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Amiga OS Atari OS
  MidiPlay   Mark's Music Program 
DOS Linux
  GSPlay 
  KaraDOS 
  MegaMID 
  MPlay
  Karalin 
  KMid
Mac OS Plug-in for Browsers
  Arnolds's Midi Player
  Karaoking
  MidiPlugin
Windows 3.1 Windows 95/98
  Arnolds's Midi Player 
  Dual Windows Player 
  EasyKar 
  Karakan 
  Karaoke Producer 
  Mark's Karaoke Jukebox 
  Melody Assistant 
  Midi-oke! 
  Sing Along 
  SJGPlay 
  Star3 
  vanBasco's MIDI Player
  WinLive 
  Blue Labelle JukeboX 
  Dual Windows Player 
  EasyKar 
  Hi-Play 
  Jet-Audio 
  Karaoke System 
  KaraWin 
  KarPlay 
  MCI Karaoke 
  MegaMID 
  Midi-oke! 
  MidMaze 
  RealOrche 
  SJGPlay 
  The Player 2 
  vanBasco's MIDI Player 
  WinKaraoke Creator 
  WinKaraoke Player 
  Yaks
Windows NT Java
  vanBasco's MIDI Player   Karaoke Time
Miscellaneous  
  Voice Removers  


Results of Survey: NO.1 MIDI-Karaoke Player/Editor in 1998 can be viewed on this page.

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Arnold's Midi Player
Author: Arnaud Masson
Home Page: http://www.planete.net/~amasson/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Mac 2.8b 208 K Shareware $10 BinHex
Win 1.0a1 177 K Freeware arnmp.zip
Features: 
Win version - AMP is a simple MIDI & Karaoke file player for Windows. To play a file, just click the "Open" button or drag&drop a file onto the main window. AMP can work with or without the final release of QuickTime 3 for Windows.  Mac version - Application that plays any MIDI or Karaoke file on the Mac internal speaker (QuickTime) or on an external MIDI device (Opcode OMS optional). 
 
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Blue Labelle JukeBoX
Author: Jrme Broud
Home Page: http://bluelab.hypermart.net
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.11 3.5 M Shareware $29 blj-11  upg-111
Features: 
Create JukeBoX containing thousands of files. These JukeBoX can be placed at MS Windows 95 Start Up so you can start in music or in Cinemascope. Sing with synchronized Karaoke and create your own karaoke files. Extract lyrics or informations from MIDI karaoke files (mid, kar), MP3 (Lyrics3 TAG) and MOD, S3M. Save your karaoke performance to WAVE format with the recording of master sound function (Full-Duplex sound card required). Supported files : mid, kar, wav, mp3, mp2, avi, mod, xm, s3m, it, cda (CD Audio tracks), fli, flc, rmi, nst, wow, stm, 669, mtm, med, far, okt, mdz, xmz, s3z, itz. With Microsoft Activemovie2 : mov, au, mpg, mp*, snd, qt, aif*, m1v, enc, dat. And all files that have a MCI driver. Required Hardware: Pentium 90 MHz with 32 Mb of RAM is a strict minimum. 
 
 
Dual Windows Player
Author: Vincenzo Palleschi
Home Page: http://www.ifam.pi.cnr.it/karaoke.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 1.0 507 K Shareware $?? dwk.zip
Win95 1.0 1.9 M Shareware $?? dwk32.zip
Features: 
This program will display lyrics from multi-langual MIDI karaoke files in two separate windows. Useful for displaying songs from REC Music Foundation archive of Classical MIDI with words.
 
 
EasyKar
Author: Vincenzo Palleschi
Home Page: http://www.ifam.pi.cnr.it/karaoke.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 2.0 1 M Shareware $25 ezkar20.zip
Win95 2.0 2.4 M Shareware $25 ezkar95.zip
Features: 
EasyKar is a powerful, yet simple editor which allows production of Karaoke files by inserting and properly synchronizing lyrics in standard MIDI files. EasyKar can be used for creating .kar files and editing them, with the pourpose of translating lyrics in different languages or creating parodies. With EasyKar it's also possible to create multi-language karaoke files, to be played with Dual Window Karaoke (DWK) program by the same author. Easykar can also be used for converting MIDI karaoke files (both Cakewalk and 'Format 0' type) in .kar standard and vice-versa.
 
