Imagine that you have made a mistake when entering a singer name during a show and singer complains that they cannot access their song history. Or that a singer has entered his name with a typo using remote client tool, then fixed it and you ended up with John and Johhn. Now Siglos Karaoke Professional allows you to clean up these errors.
First you need to open Edit Singers window (use Edit Singers button in Add Singer window). Then select singer accounts you would like to merge (it needs to be two or more, as many as you like) and click Merge button on the right.
Siglos will ask you which singer would you like to keep. You can select it from the list, all singers you have chosen in the previous step will appear here.
Now Siglos does its magic and you end up with one singer account. All songs from the histories of other singers will be moved to the one that is left.
This new feature will be great for housekeeping. You may also merge singers from different venues.
If you are running your show using CD+G songs, you should be familiar with silence detection, which allows to skip silence at the beginning and at the end of the song to make the show go smoother and faster. However you might not know that the same option is available for MP4 songs — you need to enable it in Settings / KJ.
Now Siglos will scan all video files are remove silence at the beginning and at the end.
Please remember that skipping instrumentals is only available for CD+G files.
When running a karaoke show sometimes you want to add a regular singer before he shows up and requests songs, just to reserve his place in the rotation. With Siglos Karaoke Professional you can do this using Add Empty button, which adds singer to the rotation and does not require any songs to be assigned to the singer.
You may later assign songs to the singer by double-clicking her/his name in the Rotation list or by using Quick songs window.
Version 126.96.36.199 of Siglos Karaoke Professional adds one more option to remote interface. If you enable ‘Message host’ button, it opens the page that allow your customers to send you messages that appear in the remote queue among remote requests (messages are marked by different color).
This may be used for ‘Remove me from the list’ or ‘Do you have song …’ messages that will allow to run your show more smoothly.
Version 188.8.131.52 of Karaoke Video Creator and Karaoke CD+G Creator has improved algorithm for lyrics recognition in CD+G import module. With this version our karaoke maker should get the lyrics almost 100% correct for most of the songs. Also it copes much better with CD+Gs that use fancy display modes (eg. from Karafun). We use advanced OCR (Optical character recognition, technology that convert graphics into text) algorithm to make editing CD+G easier and faster.
To import CD+G song select Import CD+G File command from File menu or click Import CD+G File button on the toolbar.
First you need to select file containing CD+G songs. Two file formats are supported — CDG BIN file. If you use CDG file, Karaoke Video Creator will automatically look for MP3 file of the same name and use it as a soundtrack.
If Insert ‘Clear Screen’ events automatically is checked, Karaoke Video Creator will detect when entire screen is erased in CD+G song and will insert ‘Clear Screen’ events at the same places in the imported song. This help to maintain the text flow for page-by-page songs (SoundChoice songs give very good results with this option enabled).
Import process takes a while (up to half a minute on a slower computer). Once it is completed you will see the imported lyrics in the lyrics editor. Please check for spelling mistakes, as some of the characters may be recognized incorrectly.
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.
Version 184.108.40.206 of Karaoke CD+G Creator adds a way to precisely synchronize Title and Credits images. This feature was available before, but did not work as expected.
To set the exact time the image should be displayed you need to open Title or Credits image properties from CD+G Settings or Create CD+G File windows and set appropriate values in Synchronization settings.
Version 220.127.116.11 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!