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CD+G Disks | MP3 Tracks | Midi Karaoke | CD Disks
DVD Disks | Audio Cassettes | Video Cassettes
Make your Own CD+G | Organising Disks
Organising Track Listings
Karaoke Equipment Index

CD+G Disks

CD+g disks are the most popular format used by karaoke players. The data encrypted onto the CD includes the backing music, lyrics that scroll in time to the music and occassionally an accompanying video. These cost more than the average CD as both production and licensing are included in the price (ranges between 12 - 30 per disc).

Although the average CDG disk is made up from a compilation of songs, some companies provide a service where you can pick your own selection of songs and they burn them to a CDG for you. This gives you the flexibility of having completely unique CDG's!

Sound Choice Their online site provides browse and purchase of karaoke CD+G tracks from their extensive catalogue including Custom Karaoke CDGs!

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MP3 Tracks

Download and create your own custom MP3 karaoke tracks from the internet! Use your computer to create a track list and load the tracks into your mp3 player.

MP3 Backing Tracks
Comprehensive site to browse, buy and download MP3 backing tracks by various artists in a wide range of genres at reasonable prices.

Karaoke Island
midi and mp3 Karaoke files - Commercial downloadable tracks with embedded lyrics including Chart Songs. Professional playbacks with live instruments and backing vocals, freeware mp3 Karaoke player, software to record your own performance, "Sing with your PC" Karaoke CD-ROM Series, which will turn your PC into a Karaoke Machine, Custom CD+G Disks, Karaoke MIDI-files.

Song Galaxy UK
have 2000+ MIDI-files - Oldies, the hottest Chart Climbers and much more and 6000+ Audio Backing Tracks on CD or MiniDisk. Prices range from 4 - 10. You can order online or through their sales team. While they do sell MIDI-files, these Audio Backing Tracks are a different "life-form" all together. They are played in by real musicians, complete with backing-vocals, live guitar and instruments recorded in professional studios. Bulk discount up to 25% and new Mp3 download option now available plus custom tracks on request. Site also includes several free downloads including a midi karaoke player with 5 demo songs, a midifile format converter and other utilities, a puzzle and a screensaver.

Soundback International UK
supplers of licensed backing tracks for singers in any key on Mini Disc, Cassette, Dat or CD plus Karaoke Tracks and can supply backing tracks worldwide or via online purchase & download from their site. Tel: 08704 581 446 (uk) or Tel: +44 1273 202277 (outside uk).

Midi Tracks

Midi tracks are usually used by musicians and professional singers.  The sound quality may be dependant on the capabilities of your sound card, software program and instruments used in playing back the files. Midi files are unique in that the user can remove certain instruments, change the tempo, instrument sound and key without affecting the quality. Karaoke midi's are accompanied by lyrics that can be viewed by the midi karaoke player, by a midi software program like 'Cubase' or printed as a lyric sheet or as sheet music if the correct programs are installed.

Karaoke Island
midi and mp3 Karaoke files - Commercial downloadable tracks with embedded lyrics. Professional playbacks with live instruments and backing vocals, freeware mp3 Karaoke player, software to record your own performance, "Sing with your PC" Karaoke CD-ROM Series, which will turn your PC into a Karaoke Machine, Custom CD+G Disks, Karaoke MIDI-files.

Song Galaxy UK
have 2000+ MIDI-files - Oldies, the hottest Chart Climbers and much more and 6000+ Audio Backing Tracks on CD or MiniDisk. Prices range from 4 - 10. You can order online or through their sales team. While they do sell MIDI-files, these Audio Backing Tracks are a different "life-form" all together. They are played in by real musicians, complete with backing-vocals, live guitar and instruments recorded in professional studios. Bulk discount up to 25% and new Mp3 download option now available plus custom tracks on request. Site also includes several free downloads including a midi karaoke player with 5 demo songs, a midifile format converter and other utilities, a puzzle and a screensaver.

Stagepass
Sheet Music Instruction, Sheet Music, Midifiles, Miniature Instrument Replicas, Songbooks, Instruction Software, Books, Videos and more! Over 300,000 pieces of sheet music and over 100,000 instructional products. The world's largest Sheet Music and Instruction Store!

