Who's Online Now
20 registered members (couchgrouch, 9ne, Harriet Ames, Andy K, Barry David Butler, Gavin Sinclair, Colin Ward, 5 invisible), and 202 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
Travis david
Travis david
Kendal, Cumbria .UK
Posts: 10,234
Joined: June 2011
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Only 332 days left until...
by MidniteBob. 10/17/17 08:36 PM
Underage Thinking
by couchgrouch. 10/17/17 08:24 PM
Soul Seasoned
by John Voorpostel. 10/17/17 01:26 PM
Financial prophecy
by John Voorpostel. 10/17/17 01:20 PM
Create Your Own Story
by Barry David Butler. 10/17/17 12:43 PM
H.R. 3945 - Small Claims For Creators
by Jody Whitesides. 10/17/17 12:19 PM
Broken Glass
by Marvin Adcock. 10/17/17 06:11 AM
I May Not Be The One For You
by Vicarn. 10/17/17 05:17 AM
Who's Going to Hold me When I cry?  Travis/ Mimmo
by DonnaMarilyn. 10/17/17 04:52 AM
'' I will never leave you''
by Dennis Wright. 10/16/17 10:22 PM
Door Open Wide
by Gavin Sinclair. 10/16/17 07:49 PM
Soft whispers of melody
by Dave Rice. 10/15/17 09:13 AM
My First CD `This That and Other Things
by John Lawrence Schick. 10/15/17 08:06 AM
Bump in the Road
by Michael W. Brown. 10/15/17 02:41 AM
Silence
by lane1777. 10/14/17 02:53 PM
Between friends
by lane1777. 10/14/17 02:47 PM
The First Beer of the Rest of My Life
by couchgrouch. 10/14/17 02:40 PM
Springsteen on Broadway (A Review)
by Barry David Butler. 10/14/17 10:07 AM
THANKS FOR ALL THE PRAYERS AND CONCERN
by Barry David Butler. 10/14/17 08:33 AM
I'll Take My Socks Off
by Gavin Sinclair. 10/13/17 05:44 PM
Delinquent Submissions From Nominees
by maccharles. 10/13/17 04:10 PM
Dying art of the song intro
by John Voorpostel. 10/13/17 10:56 AM
So She Tells Him
by Deej56. 10/13/17 09:15 AM
SOBER ENGINEER (A TRAIN SONG)
by Travis david. 10/13/17 07:45 AM
this microphone did you use ?
by sevenoak88. 10/13/17 04:42 AM
45
by Deej56. 10/13/17 01:42 AM
Love Goes
by Deej56. 10/13/17 12:14 AM
I'm A Train
by Barry David Butler. 10/12/17 04:17 PM
Making Great Demos with BIAB
by Michael Zaneski. 10/12/17 01:37 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,161
Kevin Emmrich 10,529
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Travis david 10,234
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,744
Mike Dunbar 8,574
glynda 8,560
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,804
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,204
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,428
Joe Wrabek 6,400
Dave Rice 6,147
ben willis 6,065
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,718
Linda Sings 5,601
niteshift 5,323
Vicarn 5,213
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,604
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,342
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
Neil Cotton 4,075
nightengale 3,964
TamsNumber4 3,962
Roy Cooper 3,890
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,759
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
beechnut79 3,219
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
E Swartz 2,881
Harriet Ames 2,868
PopTodd 2,864
Nigel Quin 2,801
MidniteBob 2,645
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Nelson 2,392
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,151
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
Ray Thyer 1,929
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
maccharles 1,768
floyd jane 1,713
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,592
Cal 1,574
Rick Heenan 1,560
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,451
RogerS 1,445
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,427
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
Stan Simons 1,402
in2piano 1,399
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,300
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
GocartMoz 1,261
Janice & Bud 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,230
IdeaGuy 1,209
Glen King 1,209
PeteG 1,195
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,083
Gerry 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
joro 1,045
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
Jak Kelly 912
IronKnee 894
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
lane1777 885
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy K 733
Andy Kemp 732
Jackie444 720
ant 709
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
9ne 588
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
Pat Hardy 577
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
Irwin 524
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Moosesong 495
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
R&M 444
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 398
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
Cecilee 376
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#924173 - 09/25/11 04:54 AM Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
For those wanting to play in the Karaoke Party Challenges --
This is your HOTLINE THREAD where I will answer your questions about setting up on the various online karaoke websites, help troubleshoot and so on.



First off, what equipment do you need?
Most of us already have ways to line-in sound and/or video to our PCs...
But this is a spot where YES, even you "lyrics only" folks can play!

If you have a USB mic (the one that comes with RockBand/Wii games works fine), a plug-in headset you use for Skype, or built-in mic in your computer, any of that will work JUST FINE. Headphones (even just those cheapy ear buds!) are a plus.

