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If you followed all the steps in the previous post «First steps«, the following two screens will be displayed (Figure 1 and Figure 2)

Figure 1. Initial screen monitor 1

Figure 2. Monitor 2 home screen

This initial screen (Figure 1) automatically adjusts itself to occupy the entire desktop, leaving the toolbar free to work with other applications. Monitor 2 (Figure 2) will cover the entire screen, as this is where the karaokes will be played, advertising will be displayed and the customer call will be made.

Main cycle

The main playback cycle of KaraokeMedia Pro X is as follows (Figure 3):

Figura 3. Ciclo de Karaokemedia Pro X

When there is no active karaoke song or no karaokes in standby:

  • Video: Advertising images are displayed in succession. If no advertising images are loaded, only a programme logo is displayed. If instead of background music, there are videos as background music, the videos are shown on the monitors, not the advertising images.
  • Music: The background music is played. If no mood music is loaded, then nothing is played until karaoke or mood music is loaded. It is possible to connect Spotify playlists for background music.

When there is a request for karaoke, before launching it, a call will be made to the client with an animation or a static image. In all the changes between the ambient music and the advertising songs, there is always a «fader» (lowering or raising of the music), avoiding abrupt changes from one audio to another.

All displayed timings are configurable via «General parameters / Timings» (Figure 4).

Figure 4. Configurable times

This cycle can be paused by pressing «Pause». This action will pause the karaoke song that is currently playing, giving way to the background music. This background music cannot be paused so that every time a karaoke ends, the same song is not always playing. When the song is resumed by pressing «Play», the background music will stop playing.


In the top menu of «Advertising», there are two options: «Advertising settings» and «Quick advertising» (Figure 5.a). From the shortcuts below the ambient music player, you can enter the settings and quick advertising (Figure 5.b).

Figure 5. Advertising options
Figure 6. Quick access to advertising options

Advertising settings

From this option you can configure all the images and the order in which they appear on the screens. You can add as many images as you want, to do this click on the «Add advertising» button, a screen will open in which you can select the image (from your computer, or predefined images from our software) (Figure 7.1).

When you have entered all the desired advertising, you can configure the order of appearance with the buttons Up and Down, the time dedicated to the advertising, delete one or all the advertisements (Figure 7.2).

There is also the option of displaying the karaoke queue so that customers can see their turn (Figure 7.3).

Figure 7. Advertising configuration

Quick advertising

From this option you can create a quick advertisement, by clicking on the button you can load the different backgrounds that can be used for the advertisement, there is also an option to load new backgrounds from the button «Add backgrounds» (Figure 8. Green box). To create a new advertisement, click on the «Create advertisement» button and the screen opens (Figure 8. Blue box) where you can write a text, select the font, size, colour, select the different backgrounds and choose the desired one. When you have finished creating the advertisement, it is saved and automatically included in the list of advertisements to be displayed (see Advertising configuration).

Figure 8. Rapid advertising

Audio/Video Configuration

In the top menu of «A/V configuration», there are several options where everything related to video and audio is configured (Figure 9). We explain all the options below.

Figure 9. Audio/video options


From this option you can configure the number of monitors available in the room, you must also indicate the resolution of the second monitor if it is available, to do this you can click on «Detect automatically» and the resolution will be configured automatically (Figure 10). Otherwise, if you only have one monitor, you can configure to show and hide the video output on the first screen. The first thing to do is to click on 1 monitor in number of monitors (Figure 10), the buttons below the karaoke preview will be enabled, by which it will be selectable to run the programme on one monitor only (Figure 11). If you want to use two monitors you should take into account to have the optimal resolution in Windows, to configure it go to «Enable second monitor video output«.

Figure 10. Monitor configuration
Figure 11. Options 1 monitor or 2 monitor output

By clicking on «Output on 1 monitor» the screen appears. When you want to return to the main screen of KaraokeMedia PRO X, click on the «Hide» button (Figure 12).

Figure 12. KaraokeMedia Pro X set up with 1 monitor

Configure ambient music

This option is used to set the maximum volume of the ambient music, and also to set the faders up and down.

