How to Prevent Pops & Hisses

Right now we going to discuss the proper microphone technique that you can utilize to prevent a pop or general hiss sound in any karaoke performance.

For most folks, especially the ones new to a microphone it is natural to place a microphone generally right in front of one’s mouth. However what most doesn’t realize is that with today’s technology being so advance, the microphone has the ability to pick up sounds from any direction and is also therefore very sensitive to each and every sound that you may project as well.

With the above being said, it is strongly recommended moving the microphone further away from one’s mount, angling the mic to one side or lower, or angel it towards the establishment ceiling or roof thus allowing the microphone to become less sensitive and prevent any unwanted pops or hiss sounds during a performance.

However keep in mind, any of the above adjustments to the placement of microphone can also vary depending on the establishment general equipment settings, type, and overall quality.

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Avoid Pop’s and Hisses in the Performance

Pop’s and Hisses are extremely popular in the world of karaoke and it should be at best avoided if possible. For these sounds traditionally during any performance can become distracting and overall abrasive from the eyes of the audience.

Example #1 – is B’s and P’s are often time overly extended or exaggerated, which traditionally cause a general pop sound.

Example #2 – would be C’s, S’s, and Z’s, these sounds can produce a snake hissing sound during a performance.

Even though pops and hisses exist in world of karaoke most folks don’t realize that these can be avoided through proper diction or annunciation and with general microphone techniques.

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Karaoke Vocal Effects

Here is a fun and popular technique that is commonly used here at Macs Tavern & Grill. Since a microphone is possible instrument it can be utilized to enhance any performance may that be live or recorded.

Vocal Effects can come in a variety of manners like in adjusting the overall airflow, good or bad enunciation, a diaphragmatic pulsation (like a general pant), provide more resonance to the performance, glottal attack, or maybe a soft palate edge (general vibration from the throat uvula.)

Depending on the karaoke performance these vocal effects can either be welcoming or disdained by the audience. Try

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

When you utilize a microphone effectively it cannot only hide a signer vocal stamina but can also enhance the overall performance. A prime example of this can be displayed through a common technique that is practiced in the karaoke industry.

This technique hides the singer inability to sustain breathing by holding the microphone far away when the singer voice is strong and powerful. Then the microphone is brought closer in as the vocal note loses volume and strength.

Overall the audience will never notice this minor technique, however they will think that the singer can maintain control, volume, and the overall strength of the note. Keep in mind though never to try and stretch a note beyond your comfort level.

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Make It Your Own

Here at Macs Tavern & Grill, we know everyone enjoys karaoke time to time. This is the reason we have put together a series of tips or tricks that you should consider next time you hit the stage.

Next general tip in karaoke is “Make It Your Own” regardless of the song, environment, or the circumstance. It is well known that people will react to your performance regardless if you are the best or the worst performance of the night.

So just make the performance your own. For instance like making the song soft and delicate if you feel that way or make it feel strong or pronounce if you desire. However keep in mind don’t whine, growl, yell, or any other accent that you like to add unless the song calls for it or you are really feeling it.

Otherwise sing away, have great time, and let all your friends, strangers tell you how great, brave your were for getting on stage.

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Consider Your Vocal Range

Here at Macs Tavern & Grill, we know everyone enjoys karaoke time to time. This is the reason we have put together a series of tips or tricks that you should consider next time you hit the stage.

In karaoke it does not matter if you are a soprano, tenor, or a bass; it just matters on the song selection. However keep in mind most pop culture songs now days are designed for mid range vocal cords.

So if you don’t want to sound a like a wounded or an injured animal in your performance. Make sure that the song vocal cord ranges is within your scope or ability when performing the desired song. (Hint: Karaoke Secret makes sure you are on key for great performance.)

Otherwise sing away, have great time, and let all your friends, strangers tell you how great, brave your were for getting on stage.

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7 Reasons – Why You Should Try Karaoke

When it comes to karaoke participation, there are usually two distinct camps: Heck no or Heck Yeah. For all of you in the first group, let me layout an argument for you overcoming your karaoke bias. I know I know, getting up on a stage in front of total strangers might be less appealing than being stranded on a deserted island with your mother-in-law. Despite that feeling, karaoke is something you have to experience at least once, and anyway what do you have to do lose? Who knows you might discover a new, hidden talent. But don’t just take my word for it, let these reasons do the convincing for me!