 
GSPlay
Author: Mark Fontana
Home Page: >N/A
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
DOS 1.0 82 K Freeware gsplay1.zip
Features: 
GSPLAY is a Standard MIDI File player for IBM-compatible computers running MSDOS. The program has been specially designed for playing General MIDI and Roland GS Standard MIDI files, but it will work fine for non-GM/GS files as well. GSPLAY also includes special support for the Roland SC-88.Features: Configurable GS/GM/MT32 reset (or user-defined reset) before playing each file, Playback starts immediately; no preprocessing delay, Karaoke-style lyric display, Shuffle play, sort by date/time, and alphabetized modes, Fast-forward, skip ahead, and back up during playback, Hotkeys provide quick access to any file in the playlist, Supports seven popular MIDI interfaces, Built-in OMNI mode and event filter for playing MIDI files on simple MIDI devices (digital piano, etc.), Onscreen display of all notes on all channels, Piano keyboard display, MIDI files may be easily moved, renamed, or copied during playback, Flexible command line/script file format; wildcards & directory recursion supported, Elapsed time and bar graph show position in current file, Onscreen display of embedded Sound Canvas graphics and text messages, Uses textmode display; quick, compact, and fast, Panic button to kill hung/stuck notes, User-defined patchname tables, Tempo, velocity, transposition adjustable during playback, Solo of individual tracks or channels, Plays type 0/1/2 standard MIDI files with up to 256 tracks, Supports up to four MIDI interfaces at once, easily selected during playback, Runs on any IBM compatible machine... 8086->Pentium.
 
 
Hi-Play
Author: Enzo Caporate
Home Page: http://www.decsistemi.it/hiplay.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 3.06 2.0 M Demo ~ $100* hiplay.zip
Features: 
Hi-Play is the musical software for Windows 95/98/3.1 that offer to Singers, Pianobar, Bands, Disk Jokey and Musicians a complete and professional support for live use of MIDI files and Styles. Features: Immediate Playing of standard MIDI File (type 0 and type 1, .MID and .KAR); Automatic skip of empty bars at the begining and at the end of a song (play from first note); Preloading function for immediate playing also with floppy disk MIDI files loading; Song Transpose (real time or programmed); Virtual Mute Channels (real time or programmed); Melody On/Off; Realtime Volume Compression (to avoid volume differences between the songs); Start/restart from any position; start/restart from 'text karaoke row'; Counter in minute:seconds/bar:quarter; Fade In/Fade Out; Fast Forward; Accellerando/Ritardando; Song/Song Selections loop; System Requirements: PC 486, 4Mb, Windows 3.1, HD, VGA, Sound Blaster. * Price for Hi-Play Pro (only Midi Player) is for CEE 98 EURO and for Non-CEE 82 EURO.
 
 
Jet-Audio
Author: COWON System, Inc.
Home Page: http://www.cowon.com
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 4.6 6 M Shareware $49 jad46te.exe
Features: 
JetAudio Plus features six independent audio/video rack components in addition to the Jet radio, and a handy floating remote controller which operates most functions while saving valuable desktop space. It features an impressive home audio system interface, including independent A/V components for Digital Signal Processor, Audio CD Player, Digital Audio (MP3, RA, etc.), MIDI (MID, MOD, KAR, etc.), and Digital Video (AVI, MPG, MOV, etc.), along with a Mixer and a Remote Controller. All components support repeat modes, various playback sequences, direct track access, instant shifting, and multiple albums and have a click-sensitive display panel and optional command line interface.
 
KaraDOS
Author: Jean-Pierre Cocatrix
Home Page: http://www.IFrance.com/karasoft/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
DOS 2.1 Lite 501 K Shareware $30 kardl201.zip
DOS 2.01 674 K Shareware $30 kardp201.zip
Features: 
Karaoke GM midi player for Dos. front_end. Two karaoke file type (.mid with .txk and .kar files) Full colored screen or four lines at the bottom of the screen with black background. Font and size ajdustable. Shadowed text. Tracks may be greater than 64k. Can play a list of tagged songs. Mouse support and much more.
 
