There is now a way to create an unlimited library of background music to accompany you whenever you want to sing, using the original music from your favorite songs. KaraokeMaker reduces or removes the vocals from any song that you have on your computer. It works with Wav files, mp3 files and it will even “rip” songs from any audio CD (ripping feature only available on 95/98/ME). With an easy to use interface and other great features like pitch change and scrollable lyrics, KaraokeMaker will be there when you just have to sing out loud!
Features and Hightlights
Remove or reduce vocals in real time or save changes for a later date.
Change pitch without changing the tempo.
Automatically convert MP3 files to wave format (not available for NT/200/XP)
Display and edit lyrics for any song.
Load a wave file of any size, regardless of availability of computer memory
Loop an entire song or just sections
KaraokeMaker performs its magic by using an advanced stereo cancellation algorithm to remove vocals from mp3 files, wav files and songs on any audio CD. The theory behind the stereo cancellation process is that when vocals are recorded and placed in the middle of the stereo field, they can easily be removed, leaving behind what is unique in the left and right channels. This is usually the rest of the band. The results are that you can now have any of your favorite songs with the vocals removed or greatly reduced. Instant Karaoke!
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It is important to note that, just as we do not live in a perfect world, vocals are not always recorded in the exact middle of the stereo field. The amount of deviation from the center is the amount that the vocals will remain in the processed song. In practice, we have found that 25% of all music will yield excellent results, 50% will yield acceptable results and the remaining 25% will yield unacceptable results. These results are consistent with home stereos that have a built-in Karaoke feature and with dedicated Karaoke machines that are on the market today that use original recordings and not special, pre-recorded Karaoke music.
Another caveat is that the source file must be a stereo recording. Music recorded prior to the mid 1960's was not recorded in stereo and therefore will not be an acceptable source for KaraokeMaker.
Even so, you can still use the pitch change and lyric display features of KaraokeMaker to sing along even when the original vocals are still present. In fact, it is sometimes a benefit to have some of the original vocals present to act as an audible cue when learning a new song. All in all, KaraokeMaker is a great tool to help you sing your favorite songs. When you just have to sing out loud, think of KaraokeMaker.
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|Windows '95, '98 or NT|
|Intel 486 or higher processor|
|32 MB RAM|
|5 MB free hard drive space|