To get the best quality, record with wired headphones! Often times on iOS, the older, wired earpods work best. Any wired headphones on Android will do too.
Bluetooth can be a struggle and sometimes will cause the vocals and beat to be off (sorry fam but nothing we ourselves can do here).
Also, after recording you have the ability to update volume controls for vocals, and beats… so if the beat is too loud and your vocals are too soft, use the mixer tool to adjust them.
For iOS specifically, you can use the following vocal effects to further enhance your sound. (Note: the reverb, chorus, echo, analog, vocoder, flanger, and sweeper effects are only available with a Rapchat Gold subscription).
Vocal Tune: The vocal tune effect automatically changes the pitch of your voice. Use it in small amounts to slightly correct your pitch, or in heavy doses to drastically alter your voice for a T-Pain-like effect!
Radio: The radio effect gives your voice an AM radio-like sound. Adjust the saturation slider to add distortion and the filtering slider to change what frequencies you hear.
Reverb: Reverb is a key part of the mixing process. This effect makes your vocals resonate, giving your song a sense of depth and space. Add reverb to your song to make it sound like it was recorded in a large performance hall!
Chorus: The chorus effect “multiplies” your voice, making it sound like several of your voices are stacked on top of each other. Use this effect to add a “bigger” sound to your hooks and make them stand out!
Chipmunk: The chipmunk effect is pretty straightforward. Use this effect to add a squeaky, cartoon-like sound to your voice.
Echo: The echo effect delays the audio signal over time, so it’s heard as multiple decaying repetitions of your voice. Using echo on your vocals can add depth to your mix, fill in voids, and even make you sound more in-tune.
Delay: Similar to echo, this effect delays the audio signal, but only repeats it once. This can also add depth to your mix and overall make it sound more interesting.
Analog: Use the analog effect to add distortion to your voice and filter high or low frequencies. It also has an integrated LFO (low frequency oscillator) to give your voice a “sweeping” effect.
Vocoder: The vocoder effect “synthesizes” your voice to give it a robotic sound. It plays harmonies following your vocal input, depending on the selected scale and key. It also features an adjustable LFO.
Screwed: Popularized by DJ Screw in the late 90s, The screwed effect lowers the pitch of your voice for a monstrous-like sound.
Flanger: The Flanger effect mixes two identical signals together, one of which is slightly delayed. This adds a “sweeping” effect to your voice that gives it depth and dimension.
Phaser: Another time-based effect, the phaser gives your voice a synthetic “sweeping” sound. The stereo width slider also allows you to adjust how much your voice moves between each speaker.