How Will You Use the Media For Your Karaoke Machine?

Every karaoke machine needs some kind of media that the device can play. The content includes media that features the appropriate song files that will do two things.

First, the file has to produce an audio track that the person will sing. The track may include some backing vocal effects, although the quality will vary based on what you utilize.

Second, the song file needs to include the lyrics that the person will sing. The words should appear on the screen that the karaoke machine comes with. Those words may also appear on a larger monitor that the machine links up to, although the setup will vary based on the karaoke machine you utilize.

The good news about a karaoke machine is that you can use media in various forms. You should notice what you can get out of the music files that you will play and that you’ve got the right amount of cover over whatever it is you want to play with.

The Typical File Format

The media that you utilize in your karaoke machine should be produced with the CDG file format. The CDG or Compact Disc plus Graphic format is a file that includes two segments. First, the CDG file will include the basic audio that the song is played back with. Second, there is the graphic display that will appear on a computer or karaoke machine. The graphics should be timed to where certain things will appear at specific moments within the song. This should entail the lyrics, although some other graphic embellishments may be incorporated as well.

Can Discs Work?

A disc can work in a karaoke machine. This is a simple option as it ensures you can play music directly off of the machine while also producing the most accurate lyrical details.

The disc that will go into the machine must be designed for karaoke intentions. Specifically, the disc should have a series of CDG files. The number of files that the disc has will vary by model, but you can expect a disc to have around 60 to 75 minutes of content like what you’d get out of a regular compact disc.

It is easier to control one of these discs on karaoke music equipment list because you can switch between tracks directly through the unit. The guide book on your disc should include details on the songs you’re switching between. Also, some machines will automatically stop after one file is done, which is useful if you want to pass the microphone over to someone else and that person needs to get ready for the performance. Check on the technical points of your machine to see how well it can handle a CDG disc.

Flash Drives May Work

It is always a good idea to have a flash drive on hand for your karaoke machine. You can use a flash drive to add more media for your machine to play. A flash drive can include as many CDG files as desired provided that you don’t go beyond the capacity on that drive. Many of these setups can handle about 4 to 8 GB of files at a time.

You would have to look at how well you can navigate through different parts of the flash drive on your karaoke machine. The display should include an interface that lets you move between files or folders. You can create many folders that will divide your CDG files based on the types of music you wish to store. Some models may also let you produce playlists where many people can play music.

You must notice how well you’re going to get your karaoke machine to play back music. Be sure the media you utilize is of the proper CDG format. You must also ensure that the karaoke machine has a proper form of media that contains the CDG files you want to use.

NEW ALBUM – “BOGEFOD”, OUT MARCH 11!

Reviews on “Bogefod”:

5 av 6 – Scream Magazine
9 av 10 – Soundscape Magazine
8.5 av 10 – Metal1.info
8.5 av 10 – Ave Noctum
8 av 10 – Occult Black Metal Zine
8 av 10 – Dead Rethoric
4 av 5 – Rock N Reel Reviews
5 av 6 – Eternal Terror
80 av 100 – Ashladan
77 av 100 – Ragherrie

“…Bogefod is a fantastic release. Sarke have outdone themselves with this album.”
– Soundscape Magazine

“Look behind you for the rotting Bogefod then go buy it!”
– Ave Noctum

 “…this latest saga in the Sarke anthology in one certain to stand the test of time.”
– Rock N Reel Reviews

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Sarke’s fourth album, featuring the icy and grim screams from Darkthrone’s lead vocalist Nocturno Culto, is truly the grandest and most dynamic album from Sarke to this date. ‘Bogefod’ presents nine tracks that stretch from lingering atmospheric doom to thrash to black metal and technical metal – all within the realms of suberb quality.

It is a highly conceptual album spinning around the evil walking dead Torolv Bogefod from the norse classic Eyrbyggja saga. After an ugly death Torolv breaks out of his tomb. Dead, yet undead, he terrorizes the villagers and causes deaths and devastations. This viking story is a 1000 years old.  Several retrospective musical elements enhance the underlying story, as the warm sound of a 100-year-old guitar colors the otherwise icy and grim atmosphere of Nocturno Culto’s screams. In addition to this, the ballad in the track ‘Dawning’ in between all the ripping and chilling moments throughout the album enriches the contrast and contributes to telling the story’s true and folky nature.