   
Karakan
Author: Edwin van Veldhoven
Home Page: http://www.win.tue.nl/cs/ooti/students/edwinv/karakan.html
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 3.1 512 K Freeware karakanw.zip
Features: 
Karakan is an editor for karaoke texts. You can enter the lyrics of a song in the Karakan editor, in 'Song Text Format' (STF). From this STF text and a given MIDI file (.MID) Karakan makes a Karaoke file (.KAR). You can test the Karaoke file using an external Karaoke player, which is executable from within Karakan. The default Karaoke player is KPlay, which is distributed together with Karakan. Easy entering of song lyrics in Song Text Format (STF). Automatic hyphenation of the song text for several languages. Online help.
 
   
Karaoke Producer
Author: FlexFX Software
Home Page: N/A
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 0.91 248 K Freeware karaok91.zip
Features: 
MIDI Karaoke song editor.
 
   
KaraLin
Author: Jean-Pierre Cocatrix / Laurent Taieb
Home Page:
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Linux 0.1 254 K ? karalin.gz
Features: 
A Motif port of the KARADOS Karaoke player. The filetypes supported are .kar (for both lyrics and music), .mid file for midi and .txk file for lyrics soundboards. It comes with A Midi selector (kdir), a Midi Music Viewer (kmusic), a Karaoke Lyric Viewer (klyric) and a Midi Player (kplay). NB Some parts are untested as we dont have the soundboards handy.
 
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Karaoke System
Author: Modesto De Renzio
Home Page: http://www.team2000-al.com/mdrsoftware/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 3.1 1.2 M Shareware $25 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Guide
Features: 
The Player which reads and plays any midi or karaoke midi file, supporting the most important karaoke formats (SMF): Softkaraoke (.kar) - Tune1000 - Roland - Generalmusic WX WK - Solton - Midisoft. The 16 midi channels Mixer with volume faders, pan, chorus and reverber knobs and the pictures of the playing instruments. The midi and karaoke files manager with real time search by title, interpreter, musical style. You can also send to the printer any data of the working data base. The Schedule with the lists of your midi files to be played automatically (no limit of lists, no limit of midi files). The preference tool with which you can synchronise any image (pictures, photos etc) in *.BMP or *.JPG format, with your karaoke files. This means that you can have a certain image to appear at screen at a certain measure of the song. Required Hardware: PC Pentium with 16 Mb ram, 5 Mb free space on hard disk and one graphic color video card VGA set at 800 x 600 pixels SMALL FONTS.
 
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Karaoke Time
Author: F. Bonnin
Home Page: http://www-mips.unice.fr/~fbonnin/karaoke/index.html
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Java 674 K Freeware* KaraokeTime.zip
Features: 
Karaoke Time is a program written in Java (JDK 1.2) making it possible to make of Karaoke on your PC. It rests on a concept of plugins. Some plugins are given the responsibility to read various types of musical files whereas others are satisfied with the visualization part of the karaoke and thus display, for example, the syllables has to pronounce at the desired time. Since he is written in Java 1.2, he functions on any platform supporting Java 1.2 (currently Windows and Solaris).
* Distributed under General Public License (Source code is also available).
 
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Karaoking
Author: Reuven J. Sherwin, Jon J. Mackey
Home Page: N/A
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Mac 1.0 598 K Freeware binhex
Features: 
Karaoking(tm) is a player of standard Karaoke files (.KAR). Karaoking is using QuickTime(tm) ability to convert karaoke files into QuicTime movies. It import karaoke files, transparently convert them into QuickTime compatible data and play them. Karaoking can also open pre-converted QuickTime movies containing karaoke data.
Requirements: Mac OS 7.5.1 or better and QuickTime 2.5 or better.
 
 
 
KaraWin
Author: Jean-Pierre Cocatrix
Home Page: http://www.IFrance.com/karasoft/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 0.91 Beta 1.4 M Beta Testing kwb91.zip
Features: 
Full features of KaraDOS and much more. Try it.
 
