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2015 was the last major version (3 years ago).. with betas in between that have many glitches. We work around these glitches but it seems that there has been no other updates for months and months.. has the support and advancement of this software died.. no news.. no updates.. no fixes.. nothing for many months. Many of us use this software to support a living and having a real great working software is a necessity.. problems that need fixing (stuttering..words that get stuck while music still plays..library that does not work properly.. BGM that continues to play if a Karaoke song is picked at same time BGM changes..and many more to list as seen above). How about some feedback and some positive moving forward news or is the programmer in over their head?? Awaiting news of a real solid version of this software where everything works as it should is something we desire and paid for.
OK Alan, I will check that out next time I load it up (this coming weekend).. stutter was meant as the lyrics get stuck for a few seconds and then catch up…can throw singers off.. but only noticed it happening twice.. not sure if it was after a search or not as was too distracted with customers to totally notice.. ill try pay more attention and try the newer new beta this weekend. Cheers.
New beta (not the one that came out today) .. first thing is after installation I went into library and removed the two folders that didnt belong, this forced me to have to rescan and rebuild my library (not a big issue as I am highly organized and was just a matter of pointing the cases to appropriate folders). Everything ran mostly great.. the lyrics did stutter 2 times and lag behind for about a second or two (not as bad as I have seen it in the past).. The BGM worked perfectly and I actually found searching was quicker (maybe the removal of those extra library-search folders have helped). That is my experience with the beta so far.
Have a 4 hour show tonite.. new beta version loaded on laptop.. will be testing new beta tonite.. will let know how it goes. Cheers everyone and thanks for keeping up with feedback 🙂
Nice little review there.. let us know how it goes after your show tonite.. I am hosting tonite but will not do the new beta just yet.. so keeping us informed is great 🙂
Having the same issue of strange cases showing up in library as others..my boss asked me about this and I had no answer..hes bugging me a lot about why this software does not work as it should and if I have seen when it will be updated to proper working version soon. We really like the Search bigger window thing though and we have gotten used to the karaoke fixed rotation software.. we had to find a way to make it work for the bar where we change rotation a lot and have singers leave often and new ones appear.. have to say its actually making things easier now we know how it works and entering multiple songs at once for a singer is pretty nice… so I take back my demand for a no software run rotation.. lol
– My Library <— Keeps being created automatically
– Search Results <— Keeps being created automatically
Yes I have the same things being created in the Library.. and adding songs to a new case.. I had to import twice to get them to stick inside it.. not sure why…seemed like first time i chose import they did not go where I told them.
So two things still on my list of needs fixing (the library strange cases appearing and the BGM not working properly)..
Hoping these things will be addressed with the utmost urgency as for proper operation it would be nice to count on the software to work as it should without live glitches caused by the program itself. The most important of all though is fixing the BGM… I have to be ready to cut it if it starts playing during a karaoke song…that takes away my attention from customers etc..
Thanks.. hoping an update and fixes come soon 🙂
New version works ok but the BGM is still having issues like mentioned above.. if song is anywhere near end or beginning of a bgm track and you start a singer.. both BGM and Karaoke track play at the same time.. My boss used it last week and was not impressed.. I have kinda learned to work around it.. but you need some kind of code added to the program that makes it impossible to have both bgm and karaoke track playing at the same time to eliminate this issue.. but on the upside the name of singer and song has been fixed. Please fix the BGM asap so that we can put these year long issues to rest..
Alan, regardless if code changed or not, the BGM is not the same and is not working as it should, so something should be done to fix this main feature of the software don’t you think? All I wanted in the new version was to fix the current song being played in the deck display and I would have been happy as the rest worked just fine. I also still would like a version where there is a way to turn off the rotation feature as discussed before, it does not work for all KJ’s like myself where people come and go and manual manipulation of list is required in the setting that we play. Thank you.
Just to reiterate to Meep70 and everyone.. The BGM settings worked fine before the upgrade….all i did was apply the upgrade and the BGM started playing in middle of a song (not in a quiet part).. i would say that while BGM is silenced.. once it goes to the next song in BGM list..that is when it started playing.. just happened to be in middle of a karaoke song.. so i would say the problem is that when the BGM (while muted) is playing and it switches to a new song.. for some reason it goes to full volume and starts playing while karaoke is playing which it didn’t do in previous version. So yes it is a glitch and now bertiepr has confirmed it is just not me. Fix one break one seems to be the theme of updates.. really would like a proper working version sometime soon. Starting to be frustrating.
