The NPE team, Facebook’s R&D department, has launched another experimental app around music. It’s called BARS, and it aims to provide aspiring rappers with a way to record their rhythms using the app’s studio-quality sound effects and professionally produced beats, and share their videos on social media.Users can choose from several available beats, and if they use the app to write, BARS will do it automatically-the suggested words rhyme with what they type
The app has audio and video filters and auto-tuning functions, which users can use to create beautiful products. There is also a “challenge” mode. In this mode, the user must rap and freestyle while using automatic prompts.As TechCrunch Please note that BAR seems to be another attempt by TikTok competitors, although it is specialized, because the maximum length of each video can only reach 60 seconds. The app even has a similar UI, with a vertical video interface with two tabs.
In the second half of last year, the NPE team released the experimental application Collab, which allows users to collaborate on music videos without having to meet in person.The team told TechCrunch The pandemic played a role in the creation of both applications. Team member DJ Iyler told the publication: “I know that aspiring rappers may not be able to use expensive recording studios and production equipment. Most importantly, the global pandemic has stopped live performances where we often create and share works.”
Facebook has released BARS as a closed beta version of the iPhone, and its first batch of videos were uploaded by team members. It is currently on the App Store, and interested rappers can now download it to keep their username and register for a waiting list.