Does it really remove the vocal track completely?
It depends on how the song is mixed. Vocals on songs that have an equal amount of the vocal track on both the left and right stereo channels should mostly disappear. Vocals that have been “panned” to the left or right as well as background vocals may still be audible.
Are lyrics displayed on my iPod screen?
Not automatically, so make sure to pick a song you know!
You can add lyrics to songs in iTunes with a little effort, however, and then view the lyrics on your iPod.
- In iTunes, right-click (or control-click if you’ve got a one-button mouse) and select “Get Info.”
- Click on the “Lyrics” tab and type or paste in whatever lyrics you want.
- Click OK and drag your new-and-improved song to your iPod.
- When you play the song from your iPod, click the center Select button a few times until the lyrics appear.
How much battery life is consumed?
iKaraoke will decrease the battery charge of your iPod by about 20%, depending on how often you need to navigate through songs, settings, or anything else that activates the screen’s backlight.
Can I charge my iPod while using iKaraoke?
No; iKaraoke connects to the Dock Connector, and does not have a pass-through connector, so there is no place to connect a charger.
Is iKaraoke a recording device?
No, it does not record onto your iPod. But if you want to record your performance, one way to do it would be to run iKaraoke’s output through a Griffin iMic, straight into your computer. You could then record the audio onto your computer using some type of recording software.
Why does iKaraoke shut down after 50 seconds of no audio input?
This a power saving feature designed to keep the iKaraoke from continually drawing from your iPod’s battery.
How does it work?
iKaraoke works by looking at your stereo signal and canceling out the common information. When there are equal amounts of lead vocals on the left and right side, they get cancelled out, and you’re then able to sing along on your own. p>
Can I plug headphones into the line out?
You could, but the sound would be very weak. This line out was designed to connect to the input of a stereo receiver, which then amplifies the signal.
Can I connect the output into my computer and hear it?
You can connect it to the “line in” of your computer, but you will have to use audio recording software to hear the results. In the software, choose “line in” as your input device and enable the option that lets you hear the audio without recording it. This option could be called monitor, playthrough, passthrough, preview, or a similar term, depending on the software you’re using.
I am hearing a noise when I make changes or navigate the menu system.
This noise is caused by the data moving along the cable to your iPod.
The music is too soft, my voice is too loud!
Sometimes iPod has trouble communicating with third party devices; but we can fix that with a “soft reset.” With iKaraoke plugged in and your iPod turned on, hold down the Menu and Select buttons until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Then you can let go and wait for your iPod to restart. After it restarts, your iKaraoke should work.
Which iPods can play the videos produced by TunePrompter?
The the videos produced by the TunePrompter software will play on any iPod with video capabilities, including the 5th Generation iPod with video, the iPod classic, the iPod touch, and the 3rd Generation iPod nano with video.
How do I access the menu to change FM, Reverb, and other options?
These options were only available on an earlier version of the iKaraoke that has been discontinued due to firmware changes made with the latest generation of iPods. The new and improved iKaraoke has a streamlined interface and an optimized line-level output that allows it to be compatible with all currently available models of the iPod.
How do I connect the iKaraoke to my stereo?
The iKaraoke comes packaged with an auxiliary audio cable that will allow you to connect directly to most car stereos with an Auxiliary input, as well as many iPod speaker docks and portable stereos with a 3.5mm input jack. If your stereo has RCA inputs, then you’ll need a 3.5mm-to-stereo RCA adapter, like the StereoConnect.