  1. It’s a way to impress your friends

Think about this for a minute, how impressed will your friends be if you actually get up on stage? You will be the talk of your friend group and also be the envy of people who have the same trepidation you had.

  1. Nothing is really scary when you think about it

We’ve already gone over the fear, but it’s really more about the anticipation than fear or the act that you have to worry about. Honestly, once you overcome that initial shock or stage fright, singing really should come naturally for the adrenaline, excitement, and enjoyment will take over.

  1. You will get better the more you do it.

As with riding a bike for the first time, the first song may not be perfect…Who CARES!!! Your fear is gone and you probably actually enjoyed it. So if you can somewhat carry a tune you can do nothing but improve. Really think of the limitless possibilities that doing well with karaoke can lead or open to! I envision possibly, a karaoke world champions!!

  1. A great option to hang with friends

Regardless of your vocal abilities, as a general rule, karaoke bars are cool places to meet up at. You are going to be with a group of friends, watching people make a fool of themselves. Seriously, what’s better than that?

  1. Have fun energetic parties

People always want to sing. People always think they sing better than they do. What about that doesn’t sound like a great theme and reason to have a party? Have a karaoke party in a more comfortable environment, will also relieve much of the anxiousness and fear of belting notes in front of a room full of strangers. You pick the guest list, the song long list, and you determine the theme and feel of the party. And it is a great change up from the normal party scene.

  1. So many songs to sing

No matter your singing capabilities, there is a song out there that you can get down to and know every word to. That is something that most people don’t think about, you have the choice in songs. This is true whether you like to twang like George Straight, drop lines like Drake, yell like Miley Cyrus, lip sing like Back Street Boys or rock out like Nickle Back. When you do this, you don’t have to think about the lyrics or the rhyme or the beat because you already have all of these memorized. You know your strengths and weaknesses, so if you pick a song that stays in your strengths you will be nothing but successful.   

  1. Make new friends

People who have not been involved in the karaoke scene don’t know that there is an incredible culture when it comes to karaoke. People who regularly attend karaoke bars become fast friends and develop healthy competitive relationships. There are strong social circles with people who share interests and musical tastes. If you’re looking for a way to connect with others, or to make new friends, karaoke is the perfect way to do it.

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Secrets to Karaoke Song Selection

Anyone who’s been to a Karaoke bar here in the Arlington, Fort Worth area can tell you that a great song can rally the crowd, but the wrong one can ruin everyone’s night. We’ve all been there when the fun comes to a screeching halt because a horrible ballad of off- tune, slow, or just plain boring song comes on. There’s not enough alcohol in the world to make that fun!

There are several key factors when choosing a killer karaoke song. First, it must be recognizable to the majority of the crowd. While you may really love gansta rap and think it’s modern day poetry, but unless your crowd is also into it, save it for your shower. Survey the room and pick songs that are likely popular with the majority of the people you are singing with. This will ensure you don’t embarrass yourself and keep the party going.

Secondly, choose a song within your vocal capabilities. Sounds like common sense, right? Well, it’s evitable that some clown gets onstage and tries to belt out Meatloaf or shrieks the high notes of Mariah Carey. Avoid songs with excessive pitches, quick key changes, very fast lyrics, and anything Adele! Beware of the songs that are deceptively simple such as Alanis Morrissette Uninvited, Brittany Spears Womanizer, and Garth Brooks Friends in Low Places. These songs seem easy enough, but you will find yourself rambling and even screaming at times.

And finally, avoid most slower- paced songs. The key to having fun with karaoke is getting the crowd excited and singing/ cheering along with you. When a great song comes on you can really feel the energy ignite the room. Also, sometimes the best songs are even the cheesy ones where you are free to act silly with your friends, and there is less pressure to have perfect vocals.

When done right (and the right amount of liquid courage), karaoke can be a blast! Just remember these simple tips the next time you hit the stage!