Singing to the World
Some people are confident enough with their voices that they love to sing to the world. What better way to do this than with a microphone and a machine? Keep reading this karaoke machine review to help you decide which is best for you.
The Singing Machine SML-385W Disco Light Karaoke System
Considering the Singing Machine’s low price, many owners are surprised by the quality of the sound it generates. Truth be told, most decent microphones on the market today cost as much as (or more than) the entire Singing Machine package! For this reason, we think The Singing Machine is an exceptionally good bargain for the money. The main complaint we encountered about The Singing Machine’s sound quality is its volume. Some owners told us that it doesn’t get quite loud enough for their taste; others said they were satisfied with the sound output only when they turned the volume up to its maximum level.
This is a budget-priced karaoke machine that is geared toward children and amateurs, and we think the sound quality is adequate for that purpose. It’s not a machine you’d want to use on a professional engagement, as it lacks the power that a performance-grade machine requires.
Karaoke USA Karaoke System with 7-Inch TFT Color Screen and Record Function (GF829)
The Karaoke USA’s balance control knob is one of this machine’s most useful controls. If you turn the knob all the way to the left, you will hear the instrumental part only. If you turn the knob all the way to the right, you’ll hear only the accompaniment vocals (no instrumental music). If you want to hear the perfect blend of both, simply turn the knob halfway between these two extremes. Whether you want to practice with the guidance of a recorded human voice or with only instrumentals behind you, this is a great feature to have. You can also adjust the speed of playback, which can distort the original key of a song slightly.
Acoustic Guitar Amps
You can record an acoustic guitar in a number of ways. You can use a microphone placed near the sound hole, or if you’re using an acoustic-electric guitar, you can plug directly into an audio interface that is equipped with an instrument input. You can even just put a mic in front of your amp’s speaker and capture your sound that way.
However, if you are thinking of buying an acoustic guitar amp specifically for your home studio, you might want to consider a model that comes with extra features that help add depth to your recordings and makes it easy to capture your guitar’s signal.