 
KarPlay
Author: John McGrath
Home Page: http://members.xoom.com/Midi_Karaoke/karplay.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.3 (full) 2.1 M Freeware kardisk.zip
Win95 1.3 (without vb5 runtime) 1.0 M Freeware karsmall.zip
Features: 
Playing of format 0 and format 1 .kar Midi Karaoke Files, tempo control, easy to reach volume controls, lyric Scroll-Thru, saving of lyrics to a text file, Windows 95/98 long file name support, word wrapping of lyrics, Multiple or single song play options, select upto 1000 songs for playing, file filtering to help find song in a large collection, ability to customise lyric windows to your personal preferences, setting a Karaoke folder separate from that of KarPlay, correction of lyrics with a .kar file both format 0 and 1, load/save playlist, transpose, small/full screen sizes, file and song information available on file selection screen, note timing & song position gauges.
 
 
KMid
Author: Antonio Larrosa Jimenez
Home Page: http://www.arrakis.es/~rlarrosa/kmid.html
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Linux 1.7 421 K Freeware* kmid-1.7
Features: 
KMid is a midi/karaoke player for X11 that uses the KDE environment. KMid displays the text of karaoke files and change its colour as it is being played so that the tune can be easily followed! It uses /dev/sequencer as output device supporting external synths, AWE , GUS and now also FM cards (such as sb16 or sbpro). Supports the two standards to introduce lyrics in midi files, that is, lyrics or text events. It supports midi mappers, a wonderful system to provide non-GM synths with a emulator for General Midi. In other words, you can define your own midi mapper, thus making a no GM synth appear as a fully compatible GM. Can open gzipped files just as any other midi file.It supports drag & drop from a kfm window, customizable fonts, etc. It requires the Qt libs and the KDE libs. Runs on Linux and FreeBSD (perhaps also other unices ...). * KMid is distributed under GNU General Public License Version 2.
 
MCI Karaoke
Author: Taras P. Galchenko
Home Page: N/A
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.0 83 K Freeware karaoke.zip
Features: 
MCI Karaoke is a driver for Windows 95/98 that came from Soviet Union. It allows you to play karaoke (.kar) files using MS Media Player. You can also change some settings like selecting a new font, color and output device.

If you see some strange characters in your Multimedia Panel (this supposed to be Russian characters but it's not visible on most version of Windows) then you may use this patch to fix this.
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Mark's Karaoke Jukebox
Author: Mark Feaver
Home Page: http://www.sonnet.com/usr/mfeaver/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 1.1 85 K Freeware mark-11.zip
Features: 
The program plays Standard Midi and Karaoke song files of either format 0 or format 1. Other than commercial programs, it is the only one that I know that handles format 0 Karaoke files. It will display four piano keyboards, each handling 4 midi channels. The notes being played will show as colored boxes on the keyboard associated with the midi channel (not track!) that the notes are sounding from. Required Hardware: 386 or better processor.
 
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Mark's Music Program
Author: Mark Feaver
Home Page: http://www.sonnet.com/usr/mfeaver/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Atari ? 384 K Freeware midiprog.zip
Features: 
The Program is a much improved take off of the older Music Studio Programs published by Activision/Audio Light. The layout is different and easier to use. Plus numerous features are available to take full advantage of Midi which Music Studio didn't do. It can optionally save a Standard Midi File created from a song (.sng). The program does not support the Atari Sound generator, only Midi. Besides the Song Editor the program will also play Standard Midi Files of up to 64 tracks and 300k in length. It will even play and display words from the Karaoke Midi Files available today! It will play selected files or directories of midi's or songs in medley or jukebox fashion. There are over 18 screens, including player piano displays, scrolling notes, custom graphics, realtime midi editting and displays, and a Drummer and Chord Composer. All midi controllers and Pitch Bend are supported. Can record a midi file as well as System Exclusive dumps from synths. Voice names are displayed using custom configuration banks to support a variety of synths. There is even a Midi Event Lister and a Hex Dump Editor. The program requires a color monitor, and at least 1 meg of memory. It runs only in low resolution (16 color mode). It includes several .sng and .mid demo files, as well as several files of somewhat sketchy documentation.
 
