PC Products: DJ & Karaoke
DJ Products for the PC
- http://www.djprograms.com/ -
- Virtual DJ - www.virtualdj.com
- Has a trial version.
- Virtual DJ has a built in Karaoke product (DVD: .vob, .avi, .mpg,
etc.. & CDG: MP3+G, WAV+G, WMA_G, ZIP, etc...).
- Looks like this product will not play straight from the CD+G CD.
You will need to buy software to rip from the CD+G CD to a MP+G
format (MP3 & .CDG - 2 files).
- Doesn't support .bin and I had problems with playing .WAV + .CDG.
- .zip Karaoke files - On the "Extensions" tab, click Add and
enter ".zip" & choose "Karaoke CDG/ZIP decoder" if you want
VirtualDJ to play the Karaoke .zip files.
- Atomixmp3 - little brother of Virtual DJ
- My Novice Eval
- Doesn't have catagories.
- Comments field - sort/searchable but the value is lost
if you move the physical files around via Windows explorer. The value is
not read/saved in the MP3 physical file.
- Does have favorite lists.
- Has one control that can be configured to be Speed or Pitch
(doesn't have a control for each).
- You can control the way the songs fad in/out in an auto DJ
- BPM can usually be figured out by the software. Can
run against 1 file, a directory, or a directory and it's
- OtsDJ - http://otsdj.com/ - DJ
Software and Radio Automation Software
- Has a trial version.
- I've heard this product is easy to use and great for standard DJ
- Eval from a pro user
- Please have a closer look at OtsAV
DJ Pro as your revue does not do it justice or the thousands of Pro
users like myself who have tried all the rest and thrown them away.
You can switch off the mix feature or alter the mix point at any time
and the BPM is done automatically or you can indeed tap it out should
you wish, but best of all you now have only ONE file type 'filename.ots'
and your Karaoke, Audio and Hi Res Video are all handled with ease by
this excellent software. It is not cheap, but it is solid and fast,
especially at indexing and searching large collections... Look at my
screen shot I have enclosed and you will see my collection is OVER 38
thousand tracks and they sit on just 1.2 TB inside a laptop. Now that
is worth a second revue don't you think???
Email sent to me on 06/29/2011.
- My Novice Eval - Please look at the bullet above which is a reply
from a pro user.
- Negatives (look at the reply above from a pro user)
- In auto DJ mode you can't modify how the software fads
out/in from song to song. In my environment I need for a
song to complete before the next song plays.
- Creates a file with the extension of .om3 for every mp3
- Seems like the BPM has to be manually tapped out.
- Very easy to use.
- A song can be in more than one category.
- Has a control for Speed and a control for Pitch.
- PCDJ - www.pcdj.com/ - also has a product to play Karaoke
- Has a trial version.
- Has a Karaoke product - PCDJ-KJ
- PCDJ-FX - Advanced DJs
- PCDJ-Red - Intermediate DJs
- PCDJ-Blue - Beginner DJs
- PCDJ-Scratch - Turntable scratching.
- PCDJ-KJ - Karaoke Jockey
- PCDJ-VJ - Video Jockey
- DAC controller -
- BYVI Automatic DJ -
http://www.automaticdj.com - freeware.
- BPM Studio
- Running Karaoke from a PC
- You need a drive that will read/burn (CD+G (aka CDG)) subchannel
info. I think the best way to test this out is to download (trial
version or buy) the software called: "Power CD+G Burner" from
You can test ripping and burning. I appears that most new drives
have this ability. If you see "CD Text" as supported then "CD+G"
is probabaly suppported.
- Power CD+G Burner - burns & rips
- Power CD+G Player - plays.
- You need software that will play/rip the files.
- Software will rip the files from the CD+G CD to your hard drive in the
format of MP3+G (there will be 2 files: .mp3 & .cdg) on your local
after ripping. Windows Explorer will only see 1 file with the
extension of ".CDA" which is the normal extension for CD Audio
- Roxio's Easy Media Creator v8 doesn't rip CD+G.
- USB Video Hardware
- You will need hardware so that you can take the video output to
a monitor and the audio to a mixer/amp.
- Good info is at: www.karaoke-tutor.com
Karaoke Software Products
I did this research on 08/17/06 looking for Karaoke software in addition to
using a DJ/KJ software like Virtual DJ.
- PowerKaraoke - www.powerkaraoke.com
- Products (08/17/06)
- PowerKaraoke 1.0.15 - PowerKaraoke is a CD+G Karaoke mastering tool.
It allows to create a song from scratch or can import any KAR (MIDI
Karaoke song). Advanced options allow to fine-tune the CD+G track . Free
Power CD+G Player and vocal removal tool are included.
- Karaoke CD+G Creator Pro - create your own CDG karaoke songs. You
may create CD+G karaoke song from scratch, using any MP3 or WAV song as
a karaoke soundtrack and a text file as karaoke lyrics, or you may
import MIDI karaoke (KAR) and convert it to CD+G karaoke song.
- Power CD+G Burner - is an all-in-one solution to CD+G karaoke disc
burning. It writes and reads CD+G (BIN, CDG, and MP3+G) karaoke songs on
most of modern CD-R drives.