We are not concerned with "audio quality" and getting great studio vocals here!
Just have fun! And SING! it's good for your soul.

Last edited by Linda Adams; 09/25/11 04:56 AM.
#924175 - 09/25/11 05:15 AM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
RECOMMENDED FREE ONLINE KARAOKE SITES:

This site says these are the top 20 sites...
http://karaoke.nettop20.com/

My recommendations:

1) http://www.singsnap.com
My favorite is SingSnap, which someone here once sent me to. It is VERY user-friendly with a very supportive and FAST tech support staff to answer all your dumb questions.
They do push you to go "Gold" and offer a 10-day free trial of all their perks.
Still, they have a good catalog of free songs and a comprehensive catalog of over 10-12,000 songs. Gold is a $12/mo fee, however with slight price break if you pay for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. Their recorder is easy to use and I am most familiar, personally, with this site.

2) http://www.redkaraoke.com
This one seems to have the highest availability of FREE songs AND the largest comprehensive catalog, at over 400,000 songs. Very easy to set up an account and navigate the site. HOWEVER, it will ONLY RECORD ON WINDOWS MACHINES. If you have a Mac (like I do), you're out of luck. They also offer paid downloads of their backing tracks. And, since I can't record here, I can't offer you as much help/tech support.

3) http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/
This one is pretty simple to walk-thru, make an account and use. About 8000 songs in their library; they offer a 48-hour spin of everything they have for $5 a pop which may be handy at times. They also sell a "basic karaoke kit" with a mic and headset if you have no equipment to record with whatsoever, for $20.

There are many more - if you check out the top link - head out and have fun! see what suits you best, and I do recommend trying to keep this as free as possible!

Thanks!

Last edited by Linda Adams; 09/25/11 05:17 AM.
#924176 - 09/25/11 05:17 AM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
HOW TO EMBED YOUR MUSIC OR VIDEO IN YOUR POST:

http://www.jpfolks.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=922605

Ask further questions on basic embedding players with HTML CODE on the JPF boards in THIS linked topic, please!

#924178 - 09/25/11 05:27 AM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
Extra Fun:

SoundFlower - is a free app for Mac which can wire you up between GarageBand and/or any other audio program or mixer, and the karaoke site - meaning you can add reverb, compression, EQ or other vocal effects as you record.
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/14067/soundflower

Not for Windows. I don't know of an app that does this for Windows, but you could check into what Audacity does, or if your recording software can export to a Flash player - this is usually what will do the trick.

ManyCam - I know some of you know this one already, from Skype or other video apps! It will add video effects to your webcam (if you have one) and interact with the karaoke site; so you can use a still image, give yourself a pair of funny sunglasses or fun frame around the video, or use your own prerecorded video to stream along with the song instead of live vid.
http://www.manycam.com/

Windows OR Mac downloads - free.

Questions getting anything set up? Confused out at the new websites?
Post here!

I can take and post detailed screenshots if necessary. LMK.

Thanks!

#924541 - 09/26/11 08:22 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
HOW TO EMBED YOUR PLAYER CODE:
FULL THREAD on EMBEDDING:
http://www.jpfolks.com/forum/ubbthr...ID=lnecqn18u81p457e5tq44oq4i5#Post924538


If you already found your HTML CODE for embedding/sharing, that's big, pat yourselves on the back!

JPF CHECKLIST:
Make a NEW POST - or use QUOTE or REPLY to paste your CODE into the full Edit Window as shown below.

but NOT "Quick Quote" or "Quick Reply" -- these will Fail.


FIND THIS BOX under your text box labeled "Markup:"

[Linked Image]

FIRST QUESTION: CAN YOU SEE THIS BOX?

SECOND QUESTION: in YOUR "Markup" BOX, do you NOT SEE the "HTML" option??

Several are reporting in that they do NOT HAVE it.
Is this the problem??

IF this is the problem = lightbulb lightbulb lightbulb

You just need a friend (like me!) to QUOTE your CODE for you, bring it down, CHECK THEIR HTML MARKUP BOX (as above) - delete the [ quote= ] and [/ quote ] parts, and
If the CODE IS THERE... your player WILL then show up.


PM me with your LINK where you have dropped code & have a problem and I will be happy to drop it down for you and make it work. (see page 1 of the Party Thread) Find any friend posting their embedded player(s) --meaning they found their HTML Markup box - and anyone learning this *should* be happy to oblige those of you who do NOT have the option in your browser or operating system or whatever it is that is not showing up for some of you.

OK? We're all in this together! Those that have the Markup HTML option - please help those that don't. Those that don't -- just drop your code in your post and ask for the fix! OK? OK!!

If your problem is you didn't SEE the box but you DO have the "Markup" - "Using HTML" button... just try a few more X to learn where it is smile .... and it won't show up under "EDIT" I figured out... so you have to use QUOTE to pull it down.

