vanBasco Karaoke Player

vanBasco Karaoke Player 2.53

Make your neighbors hate you with this free karaoke player

Your experience with vanBasco Karaoke Player will be totally dependent on your history with karaoke. If you have sung at a high-quality, dedicated establishment with the original score to back your singing, then it may disappoint. However, if you have only ever sung on stages in old pubs, with dozens of people looking at you uncomfortably to oddly electronic synthesizer backing track, then you will feel right at home. View full description

PROS

  • It is free
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of options

CONS

  • Midi music is kind of painful
  • Hunting down tracks can take time

Good
7

Your experience with vanBasco Karaoke Player will be totally dependent on your history with karaoke. If you have sung at a high-quality, dedicated establishment with the original score to back your singing, then it may disappoint. However, if you have only ever sung on stages in old pubs, with dozens of people looking at you uncomfortably to oddly electronic synthesizer backing track, then you will feel right at home.

That pub experience

If that came off as derogatory, it didn't mean it to, because as a program vanBasco Karaoke Player actually pretty good - it’s just I am kind of a snob when it comes to one of my favorite pastimes. A high-end dedicated karaoke set-up costs a fortune, and what vanBasco offers is a simple way to get singing for free - providing you have a PC, speakers, and a microphone.

Once installed, vanBasco Karaoke Player is wonderfully easy to use. Running the program opens six windows. Most important of which is the Playlist, which allows you to search your computer for supported Karaoke (.kar) or MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files to drag and drop into your current song line up with ease.

In terms of importance, the next two vital elements of vanBasco are its Player and viewer windows. The first of these looks like a fairly standard media player (albeit with a few additional controls) and lets you start and control your current song.

Plenty of options

For the singer, the viewer window is the real (and with a two monitor setup, only) karaoke experience. Offering a nice clear view, this screen shows the lyrics and any directions contained in the music file. A simple right click lets you fine-tune the display, changing the font, color, and background to aid clarity.

The remaining three windows help the person in control of the night tailor the experience depending on the track, equipment, and venue. The Control window can alter tempo, key, and volume of the backing track, while the Midi Output lets you drop “instruments” of the song that may confuse on some midi tracks. Finally there is the (for my money) completely pointless Piano window that plays along to the track, but maybe for the more musical this may be of interest.

Customizable free Karaoke

At this point, for home users, consoles tend to offer a better and (musically) higher quality experience, providing you are prepared to pay a premium of the selection of songs you want. What vanBasco Karaoke Player offers is a more flexible and free experience that (while more limited in quality of audio track) provides many customization options.

vanBasco's Karaoke Player is a freeware product that plays Karaoke (.kar) and standard MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files.

Features include:

  • Fully customizable Karaoke window: change font, colors, number of lines (up to four), background image.
  • Lyrics can be displayed in a resizable window or full-screen.
  • Control window: ability to change tempo, volume, key of song.
  • Real-time MIDI output window: shows notes, volumes, and instruments, can mute or play solo individual instruments.
  • Piano view: displays notes on a big piano keyboard.
  • Integration with Microsoft Internet Explorer (optional).
  • Easy-to-use graphical user-interface with support for skins and multiple languages.
  • Complete install & uninstall support makes setup of software straightforward.

vanBasco Karaoke Player

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vanBasco Karaoke Player 2.53

— User reviews — about vanBasco Karaoke Player

  • Jose Velasco1144422884

    by Jose Velasco1144422884

    "all the midi files"

    i think its a great player for all the midi files i it before but when i changed my windows 7 in windows 10 i loose my d... More.

    reviewed on May 6, 2017

  • benitovisciglia101329864

    by benitovisciglia101329864

    "fatal error"

    Make right on the exe file and click "Run as administrator" after which go ahead with the installation More.

    reviewed on August 26, 2015

  • BonieNalundasan

    by BonieNalundasan

    "Instal the vmidi.exe as administrator! :)"

    cancel na current installation..then open the setup by administrator (right click the vmidi.exe then choose "ru... More.

    reviewed on January 21, 2015

  • joshua.joseph.75

    by joshua.joseph.75

    "i dont get my choice of ongs that i want to learn! "

    i dont get my choice of ongs that i want to learn. it has a list of ancient songs ! . More.

    reviewed on March 7, 2013

  • karla1985

    by karla1985

    "great program finally got it to work on windows 7"

    had problem installing at first then changed the location where it was installed to C, now it works perfectly. i love v... More.

    reviewed on August 23, 2011

  • Nazolig

    by Nazolig

    "Mac Download"

    Anyone can tell me why I can't dwnload on my brand new MacBook? I have it on my PC with windows 7 and it works flawlessl... More.

    reviewed on March 17, 2011