What is Karaoke?
Karaoke originated in Japan.
Karaoke has been around since 1983
Karaoke is singing to pre-existing songs. Your voice replaces the original lead singer. The background music and supporting singers are left intact.
Karaoke music is a reproduction of the original song without the lead vocal.
The difference with Karaoke media (CDGs, CDGMs, VCD's and DVDs) is that the lead singer’s voice is removed but the background voices and the music is still present. In short, if you want to sing a Faith Hill song, Karaoke media removes Faith's voice and you sing in her place.
The same songs may be on several different cd's. Many different manufacturers make cd's with the same songs as each other. However, be careful, the cheaper cd's may be of a lesser quality.
What is the difference between regular CDs and Karaoke CDs?
Regular CD's are recordings of the original artist. These recordings may have been made in a recording studio or from live concerts. Karaoke CD's are reproduced creations recorded by each manufacturer. The manufacturer will hire independent artists and bands to recreate songs done in the likeness of the original artist. They are not the original artist's recordings. Manufacturers' interpretation of like songs will sound different throughout different manufacturers. Also, Karaoke CDs have the capability of removing the lead singer's voice.