Over the last 7 years Karaoki has grown into the markets most robust, feature-rich karaoke software for professional KJs.
Free updates are released often, with public betas posted to our Karaoki user forum almost every week. It’s our customers, and the feedback received via our forum and support system that have driven many of the innovative and unique features found in our karaoke software today. Karaoki features are well documented in the Karaoki user guide and YouTube tutorial videos, but a handful of functions, although also listed, go unnoticed by karaoke hosts new to Karaoki or those considering purchasing it.
Today we’ll explain 3 of the lesser known, but kick a** Karaoki features.
3 Karaoki Features You Should Know About
1) The ability to print or export song books: Karaoki allows you to export your cases (song lists) as TSV files – so you can simply drag-and-drop into a spreadsheet application like excel. Each field from your Karaoki case/s will be placed into independent spreadsheet fields automatic, so you can easily organize and print from there. You can also right click and select “Print Case” to print from Karaoki directly in a pinch.
2) Use your own background images behind the singers (lyrics) screen: From Options -> CDG Options in Karaoki you can upload jpeg or BPM images to use as the background behind the lyrics (second singers display only). You can set it up to randomly select images, much like a slide show. For larger images you have a “scroll” option, so the image moves around the screen behind the lyrics.
3) Use independent Sound Cards (Audio devices) for karaoke and background (filler) music: I think this was explained perfectly on our forum by one of our newest Karaoki KJs:
“This was actually one of the BIG reasons I first purchased a Karaoki license.
Karaoki gracefully handles multiple sound cards, or multiple channels of a multi-channel interface. In the configuration window, I can tell Karaoki which channels go to which device. Setting karaoke and BGM to go to different sound cards (or different stereo pairs on a multichannel interface) allows me to control those levels, easily, using an external mixer, as if they were separate CD players.
I also discovered that if I need to change those settings, on the fly, (right in the middle of a song, even!) the playback never falters or misses a beat. If a cable goes bad, you can re-map around it, install a new cable, and return to my preferred settings, and the audience will never notice. Don’t ask me how I know that. I don’t suggest doing that live, but I did it, and it worked smoothly.”
Have any karaoke software features you’d like to add to this list? Feel free to share in the comments section below!