CD Disks

Karaoke cd's have been around for some time and can be purchased from many major high street stores. Most can be played by a compatible karaoke cd player as well as on your home stereo. The songs lyrics are provided on the cd jacket insert and there are often 'lead in' vocals or an instrument playing the melody line for the singer to follow.

MusicRoom UK
compilation audition, backing and rehearsal tracks in all styles and genres from opera to rock and pop, classics to chart hits, all available in CD format with piano and vocal music arrangements plus guitar chord symbols and lyrics. Try Sing With... an excellent new series for vocalists. The book in melody line arrangement with guitar chord symbols and full lyrics enables the vocalist to learn from score with or without the CD. The accompanying CD includes specially recorded 'sound-alike' tracks including Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Soul Sisters, Robbie Williams, David Gray, Westlife, Ricky Martin, Travis, Oasis, Coldplay, Abba, Elvis Presley, Shania Twain, Pop Idols and a whole lot more!!

SheetMusicPlus
Contains a wide range of Karaoke and backing tracks available on CD. The annual **MUSIC MINUS ONE** Sale is a unique set of sheet music and CDs that offers musicians the opportunity to play with recordings of the piece's orchestral or piano accompaniments minus the soloist. Also supply Pocket Songs ever popular tracks. SheetMusicPlus also have over 354,000 titles, gifts, instruments and equipment available for Worldwide Shipping. Free delivery in the US for orders of $25 and over.

DVD

Dvd players are relatively new in comparison with some of the other players on the market and work on a similar principal to CDs. Although the disks resemble miniature CD disks, they are capable of retaining more data which means more songs! Some players are capable of recording and there are even DVD player/writers available for computers!

Karaoke DVD at Amazon.co.uk
Karaoke DVD at Amazon.com
Wide range of karaoke dvd for all standards and styles that can be used on home dvd players.

Audio Cassettes

Karaoke cassettes are similar to karaoke cd's, with the lyrics printed on the jacket insert or provided in an accompanying booklet. Many of the tracks have 'lead in' vocals or an instrument playing the melody line. Track arrangements and keys may be different from the original song and the musical quality sometimes leaves a lot to be desired. All that said, these are an excellent cheap option for parties and home use that don't require any special equipment other than a hi-fi with a tape deck and mic input!

Try to buy karaoke cassettes that provide a vocal example on one side and a plain backing track on the other, these are usually of a better quality and don't have the melody line playing while you sing.

Musical Gifts contains a selection of karaoke cd's, audio cassettes from 60's to present day and including seasonal karaoke plus players, musical gift ideas, christmas clipart, seasonal humour and online games.
Karaoke Audio Cassettes at Amazon UK
Karaoke Audio Cassettes at Amazon USA
Variety of karaoke music backing tracks including pop, rock, blues, jazz, folk etc.

Video Cassettes

Video Karaoke has been around for quite a while now and it's probably the easiest and cheapest type of media as you can use them with an ordinary video player, television and stereo system! The tracks may not be as easy to line up but the videos are relatively cheap and easy to purchase from reputable High Street stores like W.H. Smith, Woolworths, online shops like Amazon UK and Amazon.com or dedicated Karaoke Retailers.

Karaoke Video at Amazon.co.uk
Karaoke Video at Amazon.com
Wide range of karaoke videos for all standards and styles that can be used on home video players.

Visit our UK Karaoke Store
Visit our USA Karaoke Store

Make your own CD+g's

If your a wiz with the computer or would just like to have a go at creating your own custom cdg's, there are plenty of freeware and shareware programs available on the internet for you to experiment with, which include Karaoke Creators, Editors and Players plus Lyrics Plugins and Composition Software that allow you to add or edit the song lyrics, audio files or create your own music. Take a look round our Karaoke Tools section for free tips, advice and downloads!

Turn your PC into your own recording studio with a karaoke recorder. Perfect for blossoming singers or for your next party. Provides hours of hilarious fun for all ages!

Organising Disks

Wether your a professional KJ or just love to sing karaoke, its important to keep your karaoke disks safetly secured and organised in a way that helps you find the disk you need quickly.

