How does evaluation mode of Karaoke CD+G Creator work

March 7th, 2013

The unregistered version of PowerKaraoke works in two modes — 14-day evaluation mode and Unregistered mode. If you choose to connect to PowerKaraoke server and start your 14-day evaluation, the software behaves exactly as the registered version with the exception that ‘Created by evaluation version’ is displayed every 10 seconds in the CD+G track you create. If you choose not to connect to our server or your trial period ends, the program still is functional only Save command is disabled and lyrics after the third page are replaced with PowerKaraoke.

How do I backup PKD files

March 6th, 2013

You need to back up PKD files, associated music tracks and image files if you have used “Link to file” mode (default). You may do the search from Windows (Start menu/Search) and find all the files with the extension PKD, then copy it into a new directory that you can burn on a CD.

Can I import MIDI into PowerKaraoke

March 4th, 2013

PowerKaraoke automaticaly reads synchronization information from MIDI files that include lyrics. If you have a melody track only, not lyrics, that it is not possible. However if you add a lyrics track to your MIDI file (I am not sure if Sonar allows this) you may import the synchronization information into PowerKaraoke.

How does converting from MIDI to WAV work

March 2nd, 2013

The KAR to CD+G convertion consists of two elements — MIDI track is recorded as a WAV file and then lyrics are imported. Second step of Import KAR wizard allows you to adjust your soundcard settings to connect MIDI output to WAV input of your soundcard. Unfortunately, this cannot be done automaticaly for some (mostly Soundblaster) cards. In such case you need to open Windows mixer, select Options/Properties and choose Recording. Now you need to select MIDI as an input.

How to burn CD+Gs with CDRWin

March 1st, 2013

First, the instructions on how to use CDRWin to burn CD+Gs: after you create a BIN file with PowerKaraoke you need to add it to CDRWin track list using Load Track button. Then you need to select CD+G option as a disk type on the top and add BIN files you have created. Now you may burn the disk.

If you have been doing everything as I have written above, there are several possibilities:

1. Your CD-R burner is not CD+G compatible. Please go to Goldenhawk’s homepage and check if it is on the CD+G-supporting burners list.

2. You write at too high speed and you CD+G player cannot read the disk. Try burning with a speed set to 1.

3. Do not use CD-RW media. CD+G players cannot read them.

If you have tried all of the above, please let me know what CD-R burner and CD+G player are you using.