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MegaMID
Author: Fong Chee Keat
Home Page: http://freeweb.digiweb.com/music/megamid
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
DOS 1.66 292 K Cardware megamid
Win95 0.13 34 K megamid
Features: 
DOS Version:
HARDWARE SUPPORT: ROLAND MPU-401 STANDARD, SOUND BLASTER MIDI PORT, SERIAL PORT Can execute SysEx messages from .SYX type (raw MIDI data) files before playback. Can play multiple files from a text file containing a list of MIDI files. MIDI FORMAT SUPPORT: Type-0 (single track) and Type-1 (multi-track), up to 256 tracks.. Special support for karaoke (.KAR) files. Supports Key On/Key Off, Control Change, Program Change, Pitch Bend, Channel Aftertouch, Polyphonic Aftertouch and SysEx messages; effectively supports and transmits all MIDI events! Supports Basic/Extended/General MIDI specifications. Supports GM/MT-32/GS/XG/SC-88 patch and drum sets. Drum channel can be mapped from channel 16 to channel 10. DISPLAY: VESA 640x480 256-color display or text mode. Shows: Notes played (bar or keyboard style), key velocity, patch names, pitch bending, controller settings (pan, reverb, chorus, sustain, modulation, volume, portamento, expression), tempo, song title/text, song time, beat indicator, GM/GS/XG logo, current polyphony bar (with peak-hold), max. polyphony (numerical), drum set, key (e.g. C Major), file size, MIDI format, number of tracks, time division. Displays GS specific stuff: Reverb, chorus. Displays XG specific stuff: Reverb,chorus,variation effect and effect controller settings. Multichannel velocity display. With karaoke files, get to see the lyrics highlighted together with a ball bouncing over the top! Can load GBM (Gray-scale bitmap) or CBM (Color bitmap) format files as wall-paper. INTERACTIVE: Help screen available. Change these on-the-fly : channel program/patch, channel volume, master volume, tempo, wall-paper palette scheme, note display format, drum set. Change Reverb (GS/XG), Chorus (GS/XG) and Variation Effect (XG) settings! Mute specific channels, solo a channel, or turn all channels on. Transpose up/down. Play/Fast Forward, Pause. Scrollable text window.
Windows Version:
This version is still under development. As the author said: 'Now don't wet your pants yet. For at the moment, MegaMID for Windows is but a shadow of its former self. But do not despair, for as the creator continues to prefect his skills in this new OS, MegaMID for Windows may reach a higher level of existence than ever before yet...'
 
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Melody Assistant
Author: Didier & Olivier Guillion
Home Page: http://www.myriad-online.com/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 3.4.0 2.7 M Shareware $15 melocomp.exe
Mac 3.4.0 2.6 M Shareware $15 melody.bin
Features: 
Melody Assistant is an useful software for computer-assisted music writing and composition. It runs on Macintosh (system 7 or more, 68020 or PPC) and Windows (3.1x+Win32s, 95 or NT4). This software is multilingual : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese included ! Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a friendly interface and many powerful features : Score editor, Digital output, Digital sound editor, Compatibility with other software, Tablatures and chord diagrams, Karaoke, Graphics and colors, Tune printing and many other features Melody Assistant is shareware, the registration fee is US $15 (or the equivalent in your local currency unit).
 
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Midi-oke!
Author: Vincenzo Palleschi
Home Page: http://www.ifam.pi.cnr.it/karaoke.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 2.31 1.0 M Shareware $25 midiok231.zip
Win95 3.0 2.7 M Shareware $25 midiok95.zip
Features: 
The complete Karaoke player for Windows. Winner of the 1995 IBM Italia "Leonardo 2000" award. Features include AutoPlay (Compilation), List and Report automatic generation, Lyrics extraction, Wave Playing and Recording, Real time Tempo changes, Track Muting, Patch and Volume of the Track change. It can be used as Windows and Internet default player for Karaoke files. Karaoke files editor/converter included.
 
