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matryx's Avatar matryx 10:03 PM 12-28-2012
Hey guys,

I was wondering if I can get some help to set this up properly. I trying to build my parents a karaoke system and using youtube addon for karaoke and some MP3+CDG fiiles. I also have some Karaoke DVD I want to rip and just have everything digital instead of switching DVD all the time.

I have a HTPC and 2 channel amp connected to the front pre-outs to my Yamaha RX-V665 receiver. I also have a Nikkodo DEP-2000K Karaoke Mixer I want to connect to the system. I'm clueless on how to connect this to the HTPC.

Would it be simpler if I just get the Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX 8-Channel Mixer?

Thanks in advance

onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 12:32 AM 12-29-2012
ever consider getting an 360 system and getting the Karaoke for Xbox 360?

it's run by The Karaoke Channel and features 8000+ songs. This is how karaoke should be. No disc swapping. No more paying $2+ for a song. No more $30-50 for a disc of songs, many you don't like. Reminds me of the nights friends and I would rent a karaoke studio room and eat, drink, and sing all night long. it's karaoke rental. but it's pretty darn cheap and great for those that don't sing every single day and don't want to sing the same songs over and over again. USB mics are easy to get (i use my Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Logitech, and the wireless Lips mics).

these are true karaoke tracks. you have the option of removing the main vocals as well if you feel brave enough to have only your voice out there.

Note: in order to get the video past the Youtube copyright censors, I had to substitute the music. So if the music doesn't sync up to the lyrics and if you hear weird stuff, well, now you know why.

It's a free download. I got it on the dashboard. Then you get to play 5 free songs daily (they rotate it). And they'll ask you if you want to buy a karaoke pass for a timed block. And you buy it.

1:53 All the Small Things (Blink 182).
5:48 Begin Again (Taylor Swift).
10:24 Here Comes Santa Claus (Elvis Presley).
12:48 Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett).
17:34 State Farm Festival.
21:09 hot 100 songs of the catalog.
22:34 newly added songs.
23:33 song genres available.

You don't need to have Xbox Live Gold. Xbox Live Free is good enough. But you do need an Xbox Live account. No local account.
matryx's Avatar matryx 07:38 AM 12-29-2012
That would be great for most people but we don't sing Karaoke in English.
onlysublime's Avatar onlysublime 03:24 PM 12-29-2012
what language do you sing? when I was browsing the catalog, I saw French and Spanish songs (which is the reason some people say the 8000+ songs is deceiving since it has songs in languages that English speakers can't sing).
matryx's Avatar matryx 03:29 PM 12-29-2012

I would like to use my own DVDs though. We've already collected a lot Karaoke DVDs over the years.

I just don't know how to connect my HTPC to my mixer. The mixer only have RCA input/outputs. My HTPC has optical, hdmi, and stereo audio-out/mic-in

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