To get started, I tried out The Karaoke Channel Kit which includes
two sturdy microphones and a USB vocal mixer, although those pros who have their own microphones can use them as well. I then visited The
Karaoke Channel to sign up for a free trial, which gave me access to 250 songs sung in the same style as the original artists.
Bothering no one but my kids and the cat, I was singing just a few minutes after hopping onto the site. Our family’s “amazing” vocal talents can even be recorded and shared with other site users, but I was way too camera shy to try this out.
For access to the thousands of songs on The Karaoke Channel all without advertising, you’ll want either a
monthly or one-year subscription. Or just do the 24-hour
account that is perfect when you find your house filled with a bunch of
8-year-olds at a sleepover.
The Karaoke Channel is a great ego boost since it does not rate our singing or pit us against a duet partner like in our PS2 or Wii karaoke games. In fact, it even lets me adjust the pitch midway through a song, which helped me stay in range when I belted out My Heart Will Go On without fear of public humiliation. Oh, wait. –Christina