User Manual


Interface - Browser - Sideview

KARAOKE




The Karaoke SideView offers a rotation manager to organize songs and singers in a list as well as provide commonly used Karaoke tools. The default view offers the Singer’s position in the rotation, the title and artist of the song, as well as the Singer’s name.


USING THE KARAOKE SIDEVIEW



To create a list in the rotation manager, begin by dragging and dropping karaoke files from the File List.

Songs can be re-ordered by clicking and dragging the file up or down the list.

Since the Karaoke Sideview is dependant on singer position, sorting by clicking on the fields in the header are not available like the Sidelist or Automix Sideview panels.


Highlight any track in the Karaoke view to reveal the microphone icon under the Singer field to add a Singer’s name to the associated karaoke song.

A new window will appear to add the Singer’s name. Enter the name of the Singer and click OK when finished.

Continue to add a Singer for each song in the list.

To activate the karaoke rotation, click on the Karaoke Start/Stop button located at the top right of the Karaoke SideView.

The first karaoke song in the list will be loaded to the active deck, and will wait for the play button to be pressed.

When the karaoke track has played through the end, the deck will stop and the next song in the list will be loaded and ready for the next singer in the rotation.

During this time background music (see karaoke options) can be played to fill the space between singers.



KARAOKE OPTIONS



Karaoke Options are available to the right off the Karaoke Start/Stop button. Clicking on it will reveal various menu options to customize the Karaoke experience.

This menu also offers the ability to start or stop the Karaoke rotation as well as Background Music selection, Background Image, Singer display options and Venue Name.

Background Music
The background music will be played during the breaks (from the time the Karaoke song ends until the moment the play button is pressed again for the next singer in the rotation). The source of the background music can be selected here.
Automix list
Select this list to play background music directly from the Automix SideView
Sidelist list
Select this list to play background music directly from the Sidelist SideView
Specific folder...
Select this option to play songs from a specific folder on your computer. This will open your operating system’s file menu. Allowing you to select an external folder for playback.
Specific file...
Select this option to play a specific song on your computer. This will open your operating system’s file menu. Allowing you to select an external file for playback.
Nothing
Select this option if you do not wish to have any background music playing between singers.


Background
Provides video screen display options to customize the karaoke experience
None
Select this option if you do not wish to have any backgrounds to be displayed (black screen).
Default
Select this option if you wish to display the Karaoke Video Skin between singers.
Image/Video files...
Select this option if you wish to use an image or video file directly from your computer's file system.
Video Output
Select this option if you wish to use VirtualDJ's Master video preview.


Singer List Display
Changes how the list of upcoming singers are displayed on the video output
None
Select this option if you do not wish to have any singers displayed between rotations.
for Karaoke - karaoke
Displays the default Karaoke Video Skin between singers. Additional options will appear in the menu as more Video Skins are added from the Extensions Tab
Edit karaoke video skin...
Provides the option to edit the chosen video skin. For further information on editing skins, please see our Skin SDK


Venue Name...
Allows you to name the Venue where the current Karaoke session is taking place.


Note: The Karaoke Singer Display can be toggled on and off by mapping a custom button, controller button or keyboard shortcut using the VDJScript karaoke_show.


KARAOKE SINGER HISTORY



If the Karaoke Sideview is being used the History for each singer will be displayed in a seperate Karaoke History folder. Clicking on the Karaoke History will expand the folder to display each individual Singer’s history.

Clicking on each singer will display the karaoke tracks that they performed in the File List.


KARAOKE VENUE HISTORY



If the Karaoke Sideview is being used and the Venue is set, the history for each singer will be displayed in a sub-folder with the venue name. Clicking on the venue sub-folder will expand the folder to display each individual singer’s history.

Clicking on individual singers will display the karaoke tracks that they performed in the File List.

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