Karaoke is fun. Whether you’re doing the singing or watching your friends butcher Journey songs, only a bonafide curmudgeon could pass up a night of “empty orchestra.” And while bars are great places to enjoy warbling with friends, waiting 90 minutes to sing is unacceptable.
The Singtrix karaoke kit lets you sing at home without the long waits. Even better, it’ll even make up for (or at least mask) your tonal deficiencies. The Party Bundle Limited Edition comes with two mics, a mic stand, a 40-Watt 2.1 stereo speaker with a subwoofer, a mic stand attachment for a smartphone or tablet, and the voice-enhancing Studio Effect Console. Combine it with your favorite karaoke app on a tablet or smartphone. Connect the audio out of the karaoke-fueld device into the Effects Console and let the good times roll.
But the real fun comes when you play with the Effects Console.
With 350 different effects, it’s easy to go down the funny voice rabbit hole. I took Singtrix to band practice. We usually stay on target and work through the songs we’re rehearsing without too much interruption. But the Singtrix brought everything to a hilarious standstill. Singing with robot voices and gender-swapping tweaks led to songs stopping as soon as singing began. It took 90 minutes of screwing around before we started using it in earnest to enhance the backing vocals of songs.
As if the regular vocal effects weren’t enough, you can tap the “Hit Effect” button on the console or microphone and your voice is transformed into an entirely different instrument. The best settings make you sound like a guitar or keyboard for epic solos. Clearly the developers were going for extreme hilarity.
For conservative karaoke enthusiasts, there are vocal effects to enhance or add echo to your voice, a common karaoke trick that makes everyone sound better. Plus, you can turn all the vocal effects off if you’re feeling especially brave. However pro your pipes, the Singtrix has something to offer.
This much fun doesn’t come cheap. At $300, the kit is meant for someone who really, really likes karaoke. For that person and their friends, this is huge doses of fun for years to come. For the average person that hits the karaoke bar a few times a year, you’re probably better off waiting 45 minutes to “Twist and Shout.”