The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE - Party Mode!
As the holiday season approaches, we know that many of you will be hosting parties. We’d like to offer a few tips and tricks on using The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE to make your party the best it can be! Time to get into karaoke party mode!
Updated for the 2011 Holiday Party Season!
Sign Up and Log In
If you don’t already have an account, sign up for Free Membership at The KARAOKE Channel ONLINE. Free Membership offers you 50 free full length songs to sing along to. All of the Party Mode features listed in this article are available with Free Membership. But, 50 songs may not be enough for you and your friends to have a party with. Three types of Star Membership are available, each giving you access to full length versions of the thousands of songs that are available in your country. Since the Shining Star Membership is effective from the time that you purchase it and continues for 48 hours thereafter, it is the perfect choice if you are hosting a karaoke party. If your party will last longer than 48 hours, you might want to purchase the Rising Star Membership, billed monthly or the Superstar Membership, billed yearly.
Browse Songs and Add to Favorites
Browse the song library by genre, era or language. Or check out the charts for some great suggestions for party songs for girls and guys. Use the Add to Favorites feature, by clicking the heart shaped icon located next to all songs, to save songs that you think you and your friends would like to sing at the party.
Print Karaoke Song List
In advance of the party, print the song list to hand out to your party guests so that they can be looking for songs to sing while others are already on your sofa/stage singing their hearts out. By default, the entire song library will print, in alphabetical order. You might want to set the SHOW and SORT BY features to limit the list a little.
Browse the song list with The KARAOKE Channel Mobile App
If you’ve got an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, you can use The KARAOKE Channel Mobile App (available from the App Store/iTunes), to let guests browse the song list while people are singing on the computer at the Online Website. When a guest knows which song they’d like to sing, all you have to do is search for it by song title or artist name in the sidebar’s and then drag and drop the song into the Song Queue. Both of these features are described below.
Switch to the Full Screen Player
In order to live the full karaoke party experience you need to display the lyrics in full screen. Click FULL SCREEN on the player to switch to Full Screen Mode. don’t forget to make sure your web browser is also set to Full Screen.
Keep the party going with the Song Queue
Here’s where the fun really starts. Access your list of favorite songs at the top right of Full Screen Mode in the Quicklist. Drag and drop songs from the Quicklist - Favorites (or other Quicklist) or from Search results into the Song Queue. You can add up to 33 items in the Song Queue at a time and you can easily rearrange the queue in case someone isn’t ready to sing their song.
Take a closer look at the Song Queue. Drag and drop songs from the Quicklist or search results listings into the Song Queue. Rearrange the order of songs in the queue by clicking and dragging to a new position. Click the “x” to the right of the song to remove it from the list.
Edit the Song Settings for each Singer
Once you have songs in the Song Queue, click Show Song Settings to modify the settings for each song, according to the Singer’s preferences. Everyone wants to see their names on the big screen, so at the least, enter each performer’s name. Other settings available are: Lead vocal (on/off), Key change (if available for the song), Video or Black background, Lyric Wipe settings, Record (on/off).
Hide the Sidebar for an even bigger Full Screen
Once the singers are lined up and the song queue is rolling, you can hide the Sidebar while singers are singing to let the lyrics take over the complete full screen. The playback toolbar will disappear when you’re not using it, and reappear when you move your mouse back into the screen.
Click the Close Sidebar icon at the top right of the screen:
The song currently playing will be displayed at the bottom right of Full Screen and will alter to Next Song, including the name of the Singer (if you’ve entered a name).
When you need to add more songs, or rearrange the order of the songs in the queue, click Open sidebar icon..
More Karaoke Party Tips
If you’re looking for more general information on how to host a great karaoke party with any karaoke product or service, here’s another article that may help you. How to Throw a Great Karaoke Party!
Have a great karaoke party!
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