MIDI Karaoke Backing Tracks


MIDI File vs. MIDI Karaoke File

Both file types are identical with the exception that a 'MIDI Karaoke' file includes a melody guide and embedded 'scrolling' lyrics by default. Both file types will 'load and play' in any MIDI File player. Some 'MIDI Files' (sometimes referred to as 'SMF' or 'Standard MIDI File') also include a melody guide. MIDI song files are identified as 'MIDI File' or 'MIDI Karaoke' under the song title.

What is a MIDI Karaoke song file?

MIDI Karaoke files are backing tracks enjoyed by families, friends and singers. Karaoke has its origins in Japan and popular around the world. Karaoke songs were originally recorded with live bands but this has become very expensive. These days, Karaoke songs are derived from MIDI Files and available in many formats like MP3, CD and MIDI Karaoke. Professional musicians and singers can use a MIDI Karaoke or MP3 because they are identical to backing tracks.

Hit Trax MIDI Karaoke Files

A MIDI Karaoke File includes a melody guide and embedded lyrics. The lyrics are tracked to the melody guide and this is how lyrics scroll in time with the music. This cueing feature makes it easy for singers to know which part of the song is coming up next and accurately anticipate the start, verses, chorus and ending. Being a MIDI File, a MIDI Karaoke has all the advantages of changing key, tempo, arrangement, mute individual instruments and even instrument selection. These edits can be repeated infinite times and never affect sonic quality of the MIDI Karaoke File.

Karaoke Backing Tracks (Mp3)

A Karaoke mp3 backing track is usually a 2 track MP3 stereo mix, like on a CD. Lyrics scroll across the screen just like the MIDI version however real time editing is limited to key changes and time stretching. Excessive amounts of transposing and time stretching will seriously affect the sonic quality however most times the MP3 mix works just fine and is more convenient for users who do not own a MIDI File player.

MIDI Karaoke File MP3 Playback Devices

All MP3 Karaoke songs will playback on any MP3 compatible device. That's almost everything these days including IOS and Android devices, computers, CD and Smart TV's via USB. MIDI Karaoke Files require a dedicated playback device to sound authentic. There are software/apps packages and stand alone devices that playback MIDI Karaoke, including the very popular MERISH series.

MIDI Karaoke Download

Hit Trax MIDI Karaoke Files include a removable melody guide and embedded lyrics. Our MP3 backing tracks do not include a melody guide or embedded lyrics. There is a special category called MIDI Karaoke Files under the Genres tab. This is where you find the complete range of Hit Trax MIDI Karaoke Files.

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