Many disks have a code number which can be easily read and often run in an alphabetical or numerical order i.e., Disk SE-13 which can be used as a method of organising your disks. Using a similar method as the manufacturers catalogue can also bring advantages, for instance, programs like KaraokeBooks online Songbook creator contains a comprehensive listing for a wide range of disc numbers from established and new manufacturers like Sunfly and SoundChoice, which makes adding new discs and creating your Songbook a breeze.

Labelling the disk using a brightly coloured sticker with your coding method is a popular way to keep track of your disks.

Special CD disk carrying bags, boxes and other organisational tools are essential accessories that ensure your disks are kept organised in a dry safe environment.

Organising Track Listings

Once you have organised your disks to your satisfaction, then building a Karaoke Song Book or Track List to swiftly find the right disk and song is needed. There are freeware and commercial track listing programs on the internet and some players can be pre-programmed with your track listings! Before you start chasing round the net try using 'Excel' which is a standard program supplied with Microsoft Office.

Create your headings i.e., Artist, Song Title, Disk No, Track No then enter the details from each individual disk - this can take some time if you have a lot of CD+g's but it's worth the effort.

Save your database file, set up the printer to A4 and print off the results!! If you want to sort the data into different formats e.g., by Artist or Song Title, you can use the sort filter in Excel. This allows you to sort and print out your karaoke track list in any format you choose including assigning colour and font preferances to the text and headings.

Create Karaoke Songbooks Online!

A karaoke book is a song list of all discs you use in your karaoke which can be created online in easy steps by logging in or registering (free) with KaraokeBooks. Create up to 20 discs using the Search and Add songs function or add your own custom discs, Print/View or Download your Online Karaoke Books FREE. To remove the 20 disc limit purchase a subscription starting at 5.00 (approx US $8.00) for 48 hours subscription right up to 365 days for just 30.00 (approx US $48.00) Remember: It is free to set up your karaoke book!! To try the FREE shared demo service click the link below.
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Ultimate Karaoke Party 2008
Features 60 Karaoke Party Classics on two DVDs - 30 For The Gals And 30 For The Guys! The boys are girls songs are cleverly arranged on separate discs, so both discs can be used simultaneously by those lucky people with two DVD players!
The Ultimate DVD Karaoke Party 2008 - 60 Songs - From Zoom Karaoke


Ultimate Karaoke Party Pack
Legends Ultimate Karaoke Party Pak 10 Disc Set - includes 194 Top requested songs! Legends CD+G (Compact Disc + Graphics) Karaoke Disks play on any cd player but will display printed lyrics on your TV screen if you have a karaoke machine. The words change color in time to the music! THE QUALITY OF THE MUSIC IS SUPERB & THE CD+G CONTAINS ONLY THE INSTRUMENTAL BACKGROUNDS, THERE ARE NO LEAD VOCALS OR VOCAL DEMONSTRATIONS Retail price: $149.99. SONGLIST (TOO LONG TO LIST) AVAILABLE BY REQUEST. Artists include: Beach Boys, Queen, Carpenters, Bette Midler, The Beatles, Lionel Ritchie, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Gloria Gaynor, Celine Dion, Donna Summers, Doors, Eagles, Chuck Berry, Stevie Wonder, Sonny and Cher, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Pastsy Cline, Whitney Houston and much more.
The Ultimate Karaoke Party Pack 1 (10 Disc Set) CD+G


100 Hits Karaoke Box Set **For Use In Karaoke Machines Only**
Lyrics displayed only when played through a CD+G player CD+Graphic with on screen lyrics. The audio content of this CD+G is not performed, sung or endorsed by the original artists. The music has been recorded and produced in the style of the artist, in order to represent that version as closely as possible. Wide range of songs for everyone from classics like 9 to 5 to up to date hits, great value for both professional karaoke hosts and budding singers alike!
100 Hits - Karaoke

Related Links

Classical Karaoke Music at Amazon USA
Classical Karaoke Music at Amazon USA
Classical, Opera and Broadway karaoke cds and cassettes.





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