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March 17, 2021

Moving image background added to karaoke converters

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 12:05 pm

In version 2.1.12 of Power CD+G to MP4 Karaoke Converter and Power CD+G to Video Karaoke Converter we have introduced animated video backgrounds. Whenever the converter detects that background image file is at least twice as long as is it tall, an animated mode will be enabled and the image will be smoothly panned behind the lyrics. We have also added over a dozen images that use this mode.

Karaoke Video Converter animated background

March 10, 2021

Improved YouTube playback in Siglos 2.3.5.1

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 7:46 am

Version 2.3.5.1 of Siglos Karaoke Player/Recorder and Siglos Karaoke Professional brings updated YouTube playback. We have added technology that allows direct playback of YouTube videos within Siglos without the need of downloading them. You may also use key and tempo change with YouTube now!

Play from YouTube in Siglos Karaoke Player

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).

June 16, 2016

Equalizer added to Siglos in 2.0.48

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 4:32 am

In version 2.0.48 of Siglos Karaoke Player/Recorder and Siglos Karaoke Professional we have added a 10-band high-quality graphic equalizer. It comes with several factory-made presets and allows you to create and save your own. Plus it looks great!

equalizer

June 8, 2016

Singer countdowns in Siglos Professional

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 3:23 am

Siglos Karaoke Professional 2.0.47 has a nice feature added. Part of the scrolling message is now used to display the timer that counts down time left for the next singer. Its color changes too, so when it is red, it is high time to get there and sing!

red yellow green

To control the behavior of the countdown go to Settings / KJ and choose Countdown button.

countdown_settings

 

February 6, 2013

Convert CD+G into HD videos with Karaoke Video Creator

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 10:41 am

Today we have released the new version of Karaoke Video Creator. It has the CD+G import module that allows to convert CD+G songs into HD videos. We have also improved the quality and feel of the videos, it is now very easy to create videos in high definition, like the one below. Other changes include:

+ Added CD+G Import
+ Added gradient effect
+ Added separate color for shadow
+ Added ‘Apply’ to Video Settings window
* Video Settings window remembers last selected tab
+ Added common resolutions
+ Added panning video backgrounds
+ Added default settings controls to Video File Setting / Presets
* Video files can now be used as soundtracks
+ Added ‘Load from current song’ to style editor

And the sample video is here:

http://youtu.be/XIoqqmghE8k

January 31, 2013

Siglos 2.0.13

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 1:40 pm

I have good news. We have released Siglos 2.0.13 with two very important additions:

1. YouTube playback and download.

Now you may use online songs from YouTube directly in Siglos. You may even download videos and play them later. This gives you thousands of karaoke songs you can sing to!

2. Panning background.

We have added a new background mode — wide background images are now moved from left to right and back, resulting in cool visual effect. We included several such images with the program — they are in ‘wide’ subfolder of ‘images’ folder.

Here is the download link to the latest version of Player/Recorder:

http://www.powerkaraoke.com/download/siglos2-karaoke-setup.exe

And for Professional use this link:

http://www.powerkaraoke.com/download/siglos-karaoke-pro-setup.exe

December 10, 2012

Karaoke Sound Tools 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 2:47 pm

Last week we have released Karaoke Sound Tools 2. It has two great new tools — Merge to combine several CD+G songs into one, and Clip to remove parts at the beginning and at the end of the song (it can be used to remove dead air in songs).

More information and trial version can be found at the Karaoke Sound Tools product page.

Users that purchased Karaoke Sound Tools within a year can upgrade for free, other Karaoke Sound Tools users can upgrade at $19. If you own any other software from us you get $10 discount on regular $49 price.

Siglos build 2.0.9

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 2:45 pm

Version 2.0.9 of Siglos Karaoke Player/Recorder 2 and Siglos Karaoke Professional has been released today. Changes include:

+ In playlist window DEL key removes a song and ENTER key starts the playback
* Playback starts automatically when loading song on startup
+ Added Minimize button to the default skin
* PRO: Added keyboard shortcuts to rotation lists
+ PRO: Added Eject button to playlist window
+ PRO: It is possible to drag and drop items on the rotation song list
+ PRO: Added disc ID to history export

May 22, 2012

Siglos 2.0.5 released

Filed under: Uncategorized — Piotr @ 11:46 am

Siglos 2.0.5 has been released. We have added many stability fixes and improved scrolling message in Pro version. Here is the list of modifications:

+ Added custom full screen position
* PRO: Modified scrolling message (now is displayed below or above the image)
* Fixed crash when switching from camera background to images
* PRO: Fixed preview window when no song is playing
* PRO: Fixed bug when disabling current singer
* PRO: Fixed suppression of fill-in playback on startup if option is not checked
* PRO: Fixed singer history search with ‘no venue’ option
+ PRO: Added key and tempo to history export. Added header row in exported file.
* Background video now does not start over each time
+ PRO: Added option ‘Don’t repeat multiple times’ to prevent scrolling message to repeat itself

Full program information and download link is here:

http://www.powerkaraoke.com/src/prod_siglos-karaoke-player-recorder.php

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