- Power CD+G Player Pro - Play CD+G karaoke discs, BIN and CDG karaoke
files, and MP3+G karaoke files.
- Power CD+G Filter - Power CD+G Filter is a DirectX system extension
(ActiveX plug-in) that will allow you to play CDG and BIN files using
any DirectX-aware file players, like Windows Media Player.
- Karaoke Sound Tools - allow you to remove vocals from many CD
recordings, change the key of the song to better suit your voice, and
change the tempo of the song to make it easier to sing. Supported file
formats include MP3, WAV, BIN, and MP3+G (MP3 and CDG).
- Power CD+G to Video Karaoke Converter - convert CD+G karaoke discs
into AVI or MPEG karaoke movies.
- Power Video Karaoke - Use it to create MPEG and AVI karaoke video
clips to sing along. Use our tutorial to learn how create VideoCD
karaoke (VCD) or DVD karaoke discs.
- Karaoke Tutor Web Site Suggests (
- Karaoke Software
- CDG Ripper
- Karaoke Home Producer
- Power CD+G Burner
- Vogone Advanced Vocal Eliminator
- Power CD+G Player Pro
- KJ Pro SongBook Creator
- Karaoke Hosting and Player Software - Play MP3+G and other digital
format karaoke songs on your laptop or PC. Host professional karaoke
shows without discs. (
- Video Hoster Lite - With Video Hoster Lite you can host your
karaoke show completely and professionally from your PC/Laptop
- Video Hoster with Song Book Creator - With Video Hoster + Song
Book Creator you can host your karaoke show completely and
professionally from your PC/Laptop computer. Creat professional song
- KaraFun - Turn your PC into an interactive karaoke machine with
KaraFun free karaoke software for Windows. More than a karaoke
- KaraFun offers a complete solution for playing and creating your
karaoke at home.
- Kool Karaoke Studio 2 - Kool Karaoke Studio offers high quality
karaoke software and songs for every age group. No matter what your
knowledge of computers is, Kool Karaoke Studio allows you to easily
become a star with your computer and microphone. Kool Karaoke Studio
is the only Karaoke entertainment software available with built-in
record and save technology allowing for home studio production.
- PCDJ-KJ - PCDJ-KJ software comes with its own high performance
player to operate and control your +G karaoke files; 2 video output
screens; volume and EQ controls; pitch shift; master tempo; record
case music organization tool; Kamikaze random singer control; and an
On Deck singer wait list.
- Power CD+G Player Pro - Power CD+G Player Pro is a CD+G karaoke
player. It allows to play CD+G discs directly from most of CD-ROM
drives and also supports BIN and CDG (MP3+G) file formats. It will
convert your PC into a karaoke machine.
- TriceraSoft Breeze - TriceraSoft Breeze is designed to make it
as easy as possible to play MP3+CDG (MP3+G), MP3+KSF (text lyrics),
KMF (with CDG or KSF lyrics), or any media plus CDG (ie: WMA+CDG,
WAV+CDG). There is no complicated interface or graphical skins to
slow you down. All operations are keyboard controlled so you can run
a show with a single-monitor system without the singer/audience
seeing you work.
- Mimic Audition 2 - Mimic Audition 2 includes a Player with
direct CD+G disc playback, Speed and Pitch control and Sound
Equalizer. It has a powerful Database with Internet connectivity and
Songbook Printing. It has Media Ripping and Conversion, Performance
Recording, Advanced Playlist with Visual Playlist Selector,
Next-Singer display, Sound-FX playback, Album Cover Display, and
- TriceraSoft Swift Elite - TriceraSoft Swift Elite lets you host
any VJ, DJ, or KJ show at the click of a mouse pointer. Bring the
Power of Video, VCD, DVD, CD+G, CD-Audio, Karaoke Media Files (Audio+G),
Audio files, and Video Sources (Cameras, DV) into one awesome
- TriceraSoft Swift Ultralite - TriceraSoft Swift Ultralite lets
you host any VJ, DJ, or KJ show at the click of a mouse pointer.
Bring the Power of Video, VCD, DVD, CD+G, CD-Audio, Karaoke Media
Files (Audio+G), Audio files, and Video Sources (Cameras, DV) into
one awesome program.
- TriceraSoft Jukebox - TriceraSoft Jukebox is an addon to Swift
Elite that allows you to take advantage of the Slideshow and Song
Collection features to turn your machine into an easy to use Video
Jukebox Kiosk for Video, Karaoke, or Music.
- WinCDG Pro 2 - WinCDG Pro 2 now adds direct CD+G and VCD
playback, plus MP3+G creation and playback.
- KaraWin Pro 2
- Hoster 3
- DART Karaoke Studio CD+G 1.4.9cdgp - Make and Play Karaoke on your
computer. Rip & Burn CD+G Karaoke CDs. Suppress the Main Vocal from Stereo
Recordings. Synchronize Lyrics with Music. Sing-Along and Record your
Performance. Full Screen Playback Display.
- MP3+G to ZIP 1 - (free) - MP3+G to ZIP pairs the MP3 and CDG files
created when you rip a CD+G and creates a single ZIP file from them, saving
a considerable amount of space while making your karaoke collection more
- "MP3+G Toolz" - (free as of 22.214.171.124) -