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Easy Challenge Entry, Quick Song Upload & More!

We've got a TON of new features packed into the new iOS 9.1.0 update... * Easy challenge entry - no more hashtags! * Find challenges easier * Browse beat playlists * Quick song uploads * Fresh new home feed * Better user reporting * Pro studio unlocked for ALL users Easy challenge entry - no more hashtags! We made it waaaay easier to find and enter artist challenges from our redesigned challenge platform. You no longer need to worry about using the right hashtag —just choose the way tha

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Rapchat
11/03/2022 06:20   •   2min read

Announcing the Pro Studio

It's finally here! The all-new Rapchat Pro Studio empowers music creators everywhere to make streaming quality songs right on their phones. We’ve rebuilt our recording studio from the ground up with more powerful editing features such as: * Trim, splice, copy/paste, and drag vocals * Loop any portion of the song while recording * Duplicate, move, and rename layers * Zoom in and out to get more precision * Select the input microphone to get the best-quality recording * Auto Save and Undo/R

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Rapchat
09/21/2022 02:33   •   1min read

100 Rap Song Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for your next song? Here's a list of 100 ideas to get started... 1. Your city or neighborhood growing up 2. Your city or neighborhood today 3. A world event that makes you upset 4. A family relationship 5. Getting paid 6. Not having money 7. Something you learned the hard way 8. A cause you are passionate about 9. Your lover 10. Your ex 11. Your ex’s lover 12. Real life 13. Something you’re proud of 14. Something big you are goin

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Rapchat
07/12/2022 10:21   •   2min read

How to add vocal effects (iOS)

The iOS vocal presets are powered by Auto-Tune® from Antares and give you unlimited customization to get a professional studio sound. We worked with Grammy-winning audio engineers to mix 50+ vocal presets to you can easily enhance your vocals. 6 Steps for using vocal effects: 1. Test out the different presets. Click on the "FX" near the record screen to view vocal effects collections. As long as you have headphones on you can hear what you sound like in real-time. 2. Get familiar with Preset

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Rapchat
04/06/2022 02:31   •   2min read

5 Tips for better Auto-Tune

5 Tips for Better Auto-Tune 1. Monitor your vocals while you record. You can hear your vocal effects live while you record which is important to getting the right vocals for Auto-Tune. 2. Adjust the Retune speed for your voice. Everyone has a unique singing style and voice so you'll want to adjust the "Retune" up or down until you think it sounds good. Hint: Lower speeds closer to 0 give you more of the "T-Pain" effect, while closer to 100 will help you sound more natural. 3. Pay attention to

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Rapchat
04/08/2022 08:03   •   1min read

Intro to Auto-Tune

This tutorial is a great place to start if you want some simple tips for customizing our most popular vocal preset—Auto-Tune®. 💡Use headphones and turn monitoring on in the Studio Settings so you can listen to how you sound in real-time.6 steps for customizing your Auto-Tune in iOS: 1. Open the Auto-Tune settings. Click on the "FX" near the record screen to view vocal effects collections. Find "Auto-Tune" and click the settings icon 2. Don't need to adjust the Signature Key. We automatically

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Rapchat
04/08/2022 05:03   •   1min read

How to customize vocal effects

Intro to Customizing Vocal Effects on iOS 1. Monitor your vocals while you record. You can hear your vocal effects live while you record which is important to getting the right vocals for Auto-Tune. 2. Adjust the Retune speed for your voice. Everyone has a unique singing style and voice so you'll want to adjust the "Retune" up or down until you think it sounds good. Hint: Lower speeds closer to 0 give you more of the "T-Pain" effect, while closer to 100 will help you sound more natural. 3. Pay

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Rapchat
04/08/2022 08:21   •   1min read

How to find the best beats

The first step in making a song is to choose the right beat. The top artists on Rapchat spend a lot of their time in the app browsing the beats library (AKA Crate Digging!) to find a unique beat that inspires them. Hundreds of producers are adding new beats every day so it's important to check the beats page often. 💡One of the biggest reasons artists love Rapchat is the 150k+ free beats.6 Steps to Finding the Perfect Beats: 1. Navigate to the Beats Library by clicking on the Beats Icon “🎹” i

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Rapchat
02/18/2022 05:09   •   2min read

How to compose your song

Song Composition is the most important process to making high-quality music, but it's often overlooked by newer Rapchat users. Unless you are just freestyling, you'll want to be intentional with your song lyrics and structure—like a painter sketching outlines before painting a mural. Of course, you can use Rapchat to just record a verse or drop a few bars, but the guide below walks through an overview for creating a full-length song. 💡One of the best things you can do before even starting to c

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Rapchat
02/22/2022 05:11   •   3min read

How to record your vocals

The quality of your audio will make a huge difference and helps elevate songs from sounding amateur.  It really boils down to finding the right environment (quiet!) and positioning the microphone correctly. As you level up you may want to invest in a separate microphone, but you don't need to spend a lot of money to sound good. 💡Did you know that even artists like Kanye record portions of their songs using their phone? In one interview he shared "I just rap into my iPhone. Best microphone on

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Rapchat
02/18/2022 06:37   •   3min read

How to edit & mix your song

Editing and mixing your song can be the most tedious and challenging obstacle for artists. Refining the vocal effects is often the difference maker to give you that professional sound. Rapchat's studio was designed to be simple enough for beginners, but powerful enough for experienced artists to sound good on their phone. This tutorial walks through the basics for finalizing your songs in Rapchat. How to edit & mix your songs in 9 Steps: 1. Balance Volume Levels. Click on the mixing icon to vie

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Rapchat
02/24/2022 05:15   •   2min read

How to finalize & share songs

First impressions start before a new user presses play and can make a huge impact on a song’s overall success. Top artists take the time to add an attention-grabbing title and artwork that catches the eye of new listeners. How to export & share your songs in 9 Steps: 1. Export your song. In the studio, click on "Next"where you'll be given the option to continue or invite someone to collab. Assuming the song is complete, you'll select "Yes, Continue." Once you do this, you won't be able to edit

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Rapchat
02/24/2022 06:36   •   3min read