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February 24, 2021

Siglos Karaoke Professional 2.3.3 introduces Audio Panel

Filed under: Software — Tags: , — Piotr @ 7:40 am

We have added a new button to Rotation window in Siglos Karaoke Professional that allows to open Audio Panel, a collection of audio-related controls all in one place.

It gives you access to karaoke playback volume, fill-in volume, key and tempo adjustment, and lyrics advance control (this is the same as Lyrics Advance setting in Display options page). Lyrics adjustment allows you to fix songs in which lyrics and audio do not match. Also it may be used to fix the delay introduced by a sound card. By default this setting resets for every song, but you may make it stick in Settings / KJ cont.

Happy singing!

February 11, 2021

Skip Instrumentals in Siglos Karaoke Professional 2.3.1

Filed under: Software — Tags: , , — Piotr @ 7:17 am

We are extremely happy to announce another technical advancement of Siglos Karaoke Professional. If you go to Settings / KJ you will find Detect and speed up instrumentals section.

It works for CD+G files only (ZIP format as well). Siglos will scan the file and look for moments that display does not change. In almost all cases these moments are instrumentals like guitar solos. If you would like to skip them, Siglos gives you two options:
1. Fade and skip will gently mute and skip the instrumental
2. Speed-up will fast forward the instrumental part (the quality of the speed up depends on the music)

Using this option can save you time on busy nights when patrons sing Master of Puppets after Highway Star.

You may also fine-tune individual songs in the database to enable instrumental detection only for some of them — you can do this in Edit Song window opened from Song Details or from database window.

February 9, 2021

Text snippets in Karaoke Video Creator and Karaoke CD+G Creator

Starting from version 2.5.1 both Karaoke Video Creator and Karaoke CD+G Creator have the ability to define text snippets that can be inserted using predefined shortcut key.

Text snippet is a part of a song (lyrics and events) that can be reused. You may define as many text snippets as you like, you can also move them between computers.

To define a text snippet:

Select the text you would like to save as a snippet

  1. Choose Text snippets from Edit window or right-click the selected text, choose Insert text snippet from a drop-down menu and then choose Edit snippets from a submenu
  1. Text Snippets window will open. You will see the text you have selected in the Preview field. Your snippet will be auto-named (you may change the name of the snippet by typing the new name in the name field and then clicking Rename button)
  1. You may switch between snippets by selecting them from the drop-down list. You may also remove currently selected snipped using Remove button
  2. If you would like to insert a snippet using keyboard, you may define the hotkey for it. To do this use Assign hot key button. You may use combination of alphanumeric keys with SHIFT, ALT and CTRL.
  3. Selecting Close will save your snippet collection. Cancel will abandon the changes.

To insert a text snippet:

Position the cursor in the place you would like to insert the snippet and select Text snippets from Edit menu, choose the snippet to insert and click Insert

or

Right-click with your mouse and choose the snippet from Insert text snippet submenu

or

Use the hotkey defined for the snippet

To copy snippets to another computer:

Choose Export from Tools menu in Text snippets window. You will be able to choose a location of the file. All snippets will be saved. Move this file to a destination computer and choose Import there. You will be presented an option of replacing the snippets or appending them (with renaming if necessary).

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