance available
by frustrated music teacher on 2020/11/30 21:45
I both love and loath this app. I love it for the final product and hate it for hard it is to get to the final product.
LOVING THIS APP
by JNew#1 on 2020/11/29 19:56
So far LOVING this App! My daughter’s Music Teacher from Elemntary school introduced it to us earlier this year! Thanks Ms. deSilva! She is such a creative and innovative teacher! We miss You!!!!!😊
Does what it does, which may be great for some of you
by jules catbird on 2020/11/22 23:44
I feel the app is a good start, it has some really annoying quirks that I find not so great: Metronome in 2/4 does a strong beat on two. Only the person starting the session can upload a video. The fact that you have to start and do it perfectly is extremely annoying, but I guess it’s not a video editing app.
Still my fav!
by JoJo Bogle on 2020/11/18 17:23
3 years plus and this is still my favorite app. All the social media apps could disappear and I’d be fine with it, but not this one. Still having so much fun using it🙂🙂
Won’t work with Bluetooth
by DGKalz on 2020/11/11 18:42
Kind of ironic that this new technology requires old tech corded headphones. Cool app but that part is a real head scratcher.
Es caro
by dagm.mex on 2020/11/10 03:02
Esta completamente geneal pero se me hace mui cara la mensualidad
Developers, please read!!
by 1039385758291$& on 2020/10/29 00:57
As great as this app is, I’ve discovered some difficulties. With every layer I add to the Acapella app, it refuses to add it! It says “your device is running low on resources, there might be too many apps in the background. Please close some of your background app and perform a hard restart on your device. Press “learn more” to get information on how to perform a hard restart.” So, I close out my apps; doesn’t work. I restart my phone; doesn’t work. I press ‘learn more’; it just says that Acapella saves what I have even if I restart. It’s frustrating to post videos when it doesn’t allow me to post! I love the app and wish it was more convenient to use!
Acapella app: Limited features! Not versatile enough! Too many limitations!
by NLCTheMusicalBird on 2020/10/10 22:23
As a musician and a music coach, this app is way too limited for what pros need!
Great but....
by xyz poo on 2020/10/06 15:33
I love this app it is so amazing it is literally the only thing I use now. The only thing is that you have to pay for a lot of things if you want to record a song more than one minute long. But otherwise it has all the same features and similar layouts. The free trial is awesome you get it for seven whole days and it has all the premium features.
Why lie?
by -Instrumental Sheet Music- on 2020/10/05 04:01
It mentions the premium stuff as it’s free? It’s 50 dollars a year and you can’t cancel so DONT GET PREMIUM Please fix the subtitle screen on the App Store, say that you can’t cancel, and lower the price if possible. Overall otherwise, it’s a great app.
Unreliable
by Mxy. on 2020/10/04 18:00
Tried MANY times to collaborate on a “happy birthday” video and finally had to give up because the file would not transmit properly. I know it wasn’t just me b/c several of us had the same problem. Clever idea - too bad it doesn’t work.
Horrible app
by PF music on 2020/10/03 00:27
What a staggering waste of time and energy. This app is so poorly designed and dysfunctional for actually recording music, I can’t believe anyone wastes their time with it.
No instrument choice
by Reeeman6000 on 2020/10/02 15:08
I got this app for a school extra credit option and none of my group of 6 people had their instrument ok there. I’m a tuba/Sousa which is I’m pretty sure one of the most instruments in the band so I am genuinely surprised it’s not there. Friends are baritones/trombones
To expensive. Free is only 30 seconds
by Rouce 91GT on 2020/10/01 21:54
Only 30 seconds of recored time unless you lay $7.99 a month. Way to expensive. $5 one time fee would be worth it.
???????
by wsauce55660 on 2020/10/01 16:59
Why do we have to pay to add post recorded videos?
I like it but...
by SNAPcHAt?!$43116 on 2020/09/27 15:29
Only the free version is useful to me. The paid version is highway robbery. $10.59 a month?? Now way. Wish I could get my money back.
Super !!!!
by Victor M. Echevarria on 2020/09/26 20:13
Este programa es un programa compentente y de mucha productividad Gracias por esta herramienta tan útil!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Limitations
by ChoirDir on 2020/09/24 05:26
This app gets a lot of credit for synchronization and collaboration. Unfortunately this is best for expert singers and does not include an instruction manual. The organization by picture thumbnails is limited and often takes extra steps to add titles. There is a lot of toggle functions that are not obvious. The YouTube videos say it’s easy, but there are many vague instructions that do not clearly cover many of the features. As stated earlier, expert singers who have perfect pitch and dynamics may do well, but they are not a majority. The app is a good first effort, but editing limitations and lack of thorough instructions result in a lot of stress as I work to blend my choir ensembles. Also, a lot of ambient noise is recorded and there are no value add suggestions on why this happens...usually when I add the 4th or 5th singer (sound quality just drops). I would love this app to better and hope future versions are improved and include access to complete instructions.
FluteSusie
by FluteSusie on 2020/09/20 03:39
Love using this App!! It’s great for collaboration with vocalists and other musicians. 🎼🎶
I have a complaint
by hellonewyork! on 2020/09/18 22:42
It’s said on the thing, 12+ but when i downloaded the app it said you have to be sixteen and up to use it, MAKE UP YOUR MIND APP! 😡😡😡😡
More devices
by Outlawking2 on 2020/09/18 16:08
Other students want to collab at universities for projects but the limitations of the app only being for iPhone is unfortunate.... please make it across more platforms! Such a great tool.
Not free $10/mo
by EnjoysPuzzles on 2020/09/16 12:32
Misleading, is not free. $9.99/mo with 7 day free trial. The app itself may be 5 stars, but it’s not worth $10/mo for me to find out.
Best Music App Ever
by JACashout on 2020/09/13 23:53
Best Music App Ever. 1000 thumbs up.
Rendering
by jdktjgkf on 2020/09/12 19:39
It takes forever to render.
