Wednesday, April 29, 2009

App Store Pick of the Week -- Leaf Trombone: World Stage

We got some major love from apple today as we were featured on their "Hot News" page. It's quite a nice little intro to the Leaf. Along with this great post, we are featured in the "What's Hot" section of the Mobile App Store and in the iTunes App Store as well! Thanks for all the love Apple. We truly appreciate it. Now if only that darn 3000 Facts app wasn't climbing the charts...

Here are some screen shots of the beautiful features.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Smule on Fox News LA

The Mule and the Mathemegician of Smule were featured this past weekend on Fox News in Los Angeles. They did a superb job of outlining Ocarina, Leaf Trombone, and a little bit of Sonic Lighter in a short period. Here's a link to the clip. Quite a nice feature given the prime time spot we were given!

Here's the video, if you are using a mac it might not work to well, just click the video and hit the spacebar to get it going.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ge Wang featured in USA today. (the mule makes an appearance)

Today Ge Wang, Smule's CTO and co-founder as you all know by now, was featured, along with Ocarina and Leaf Trombone, in an article on the front page of USA Today Money. It is a massive article taking up 2 pages in the physical version of USA Today, but it has an online counterpart with a video to boot! Here's the video, see if you can spot the Mule....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Ocarina now in Apple Stores!

Check it out. thanks to Jman2003 I now have pictures of Ocarina infiltrating the Apple Empire and appearing twice in the store's App Store advertisements! You go Ocarina!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Leaf Trombone Forums and Score Generator

For those of you who don't know, there is a forum at that now has a section for Leaf Trombone. If you have composed songs and want to share the score with other people this is a great place to do that! Also, if you think you did an exceptional performance and want others to go and judge you on the world stage, feel free to post the Session ID similar to the Auto-Tweet feature in the app.

So check out the Leaf Trombone forum while it's hot.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Leaf Trombone: World Stage has been released!

It's finally here!! So many late nights and blood sweat and tears, but we finally did it! Everyone at Smule would like to thank the academy and the.... oh wait. No we'd just like to thank all of you Smuleans out there rocking the Leaf. Keep it up.

Here are all the videos to accompany the release. The last Four are tutorials, so if you want to learn all the nuances of Leaf Trombone, as well as how to compose for it, check them out!

An absolute gem from Rhett And Link the boys from North Carolina!

The leaf as an animated operatic virtuoso! I have to say, I was the actual one performing the song for this video. Thank you very much!

Another hit song by the creator of Monkey Head the Music Video Featuring Ocarina. Here is a tale of those beasties from down south! The feared and hated Chupacabras!!

Docjazz4 does it again only this time with the Leaf Trombone!! YEAH!

OK time for Tutorials!

Intro to Leaf Trombone! Time to noodle around

Learn how to play a song!

All about the World Stage

This is where you learn to compose your very own Leaf Trombone Extravaganza!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Last Night's Broadcast

Check out the video from the broadcast last night. I had my good friend Cooper Jeffreys doing his own style of what he calls Electronic Honkey Tonk. It was quite a bit of fun. Go to the 1 hour, and 6 minute mark and listen to a little riff we did on Steve Jobs saying "Boom" a whole lot.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Top 20 Apps of All TIME!!!

I am pleased to announce that today Apple dubbed Ocarina one of the All Time Greatest Apps! Thanks Apple. you rock! I mean they would know which apps are the best right?

We are celebrating by working hard on getting Leaf Trombone finalized of course. Much Starcraft will ensue later.

Check out this graphic on the page with the apps. See the tiny little Ocarina icon? Ohhhh yeah!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sweet Mule Pic from Jman3000

One of Smule's most faithful followers Mr. Jman3000 himself created this hilarious and very Smulean pic for me! Thanks a billion man!


You rock!

If you all haven't seen, here is the video he made for the this contest blows contest we had a couple months ago! It is an epic journey into the mind of a man who played wayyyyy to much Ocarina. So much so that he became one!