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How to set up karaoke at home in Singapore

Channel your inner singer in the comfort of your own home with a karaoke system.

Channel your inner singer spirit and set up a karaoke system at home. (Photo: Gettyimages)
Channel your inner singer spirit and set up a karaoke system at home. (Photo: Gettyimages)

Gatherings are great time to bust out that karaoke machine! Apart from streaming all the latest flicks, perhaps you can channel your inner singer spirit and set up a karaoke system at home. Sounds troublesome? Let us break it down for you into seven little steps.

1. Choose your karaoke system

If you have the budget, you can purchase a karaoke machine, which usually comes with speakers and microphone(s). Some machines have access to a song library (subscription fees may apply), while others have CD/DVD players or USB ports for song playback.

Alternatively, you can use karaoke apps on your computer, tablet, or smart TV. There are various apps available that offer a vast library of songs (subscription fees may apply), such as Smule and WeSing (Quan Min K Ge).

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2. Select a display

For the karaoke machine, connect it to your TV or computer monitor. For apps, you can use your device’s screen or cast it to a larger screen if possible.

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3. Audio setup

Connect your karaoke machine or device to external speakers for better audio quality. If you have limited space or dislike bulky speakers, consider investing in a good soundbar that can produce spatial audio or a portable speaker.

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4. Microphone setup

Connect your microphone(s) to your karaoke machine or speaker. Most karaoke machines come with at least one microphone, but you can add more especially if you have a mic hoarder. For those working on a tight budget, you can also get microphones with a built-in speaker.

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5. Choose a karaoke source

If you're using a karaoke machine, check if it comes with a song library. Otherwise, insert a karaoke CD/DVD or USB drive with your favourite karaoke files. For apps, select your desired songs from the app’s library.

6. Adjust settings

Adjust volume levels for both the music and microphone(s). Some machines and apps allow you to adjust key and echo effects for a more customised karaoke experience.

7. Create a comfortable space

While you can convert your living room into a karaoke area, you can also turn a room in your home into a karaoke box for a more cosy singing session. You can even add some stage lighting or decorations to enhance the atmosphere.

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