Outstanding!
by Fred from Nutley on 2020/09/12 00:49
This is an amazing app, bringing people together to collaborate on all types of music. It’s been a real joy for me to add a bass track to a variety of artists- young and old, beginners to advanced, rockers to country to pop and R&B. Easy to use and a free version if all you want to do is add to others’ work, which is what I do. I do think, however, that the paid version cost structure needs to be updated and made more accessible. Still deserves 5 stars!
The Steadfast Love of the Lord
by Forest Ruth on 2020/09/11 23:05
Fun and Useful
Acapella app
by Aboelz on 2020/09/09 16:01
This is a great tool that has created a new dimension for our online worship. However, I wish it would communicate with android devices. I wish it permitted more than nine frames. I wish there were a way to increase or reduce the number of frames after a project has started. I wish I could give a 3.5 star rating. Thank you, Ann Boelzner
Newbie
by wv traveller on 2020/09/06 20:45
Very good app. I was able to record a video within about an hour with no experience. The sound quality is good and it’s not to high tech for a newbie
Terrible
by lnfisher2000 on 2020/09/03 18:32
They recently changed the settings so that you need a wired headset in order to hear your previous recording while recording on top of it. If you have iPhone 11 and use Bluetooth headphones (there is no headphone input on IPhone 11), this doesn’t work. There is such a lag that you can’t even record it without being out of sync. They used to allow you to play the previous recordings on the phone speaker. They have since removed this and now I can’t record. App deleted and unsubscribed.
Always love this app yet my echo was not working on app
by YUHAUUHATHEESTEEMEDBREATH on 2020/09/02 04:47
love this app yet my echo was not working on app
hi guys and thx very much
by strosberg on 2020/09/01 17:07
i love this app. when i payed i new i would have a good time! money = fun
Pretty much useless
by mrkwllms340 on 2020/08/27 21:33
Latency renders this app unusable for musical recording. If it doesn’t work in demo mode it won’t when you get suckered into paying for it.
Too expensive
by Abassplaya on 2020/08/27 19:31
If you want to record anything longer than 30 seconds it takes a $10 a month subscription
Saved Me During COVID-19
by tremtone on 2020/08/26 03:53
I started using the app after we were quarantined and all of my gigs ended. Now I can still perform for all of my friends and family.
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.
Missing major features
by ProBassoonist on 2021/03/11 05:50
When I first tried out the app, I thought it was really useful to create music covers with multiple parts, so I bought the yearly subscription to be able to record for more than 30 seconds, tolerating the price. Being able to hear my other recorded parts while I record is what caught my interest. Now that I’ve used the app more, I’ve found out how limited this app is. There isn’t an editor where you can move tracks around or have a part that appears for only part of the song. You have to record each part in one go. This app is also only available on mobile, which I find annoying because my phone’s mic quality isn't what you would call good. I also wanted to make use of the guide music that would have been really useful to listen to while recording, but for some reason Acapella only uses Apple Music songs that require a subscription which I’m not paying for to play more than 30 seconds of the song I want. There’s so many extra useless features like filters and watermarks when Mixcord should have focused on actual music-making and ease of access 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.
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.
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.
Problems
by xoxosingforever on 2020/08/22 14:46
I just paid for this app Because I’ve seen others use it and it looks amazing. I can’t seem to hear myself record😫😫😫 idk what the issue is. I can play it back and here it fine, but when I try to record I can’t hear myself in the mic. I don’t want to canc my subscription, but man this is super frustrating. Has anyone else had this type of issue?? I even deleted the app and downloaded it back on my phone. I just want to sing!! AND idk where the support help is with this app??? Who can help me here? And where?
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.
Developers have become greedy
by ginpigs on 2020/12/15 01:34
Every tutorial or promotion I have seen says the free version allows 1-minute recordings. Not anymore! Only 30 seconds. So....for the amateur or kid just playing around with their instruments or voice you can’t even record a short song to send to grandma or whatever. This category of user (which is pretty massive) is unlikely to be able to justify the recurring monthly or annual cost of unlocking more time. Maybe a one-time payment to unlock the 1-minute timeframe could pull these users back in whilst still making the developers their $$$. Aside from that, the app itself is straightforward. It would be nice to be able to turn off the sound of your precious tracks as you record a new one as an option. It would also be nice to find some way to get Bluetooth headphones to work properly. Being trapped by the length of the wire makes getting anyone with an instrument into view on the camera hard and impossible with a cello!
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.
It’s ok and useful but overpriced ...
by bobbyrockstar on 2020/12/25 00:43
Pro’s. Nice to collaborate and make music with friends from all over the world. Or just make music with yourself and work on your songwriting or practice your instrument and harmonize ect, ect, ect... Con’s It’s stupid overpriced. The community would grow and flourish and bring more people in if this thing was half the cost. I don’t know much about making and maintaining apps, but for them to take as long as they do to fix bugs or to improve the app, it’s hardly worth it for casual musicians and vocalists. They don’t see the potential they have here to expand on possibilities of being an industry standard for musicians and bands, working out music with producers as well as making goofy collaborations with friends. It’s more of a bare minimum effort to syphon a monthly fee out of folks with minimum effort to be a quality product. Another con is there is no type of forum or a more detailed webpage for folks to go to and see how to use this to its full potential. To talk about what kind of interfaces work with this thing. What kind of dongles and adaptors you need if you are going to get serious with nice mics or recording a whole drum set through a mixing board or interface. In the end, I am having fun for now as this pandemic keeps the world indoors, but after ( if ) that ends, I plan on canceling this app and looking for another or just going back to recording with my DAW with friends on my desktop
Not designed for musicians
by Verydissatisfied4294273 on 2020/12/07 19:17
I love the concept of the app and even bought a year-long subscription but I am realizing more and more how this app was not designed for musicians. For example, I’m running my audio interface into my phone so that I can record in Acapella using my mics. However, there are limited Input settings in Acapella so it’s diverting my mono input channel into one channel of stereo. I have to do this because the default phone mic is awful at picking up electric guitar and drums. I am running j to some other issues as well: it is very easy to accidentally delete recordings; the fact that you can’t change the number of squares after the onset of a project is annoying; it’s hard to find the videos I’ve made once I start a new project. Aside from the unhelpful FAQ on the website, I haven’t found any way to get help through customer service. tl;dr It’s really frustrating to use if you’re looking to record full band
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 $10 a month! Overall, I’m highly disappointed in the lack of communication and help i’m receiving.
