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What Do You Need For A Karaoke Party? Exclusive Tips!!


It's party time again and don't we all just love it, especially when it involves one of our favorite pastimes karaoke!

Karaoke parties are simply the best as you can guarantee everybody will have a whale of a time.

What Do You Need for a Karaoke Party?

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    Equipment
  2. 2
    Music
  3. 3
    Guests
  4. 4
    Party Food

As long as you have a karaoke machine, a mic and not forgetting a decent stereo system, you are all set to go.

Karaoke machines come in various shapes, sizes & price.

Depending on how often you intend to host this type of party and the number of guests you generally invite will be a good guide on helping you to decide which machine would suit best.

Many karaoke machines have built-in song libraries, which is a great bonus and generally have multiple mic inputs, lyric display, built-in speakers, Bluetooth & many more great features.

These type of machines are generally easy to use as you can simply plug in & play.

Machines that do not have lyric display will connect to a home stereo receiver or TV.

Basically, it all depends on what features you are looking for in a karaoke machine and the type of party or venue it is intended for.

Many systems also support CD+G format which is a music CD that displays lyrics along with audio.

This type of CD is readily available for purchase online and is the ideal way to expand your song collection for karaoke.

They cover all the chart hits by, artist, decade & music genre.

You will have no excuses when it comes to creating your karaoke party playlist.

Essential Equipment

Audio System

What do you need for a karaoke party?. Ensure that all your guests have the smoothest singing experience with a great audio system.

For the best karaoke experience you absolutely need a decent sound system.

Quality audio sound is what will make any party great.

If you have a pair of quality stereo speakers which would be the (recommended option) opt for them as the audio will be awesome.

If not, you can use any speakers including portable wireless speakers.

There are speakers that connect to a karaoke machine, but by using the power of your home stereo receiver you can improve the audio by adjusting the equalizer controls.

Microphone

We all love to show off our talents as singers with a mic in hand and Rockin' some funky moves.

Wired mics are easily set-up, but there is always a chance that you may trip on the cord whilst Rockin' your iconic moves on stage, so beware!

However, if you want to eliminate that risk you should opt for a wireless mic.

Although it may take a little more effort to set-up, and be more expensive, you will have the freedom to move around the stage without any worries.

What do you need for a karaoke party?. No doubt your friends will want to join in with you singing your favorite duets.

It is generally a good idea to have a least 2 mics available.

Duets are fun, and if you are lacking in confidence, sharing the stage with a partner or friend will definitely ease your nerves.

Many karaoke machines include 1 microphone, but there is usually the option to add more.

Having an extra mic on hand as a back-up is something to bear in mind in case of technical failures.

Mix It Up

What do you need for a karaoke party?. Obviously anything that will enhance your vocals, making you sound like a superstar!

Sound mixers combine several input sources. 

Certain models have independent volume levels and others allow tuning for:

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    Tone
  2. 2
    Balance
  3. 3
    Echo
  4. 4
    Frequency Bands

Karaoke sound mixers offer AV output so that video (for lyric display) & music information passes to the correct equipment i.e. 

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    Computers
  2. 2
    Smartphones
  3. 3
    Laptops
  4. 4
    Tablets
  5. 5
    Karaoke Machines
  6. 6
    Receivers

Now you have all the technical side of things set-up, lets take a look at what else you need for all your guests to have the best karaoke experience ever.

Trial Run

It goes without saying that a trial run in advance of your karaoke party is a must.

There is nothing worse than when everybody is ready to rock and roll to find your equipment is not working.

Double check all, video, audio & internet connections especially if your party is being held outdoors & further away from your wireless networks.

Sound Check

What do you need for a karaoke party?. You will want your party to run smoothly all night long without any hitches.

Like all great artists it ultra important to do a sound check with the mic whilst singing.

You can then make any adjustments needed until you are happy with it.

Neighbors

The polite & courteous thing to do is to inform your neighbors about your up-coming karaoke party. You may even want to invite some of them!

Playlist

Now we're Rockin'!!

Your playlist is possibly one of the most important factors, as this will create the uplifting vibe for the party.

You can always ask your guests if they have any special songs that they would like you to include before the party starts.

Compete

Karaoke competitions are an excellent way to get everybody involved on the night, complete with singing, judging & scoring.

Let's face it, most of us have a little competitive streak in us, so just go for it & enjoy.

Props

Get into the loft and dig out all those fancy dress outfits, wigs & props.

Your guests will love the opportunity to go wild and dress-up when they arrive at your awesome karaoke party.

Food

What do you need for a karaoke party?. You will need to ensure your guests are catered for to keep energy levels up and the party vibe flowing.

Karaoke will soon see all your guests working up a healthy appetite. Be sure to have plenty of drinks, snacks & nibbles available and you can never go wrong with a pizza delivery at the end of the night...

That's It For Now Kooks!

Lights Out & Sweet Karaoke Dreams!

Your karaoke party will be a knockout from start to finish, one that no doubt all your guests will want to repeat again very soon.

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About the author 

Marian

Hello! My name is Marian and the one thing in life that I am passionate about is karaoke. Just hand me a mic and I am transported to a world of fame & fortune (In my mind that is). I regularly strut my stuff performing a very poor rendition of "Don't you want me baby"!!! The general consensus from my audience is usually a loud "No We Don't". Just kidding! I guess my family & friends would describe me as softhearted, a good listener & not forgetting a great cook.

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