TikTok’s parent company ByteDance launched a new app called “Ripple” in the US, which is developed to allow creators to compose and edit music they could use for their content.
ByteDance highlighted that the app is currently available on an invite-only basis to a small group of testers, noting that it is designed to enable users to create and edit audio in a way that’s similar to portable smart digital audio workstations (DAWs).
Users will be able to directly sing or hum a melody into the app, after which it will deploy machine learning to expand the melody and turn it into an instrumental song.
Ripple features what ByteDance calls a “virtual recording studio” that lets users record, cut, trim, and edit audio files with ease on their mobile devices.
In a statement to TechCrunch, ByteDance unveiled plans to add more mobile-friendly tools to help creators with their audio editing efficiency in the future.
“Ripple is designed to inspire musical creativity and help musicians, artists and composers express themselves,” ByteDance said. “We’re excited to see how creators use Ripple to tap into their creativity to soundtrack their own short-form videos.”