Difficult to Use
by edwina_reviews on 2019/02/18 22:45
The making of acapellas is difficult and not as convenient in the app. After making one part of, say, a duet, I'm forced to wait longer than normal just to view a clip of my singing. Often times I have to re-record my singing because there are things I want to fix or redo. Because the loading takes so long just for, say, a thirty sec clip, the app is just really inconvenient. Not only that, but also the uploading and saving of my videos is difficult. Again, it takes very long and then I have to go through a process to simply save a video when it shouldn't be that hard to save my own video. Then if I want to view my video once I posted it, for some reason I can't view it unless I say I'm going to edit it. The whole format and process is just more difficult and inconvenient than it should be.
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Developers, please read!!
by 1039385758291$& on 2020/10/29 00:57
As great as this app is, I’ve discovered some difficulties. With every layer I add to the Acapella app, it refuses to add it! It says “your device is running low on resources, there might be too many apps in the background. Please close some of your background app and perform a hard restart on your device. Press “learn more” to get information on how to perform a hard restart.” So, I close out my apps; doesn’t work. I restart my phone; doesn’t work. I press ‘learn more’; it just says that Acapella saves what I have even if I restart. It’s frustrating to post videos when it doesn’t allow me to post! I love the app and wish it was more convenient to use!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Misinformation
by KingMaster1234 on 2021/04/19 14:33
I really used to love using this app. (This was an email originally) Hi, I write this email because your app personally advertised a 7 day free trial to me, but charged me as soon as it activated. As soon as I inquired Apple about this charge, they informed me that I had already used the free trial about a year ago… My problem and question to you is, why would you continue to advertise a free trial somebody has already used? I don’t appreciate the misinformation displayed to me. I feel used and robbed of an opportunity I was looking forward to taking advantage of. This has cut into important plans and I’m further thinking about removing this app off of my device because of it. Have a nice day.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Outstanding!
by Fred from Nutley on 2020/09/12 00:49
This is an amazing app, bringing people together to collaborate on all types of music. It’s been a real joy for me to add a bass track to a variety of artists- young and old, beginners to advanced, rockers to country to pop and R&B. Easy to use and a free version if all you want to do is add to others’ work, which is what I do. I do think, however, that the paid version cost structure needs to be updated and made more accessible. Still deserves 5 stars!
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.😡
Has a lot to offer; Could better support original music
by ya neigh on 2021/02/18 18:42
The Acapella app has a lot of bells and whistles. It’s going to take me a good long while to figure out how to fully utilize all it has to offer. And yet, it could offer more! I love a good cover of a song I like, but I’m most interested in hearing original music. Could the developer/s add a feature so that users could identify their songs as original music and then let users sort the Feed by that so we can check out just original music sometimes if we want???
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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
This is ridiculous to cancel
by Andrea1980Aztev on 2021/06/12 12:47
I’m searching long and hard on how to unsubscribe? Little help here, but I’m not figuring out how to use it, so trying really hard to cancel… shouldn’t be this difficult!!
Really good just I wish it didn’t charge so I can record full vids for free
by gio420420420420 on 2021/06/10 03:16
Good app
App crashes
by Pro26lara on 2021/06/09 22:59
App takes forever to load a video from your camera roll and 99% crashes and closes app
Noises!b
by 蔚小威 on 2021/06/06 01:00
Why noise is so big?? Even when I insert earbuds.
Very useful tool
by mmbass on 2021/06/01 17:44
Enjoying using the app
Rendering
by alralt on 2021/06/01 00:41
When you’re done with a recording it says rendering but nothing is happing its likes it freezes
Latency!
by steevstar on 2021/05/29 17:29
Not a great app due to the latency. I used wired headphones as suggested, still delayed notes when combining my performances If anyone knows the trick to adjusting latency please share
Pricing makes it unusable
by Lemonworm on 2021/05/09 14:39
The pricing off this app is such a barrier to entry it stands to prevent ANY sort of the community collaborative environment theyre tryng to sell. It would be hard enough to convince a close friend to pay 50$ a year much less anyone else. This is no longer a fun app to experiment. It is a premium service that is more expensive than MANY more powerful pieces of software. I understand how ubiquitous this business model is on the app store but so many developers just oblogatorily do it with no consideration for the affect it will have on their service.
Expensive and hard to use
by 小薛宝宝 on 2021/04/21 19:08
Almost 10 for a month 120 per year???!!!!! For such a inefficient app? I wish you could have the other people’s audio and metronome separate and improve sound quality and more. But it is just too expensive
Maybe later..
by Firehose20 on 2021/04/20 15:48
Nice concept but it has a serious timing issue and it’s to expensive. Pay one time would be great.
Misinformation
by KingMaster1234 on 2021/04/19 14:33
I really used to love using this app. (This was an email originally) Hi, I write this email because your app personally advertised a 7 day free trial to me, but charged me as soon as it activated. As soon as I inquired Apple about this charge, they informed me that I had already used the free trial about a year ago… My problem and question to you is, why would you continue to advertise a free trial somebody has already used? I don’t appreciate the misinformation displayed to me. I feel used and robbed of an opportunity I was looking forward to taking advantage of. This has cut into important plans and I’m further thinking about removing this app off of my device because of it. Have a nice day.
Awesome app!
by Bora Boraz on 2021/04/14 00:47
Still on free one but eager to upgrade. What’s $9.99 a month?
One complaint
by cjgcf on 2021/04/01 00:50
I wish they would have more instrument options in your profile, specifically a French horn.
very bad quality
by Racerrgurl12345 on 2021/03/30 01:46
You have to pay for any good features, which is a total waste of money. You can’t upload previously recorded videos, you have to do it live into the app.
just no
by SN4IL5 on 2021/03/29 06:00
just no
Glitchy
by Nurita03 on 2021/03/23 17:32
I need to sign in and it doesn’t let me
Way too expensive
by jasneskis on 2021/03/21 16:04
I only wanted to use once. Way too complicated. Seems to require other equipment also, headphones, etc. I don’t own and for one use don’t need. $10 a month is high. Maybe good for professionals with tax write offs.
