Archive for the ‘My System’ Category

Microphone Stands

If you really want your singers to feel like rock stars, you’ll want microphone stands. Plus, some people get nervous and find it comforting to have the microphone stand to fiddle with. I got two of these Pyle stands, and they are good, but when I first got them, the microphone holder tilted all the […]

Microphone Windscreens

There are three main reasons I wanted windscreens for my microphones: Using a different color windscreen on each microphone makes it easy to tell them apart when I need to adjust them on the mixer. People who are drinking often spittle on the microphones. The windscreens are cheap and easier to clean than the microphones […]

3.5mm to dual 1/4-inch cables

My system requires two cables that have a 3.5mm plug on one end leading to dual 1/4-inch plugs on the opposite end. One is to connect my laptop’s line out (headset) port to the 1/4-inch stereo inputs on the Behringer Sound Mixer. The other is to connect the stereo 1/4-inch output ports to a 3.5mm […]

Microphone Cables

Many professional microphones do not come with cables, so you must buy them separately. Most of my karaoke shows are in living rooms or backyards, so I wanted a long cable, but they don’t normally have to reach too far. I’m using these with my Behringer wired microphones.   See larger image GLS Audio 25 […]

HDMI Splitter

I run my karaoke using software on my laptop. My laptop has an HDMI port, and it can provide an extended desktop experience with that port to one HDMI output – a monitor or a television. Ideally, you want to be able to run the karaoke show tools on the laptop screen and display just […]

Cart

I wanted to be able to take my karaoke system to other people’s houses so that my friends, family and I can enjoy karaoke at any party we want to, no matter who is throwing the party. This cart is great for carrying most of the equipment I need. It holds my Behringer sound mixer, […]

Microphones

To start my new karaoke system, I decided to go with wired microphones, rather than wireless. Wired microphones are less expensive, and are more stable. Wireless microphones are subject to interference from devices using the same frequency, and also always seem to run out of battery charge when you least want them to. I may […]

Sound Mixer

The problem with hosting your karaoke show from your laptop, is that microphones plugged into your computer don’t broadcast the sound externally – the computer assumes you are using the microphone to record. I did find a virtual audio driver that fixed that, but there was a moment of latency between the karaoke track sound […]

Karaoke Player

  I use Video Hoster by MTU to run my karaoke show. It is a fantastic way to keep the show going without the audience seeing an interruption while you add new singers and songs, add items to the scrolling marquee, and more behind the scenes. I’ve used karaoke machines in the past, but with […]