Last edited by Linda Adams; 09/26/11 08:24 PM.
#924542 - 09/26/11 08:23 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR COMPUTER CAN EMBED STUFF ON JPF OR NOT:

[Linked Image]

DO you SEE the above options in your drop-down Markup box in the FULL EDIT WINDOW?

[Linked Image]

If THESE are the only options you see - - you can't do it yourself.

But you CAN still paste in your CODE and get a FRIEND TO HELP... if you drop the code... someone WITH the right options can convert it for you!! All-righty?
grin


#924553 - 09/26/11 08:58 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
GLYN ASKED: HOW TO MAKE YOUR PAGES ALL PURTY ON SINGSNAP:

(I don't know how to do this anywhere else - sorry - this is SingSnap SPECIFIC only!)

ONE: Click the COMMUNITY TAB
[Linked Image]

TWO: Scroll down to this box on the LEFT:
[Linked Image]

THREE: CLICK "SingSnap Themes!" with the little rainbow link.

FOUR: You will see this page. Click links to find something you like!
[Linked Image]

FIVE: COPY the "CSS Code" circled in the box directly under the THEME you picked:
[Linked Image]

SIX: PASTE this CODE in either your PROFILE INFO page OR any SONG Page. It has to be the FIRST THING IN THE BOX - no text NADA comes before this code!

TO get there, use your "BACK" button to go back to your Account tab:
[Linked Image]

To set your PROFILE page theme, when you click Account it Defaults to your Profile update. Scroll down to this part:

[Linked Image]

PASTE as indicated and click the GREEN UPDATE BUTTON below this text box to SAVE.
Voila!

To set an INDIVIDUAL SONG PAGE THEME, from Account Tab click Recordings.

[Linked Image]

Click the EDIT icon to the far right (next to the trashcan icon!) to bring up the window - (OR you can copy this CODE and paste it right in AS YOU ARE SAVING YOUR SONG in the Recording Comments text box!) ... change it as often as you like!

[Linked Image]

Bear in mind tho that when you EMBED your player here, we won't see any of your purty stuffs. smile Just the music player. Only those clicking the link INTO SingSnap will see it. But - that's how!

Have fun. smile

#924555 - 09/26/11 09:06 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
MORE SINGSNAP TUTORIAL:
MANAGE YOUR RECORDINGS.

[Linked Image]

TOP: to FIND THIS PAGE,
Click first the ACCOUNT tab, FAR RIGHT.
Then the RECORDINGS link, underlined above!
the BOXES on the far left allow you to change SETTINGS for many songs at once.
I highlighted the EDIT button,
your SHARE ICONS, (Private/Members Only/Public!)
the Community tab (where the forums & chatrooms are etc)
and your INBOX for PMs (Messages!).

This page Defaults to Sort by Date: Most RECENT recording.
But when you have a lot.... it gets handy to click on:
SONG TITLE
ARTIST or
DATE
to help you find a specific recording.
THIS SYSTEM WORKS THROUGHOUT SINGSNAP TO SORT ANY SONG SEARCH LISTS.
It took me months to figure that one out grin

[Linked Image]

Now here at the bottom of this page, always!! is your explanation of what all the various ICONS you see mean!

Where it says "ACTION FOR SELECTED RECORDINGS" - that drop-down box --
is where you check the BOXES for many songs and can make them all private, all public, all open/not open to duets, etc, everything across left to right you see as options above either Check-Marked in GREEN or MINUSed in RED.
GREEN = YES
RED = NO
for each song, each setting.

You MUST set your Party Challenge Entry for the week to PUBLIC for the week it is Active. The following MONDAY you may do as you like with it! Private, trash bin, whatever. But it must stay up ALL WEEK for everyone to hear without having to log in to the site. Thanks!!


#924558 - 09/26/11 09:10 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
SINGSNAP: THE MIXER

This is the page you come to when you have FINISHED RECORDING your song.
You may also come BACK to this page from the EDIT screen and re-mix UP TO 30 DAYS. After 30 days, you are stuck with whatever settings you last left up.

Click "CTRL +" to enlarge the screen if the text is too small to read on this pic grin
and "CTRL - " to get it back to normal. smile

[Linked Image]

Sometimes the Mixer Settings don't save right on this site.
It's important to LISTEN BACK after saving.... because it can have a mind of its own and although you KNOW your turned your vocals down - you go back in for a remix and find it all on weird settings... no one knows why, but it's a known bug.

Good luck!


#924561 - 09/26/11 09:54 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
SINGSNAP LESSON #3: HOW TO EDIT INDIVIDUAL SONGS

There are TWO WAYS to get to your EDIT RECORDING SCREEN.