Higher Tempo
by baorozco on 2021/03/16 01:44
Some songs need higher tempo with triplet times and this tempo isn't fast enough. Please add higher tempo, maybe up to 250 instead of 180
Went south
by chillihill on 2021/03/15 18:22
Nothing comes up in my profile all songs are gone was great for a few mos now its really sucking
Not intuitive, but...very cool technology.
by missus n on 2021/03/12 12:54
Very co
Missing major features
by ProBassoonist on 2021/03/11 05:50
When I first tried out the app, I thought it was really useful to create music covers with multiple parts, so I bought the yearly subscription to be able to record for more than 30 seconds, tolerating the price. Being able to hear my other recorded parts while I record is what caught my interest. Now that I’ve used the app more, I’ve found out how limited this app is. There isn’t an editor where you can move tracks around or have a part that appears for only part of the song. You have to record each part in one go. This app is also only available on mobile, which I find annoying because my phone’s mic quality isn't what you would call good. I also wanted to make use of the guide music that would have been really useful to listen to while recording, but for some reason Acapella only uses Apple Music songs that require a subscription which I’m not paying for to play more than 30 seconds of the song I want. There’s so many extra useless features like filters and watermarks when Mixcord should have focused on actual music-making and ease of access features.
Love it!!
by La dama del piano on 2021/03/10 17:28
I love this app!!❤️❤️❤️❤️I can’t stop using it!💜🎹🎤💙😇❤️
A mixcord blessing
by Nordic now! on 2021/03/09 23:19
When Acapella works, it can be an excellent app for sharing music. The recording function is simple and straightforward. But if you’re trying to collaborate and something goes wrong, Acapella rarely offers solutions. The send button in your email app is greyed out? Too bad. Want to use a different email app? Oh, well. Or maybe you want to copy the collaboration link into some other app? Nothing happens. And if a PC user wants to collaborate, they'd better get an iPhone.
Crashed?
by ☀︎︎Bri☀︎︎ on 2021/03/09 22:21
It’s a good app. But now I’m having trouble even getting on the app. It happened out of no where. I can’t access my feed or anything! It says “user name or password is innocent” when I’m still logged in?
doesn’t work
by PoolQueen 1604 on 2021/03/08 22:06
Used it for one day and now I can’t sign into my account. I have the password- but when I try to sign in nothing happens and then it times out. I deleted and redownloaded six times. Worthless
Monthly charges
by CoolSpot00 on 2021/03/06 02:11
I have been getting charged 9.99 each month and didn’t realize it because there was no description for the charge. It shows up on my bill as apple.com/bill. I thought it was something my spouse had purchased. Would never have caught this if the most recent charge wasn’t different, it finally had a description. Very frustrated.
I don’t like the upload
by Aubree furdge on 2021/03/03 19:24
It’s so slow
I love it!
by zelda vivian 1010101 on 2021/03/01 22:05
So I love the app so much but you should just have to put you username in and not username and password I love the app so much I use it so much and you should have a harmony code so you can learn how to harmonize PS. Thank you for the great app
Acapella
by obbiegirl on 2021/02/25 01:13
Good results but the most, most frustrating app to use!!! I agree. The MOST frustrating app. No clear directions for use. Ugh!!!!!
Terrible interface
by Moist van Lipwig on 2021/02/19 16:39
It’s not obvious (or even understandable) what the app is trying to do, and how I get it to do what I want. Sharing is a PITA, and it’s trying to be a “social network” without some basic privacy controls (e.g. I have random following me, how do I break that connection/block them?)
Has a lot to offer; Could better support original music
by ya neigh on 2021/02/18 18:42
The Acapella app has a lot of bells and whistles. It’s going to take me a good long while to figure out how to fully utilize all it has to offer. And yet, it could offer more! I love a good cover of a song I like, but I’m most interested in hearing original music. Could the developer/s add a feature so that users could identify their songs as original music and then let users sort the Feed by that so we can check out just original music sometimes if we want???
Instructions are unclear
by allyouneediskindness on 2021/02/17 03:49
I’ve done this four times with my choir. After rendering the final instructions are confusing when it is time to send.
The best for collaborating
by JTiberius123 on 2021/02/16 01:51
Any problems I’ve had, due to my own ignorance of how the app works, or a glitch has been addressed, and repaired with the quickness. I love this program, and it’s been fun collaborating with people around the world. Highly recommend. Good product, good company, fair price.
App
by dave the freakin wave on 2021/02/15 22:06
Over all good app so far
Not so great
by radthemighty on 2021/02/11 00:50
The interface is not very user friendly and could be a lot quicker.
Love until I started getting inappropriate content
by Shanghyde on 2021/02/10 15:40
Love this app and it has been great for our church choir. We started to use it for our kids choir but now I am hesitant to use it because I started getting inappropriate users following me. Even though I reported it and blocked them, there’s no way to visually remove them from my list of followers. This app is too vulnerable to inappropriate content.
really cool
by Aleshandra_ on 2021/02/06 04:30
good app
Frozen videos, NO tech support
by CritterSpigot on 2021/02/05 19:45
I just downloaded the app, I have the latest iOS version, but ALL the videos are frozen, even after restarting my phone and closing all other apps. Twice. Songs also can’t be played in Music app, they don’t load at all. What’s the point of this app if it’s completely broken?! Oh, and here’s the real kicker, nowhere in the app does it give a place to message tech support, report a tech error with the videos, and Acapella’s profile page can’t be directly messaged about this!! It’s like they don’t want to fix problems and would rather bury their head in the sand. And yes, I have the full paid version. COMPLETE WASTE!!
Acapella
by hdhhdhfjfjj on 2021/02/04 17:23
Instructions terrible
A capella
by ToppaToons on 2021/02/03 22:36
Love it!
The settings are broken
by 62 man on 2021/01/31 20:39
I tried to adjust some of the settings, but they kept snapping back to where they were. Plus, it costs a lot of money to play a song longer than 30 seconds. What a terrible app. Do not get it.