Newest version of beta that just came out .. well it fixed the naming of who is singing at top.. but within 5 songs I had the BGM start playing in the middle of someone singing twice!!! , and immediately had to downgrade while in 20 minutes of a show.. when BGM starts playing in the middle of someone singing…. that is a serious issue which to me makes newest beta unusable..
We have a bit of a table to lay out the song request forms we provide and put them in piles.. I just keep in an order and use history to plan a “2nd or 3rd” rotation based on how the night is going and whom is doing what. I also manage the songs based on what they are (like not too many country songs in a row and mix it up based on song types.. don’t want 3 slow country songs in a row or something like that.. again KJ decides rotation where I work) I also have new singers showing up throughout the night and we prefer to have them sing ASAP so they don’t wait around all night to sing just cause other people got there first or have already sang 2 or 3 songs.. its fair and weighted on what is happening. I am glad you can understand why the rotation is managed by the KJ in these venues.
This software is what my “boss” has me using. No choice there. Also having the searching of 27k songs is handy while in the same window and environment. What I am asking is not a huge option.. just no management. Also solo artist.. i need to be able to see and announce who is singing and what song they did and seeing the history to make sure no one sings the same song… so solo artist is of no use as well. I like it just the way it is now but just want a manual managed rotation playlist. I like the software just for what “we” do and that would be the best new feature we could use. The rest is fantastic except for the small glitches mentioned. It is almost perfect.. just that one feature we require (also user d4269 mentioned the same thing.. we know what we are doing with rotation (KJ decides who sings in what order – can depend on how much money they are spending in bar as well – buying lots of drinks.. you sing more.. sipping a pop or water all night.. you sing less… with this in mind you can see how there is no need for “rotation computer managed solution” for our venues.)
I did not notice when the new version hung the words during a search as I was distracted at the moment.. was talking to someone about a song i searched.. then singer turned to me with expression and told me words had stopped displaying.. I then looked at screen and it started back up again. I do not recall if the search was a large one or not (have 27k songs in library but search results are usually within 10 as I have a nice ordered song list).
I do not like the rotation software at all for my venues and the “fixed” thing is of no use to me as I do not use the rotation screen or options or singer database etc at all.. in a bar setting where there are only a few regulars and many new singers each week.. the database is of no use. I would prefer just a list with no rotation options other than I can drag or remove or change a song without any kind of re-ordering by the software. so basically i want a playlist that I manage with no computer involvement or rotation managing interference. To remove a singer or change a song I have to take a picture of the current singer playlist with my phone.. remove the singer .. then look at the picture I took and fix the rotation back to the way I wanted it. (a bit of annoyance as almost every show someone(s) wants to change their song last minute or the singer has left the venue without any notice to myself).
I also noticed a bit of lag when adding a new singer(and song) to my list (I drag from search result to right side singers list as again I have no use for rotation managed screen) on a few occasions..
I will be using it again this weekend for 2 shows (usually 2 shows each weekend at 2 different venues) so I will let you know of any more issues.
Oh and again would like to reiterate that there could be a column to see the song time length for each song when searching. Some tracks are 9-10 min and need to be avoided in my situation (too long a song) so it would be really awesome to see that in any future versions. Cheers!
Thanks for the reply.. I have had the FIXED rotation mode on before but often people want to change their song at last minute or they leave the venue.. so I just want to change their song or remove them from the list.. it seems in the past no matter what Option I have chosen.. the rotation still gets changed when mostly removing singer from the rotation list. I will try this feature again (Fixed) and let you know…But would prefer just an option for straight manual control (work in bar and people leave or change songs last minute often and not always same people so singer database and managed software rotation (managed by me and gets changed often) is not needed.
Just wanted to add that I had one time during last show with newest beta that my “searching” the database caused the words on the screen for singer to freeze for about 7 seconds… this only happened once in a 3 hour show..
Also to add that the background music did not mess up but upon first opening the software and hitting play (initial start).. the first background track starts playing but volume goes down to ZERO.. I had to raise the volume with the slider but once that was done… it seemed to not have any issues after that and stayed consistent with the settings in configuration.
Add an .exe to end of the file that is downloaded and then install..
I can confirm on first try of the newest(March 2017) update that the Deck of what file is currently being played is incorrect and randomly putting other songs in rotation as the song being played (mostly noticed it placing the last one on the list). Gonna use it again tonight and see what it has fixed for me and what has been broken.. Oh.. and just a general question.. how do i get to turn of rotation totally and just have a fixed list that i manually run.. It drives me nutz that if i change a song on the list or remove a singer it re-orders my singers playlists.. I don’t want computer assistance and have never figured out how to totally turn this rotation managed feature off.. any advice or tips on that would be appreciated. Thank you.