The word "karaoke" comes from the Japanese word “Kara? which means empty, and "Oke" (Okesutora), which means orchestra. Rather than include both vocals and music, karaoke tracks will be without lead vocals. The lead vocals are provided by the performer singing the karaoke song!
A CDG, which stands for Compact Disc + Graphics, is the standard format for most English karaoke discs. These discs can either be played on a karaoke machine that supports CDG or on a regular player that can play CDs. Keep in mind that you will not be able to see any words on your screen if you play CDGs on a CD player.
A DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) is a disc that is able to store large amounts of information on a single disc. This format is different from CDGs so you will need a karaoke player capable of reading DVDs to play this format.
CDGs have no video running in the background when the song is playing. This means you will only see the words on the screen and nothing else. DVDs can occasionally have a video running in the background, in addition to lyrics, while the music is playing. DVDs will typically have more songs than either CDGs or VCDs.
MP3G is the newest format for karaoke music. There are 2 files stored on the disc, an MP3 file and a Graphics file. A MP3 is a compressed audio file. The graphics file is what you see on the screen. This format has the advantage of having a lot more songs on one disc compared to a CDG since MP3 files are a lot smaller than CDG files. This format will only play on MP3G players.
They are the exact same thing.
Yes, our machines play CDG, DVD and MP3G downloads
We do not stock regular CD's. However, you can purchase CDG. They are meant to be played on CDG Karaoke Machines
All discs have different quality. We stock Vocal-Star Karaoke Discs – which are renowned for being of top quality
Karaoke discs will never be by the original artist.
On the top right hand corner of our homepage there is a search box where you can type in what you are looking for. Do not make your search too general. To search specific songs, click the search description tab.
There is no way for us to tell whether the discs will have absolutely no vocals on it or not. This will depend on whether the manufacturer of the disc decides to put in vocals. Ninety nine percent of our discs will have some form of background, helper, and/or chorus vocal on it.
Mixing Amplifiers combine both karaoke mixer and amplifier (receiver) in one unit. You will need an amplifier if you want to power external passive speakers. You can turn any DVD, VCD or CD+G player into karaoke system with a mixing amplifier.
Karaoke mixers combine the music and vocal source into one and enhance the sound quality. A karaoke mixer can turn a DVD, VCD or CD+G Player into a karaoke machine. A karaoke mixer has some important functions: microphone inputs, volume control, key controller, echo, delay, repeat, and vocal reducer. Depending on your needs or budget, you may or may not need all of the functions.
Most machines come with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Please check the paperwork or warranty card that is included with your purchase to get proper details about the warranty of your item.
This usually refers to a microphone cable with a quarter-inch or XLR plug at the end of the cable.
A RCA cable is a cable with red, white, and yellow colored plugs at the ends of the cable. This cable is usually used to connect the audio and video from the karaoke machine to your TV and/or amplifier, mixer etc. This is sometimes referred to as AV Cables.
Passive Speakers will require an amplifier and active speakers have amplification built in.