I love it
by FitnessWarriors on 2021/01/25 20:36
Since the pandemic, we have stopped gigging, and Acapella helps me connect with people around the world to jam with. Thanks 😊
Doesn’t sync to rhythm
by themanwiththefplan on 2021/01/25 05:22
Free version doesn’t ever sync up correctly to your rhythm playing to your solo it’s probably how they get you to pay this app is trash
Just one thing..AMAZING
by Rahthatsinger on 2021/01/17 16:58
Literally I live on this app but as of recently,the track significantly. I tried to fix the delay but nothing works. So I tend not to use the mixing panel as much. Other than that, basically a five star app hands down!
Play
by Gsonti on 2021/01/14 00:58
I love it! And I enjoy play two parts that spin really good together.
Amazing job pls read!🤩 by: lifeofthe_party
by Awesome gymnist girl on 2021/01/05 18:51
I have this app for about a year now i spend most of my time on this! But I have two complaints their is a lot of Bullying on here!😕And my second complaint is that you can’t do too much unless you have premium!😔 But in all I love this app and I think people should get it!
Good but the paid version is super expensive
by Thionville Singer on 2021/01/01 21:11
The app is great, but 10 euros a month for the whole thing? Geez. That is cost prohibitive. Seriously, these are musicians you are marketing to. Musicians after a pandemic year. C’est un peu gonflé quand même!
I don’t want social, I just want to record
by Daxrunner on 2020/12/30 20:38
All I wanted to do was play duets with myself for practice. I don’t want to join an online community! In the middle of making a recording some random somebody pops up and plays over my session, ruining it. Go away and let me be a recluse in peace!
No way to contact you. I was wrongly charged!
by omgallthenicknamesaretaken8 on 2020/12/29 08:28
Hello, Nice app, definitely useful for live split screen recordings (too bad it’s not possible to insert also pre recorded videos, I mean , more than the first video that is possible if you get the Pro subscription). Anyhow, I was offered a trial period and tried it but after 10 mins I canceled it (when I realized it’s not possible to import all pre-recorded videos) but for some reason I was charged the $9.99! Even though the subscription didn’t even start yet since I was under the trial period! AND , there’s no way to contact you to correct that. It’s not ok. Please refund me. And I suggest, add to the app a contact ticket. Thanks
Very good, but could be better
by RandalHu on 2020/12/26 14:40
As far as I know, this is the only consumer software product which does it function. I use it and like it. I do recommend it, but I wish there was a “pro” version available with more customizability and options. There are a number of options, some of which aren’t intuitive. I wish the volume adjustment (per performer window) was more robust. It seems to alter the volume only moderately.
It’s ok and useful but overpriced ...
by bobbyrockstar on 2020/12/25 00:43
Pro’s. Nice to collaborate and make music with friends from all over the world. Or just make music with yourself and work on your songwriting or practice your instrument and harmonize ect, ect, ect... Con’s It’s stupid overpriced. The community would grow and flourish and bring more people in if this thing was half the cost. I don’t know much about making and maintaining apps, but for them to take as long as they do to fix bugs or to improve the app, it’s hardly worth it for casual musicians and vocalists. They don’t see the potential they have here to expand on possibilities of being an industry standard for musicians and bands, working out music with producers as well as making goofy collaborations with friends. It’s more of a bare minimum effort to syphon a monthly fee out of folks with minimum effort to be a quality product. Another con is there is no type of forum or a more detailed webpage for folks to go to and see how to use this to its full potential. To talk about what kind of interfaces work with this thing. What kind of dongles and adaptors you need if you are going to get serious with nice mics or recording a whole drum set through a mixing board or interface. In the end, I am having fun for now as this pandemic keeps the world indoors, but after ( if ) that ends, I plan on canceling this app and looking for another or just going back to recording with my DAW with friends on my desktop
Delayed timing
by James Swag on 2020/12/23 00:40
What’s up with the timing, doesn’t match up at all? Multiple videos and the audio is all out of sync. I had to use another metronome and then clip the videos for it to work. 30sec vid took and hour and a half to make. You guys wants money for this app?? Wow...straight garbage
Poor interface
by screw iosd on 2020/12/22 18:40
Counter intuitive. Waste of time.
Amazing, Price though
by MarvBox on 2020/12/22 06:34
Heads up, this is a long one. Acapella is an AMAZING app! It limits the toxicity. In a case of cyber bullying, me and a few other reported then poof! They were gone and hour later, thanks @AcapellaApp! The only thing is the time. I currently am not premium, and 30 seconds for a single video is absurd. Those thirty seconds fly by just like the drop of a hat! I’m honestly not asking for much, just a 1 minute long video time! Everyone says that it is behind that isn’t a problem for me. May the universe bless the souls who make a few blank videos for the people who can’t afford premium because it is around 10 US dollars to get those 30 extra seconds. Maybe I would get it if it was a 1 time fee, but that’s $10 A MONTH. I’m not saying to quit the premium services, just make it a 10 one time (or yearly for that matter) fee! I understand that this is how you pay the bills and keep this amazing app going, but maybe you’d get a few more subscribers using that method. All of that aside, this app is amazing and if you are on your toes, it is safe, enjoyable, and has an absolutely amazing community! -Wunderkid
I love this app!
by Sumaya Abdinoor on 2020/12/21 03:19
I love this app! I have suggestion, can you add a thing where you can record but hear you’re other recordings without headphones? Thanks, bye! 😊
Update’s no good!
by A87S on 2020/12/20 17:37
This app is no good don’t even bother getting it! I enjoyed it at first but now it’s frustrating that I can’t even get it to open. I think it has to do with the corrupted version updates they do.
Dumb AF
by annoyedAFomg on 2020/12/17 01:08
Nothing is more annoying than not being able to change your subscription in the app. Really don’t see why a wild goose chase is necessary to find out when you will be charged and how to cancel your account.
7 day free trial is a lie
by Yogifunk on 2020/12/16 12:32
Beware! I subscribed to the trial on Friday night and cancelled Tuesday morning. Was charged on Tuesday night!