 
MidMaze
Author: Hendy Irawan
Home Page: http://ceefour.hypermart.net
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 3.0 PR-2 980 K Shareware $20 mmazepr.exe
Features: 
MidMaze has lot of features that are very easy to use. Some of them are: Good-looking user interface, No repeat, repeat once, and repeat forever features, Automatically activates the Temporary album if MidMaze is ran from Windows Explorer, Able to store unlimited number of albums, as long as you still have some free space on your hard disk, Able to play randomly either by using Random play mode or by shuffling the play list, Customized pause-between-song delay, Able to queue the files you open from Windows Explorer, Able to run the Volume Control program as you wish, Fully supports file Drag-and-Drop, If MidMaze is minimized, then MidMaze will be shrinked to an icon in Windows 95's system tray, Has a cool yet very useful toolbar, Can be associated with MID, RMI, WAV, and AVI files, Able to import and export from/to various play lists and libraries, A lyric window, Context menu in most places that can be accessed by clicking the right mouse button, Time and energy saving shortcuts, Song information for MIDI files, Built-in support for Audio MPEG files... and MUCH MORE!!!
 
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MidiPlay
Author: Janne Syvniemi 
Home Page: http://www.uta.fi/~csjasy/midiplay.html
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Amiga 2.65b 126 K Freeware midiplay
Features: 
MidiPlay is a program that can play format 0 and 1 MIDI files. It can also print their contents. Graphical user interface. You can add songs to a playlist. You can select songs easily from the playlist with a single click. A file buffer makes it easy to select many songs from the playlist at once to be played next. MidiPlay supports also files which have lyrics. MidiPlay can show certain amount of rows in a lyric window. The word to be sung is highlighted. MidiPlay requires at least OS 2.04 to run.
 
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MidiPlugin
Author: Arnaud Masson
Home Page: http://www.planete.net/~amasson/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Mac Plug 1.7a ? K Freeware plugin
Features: 
A Netscape Navigator Plug-in For Macintosh. Now optimized for PowerMacintosh! Compatible with Netscape Navigator 4. Supports Karaoke! Compatible with QuickTime and external MIDI expanders (via OMS).
 
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MPlay
Author: Henry So Jr.
Home Page: N/A
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
DOS 1.9 63 K Freeware mplay.zip
Features: 
MPLAY v1.9 is a MIDI music file player for text-based DOS. It is command- line oriented and supports wildcards. It can play MIDI files and MIDI karaoke files. Playback is interactive, with customizable key controls. MPLAY doesn't require a particularly fast computer. 386 is recommended. MPLAY uses only base (below 640K) memory. The more available memory, the larger the MIDI files that may be played. There is no limitation on the size of tracks within the MIDI files. MPLAY requires a color video adapter (a CGA card will do). MPLAY uses the MPU-401 UART mode. It should technically support any sound card that can emulate the MPU-401 in UART mode.
 
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RealOrche
Author: Creative Tech Korea
Home Page: http://www.ctk.co.kr/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.42sh (English) 4.1 M Shareware $35 ro142sh.zip
Win95 1.43sh Patch (English) 630 K roliveup.zip
Win95 1.42bk (Korean) 4.5 M ro142bk.exe
Win95 1.43bk (Korean) 8.3 M ro143bk.exe
Win95 1.43 Live (Korean) 7.9 M ro_live.exe
Features: 
RealOrche for Windows 95/NT is a professional sing-a-long software that runs on a PC equipped with Sound Blaster series sound card. RealOrche provides many delightful and enhanced features, and it has a variety of easy-to-use user interfaces. Recommended Operating Environments: Pentium or faster system, 16MB or more, Microsoft Windows95/NT (does not support Windows 3.1), 20MB of hard disk free space. 
 