Raising or lowering the maximum volume indicates that the ambient music volume bar will reach the % indicated in this window, this option is ideal when the karaoke music and the ambient music do not have the same volume, with this control we try to equalise both volumes so that there is not much variation.

From this window you can also configure the speed of the faders, both for the lowering and the raising of the volume, if you set a lowering speed of 1U (unit) the lowering process will be slow and will last longer. If, on the other hand, a fader speed of 9U (units) is set, the fader speed will be very fast and will last for a short time (Figure 13).

Figure 13. Ambient music configuration

Select ambient music player

In this option you can choose between using your music stored on your computer or using Spotify for background music (Figure 14).

Figure 14. Ambient music selection

Sound card

With this option you configure which sound card to listen to each of the following options: Sound card for karaoke sound, Sound card for ambient music and Sound card for song preview (Figure 15). If you want to pre-listen to the songs before they are played, you can configure this option in the section «Sound card for song preview», select here a different sound card than the one you have selected for karaoke (e.g. Headphones).

Figure 15. Sound card selection

Third monitor

If a third monitor is available, it can be used to show the playback queue and advertising. From this window you can configure the position (by default the third monitor must be underneath), resolution, maximum number of songs to show, which advertisement to show and the time to show the karaoke queue and the advertisement. When the third monitor is activated, you have to configure how long the karaoke queue will be displayed and how long the advertising will be displayed, by default 20 seconds for the advertising queue and 20 seconds for the advertising. If there is no playback queue, the advertising is constantly displayed (Figure 16).

Figure 16. Third monitor options

Rendering mode and Flash

These two options are for configuration by our technicians, we recommend not to make any changes for a good functioning of the system.

External mixer

Voices and effects

In the upper tabs if we click on «Voices and effects» three options appear, «Call to client», «Sound effects», «Program sound effects» (Figure 17).

Figure 17. Voices and effects tab

Call to the client

From this option you can configure whether you want to make a call to the client who must sing (Enable option), you can configure which pattern you want to use, one in particular or random patterns, three bars are also shown to choose the percentage of volume, speed and minimum fader volume. Finally it gives you the option to choose the voice you want to use, Helena in Spanish or Zira in English (Figure 18).

Figure 18. Customer call

Sound effects

Under the player in the shortcuts if you click on the emoji (smiley face) all the available sound effects will be displayed below, if you can launch one of these sound effects by clicking on them during a karaoke (Figure 19).

Figure 19. Sound effects

These sound effects can be created, modified and configured by clicking on «Sound effects» in the top tab (Figure 17), the following window will be displayed in which all the available effects are listed (Figure 20). From this window you can activate or deactivate them, and change the position in which they appear in the shortcut (Figure 19).

Figure 20. Sound effects

You can also create effects using the «Create effect» button or edit one of the available effects using the «Edit» button (Figure 20). Simply fill in and modify the form, select an audio and an image and accept (Figure 21).

Figure 21. Create sound effect

Programming sound effects

If you want to add automatic sound effects after the Karaokes (for example, applause) you must create a list with the effects to use and you can configure the seconds before the end of the Karaoke. You can add any sound saved in your computer from «Search sound» or one of the effects saved in KaraokeMedia Pro X from add sound effect. If you activate this option, a random sound will be played after each Karaoke (Figure 22).

Figure 22. Programming sound effects

Load external song

If you have other karaoke song catalogs, you can easily load external songs from the following button (Figure 23).

Figure 23. Load external song

When you click on the indicated button, a panel will open just below where you can search for the folder where you have the song you want to insert (Figure 24). The easiest way is to create a folder called EXTERNAS beforehand and place it for example on the desktop. If you click on the folder a Windows tab opens where you can choose the folder where you have the external songs. When choosing the folder all the karaokes of this one will be shown to you.

Figure 24. External song
Figure 25. External songs

To reproduce one of them just double-click on the one you want. When you double click on it, the following window will appear (Figure 26). In this window you can configure whether to load it directly, add it to the queue, the name of the client and change the tone among other things. When you click on accept you will be able to play it.

Figure.26. Adding external song

If you want to enter the song in the program to be able to find it in the search engine and that it appears in the KaraokeMedia Listings app, you must enter it. We explain it in the post «Introducing new Karaokes».

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