Developers have become greedy
by ginpigs on 2020/12/15 01:34
Every tutorial or promotion I have seen says the free version allows 1-minute recordings. Not anymore! Only 30 seconds. So....for the amateur or kid just playing around with their instruments or voice you can’t even record a short song to send to grandma or whatever. This category of user (which is pretty massive) is unlikely to be able to justify the recurring monthly or annual cost of unlocking more time. Maybe a one-time payment to unlock the 1-minute timeframe could pull these users back in whilst still making the developers their $$$. Aside from that, the app itself is straightforward. It would be nice to be able to turn off the sound of your precious tracks as you record a new one as an option. It would also be nice to find some way to get Bluetooth headphones to work properly. Being trapped by the length of the wire makes getting anyone with an instrument into view on the camera hard and impossible with a cello!
Awesome support
by PknTat on 2020/12/10 21:38
I was having significant latency issues and was about to give up on the app but decided to contact them for help. They were prompt and were able to diagnose what was wrong in my setup. I did continue to have some latency issues and they suggested that my pad and earbuds might be too elderly. I tried again with newer earbuds and latency gone. Thanks!
Amazing.
by John Parrette on 2020/12/09 16:24
I’m no tech wizard. I was a little daunted by the idea of making 4-part quartet videos by myself. This app couldn’t be easier and the results are incredible.
Not designed for musicians
by Verydissatisfied4294273 on 2020/12/07 19:17
I love the concept of the app and even bought a year-long subscription but I am realizing more and more how this app was not designed for musicians. For example, I’m running my audio interface into my phone so that I can record in Acapella using my mics. However, there are limited Input settings in Acapella so it’s diverting my mono input channel into one channel of stereo. I have to do this because the default phone mic is awful at picking up electric guitar and drums. I am running j to some other issues as well: it is very easy to accidentally delete recordings; the fact that you can’t change the number of squares after the onset of a project is annoying; it’s hard to find the videos I’ve made once I start a new project. Aside from the unhelpful FAQ on the website, I haven’t found any way to get help through customer service. tl;dr It’s really frustrating to use if you’re looking to record full band
Don’t waste your time
by Kdkates on 2020/12/07 03:37
I tried doing a collab with choir mates and the recording didn’t even carry through for the second singer. The file was “too large” which it never even told us until the third singer was halfway done singing along and singer two’s recording stopped short. Boooo.
Good app for collaboration. Permission steps a challenge. Not intuitive.
by 40M on 2020/12/03 21:28
See title
It is good ahahahah ((:
by corrypop72 on 2020/12/01 21:46
I rate it five stars because it is good ((:
Not intuitive, limited guidance available
by frustrated music teacher on 2020/11/30 21:45
I both love and loath this app. I love it for the final product and hate it for hard it is to get to the final product.
LOVING THIS APP
by JNew#1 on 2020/11/29 19:56
So far LOVING this App! My daughter’s Music Teacher from Elemntary school introduced it to us earlier this year! Thanks Ms. deSilva! She is such a creative and innovative teacher! We miss You!!!!!😊
Does what it does, which may be great for some of you
by jules catbird on 2020/11/22 23:44
I feel the app is a good start, it has some really annoying quirks that I find not so great: Metronome in 2/4 does a strong beat on two. Only the person starting the session can upload a video. The fact that you have to start and do it perfectly is extremely annoying, but I guess it’s not a video editing app.
Still my fav!
by JoJo Bogle on 2020/11/18 17:23
3 years plus and this is still my favorite app. All the social media apps could disappear and I’d be fine with it, but not this one. Still having so much fun using it🙂🙂
Won’t work with Bluetooth
by DGKalz on 2020/11/11 18:42
Kind of ironic that this new technology requires old tech corded headphones. Cool app but that part is a real head scratcher.
Es caro
by dagm.mex on 2020/11/10 03:02
Esta completamente geneal pero se me hace mui cara la mensualidad
Developers, please read!!
by 1039385758291$& on 2020/10/29 00:57
As great as this app is, I’ve discovered some difficulties. With every layer I add to the Acapella app, it refuses to add it! It says “your device is running low on resources, there might be too many apps in the background. Please close some of your background app and perform a hard restart on your device. Press “learn more” to get information on how to perform a hard restart.” So, I close out my apps; doesn’t work. I restart my phone; doesn’t work. I press ‘learn more’; it just says that Acapella saves what I have even if I restart. It’s frustrating to post videos when it doesn’t allow me to post! I love the app and wish it was more convenient to use!
Acapella app: Limited features! Not versatile enough! Too many limitations!
by NLCTheMusicalBird on 2020/10/10 22:23
As a musician and a music coach, this app is way too limited for what pros need!
Great but....
by xyz poo on 2020/10/06 15:33
I love this app it is so amazing it is literally the only thing I use now. The only thing is that you have to pay for a lot of things if you want to record a song more than one minute long. But otherwise it has all the same features and similar layouts. The free trial is awesome you get it for seven whole days and it has all the premium features.
Why lie?
by -Instrumental Sheet Music- on 2020/10/05 04:01
It mentions the premium stuff as it’s free? It’s 50 dollars a year and you can’t cancel so DONT GET PREMIUM Please fix the subtitle screen on the App Store, say that you can’t cancel, and lower the price if possible. Overall otherwise, it’s a great app.
Unreliable
by Mxy. on 2020/10/04 18:00
Tried MANY times to collaborate on a “happy birthday” video and finally had to give up because the file would not transmit properly. I know it wasn’t just me b/c several of us had the same problem. Clever idea - too bad it doesn’t work.
Horrible app
by PF music on 2020/10/03 00:27
What a staggering waste of time and energy. This app is so poorly designed and dysfunctional for actually recording music, I can’t believe anyone wastes their time with it.
No instrument choice
by Reeeman6000 on 2020/10/02 15:08
I got this app for a school extra credit option and none of my group of 6 people had their instrument ok there. I’m a tuba/Sousa which is I’m pretty sure one of the most instruments in the band so I am genuinely surprised it’s not there. Friends are baritones/trombones
To expensive. Free is only 30 seconds
by Rouce 91GT on 2020/10/01 21:54
Only 30 seconds of recored time unless you lay $7.99 a month. Way to expensive. $5 one time fee would be worth it.