Sarke is in a sense a band formed by legends of the darker metal genre, with the prementioned Nocturno Culto on vocals, Steinar Gundersen (Satyricon) on guitar, Thomas “Sarke” Bergli (Khold, Tulus) on bass and Anders Hunstad (El Caco) on keyboards. Together they have crafted an extremely immersive album surely to draw the listener into a historical and dark universe in a way no one ever have before.

Both Sarke as a band, and the story Bogefod’s lyrics presents will take part in a movie called SAGA, where Nocturno Culto has a leading role.

“This album delves into the core of what Sarke is all about.”
– Nocturno Culto (Sarke, Darkthrone)

“Since it’s a concept album it should be digested in its entirety. It will pay off.”
– Steinar Gundersen (Sarke, Satyricon)

PATRIA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

PATRIA HAS JUST RELEASED NEWS OF NEW ALBUM!

 The last was a blast and we are really looking forward to this one!  Warm up with their last album Individualism! And read the statement from the band: 

“During the last months, we’ve been working on our sixth full-length. It’s turning out way beyond our expectations and we’re really excited, and the time has finally come to reveal some details and news!

The chosen title is “Magna Adversia” which can be interpreted as “The great devil work”. The album based on the psychological heaven and hell, exploited and ruled by the sickened human mind through the centuries; exploring the blindness, the evil, and the mental illness created by religion.

For this new album, we wanted the chance to experience the songs in the studio before recording, something we never did before. Then for the first time we had the entire band cooperating on the composing, something which have definitely put a distinctive mark on this album. The process of sharing our different ideas and influences has undoubtedly resulted in a broader, yet more distinctive soundscape.

This time around the drums will be recorded at Toproom Studio in Norway (Mayhem, Ulver, Enslaved, Tristania…)  by Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar, Ihsahn, Solefald, Testament (live), Sarke…) and the mixing and mastering be done by Øystein G. Brun (Borknagar) at Crosound Studio in Norway.

“Magna Adversia” is planned to be released this fall on Indie Recordings.

And there is more! We are pleased to announce that Patria is now officially under the worldwide management of AISA (Enslaved / Wardruna / Cult of Luna / Skuggsjá etc). This is just the kind of cooperation we were looking for and we are sure our collaboration will be the bearer of great achievements. By the way, we are also launching an official webstore through them where you can find some of our releases (CDs / LPs) and clothing. Check it out: patria.aisamerch.com”

NEW ALBUM FROM SARKE OUT TODAY!

Sarke’s fourth album, featuring the icy and grim screams from Darkthrone’s lead vocalist Nocturno Culto, is truly the grandest and most dynamic album from Sarke to this date. ‘Bogefod’ presents nine tracks that stretch from lingering atmospheric doom to thrash to black metal and technical metal – all within the realms of suberb quality.

Click HERE to preorder.

It is a highly conceptual album spinning around the evil walking dead Torolv Bogefod from the norse classic Eyrbyggja saga. After an ugly death Torolv breaks out of his tomb. Dead, yet undead, he terrorizes the villagers and causes deaths and devastations. This viking story is a 1000 years old.

IN VAIN RE-SIGNED TO INDIE RECORDINGS!

We are happy to announce the re-signing of In Vain! This is celebrated with a performance at the Indie Recordings label night at Blastfest and the release of the two first In Vain albums on vinyl!

In Vain’s two first albums, “The Latter Rain” and “Mantra”, are both finally available on vinyl. Get your copy at Blastfest (Wolf’s Lair stand) or at our web shop. The release date is Feb 19th.

VREDEHAMMER RELEASE NEW SINGLE!

The album “Violator” out March 18!

This cataclysmic bombardment goes by the eloquent title “Light The Fucking Sky” and is an absolute onslaught of sonic destruction. Raise a fist to the God of War and watch the world burn gloriously while you headbang frantically.

“This song easily goes into my top 5 list of homeruns when it comes to personal songwriting. This song fucking kicks ass! Hopefully one or two listeners will agree with me.” – Valla (vocals/guitars)

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