Record and Share Your Voice and Other Audio With Dubbler

The latest in the realm of audio social networking has arrived in the form of Dubbler, an app that allows users to record up to 60 seconds, then edit the sound bite with voice filters and share it with the world.

What you can do with Dubbler is limited only by your imagination — sing, tell short (very short) stories or jokes, provide pop culture commentary, spread some news, it’s up to you. Click through to see how it works.

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Recording

When you launch Dubbler you’ll have the opportunity to connect the app to Facebook or Twitter before landing on the home page. A button in the top left lets you access your profile. The alarm icon in the top right lets you view your notifications (different icons denote the type of notification, such as a like, follow, comment, etc.).

From Dubbler's home screen you can easily access all your notifications, including those for new follows, likes and comments.

From Dubbler’s home screen you can easily access all your notifications, including those for new follows, likes and comments.

The compass in the bottom right allows you to explore trending Dubs (the app’s name for audio clips) and hashtags. And from the bottom left you can access the main timeline.

To record a Dub, tap the icon in the center of the bottom of the home screen. Provide up to 60 seconds of audio. When you’re finished, you have the option of re-Dubbing it if you weren’t happy with your clip. Or, if you’re satisfied with your Dub, you can leave it as Original, or try out the different voice filters, of which there are nearly a dozen.

Voice filters included Cat, Grab a Mic, Techtronic, Bird, Dub, Romance, Cow, Robot, Fast and Stage. Highlighting each filter will allow you to listen to your Dub sampled with that particular voice filter.

Choose from Dubbler's filters to alter your voice or audio clip; you can also add short text and an image.

Choose from Dubbler’s filters to alter your voice or audio clip; you can also add short text and an image.

Some filters dramatically alter the sound of your voice or the audio, while others add music or special effects. Choose the filter you like best and then post your Dub for the world to enjoy via Dubbler, Facebook, Twitter or email.

You also have the option of adding short text, hashtags and/or even a photo to your post, which means you could choose to make your Dub an audio caption for the image. Crop and frame pictures exactly the way you want before posting them.

Listening

Browse the timeline and pick a Dub you want to listen to. Click the Dub bar to play it. You’ll see the clip’s length (in seconds), the profile pic of the user, an icon representing which voice filter the user selected for that Dub, and a status bar that progresses as the clip plays.

Click on a Comments bubble to see what other Dubbler users are saying. Tap on users' pics to view their profiles.

Click on a Comments bubble to see what other Dubbler users are saying. Tap on users’ pics to view their profiles.

You’ll also notice there are bubbles displaying the number of Likes and Comments. Click the number of comments to listen to other users’ Dubs on the subject, or make your own Dub in response.

Click on any user’s profile pic to view all of his or her Dubs and interact.

Click anyone's profile pic to view all his or her Dubs, leave a comment, plus discover who the user is following.

Click anyone’s profile pic to view all his or her Dubs, leave a comment, plus discover who the user is following.

Exploring

If you truly want to kill some time, click on the compass icon on your home screen to see which Dubs and topics are trending on Dubbler. At the top of the screen you can enter a keyword to perform a search among all the Dubblers or hashtags. Pull the screen downward at any time in the main timeline or the trending screen to refresh.

You can also explore what's trending, search for friends, view the most popular Dubblers, and follow suggested users.

You can also explore what’s trending, search for friends, view the most popular Dubblers, and follow suggested users.

On the Explore page, in the top left corner there’s an icon for Add Friends. This allows you to search for friends by Name or Username, or find your Facebook and Twitter friends. You can also take a look at the users Dubbler suggests for you, as well as the “Hot Dubblers” (handpicked staff favorites and very popular Dubblers).

Final Note

The recording quality is good. The audio filters provide a nice selection of options, whether the goal is to disguise one’s voice, enhance singing or add some goofy fun. And the hashtag functionality, which was added after the initial release, was a smart addition and improves navigation.

Dubbler could be on the verge of something great here. There’s nothing else on the market that’s quite like it, and its applications are nearly limitless.

The question is, will the masses view posting audio clips as having the same value and convenience of text messages and other 140-character ramblings? Is hearing something just as valuable as seeing it? In my opinion: Yes. I think people instinctively want to communicate and will find unique ways to use Dubbler (any other app like it that may come along) in telling or enhancing their stories. I discovered quite a few users who already have. How will you use it?


Summary

Record and share your voice via social media.

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