???????
by wsauce55660 on 2020/10/01 16:59
Why do we have to pay to add post recorded videos?
I like it but...
by SNAPcHAt?!$43116 on 2020/09/27 15:29
Only the free version is useful to me. The paid version is highway robbery. $10.59 a month?? Now way. Wish I could get my money back.
Super !!!!
by Victor M. Echevarria on 2020/09/26 20:13
Este programa es un programa compentente y de mucha productividad Gracias por esta herramienta tan útil!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Limitations
by ChoirDir on 2020/09/24 05:26
This app gets a lot of credit for synchronization and collaboration. Unfortunately this is best for expert singers and does not include an instruction manual. The organization by picture thumbnails is limited and often takes extra steps to add titles. There is a lot of toggle functions that are not obvious. The YouTube videos say it’s easy, but there are many vague instructions that do not clearly cover many of the features. As stated earlier, expert singers who have perfect pitch and dynamics may do well, but they are not a majority. The app is a good first effort, but editing limitations and lack of thorough instructions result in a lot of stress as I work to blend my choir ensembles. Also, a lot of ambient noise is recorded and there are no value add suggestions on why this happens...usually when I add the 4th or 5th singer (sound quality just drops). I would love this app to better and hope future versions are improved and include access to complete instructions.
FluteSusie
by FluteSusie on 2020/09/20 03:39
Love using this App!! It’s great for collaboration with vocalists and other musicians. 🎼🎶
I have a complaint
by hellonewyork! on 2020/09/18 22:42
It’s said on the thing, 12+ but when i downloaded the app it said you have to be sixteen and up to use it, MAKE UP YOUR MIND APP! 😡😡😡😡
More devices
by Outlawking2 on 2020/09/18 16:08
Other students want to collab at universities for projects but the limitations of the app only being for iPhone is unfortunate.... please make it across more platforms! Such a great tool.
Not free $10/mo
by EnjoysPuzzles on 2020/09/16 12:32
Misleading, is not free. $9.99/mo with 7 day free trial. The app itself may be 5 stars, but it’s not worth $10/mo for me to find out.
Best Music App Ever
by JACashout on 2020/09/13 23:53
Best Music App Ever. 1000 thumbs up.
Rendering
by jdktjgkf on 2020/09/12 19:39
It takes forever to render.
Outstanding!
by Fred from Nutley on 2020/09/12 00:49
This is an amazing app, bringing people together to collaborate on all types of music. It’s been a real joy for me to add a bass track to a variety of artists- young and old, beginners to advanced, rockers to country to pop and R&B. Easy to use and a free version if all you want to do is add to others’ work, which is what I do. I do think, however, that the paid version cost structure needs to be updated and made more accessible. Still deserves 5 stars!
The Steadfast Love of the Lord
by Forest Ruth on 2020/09/11 23:05
Fun and Useful
Acapella app
by Aboelz on 2020/09/09 16:01
This is a great tool that has created a new dimension for our online worship. However, I wish it would communicate with android devices. I wish it permitted more than nine frames. I wish there were a way to increase or reduce the number of frames after a project has started. I wish I could give a 3.5 star rating. Thank you, Ann Boelzner
Newbie
by wv traveller on 2020/09/06 20:45
Very good app. I was able to record a video within about an hour with no experience. The sound quality is good and it’s not to high tech for a newbie
Terrible
by lnfisher2000 on 2020/09/03 18:32
They recently changed the settings so that you need a wired headset in order to hear your previous recording while recording on top of it. If you have iPhone 11 and use Bluetooth headphones (there is no headphone input on IPhone 11), this doesn’t work. There is such a lag that you can’t even record it without being out of sync. They used to allow you to play the previous recordings on the phone speaker. They have since removed this and now I can’t record. App deleted and unsubscribed.
Always love this app yet my echo was not working on app
by YUHAUUHATHEESTEEMEDBREATH on 2020/09/02 04:47
love this app yet my echo was not working on app
hi guys and thx very much
by strosberg on 2020/09/01 17:07
i love this app. when i payed i new i would have a good time! money = fun
Pretty much useless
by mrkwllms340 on 2020/08/27 21:33
Latency renders this app unusable for musical recording. If it doesn’t work in demo mode it won’t when you get suckered into paying for it.
Too expensive
by Abassplaya on 2020/08/27 19:31
If you want to record anything longer than 30 seconds it takes a $10 a month subscription
Saved Me During COVID-19
by tremtone on 2020/08/26 03:53
I started using the app after we were quarantined and all of my gigs ended. Now I can still perform for all of my friends and family.
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.
Missing major features
by ProBassoonist on 2021/03/11 05:50
When I first tried out the app, I thought it was really useful to create music covers with multiple parts, so I bought the yearly subscription to be able to record for more than 30 seconds, tolerating the price. Being able to hear my other recorded parts while I record is what caught my interest. Now that I’ve used the app more, I’ve found out how limited this app is. There isn’t an editor where you can move tracks around or have a part that appears for only part of the song. You have to record each part in one go. This app is also only available on mobile, which I find annoying because my phone’s mic quality isn't what you would call good. I also wanted to make use of the guide music that would have been really useful to listen to while recording, but for some reason Acapella only uses Apple Music songs that require a subscription which I’m not paying for to play more than 30 seconds of the song I want. There’s so many extra useless features like filters and watermarks when Mixcord should have focused on actual music-making and ease of access 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.
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.
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.
Problems
by xoxosingforever on 2020/08/22 14:46
I just paid for this app Because I’ve seen others use it and it looks amazing. I can’t seem to hear myself record😫😫😫 idk what the issue is. I can play it back and here it fine, but when I try to record I can’t hear myself in the mic. I don’t want to canc my subscription, but man this is super frustrating. Has anyone else had this type of issue?? I even deleted the app and downloaded it back on my phone. I just want to sing!! AND idk where the support help is with this app??? Who can help me here? And where?
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.