ONE:
From your song page URL itself:

[Linked Image]

CLICK "EDIT RECORDING SETTINGS." Ta-da!!

Or, TWO:
Already described in the posts above: Account/ Recordings/ EDIT ICON (see pics).

Either way, you come to THIS PAGE:

[Linked Image]

LIKE SO:

[Linked Image]

Check PUBLIC when posting the song to the Karaoke Party Challenge.

The other settings mean -- check YES/NO:

Allow Ratings = May others rate you up to 5 Stars on this song?
Allow Comments = Want comments on the song page?
Track Views = Count how many times it's played?
Social Network = Allow anyone to "Like" to Facebook and post it? (or Twitter etc)
OPEN DUET = Did you leave part of it "open" unfinished for someone else to duet with you?
ALLOW DUETS = Duet I think is a "Gold" feature - but if YES anyone can add a harmony to you or sing along with you if you like, who IS Gold. You can't do them as a "free member" sadly. But you can allow! or not.
ALLOW EMBED - we want this to YES for JPF KARAOKE PARTY CHALLENGE! So you can copy the code and embed your player right in the Thread. You can Disable this feature when the week is OVER if you want and it will vanish from the topic here.

Then hit UPDATE when you've chosen all your settings!


*** I PRESUME there are similar settings at RedKaraoke and the other sites, if you look for them - they all function about the same, though site navigation will vary. Check with the site's HELP desk and support staff - most of these places are reasonably friendly!

Happy Singing!


Last edited by Linda Adams; 09/26/11 10:10 PM.
#924936 - 09/28/11 02:02 PM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
moving my site recommendations here:


RECOMMENDED FREE ONLINE KARAOKE SITES:

This site says these are the top 20...
http://karaoke.nettop20.com/

My top 3 recommendations:

1) http://www.singsnap.com
My favorite is SingSnap, which someone here once sent me to. It is VERY user-friendly with a very supportive and FAST tech support staff to answer all your dumb questions.
They do push you to go "Gold" and offer a 10-day free trial of all their perks.
Still, they have a good catalog of free songs and a comprehensive catalog of over 10-12,000 songs. Gold is a $12/mo fee, however with slight price break if you pay for 3, 6, or 12 months at a time. Their recorder is easy to use and I am most familiar, personally, with this site.

2) http://www.redkaraoke.com
This one seems to have the highest availability of FREE songs AND the largest comprehensive catalog, at over 400,000 songs. Very easy to set up an account and navigate the site. HOWEVER, it will ONLY RECORD ON WINDOWS MACHINES. If you have a Mac (like I do), you're out of luck. They also offer paid downloads of their backing tracks. And, since I can't record here, I can't offer you as much help/tech support.

3) http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/
This one is pretty simple to walk-thru, make an account and use. About 8000 songs in their library; they offer a 48-hour spin of everything they have for $5 a pop which may be handy at times. They also sell a "basic karaoke kit" with a mic and headset if you have no equipment to record with whatsoever, for $20.

There are many more - if you check out the top link - head out and have fun! see what suits you best, and I do recommend trying to keep this as free as possible!


#926149 - 10/04/11 03:52 AM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
ONE relatively cheap option for getting a mic into your computer, if you don't own anything...

However, I DO NOT OWN this equipment ... it just looks reasonable for the $$ - you get 2 dynamic mics with a USB mixer to plug in to either Windows or Mac for $30, $20 if you buy a paid membership on their sponsoring site.

http://www.thekaraokechannel.com/online#tag=18yvsz0iimg&page=membership_kit

HOWEVER there may be "just as cheap" options out there... this is just one.
IF you own RockBand for Wii etc or similar, that USB mic that comes with it WILL plug into your computer! And many out there use headsets similar to what you buy for Skype - or just the built in webcam and/or mic that "comes with" your computer - most newer PCs and Mac have them pre-installed.

Last edited by Linda Adams; 10/04/11 03:55 AM.
#926150 - 10/04/11 03:54 AM Re: Karaoke Party: TECH HOTLINE [Re: Linda Sings]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Linda Sings Offline
Linda Sings  Offline

Top 40 Poster

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 5,601
Scorpio
I tried and tried to get RedKaraoke to work tonight from a little Windows Netbook we have -- installed Flash, installed Java... installed my M-Audio FastTrack Pro drivers... yet could not get audio AND video to work. I got one or the other. Very frustrating.
Those of you trying it -- all I can say is they seem to have a GREAT catalog of stuff to sing FREE but... it's a pain to work with... IMHO. I'm done trying there for the night... exhausted... G'night and happy singing!


Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
sravy, NielsA, sevenoak88, ClaytonBlas1, Mella
20951 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics117,019
Posts1,101,951
Members20,951
Average Posts Daily23
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"Quality = Longevity." –Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Mary Jo (49)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0