Karaoke Essentials

By Paul Santiago

Karaoke at home with a SmartTV and speakers

Here is the quickest combo to start your karaoke adventure at home. If you’re one of those people who already has a smart tv and external speakers (home theater, soundbar etc) these are the only two things you’ll need.

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Karaoke Mixer
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Wired 10ft Microphone

Karaoke at home with speakers but without a SmartTV

You don’t have a Smart TV? No worries! Google came out with a magical device called the Google Chromecast and it revolutionized not only online streaming, it made creating a smart home a possibility!

If your old TV has an HDMI input, you’re all set!

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Karaoke Mixer
Karaoke Hacks - Google Chromecast 3
Google Chromecast
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Wired 10ft Microphone

Karaoke at home with a Smart TV but without speakers

Karaoke for me isn’t complete without bass. That’s why I think it’s important to be able to add an external audio output to any home TV to not only to enhance the karaoke experience, but also to make watching movies at home a more enjoyable experience.

Thankfully, technology has advanced enough for consumers to be able to purchase “home-theater-in-a-box” type setups at a very reasonable price. So with this setup, I’m sharing my personal soundbar that I enjoy using and definitely has made karaoke nights apleasurable experience.

Karaoke Hacks - diy karaoke mixer
Karaoke Mixer
Karaoke Hacks - Google Chromecast 2
Google Chromecast
Karaoke Hacks - karaoke singing machine microphone
Wired 10ft Microphone
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Vizio 5.1 Soundbar

Karaoke at home (from scratch)

If you’re building a karaoke studio setup by yourself, you should take a look at this one. Not only will you have a nice sounding karaoke room, you’ll have a spectacular home theater experience.

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Karaoke Mixer
Karaoke Hacks - Google Chromecast 2
Google Chromecast
Karaoke Hacks - karaoke singing machine microphone
Wired 10ft Microphone
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Vizio 5.1 Soundbar
Karaoke Hacks - Home Theater Basics Karaoke TV
Sony 55" LED TV

Karaoke outdoors

With so many portable karaoke speakers out there, i’ve narrowed down the finalists into these 3 and they all have different purposes.

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Karaoke Wireless Microphone
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Singsation Star Burst Karaoke System
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"Oh, and one more thing..."

If you’re curious about how this setup goes, you should check out this Karaoke with a Chromecast tutorial below!