Chillingo aims to change all that with Zya, a new iOS app that launched today on the iTunes store. Zya lets you combine guitar, bass, and drum riffs in various genres – from hip-hop to rock to pop – then add your own vocal stylings to the mix. The app seamlessly welds together the various riffs, makes sure they’re in the same key and tempo, and pops out an original musical creation.
It’s all made possible by Zya’s cloud-based system, which offloads the heavy computer processing onto Chillingo’s servers. That means state-of-the-art, pro-quality mixing and autotuning are happening behind the scenes, ensuring that every song will be as slick and polished as possible.
Once you’ve completed your opus, you can share the result – an animated video in which your in-game avatar croons your song – via Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook. The music creation is wrapped up in a campaign mode that features plenty of gameplay hooks: as you record more songs, you can progress your character, grabbing achievements and unlocking more avatars and musical styles.
If you’d rather improve (or mutilate) someone else’s masterwork, Zya has you covered – the app features some 20 hit songs that you can remix (including Lady Gaga’s Poker Face, Cyndi Lauper’s Girls Just Want to Have Fun, and The Kinks’ You Really Got Me), with more in the pipeline. These licensed songs, however, will require an in-app purchase to unlock.
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