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Star3
Author: Creative Tech Korea
Home Page: http://www.ctk.co.kr/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 1.21e 1.0 M Shareware $35 star3121.zip
Features: 
Star3 for Windows plays music files of five formats, ST3 , SB3, MID, KAR, IMS. ST3 and SB3 are new effective karaoke file format for Star3 . ST3 includes standard Midi data and SB3 is an extended format for SoundFont for Sound Blaster AWE32 and Sound Blaster 32. You can easily make your own ST3 and SB3 files from Midi files, with Star3. The IMS, FM synthesizer (OPL) chip based file format widely distributed from Korea to all around the world is also supported in Star3. Star3 for Windows implements realtime smooth progress of lyrics with music which is usually found at the professional karaoke machine or karaoke video tape & video-CD, CD-G. Star3 also features option of character by character progress lyrics for some slower machines like 486/33. You can use backgound bitmap of BMP, PCX, and GIF images. Background images are eventually changes during a song is playing. Required Hardware: IBM PC compatible 486DX/33 or Faster, 4MB RAM, 20MB of hard disk free space.
 
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Sing Along
Author: Gatan Bibler
Home Page: http://bibler.cjb.net
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 1.0 700 K Shareware $20* sngeng11.exe
Features: 
Sing Along is a simple karaoke player. For each song, you can define independently background image, background color, text colors and fonts.
* In unregistered version, text becomes unreadable from half of the song.
 
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SJGPlay
Author: Steve J. Gray
Home Page: http://www.ryerson.ca/~sgray/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 0.50 1.8 M Freeware 16bit VB4 update
Win95 0.50 1.8 M Freeware 32bit VB4 update
Win95 0.52 2.9 M Freeware 32bit VB5 update
Features: 
SJGPlay for Windows is a full featured freeware Media Player. Originally an Audio CD Player, it has been expanded to play all kinds of media including: WAV, MID, KAR, MP3, AVI, MOV, MPG, MOD, XM, FLI, FLC, AU, SND files and more! Lyrics can be added to all the above media formats, sync'd and displayed along with the file. You can create an "Album" of mixed media formats and use it as a Jukebox! Other features unique to the Windows version include the ability to completely customize the look of the player by re-arranging the order of the sections or removing them all together, and the capability of displaying digitized album covers. All data files are fully compatible with the DOS version. with the DOS version.
 
 
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The Player 2
Author: midiart.media
Home Page: http://www.midiart.de/html/the_player.htm
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 2.12 1.2 M Demo ~ $60* player2.exe
Features: 
The Player 2 is a MIDI and MIDI-Karaoke player with enhanced mixer and jukebox functions. The Player lets you play MIDI files as well as Karaoke-Midis, with any picture or avi/mpg-movie in the backround. It also lets you edit Karaoke-Midis. You can use it as a mediaplayer replacement, or to tune up any MIDI file using the mixer functions. It also has jukebox and playlist capabilities. A remote control function is available that lets you access the Player from your MIDI keyboard. MIDI files can be converted between 0 and 1 formats. It works on Windows 3.1x, 95, 98 and NT OS. * Limitations in downloadable version: All save functions are disabled. Registration price is 99 DEM.

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vanBasco's MIDI Player
Author: vanBasco Software * Bastian Tugemann
Home Page: http://www.vanbasco.com/vm/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 1.05 370 K Shareware $25* vmidi_31.exe
Win95 1.05 371 K Shareware $25* vmidi_95.exe
WinNT 1.05 425 K Shareware $25* vmidi_nt.exe
Features: 
vanBasco's MIDI Player is a standard MIDI file player with Karaoke support for PCs running Microsoft Windows. It's interface is designed to be both efficient and easy to use. Available features include: Karaoke display, Piano display, Real-time display of notes, velocities and patches, Playback of standard MIDI (.mid), Microsoft RMID (.rmi) and Karaoke (.kar) files, Will try to read even damaged files, Multiple Themes / Layouts available, Drag & Drop supported, Unlimited number of playlists, Quick access to all files in the playlist, "Scan" and "Shuffle" functions, User-configurable MIDI reset, Play from first note option, Muting and Soloing of individual MIDI channels, Currently available for Windows 3.1x, Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, Support of long filenames, Supports any MIDI device that has a Windows driver, including popular software synthesizers such as Yamaha's S-YXG50 and Roland's SoftCanvas.*Shareware DM 39.95 (US $20-$25).  
 
