Here is a new sports app for your iOS devices. But unlike most sports app you won’t find scores, or statistics, or game reports, or sports news, or really anything else you might expect to get in a sports app. Football Sound Effects offers just what the title says, the sounds of the game, that you control.
The free universal app requires iOS 7.0 or later. The app has two in-app purchase options, one to remove ads and the other to allow users to record and save their own sounds. Each are US$0.99.
One of the fun parts about watching a football game in person at a full stadium is the noise and cheers that reverberate through the crowd. Now you can get some of that same excitement even if you are watching the game at home alone or with friends or even in your favorite watering hole with other fans. Just tap the sound you want and it plays over your device’s speakers.
Football Sound Effects offers twenty-seven different sounds. Most of the audio cuts are pretty natural although a couple border on being cartoonish. But overall I think you will find enough you like to add some flavor to your TV viewings. The sounds are broken into three categories, cheers and yells, in game sounds, and penalty calls.
In the cheers and yells segment, users will find six or seven sounds that i think are useful. First you get the cry used when the other team has the ball: Dee-fense with rhythmic clapping. Another popular cheer is one that includes two sounds of the crowd stamping their feet followed by a loud clap. You will also find two separate “Boos”, another sound intended to be used when a kickoff takes place, Let’s Go Team, and a couple more than kind of just fill out the segment.
The second section includes sounds from in game activities. Users get the natural sound of two different tackles, a hard hit, the referee’s whistle blowing, an air horn blowing, an announcer proclaiming a kick was good, a rather lame effort of “he could go all the way”, and an even less convincing touchdown call.
The final segment deals with referee announcement of penalties such as off sides, personal foul, delay of game, and six others.
Overall Football Sound Effects provides sounds that could be fun to use to try and bring the atmosphere of the game to where you are watching on TV. Some are really close to what you would hear at the game while others come up a bit short. I suggest you download it and try it. If you are alone you can bring a crowd to you right on your phone.