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Create Your Own Karaoke CDG Songs with Lyrics and Music using...
KProStudio™ Software or Karaoke Home Producer™ (KHPro™) Software
Karaoke CDG songs show lyrics on a display to help you learn songs faster, and to practice before performing in public or with friends and family.
Singers, Bands and professional Show Hosts use KProStudio or KHPro to create new Karaoke songs, or remake songs they bought with out-of-sync lyrics. KProStudio or KHPro created MP3+G, WMA+G and BIN songs play in all Karaoke Player machines and Karaoke hosting software.
You can create songs with lyrics that appear and highlight to the music, with a Title page at the start and/or a Credit page at the end if you add them. Users say KProStudio/KHPro make it easy and fast to create any karaoke song.
When you create new songs, each saves as a separate project on the hard drive that you can reopen to modify or test radical changes.
For songs you don't know by heart, start with music and vocals to place the lyrics highlighting. Then, remove the vocals(optional) and save and use it to export your new song. Using a song with vocals + music on one track and only music on the other, you can create multiplexed songs to learn them even faster.
Since 1996, MTU has created the easiest to use CDG Karaoke software. Since 2000, KProStudio/KHPro is recognized year after year as "The Standard" for ease of use and enjoyment by all ages.
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Create CD+G Songs from Scratch
Create CD+G (Karaoke) Songs from Scratch Karaoke CDG songs show lyrics on a display to help you learn songs faster, and to practice before performing in public or with friends and family.
Singers, Bands and professional Show Hosts use KProStudio or KHPro to create new Karaoke songs, or remake songs they bought with out-of-sync lyrics. KProStudio or KHPro created MP3+G, WMA+G and BIN songs play in all Karaoke Player machines and Karaoke computer software.
You can create songs with lyrics that appear and highlight to the music, with a Title page at the start and/or a Credit page at the end if you add them. Users say KProStudio or KHPro make it easy and fast to create any song.
Create Song Projects
Create Song Projects - KProStudio and KHPro create a project on the hard drive for each song to save your work. You can reopen a project to make changes and export the new song. Create a "project template" with your graphics, colors, font, point size, etc. to save time, and to give your songs the same look-and-feel signature.
Auto Save Projects
Auto Save Projects - KProStudio and KHPro both will Auto Save your projects when enabled under the File Menu. This makes sure you do not lose any work in your project.
The Music - You can use MP3, WMA and WAV audio files on your hard drive. Remove vocals from your favorite songs with Vogone. The music and lyrics automatically start after a Title Page if you create one, and continue until the optional Credits Page. No need for an audio editor with Karaoke Home Producer.
MTU's Vogone removes vocals from music, plus it can create special "Multiplexed" Karaoke CDG songs with only music on the left channel and music + vocals on the right. Professional Karaoke Machines and MTU Software allows switching the vocals in at any time if a singer is getting behind. This is also an incredible way to learn with the vocals, then perform without them.
The Lyrics - Your song lyrics can come from LRC files downloaded over the Internet, or lyrics text found with a Search Engine to copy and paste into the Edit Lyrics view, or just enter the text directly.
You determine what lyric lines appear on each page. Simply add a "^" character to force a new lyric page, or add blank lines to change the position of fewer lines on the page.
You can create Solo or Duet songs for 2 singers with separate colors, or a 3rd color for both. Duets can highlight both singers lines together, each with different words highlighting at different rates. YOu can also create Music Notation songs with the cords above and the lyrics below, both highlighting together at different rates.
For really complex songs, you can join a series of fast words to place as one (ex: take_a_chance on me) that highlight at the same speed, or even break words into syllables (ex; we all live in a yellow sub*ma*rine) to highlight at different speeds. Polished since 2000, KHPro includes every bell an whistle users have requested.
Karaoke Player - When done, two clicks and you are playing your song. You'll see the lyric lines on each page, and the highlighting speed up and slow down to show how long to hold each word.
If you need to make adjustments, two clicks reopens the Adjust Lyrics view, or two clicks returns to the Place Lyrics view to redo the song. You can also copy a song project to try something really radical, preserving the original.
Save your Song
Save your Song - You can export your finished Karaoke CDG song based on the music file format you open.
If you open an MP3 music file, KHPro creates an MP3+G song or a ZIP version of it.
If you open a WMA music file, KHPro creates a WMA+G song or a ZIP version of it.
If you open a WAV music file, KHPro creates a BIN file for the ultimate audiophile quality.
Note:Songverter software can convert any format to any other format (ex: MP3+G to BIN, Bon to Zipped WMA+G, etc.)
Songs store on the hard drive, anywhere you select. If you run KHPro from within Microstudio(optional, KHPro uses its default folder so your songs are easily found, ready to burn on a CDG disc.
Preview Window We added a Preview Window to the Edit Lyrics screen. This new window will be the same width as the Edit Lyrics window, and it will maintain an aspect ratio of 4:3. Once you have more than one page of Lyrics entered, the Page Up and Page Down buttons can be used to inspect each page of Lyrics.
Open LRC, KAR, and MIDI files for Lyrics
Open LRC, KAR, and MIDI files for Lyrics You can now import Lyrics from these new file types. If you have files of these types, you can now extract the Lyrics from them. You can also find these files on various web sites, used to hold Karaoke Lyrics.
