The social media giant Facebook has once again made its attempts to take over the Tiktok fanbase, this time by approaching upcoming rappers. Facebook’s new launch BARS app, developed by Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) R&D team facilitates users to create and share raps with the help of built-in tools.
This app is majorly designed for suiting content in the rap genre. The experts from the NPE team state that users do not require any formal experience to use the app and it provides pre-recorded beats to change your words into professional rap tunes. It also comprises rhyme suggestions through a dictionary that enhances your flow.
The BARS app from Facebook allows users to create and share raps using built-in tools. The NPE team says that users don't require any formal rap experience to create content using the BARS app. Also, there exists a challenge mode that allows you to freestyle along with auto-suggested word cues. Once you are all set with your lyrics and flow, the app presents to you a variety of audio and visual filters to improve the content presentation of your rap video. With the help of preloaded tools such as Clean, AutoTune, Imaginary Friends, and AM Radio, you can change your vocal output in the videos.
“With BARS, you can select one of our professionally-created beats, write lyrics and record yourself dropping bars. BARS auto-suggests rhymes as you’re writing to keep your flow going. You can also jump into Challenge mode and freestyle with auto-suggested word cues. Choose from a variety of audio and visual filters to take your creations to the next level.No formal rap experience required — you can create something great whether you’ve just thought of a dope couplet or have been freestyling for years,” Facebook said in the blog.
Tech Crunch reported, “The app also resembles TikTok in terms of its user interface. It’s a two-tabbed vertical video interface — in its case, it has ‘Featured’ and ‘New’ feeds instead of TikTok’s ‘Following’ and ‘For You.’ And BARS places the engagement buttons on the lower-right corner of the screen with the creator name on the lower-left, just like TikTok.”
Finally, after you are done creating and editing your rap content, you can upload it to your camera roll or the app even lets your share your content across other social media platforms.
DJ Iyer, a hip-hop songwriter, and ghostwriter under the alias D-Lucks, who also happens to be the bars community manager credited the pandemic outbreak to the development of the app.
He said, “I know access to high-priced recording studios and production equipment can be limited for aspiring rappers. On top of that, the global pandemic shut down live performances where we often create and share our work,” he said. “So, along with a group of aspiring rappers, we've been building BARS: a place for aspiring rappers to create and share their art.”
Currently, the app is only available for download on the US App Store of Apple and hence is only accessible for a small number of iOS users. You can also sign up on its waitlist if you are interested to experiment with your rap skills through BARS.