How to Set Up a Karaoke System with a Laptop
Karaoke comes for Japanese words which translates to empty music i.e. no vocals. So, you need to fill the vocals while the music plays on. Sometime back the only way to play Karaoke music was by buying an expensive machine but this is not the case anymore. If you don’t yet have a karaoke machine then you should read some karaoke system reviews at Homeguyd and find which one suits you best.
You can now host your own Karaoke party without the need for a karaoke machine, just set it up with your laptop and you are all good to go!
Wondering how you can do that? Just follow these steps and your Karaoke system will be connected to a laptop in no time at all!
Although your laptop has a built-in microphone, make sure that you get an external microphone to sing. This will add more feel to the Karaoke session and you won’t need to lean close to your laptop to sing. You can just hold the microphone in your hand and sway to the beats while feeling the music in your body.
Once you have an external microphone with you, connect your laptop to the said microphone or to a stereo system. Make sure that you buy a good quality speaker set if you want to truly enjoy the Karaoke party. Your laptop will have a built-in speaker with 2 watts but it is nothing compared to a 10-watt or 20-watt powerful speaker so if you want a strong performance, better invest in a quality speaker set.
You can easily buy a 20-watt Bluetooth speaker and then use it for a Karaoke party. With such a speaker, you can have a party outdoors too since a Bluetooth speaker is easily portable and can run for 12 hours on a single charge.
The next step is to download a Karaoke app which is compatible with your laptop’s operating system and specifications. You will find plenty of apps for Windows 8 laptops. One of the most popular apps used for Karaoke is the Red Karaoke app which can run on most laptops including ARM processors too and has a library of 45000 songs. You just need to download the app, for free, and then run it on your laptop.
Make sure that you subscribe to a Karaoke app so that you will have a huge song library to choose the songs from. Red Karaoke allows you to sign up for your Facebook account and allows you both free subscription and paid subscription offers.
Now choose any song that you would like to play and then give access to your microphone and webcam. You can also just give access to the microphone if you don’t want your video to be uploaded to the Red Karaoke account.
Now start the music and watch for the cue when the music starts playing. When the lyrics get highlighted in red, start singing those words. Trust me, you will definitely enjoy such a fun-packed performed at your own home.