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The latest trend in karaoke is backing tracks in Mp3 format. This is because the Mp3 format allows
better quality sound than MIDI in most cases, and allows real instruments
as well as backing vocals without the need for special equipment.
lead the field in the Mp3 karaoke arena, having combined with Prosongs to form The Singing Station. They offer a large selection of quality professionally produced karaoke tracks at very low cost.
These tracks can simply be downloaded in Mp3 format or optionally can be supplied on CD's
in either Mp3 or CD audio.
MIDI karaoke backing tracks can be played on any MIDI player. They are used by professional musicians with special hardware MIDI players, and equally they can be played on any
computer with a MIDI player and a sound card. The quality of sound reproduction depends on your sound setup.
1000 (part of the Eatsleepmusic network) is the leading manufacturer of high-quality Standard MIDI files with
lyrics. They offer 1000's of songs in a variety of music classifications to suit the professional musician or karaoke home
The ultimate karaoke experience comes from a dedicated karaoke machine. This is a CD player with the added function of
graphics output. It allows you to play karaoke CDG discs and connect the player to your television or video
monitor. You then see the lyrics of the songs as you sing
them. Shop Karaoke
are the leading online supplier of
karaoke players and CDG discs, along with their sister site
where you can choose the tracks for custom made CDG
is the Eatsleepmusic network's digital karaoke music offering, and provides backing tracks in the WMA format (Windows Media Audio) which is similar to Mp3.
Or, if a good all-round, informative karaoke site is what you are after, then have a look at
Karaoke Vision. Their FAQ would be one of the best introductions to karaoke I have seen online.
If you're looking for a karaoke player for Windows, there are
a number of karaoke players available online. WinKaraoke
is an example of a MIDI karaoke player which was rated 4 stars by
ZDNet. There are now a number of players available
and you can find and download a number
of MIDI and Mp3 players from Cnet's Download.com if
you don't already have one.
These sites are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to karaoke information and resources online. The other sites in the karaoke top 20 each bring a different angle to the subject of karaoke, and may just be the one that matches your interest in karaoke perfectly, so they could be worth a look.
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