30 Days of Roc #10: Vocal FX

30 days of Roc, where we release 1 new instrument a day! You're on day 10. We're also running a contest for each instrument, where you can win $10-$50 iTunes gift cards.

Enter now to prove you're the Roc master. Today's contest is Vocal Jazz + Jazz Drums. First time here? Check out what you've missed:

Day 9: Vocal Jazz
Day 8: Singing Vowels
Day 7: Konokol and Tabla Bols
Day 6: Birds
Day 5: Animals
Day 4: Around the House
Day 3: The Kitchen Sink
Day 2: Body Sounds
Day 1: Human Beatbox

Imagine being stranded on a deserted island, in the middle of nowhere, with just a (insert favorite instrument here). Then imagine that (insert favorite instrument here) getting demolished by a sudden stampede of wild boars. Now clearly, you're thinking to yourself, the only joy in your life has been ruined, and you have no other way to produce that sweet sounding tune. Obviously there's only a 53% chance of this ever happening to you, but that's a high enough number to start thinking about instrument alternatives.


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We've taken this realistic fear into consideration, brainstormed for hours, and created a solution. Instead of relying on an instrument, you should give your own body a chance! The most vocal instrument you have / use everyday, your mouth! Today we're releasing "Vocal FX", an instrument pack filled with kisses, burps, whistles, and even breathing! Open Roc to start exploring the uninvestigated possibilities. It's pretty much a reminder to not look past what's permanently installed onto your body, and to inspire you to record your own personal effects.

You can find Vocal FX in the instruments toolbar, located on the right hand side. And remember, every instrument, including Vocal FX, is licensed under creative commons attribution, and can be used commercially. This means that you can use any music you've created in Roc (even in a commercial project!) as long as you give Aviary credit.

Bruce, the brains behind Roc, has gone ahead and created a demo tune for you to get a glimpse of what new sounds are available. Launch Roc now to start playing with these new effects.

Hint for Day 11 release (coming Friday): A set of pins. A revolving cylinder. A steel comb! Enter your guess!

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