Today we will unpack the X-STAR KARAOKE BOX console, see what is inside and look at the karaoke in work.
Karaoke console and microphones are packed in white boxes. Minimalistic design follows modern aesthetics. The absence of unnecessary tinsel on the box emphasizes that the main value is inside.
For additional protection against scratches and moisture during transport or storage, the boxes are sealed in transparent film. By buying a console as a gift, you can be sure that the package will not lose its appeal and will get to the anniversary in perfect condition.
The contents of the box
There is a console inside the X-STAR box, which is securely drowned in foam, a Bluetooth remote, an HDMI cable, an RCA-RCA audio cable and a power unit. All components are carefully folded into cardboard packages with pictograms.
Digital karaoke microphones are also carefully packed. Every detail of the design of the microphones and audio receiver is taken into account – special grooves are cut for them. In addition to the adapter and the TRS-TRS cables, batteries for microphones and antirolls are included in the kit’s contents.
Console and microphones
The philosophy of X-STAR as modern home karaoke excludes the dimensional components and cables that will get in the way. The number of components is reduced to a reasonable and necessary minimum. This greatly simplifies the installation, maintenance and storage of the console.
The karaoke console is controlled by a convenient Bluetooth remote control. Unlike the traditional remote controls with an infrared sensor, the X-STAR remote control can be directed either way without tedious “aiming” at the IR port.
The X-STAR digital microphones are specially designed for karaoke. They are well-placed in the hand, with a clear and natural vocal transfer. The microphone displays show all the necessary information: charge level, connection level, operating mode.
You can forget about the cords broken from the wrong twist or snaked by the pets because the X-STAR karaoke microphones are wireless. The gyroscopes built into the microphones activate the silent mode independently when you put them on the table or hold them horizontally. And after a short pause, while still, the microphones are switched off completely, saving the battery charge.
The console with the microphone base and the rest of the periphery can easily fit in the bottom of a backpack or in a middle-sized woman’s purse, so having a spontaneous karaoke party at a friend’s place won’t be a problem.
Karaoke console connection
X-STAR connection takes only a few minutes. Connect the console to the TV via HDMI cable and audio system via RCA-RCA.
The presence of external acoustics (stereo system, sound bar or home cinema) is required. The TV speakers will not reproduce vocals from microphones or will, but with a significant delay. This is a disadvantage of modern technology of audio signal transmission on TV. By eliminating the possibility of connection in principle, we made it in a such way that you can enjoy karaoke, not spoil your nerves.
Connect the audio receiver to the karaoke console via TRS-TRS cables. Turn on the microphones and the receiver automatically scans the radio frequencies, detects the microphones and displays the data on the digital panel. Set-up and connection of microphones is finished.
All you need is to turn on the TV and come up with a name for a new X-STAR karaoke user. Perhaps the system will ask to update the software – certainly agree, because every new version of the software makes your karaoke console even better.
X-STAR changes not only the way karaoke should be at home, but also redefines the approach to content distribution. Now it is not an endless list of songs on TV, sorted at best in alphabetical order, but a modern, dynamic screen with themed collections, subscriptions, popular songs and new releases, as well as songs selected based on your preferences. Everything you want to sing, but you haven’t even thought about it, is right in front of your eyes.
Music editors participate in the compilation of the sets. They carefully select the repertoire and track the most relevant musical trends. As a result, you do not have to waste time searching for the right songs for a holiday or party. If you still want to choose your own songs, you have a powerful intelligent search that will find the song even from a piece of text.
It is also worth noting subscriptions to other users. If you find a friend or relative in the search, provided that they have made their records open to the world, you can listen to their performance and subscribe to updates. X-STAR is more than karaoke, it is an opportunity to share emotions with people close to you, who are physically thousands of miles away. Do you want a song congratulations to your aunt who lives in Melbourne? It’s a piece of cake!
The X-STAR karaoke console has three singing modes: solo, duet and battle. All of them are designed to make sure that regardless of the number of participants your karaoke experience is bright and positive. Everything is simple enough with the classic version – you sing alone or take turns passing each other a microphone. At the end of each performance, the system shows your score.
Everything is simple enough with the classic version – you sing alone or take turns passing each other a microphone. At the end of each performance, the system shows your score.
To sing a duet, you will need to connect two microphones. You can set the volume separately for each microphone. But the real duo is revealed by performing special duet songs, in which each vocalist has its own part and titles.
The highlight of KARAOKE BOX is karaoke battle mode. It is when you and your opponent are singing the same song in the microphones at the same time. X-STAR tracks each of them and assigns the appropriate score for the performance. There will be only one winner, there will be no draw virtually.
Evaluation of Singing
The precise and most advanced karaoke singing evaluation algorithm to date will help to evaluate your vocal talent. Scores are calculated by the sum of a number of factors, such as hitting the notes and matching the tonality. You cannot just shout loudly into the microphone and gain maximum points. We are so confident in our algorithm that we recommend using it to train vocals at home.
The work on the personal vocal coach is heating up right now. In the near future you will be able to pump your vocal skills without leaving the living room. Keep an eye on our social networks.
Effects, recording and broadening
X-STAR offers 15 branded effects for vocal experiments. Sing like you’ve never sung before. Indie, grunge, opera, rap – choose a new sound for a well-known song. Try “helium” singing or cheer up the company by applying the “monster” effect.
The power of each effect is adjusted individually. Effects can be changed even while singing, which opens up even more possibilities for the performer. Standard karaoke tuning tone and tempo settings are also available. Customize the phonogram to your singing style or your voice.
Other features of the karaoke console include the performance recording function. It allows you to create social media videos, music congratulations, learn to sing and even record your first album. The recording is clean and clear, close to professional, studio analogues.
Remember to share your best performances with your friends. Simply scan the QR code on TV and send the link to the messenger.
Personalization of karaoke screen
Note the possibilities of personalizing the karaoke screen. You can change the background, set the number of lines and color in the titles, including for different performers. The last one will appeal to those who like singing a duet. As well as the clue that runs a few seconds before the start of your part, so you do not miss the intro.
You can use preinstalled song covers as background as well as your own photos and videos in 4K resolution. Upload your favorite photos or clip to the USB stick and connect it to the console via a USB port on the back panel. Then select them in the background settings. If there are many images, run a slide show from the photo. For minimalist lovers, there is a black background.
We will tell you more about the functionality and tricks of the X-STAR karaoke console in the following articles, and in the meantime – karaoke along with seven notes under the keel!