Developers have become greedy
by ginpigs on 2020/12/15 01:34
Every tutorial or promotion I have seen says the free version allows 1-minute recordings. Not anymore! Only 30 seconds. So....for the amateur or kid just playing around with their instruments or voice you can’t even record a short song to send to grandma or whatever. This category of user (which is pretty massive) is unlikely to be able to justify the recurring monthly or annual cost of unlocking more time. Maybe a one-time payment to unlock the 1-minute timeframe could pull these users back in whilst still making the developers their $$$. Aside from that, the app itself is straightforward. It would be nice to be able to turn off the sound of your precious tracks as you record a new one as an option. It would also be nice to find some way to get Bluetooth headphones to work properly. Being trapped by the length of the wire makes getting anyone with an instrument into view on the camera hard and impossible with a cello!
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.
It’s ok and useful but overpriced ...
by bobbyrockstar on 2020/12/25 00:43
Pro’s. Nice to collaborate and make music with friends from all over the world. Or just make music with yourself and work on your songwriting or practice your instrument and harmonize ect, ect, ect... Con’s It’s stupid overpriced. The community would grow and flourish and bring more people in if this thing was half the cost. I don’t know much about making and maintaining apps, but for them to take as long as they do to fix bugs or to improve the app, it’s hardly worth it for casual musicians and vocalists. They don’t see the potential they have here to expand on possibilities of being an industry standard for musicians and bands, working out music with producers as well as making goofy collaborations with friends. It’s more of a bare minimum effort to syphon a monthly fee out of folks with minimum effort to be a quality product. Another con is there is no type of forum or a more detailed webpage for folks to go to and see how to use this to its full potential. To talk about what kind of interfaces work with this thing. What kind of dongles and adaptors you need if you are going to get serious with nice mics or recording a whole drum set through a mixing board or interface. In the end, I am having fun for now as this pandemic keeps the world indoors, but after ( if ) that ends, I plan on canceling this app and looking for another or just going back to recording with my DAW with friends on my desktop
Not designed for musicians
by Verydissatisfied4294273 on 2020/12/07 19:17
I love the concept of the app and even bought a year-long subscription but I am realizing more and more how this app was not designed for musicians. For example, I’m running my audio interface into my phone so that I can record in Acapella using my mics. However, there are limited Input settings in Acapella so it’s diverting my mono input channel into one channel of stereo. I have to do this because the default phone mic is awful at picking up electric guitar and drums. I am running j to some other issues as well: it is very easy to accidentally delete recordings; the fact that you can’t change the number of squares after the onset of a project is annoying; it’s hard to find the videos I’ve made once I start a new project. Aside from the unhelpful FAQ on the website, I haven’t found any way to get help through customer service. tl;dr It’s really frustrating to use if you’re looking to record full band
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 $10 a month! Overall, I’m highly disappointed in the lack of communication and help i’m receiving.
Difficult to Use
by edwina_reviews on 2019/02/18 22:45
The making of acapellas is difficult and not as convenient in the app. After making one part of, say, a duet, I'm forced to wait longer than normal just to view a clip of my singing. Often times I have to re-record my singing because there are things I want to fix or redo. Because the loading takes so long just for, say, a thirty sec clip, the app is just really inconvenient. Not only that, but also the uploading and saving of my videos is difficult. Again, it takes very long and then I have to go through a process to simply save a video when it shouldn't be that hard to save my own video. Then if I want to view my video once I posted it, for some reason I can't view it unless I say I'm going to edit it. The whole format and process is just more difficult and inconvenient than it should be.
Really frustrating
by what if i dont want a nickname on 2020/06/20 21:24
Something is REALLY annoying with this. I have an iPhone 7 w/ Bluetooth headphones. I can’t use Bluetooth because of the input lag that ruins the timing. But there’s also no way to make the audio play aloud with no headphones so there’s nothing to time it with. I know it can make annoying feedback loops but I’ll just turn the volume really low and listen and sing at the same time. Sure some ignorant people would ruin their recordings because of that but at least give me the option to turn it off. My headphones don’t work with this app, and I have to buy extra expensive headphones specifically designed for my phone because Apple is as greedy as the company who made this app. Give me the option to turn this off!! I can’t do anything without it!!
Developers, please read!!
by 1039385758291$& on 2020/10/29 00:57
As great as this app is, I’ve discovered some difficulties. With every layer I add to the Acapella app, it refuses to add it! It says “your device is running low on resources, there might be too many apps in the background. Please close some of your background app and perform a hard restart on your device. Press “learn more” to get information on how to perform a hard restart.” So, I close out my apps; doesn’t work. I restart my phone; doesn’t work. I press ‘learn more’; it just says that Acapella saves what I have even if I restart. It’s frustrating to post videos when it doesn’t allow me to post! I love the app and wish it was more convenient to use!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Misinformation
by KingMaster1234 on 2021/04/19 14:33
I really used to love using this app. (This was an email originally) Hi, I write this email because your app personally advertised a 7 day free trial to me, but charged me as soon as it activated. As soon as I inquired Apple about this charge, they informed me that I had already used the free trial about a year ago… My problem and question to you is, why would you continue to advertise a free trial somebody has already used? I don’t appreciate the misinformation displayed to me. I feel used and robbed of an opportunity I was looking forward to taking advantage of. This has cut into important plans and I’m further thinking about removing this app off of my device because of it. Have a nice day.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Outstanding!
by Fred from Nutley on 2020/09/12 00:49
This is an amazing app, bringing people together to collaborate on all types of music. It’s been a real joy for me to add a bass track to a variety of artists- young and old, beginners to advanced, rockers to country to pop and R&B. Easy to use and a free version if all you want to do is add to others’ work, which is what I do. I do think, however, that the paid version cost structure needs to be updated and made more accessible. Still deserves 5 stars!
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.😡
Has a lot to offer; Could better support original music
by ya neigh on 2021/02/18 18:42
The Acapella app has a lot of bells and whistles. It’s going to take me a good long while to figure out how to fully utilize all it has to offer. And yet, it could offer more! I love a good cover of a song I like, but I’m most interested in hearing original music. Could the developer/s add a feature so that users could identify their songs as original music and then let users sort the Feed by that so we can check out just original music sometimes if we want???
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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