LRC is a file extension for a lyrics file format used by music, game emulators and media players. LRC files contain both the text for lyrics and timing tags to synchronize lyrics with a music file. LRC files come in both a Simple and Enhanced (the default) format. KHPro & KProStudio do not import the synchronization information.
KAR - is a file extension for a text and Midi file format used in Karaoke. KAR was designed by Tune 1000. The KAR file format is now one of the main formats for karaoke in the freeware market. KAR files contain added text for lyrics, synchronized with the Midi music. KHPro & KProStudio do not import the Midi music.
MIDI - just like KAR, these files may contain Karaoke Lyrics. If they do, the Lyrics will appear in the Edit Lyrics screen. If not, the input field will remain blank.
"All File Types" for Lyrics
"All File Types" for Lyrics We added a new selection to the File Types in the Import Lyrics dialog. Now, you can see all *.txt, *.lrc, *.kar, and *.midi files at once.
Auto Save This setting is under File in the main menu. Checking this option will automatically save your KProStudio project each time you switch views (Edit Lyrics, Place Lyrics, Adjust Lyrics, Play Final) or change and save your project's Settings
Export Song Dialog
Export Song Dialog We have developed a new dialog that will allow you to choose the output format (BIN, WMA+G, MP3+G), whether to Zip the files together, as well as Compression Ratio, Create LRC File, Artist Name, & Song Title.
Settings Edit Drop-down Menu
Settings Edit Drop-down Menu When working with the Title and Credits pages, you now have the ability to quickly & easily:
By using your mouse and right-clicking on the text entry window.
Duet Labels When you click the Duet button in the Lyrics tab of the Settings, a new window will pop up, prompting you for a description of Singer 1 voice, Singer 2 voice, and Both voices. These descriptions will appear for a second after the Title Page (if enabled) and before the first page of Lyrics. All three fields are optional. You can leave any of them blank, if you wish.
Sweep Entire Word
Sweep Entire Word Instead of slowly sweeping a word, you can now set KProStudio to sweep the entire word quickly. This is set in the Settings dialog on the Lyrics Tab in the Sweep Highlight Choices box.
Erase Sooner Instead of waiting until the second-to-last line has been swept, you can now set KProStudio to erase the swept lines sooner. Look for this also in the Lyrics Tab in the Sweep Highlight Choices box.
Line-By-Line Settings In the Title Tab and the Credits Tab, you can now set each line on the screen with its own Font Face, Font Size, Color, Style, and Horisontal Alignment. This will allow you to create extremely creative and unique Title and Credit pages for your Karaoke songs. You can select a line to change its settings by using the Lines: drop-down tool below the Text box, or by clicking on a line within the Text box.
Note: Line-By-Line settings are not available if you select a Graphic Image for your Title and/or Credits Page.
Play Audio in Edit Lyrics
Play Audio in Edit Lyrics Once the Audio file has been set, you can now Play the Song while entering your Lyrics. You can pause at any time if you need your typing to catch up.
Postion Sliders In the Edit Lyrics and the Play Final screens, you can adjust the position of the song by using a slider control located on the screen.
Creating a Karaoke CDG Song is Easy! Select Settings
The Settings control how your songs appear. You can design Title and Credits Pages with or without graphics, or choose to not have them, and design the lyrics appearance.
You can select colors, font (TrueType for English, etc. or Unicode for Asian and Mid-Eastern), point size, bold/italic, horizontal and vertical text positions, and graphic images with fade in/out parameters. Save your settings as a "template project" you copy for each song so they all appear the same.
You can change settings any time before exporting your final Karaoke CD+G song.
Place the Lyrics
Even children can synchronize the lyrics to highlight to the music. While playing, simply tap the Space key when each word is to start highlighting. Tapping the Ctrl key stops the highlighting when singers should pause, then tap the Space key again to start the next word. The highlighting automatically changes speed to guide singers so they follow the music.
You can select to highlight the words or the background, and set the maximum number of lines per lyric panel.
Adjust the Lyrics
You can adjust some lyrics for better highlighting to the music, or correct misspellings. While playing, if you see a word highlighting out-of-sync you can stop play, which selects that word. A special "Adjust Play" loop plays across a few words before and after the selected word. To adjust the highlighting, simply tap the < and > keys to adjust the start, or press the Ctrl key with the < and > keys to adjust the highlight end. Simply continue playing until you find another word to adjust. You can also randomly play anywhere to see the highlighting.
Like our Karaoke Pro Workstation, KHPro offsets all lyrics to start highlighting earlier to remove your "response time" as you tap out the lyrics. This makes the highlighting start earlier so singers "cue up", ready to sing with the music. You can adjust this or use the factory engineered default.
What... no waveforms? MTU is the first in the world to ship a digital audio workstation. We are expert at displaying audio waveforms and editing. However, we know that when synchronizing karaoke lyrics to music, viewing a waveform will cause you to damage the synchronization! KHPro is expertly engineered so you simply focus your mind like a singer, not an audio engineer.
Write a CDG (Karaoke) Disc
MTU's Microstudio software (optional) can assemble and write MP3+G, WMA+G, ZIP an BIN files to a CDG format disc in the track order you want. To burn a Karaoke CDG format disc requires a CDG certified CD/DVD Burner. Our Microstudio free demo allows you to test your DVD drive to see if it can read and write the CDG disc format.