1. Are these original recordings?
No, Karaoke tracks are recreations of the original song. All songs have been re-recorded with the goal of sounding as similar to the original as possible. Please note that multiplex discs do not feature the original artist.
2. How do I know what key the song is recorded in?
Generally, the song is recorded in the same key that the artist recorded it in. Unfortunately, most Karaoke disc manufacturers do not provide key of the song.
3. Do the Karaoke recordings have 'background singers'?
Yes, most discs and songs have background singers, mainly for the chorus. And these background singers are not removable.
4. What is CDG?
CDG (or CD+G) stands for compact disc plus graphics. A CDG Karaoke disc contains an additional track, which displays the song lyrics on a TV when played on a Karaoke player. The words to the song are typically displayed on a blue background and are highlighted in a contrasting color to signal when the words should be sung.
The CDG format is the Karaoke standard for most of the world's Karaoke. CDG Karaoke disks require a special Karaoke player called a Karaoke CDG Player. A Karaoke CDG player is similar to a regular CD player, except that it has an additional chip for reading the graphics track of a CDG. In addition, a CDG Karaoke Player also has a place to plug in a microphone, a key controller to adjust for the singer's key, and an echo control to enhance the singer's voice.
It is easy to set up a CDG Karaoke player. Take the player out of the box, plug the yellow cord from your CDG Karaoke player into the back of your TV to display the song lyrics and you are ready to sing. Please note there is no video on a CDG disc.
5. What is VCD?
VCD standa for Video CD. Video CD Karaoke discs provide not only the lyrics in time with the music, but also a video background display that complements the song. This format is less expensive (about half the price) of CDG disks.
To play Video CD disks you need either a CDG Karaoke player with Video CD capabilities or a DVD player since all DVD players can play Video CD format. Many CDG Karaoke players have a combination Video CD and CDG function and operate the same way as a regular CDG Karaoke player. Recently, Video CD Movies, which can play on a CDG Karaoke player with Video CD capabilities or a DVD player, have become available. Our karaoke store offers many current titles.
6. What are DVD Karaoke Disks?
DVD Karaoke disks are generally replications of the Video CD Karaoke disks. The video background on a DVD Karaoke Disk is much higher quality than a Video CD disk, however, currently there is no additional music, improved sound quality, or special DVD features. DVD Karaoke disks tend to be higher priced and there is less selection of songs. A normal DVD player will play both the DVD and Video CD Karaoke disks. However, a Karaoke DVD Player has additional features such as microphone inputs, key changer, and echo control.
7. Will CDG play on my CD player?
Yes, a CDG Karaoke disk will play in any standard CD Player, However, the song lyrics will not be displayed since only a CDG player can read the graphics track.
8. Will VCD play on my CD player or computer?
A VCD, with appropriate software, will play on your computer, but it will not play on a CD player.
9. What is 'multiplex'?
All Karaoke discs (CDG, VCD and Karaoke DVD) are made in either a multiplex or non-multiplex format. Multiplex discs, have vocal demos for each song so that you can choose to listen to the song with or without the vocals. Non-multiplex discs provide only one version of the song, without the vocals.
10. Shipping Notice!
We will only ship product to addresses that are registered with your credit card company. If you are shipping to an address other than your billing address, you must call your credit card company and register that address as one of your 'Ship To' locations. If your shipping address does not match during our credit card verification, your order will not ship! We do not ship to P.O. Boxes. Thank you!
11. What are your legal disclaimer and return policies?
Please visit the return policy and the legal information web pages for details. Thank you!
12. How do I find my song with no background vocals
If your song was originally sung with background vocalists, it's likely you will not find that song recreated without background vocalists. Karaoke is intended to you replace the original lead singer's voice with yours. By removing the background vocals completely, that would change the song entirely.
13. Why does my song sound different than the radio
Karaoke music is recreations of the original song. Each manufacturer will hire independent musicians to recreate the original music. On karaoke media, artists are noted as being 'In the style of ... '. Karaoke music will also differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.
14. Where can I download my karaoke music
We only sell karaoke music on karaoke media such as CDG, CDGM, VCD and DVD. We neither support nor recommend digital files to be played on computers.
15. Who has the best quality karaoke
Unfortunately, there is no one manufacturer that can please the critique of millions of karaoke singers. Qualifying and manufacturer as being better than the other is subjective and changes from song to song. Usually, the more you spend the better the quality.
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