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WinKaraoke Creator
Author: Francis Li
Home Page: http://www.sonic.net/~fli/wink/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.2 1.8 M Shareware $25 wink-c11.zip
wink-cup.zip
Features: 
WinKaraoke Creator is a MIDI karaoke editor and creation utility for Windows 95. It saves fully compatible Type 1 Soft Karaoke files. The editor offers: Staff notation for representing MIDI data, Complete track listings, Ability to add lyrics anywhere in file, Auto-jump to next note for easy synchronization.  
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WinLive
Author: Promusic
Home Page: http://www.promusic.net/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win 3.0 Professional 917 K Demo $215* wl3demo.zip
Win 3.0 Home 795 K Demo $55* wlhdemo.zip
Features: 
Software in English; Instant access to any midifile in 0/1 format; Management of hundreds of database, each capable to manage thousands of midifiles divided into 40 Song Lists; Virtual and real memorization of transpose, tempo, program change, volume, chorus, reverb, pan and velocity; Automatic recognition of the title, performer, and composer of most of the songs; GS, GM, XG and Soundblaster compatible; Reading and writing of lyrics and chords in the most common formats. Chords (a maximum of 8 chords may be visualized) may be transported and translated in Italian or English notation; Possibility of editing lyrics with insertion of lyrics and chords; Fadeout with variable length; Mixing between two songs (absolute features); Insertion of images as a background; Synchronization of lyrics in 3 ways; in syllables (Karaoke), phrase or as an whole page; List of songs played, with composers name, title and duration; On Line Help File; Facility and absolute practicality, even for little experienced users. Required system: PC 386 or better with Microsoft Windows 3.xx or Win. 95, Hard disk with 2 MB at least and 4 MB of RAM, floppy drive 1.44, VGA Graphic Card or more, Sound card or external sound generator. *Demo Limitation: Disabled save function, limited song database to 40 songs - Price: Professional version ITL 380 000, Home version ITL 99 000.  
 
 
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WinKaraoke Player
Author: Francis Li
Home Page: http://www.sonic.net/~fli/wink/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.5 1.9 M Shareware $20 wink-p15.zip
Features: 
WinKaraoke Player is a MIDI karaoke player for Windows 95. It supports all MIDI synthesizers through the Windows MIDI Mapper. In addition, you can customize the display of lyrics including: The use of any Windows TrueType font, An animated bouncing ball, Customizable colors, Customizable background bitmap.
 
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Yaks
Author: Uwe Trempelmann
Home Page: http://home.wtal.de/tappi/yaks/
Platform Version Size Distribution Download
Win95 1.20 1.34 M Shareware $12* yaks120.zip
Features: 
Yaks combines two main features in a userfriendly, handy and at least cheap program. Beside the karaoke functions it includes a song-reportgenerator. Everyone who used a cd-player before should be able to use YAKS because it looks and 'feels' like a cd-player, except a regular player hasn't to deal with files. If you click the 'eject'-button a dialog will open similar to the windows-explorer. database was filled during your file-open processes you won't need to add records manually. The records can be sorted by songname, artist, info, language or filename. YAKS will run on every Windows95/NT-System with a soundcard. *YAKS IS BEERWARE! If you like it and if you want to become a registered user, you have to support the authors next karakoke-party with a crate of beer (Veltins-Pilsener).

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LEGEND:
  Platform - program run under: 
  Amiga - Amiga OS (Workbench) 
  Atari - Atari TOS
 DOS- Disk Operating System 
  Linux - Linux (Unix)
  Mac - Macintosh Operating System (MacOS) 
  Plug - Plug-in for Browser 
  Win - Windows 3.1x 
  Win95 - Windows 95/98/NT Operating System 

  Home Page: 
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  Download: 
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 Some files is currently linked from Knoware The Netherlands.

 Distribution: 
 Freeware - don't pay for it! 
 Shareware - if you enjoy the program, and would like to continue using it, you must pay it. 
 Cardware - send postcard to author. 
 Demo - demonstration version - some functions is not available. 
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