Karaoke is singing to music tracks without vocals. You supply the voice. This allows you to become the singer of your favourite songs.
No. Karaoke discs are re-creations recorded by independent studios. The manufacturers hire session musicians to perform songs in the likeness of the original artist. The interpretation and quality of these re-creations may vary from brand to brand.
CDG or CD+G stands for Compact Disc Plus Graphics. These discs are like a regular CD except that they contain an additional hidden track that contains the ability to display the lyrics on a TV provided they are played on a CDG compatible karaoke player. CDG is the North American Standard for Karaoke discs.
Yes. Although a CDG karaoke player is required to decode the lyrics for on-screen viewing, the music will play in a regular CD player.
Yes. However, DVD Karaoke discs tend to be higher priced and there is a limited selection of songs available.
Yes. VCD is a popular format in Asia and this format is available in the North American market. Although limited availability in song selection and general poor quality makes it an unattractive option.
Generally, most songs are recorded in the same key as the original version. Unfortunately, most Karaoke disc manufacturers do not provide this information.
A key changer allows the singer to raise or lower the key the song is performed in.
There are two basic designs of karaoke player. One is the component style that can be added to your existing home stereo. This type of unit would resemble your regular CD player in appearance. The second is a portable system that would provide both player and built in speakers. This type of unit would resemble a portable stereo.
Any standard television will work. However there are two different connection methods. One is a VIDEO signal. The other is an RF signal, which is available on Channel #3 or #4.