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Table of Contents

1. Installation of PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program

2.Setup

3. Descriptions of Controls and Interfaces

4. Loading contents into a hard drive

5. How to operate

6. How to print Song List

7. International Songs

8. Integrate Control for Mixer

USER MANUAL
For
CAVS PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT
in
CAVS Karaoke Laptops, CAVS Karaoke Touch Screen PCs,
CAVS All-In-One (AIO) Systems, CAVS JB-99RX
 
Version 1.6
 

CAVS PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT is a software karaoke program developed exclusively for 64 bit environment such as Windows 7 64bit, Windows 8 64bit, Windows 10 64bit or higher.  The program is pre-installed in CAVS Karaoke Laptops, CAVS Touch Screen PCs, and CAVS All-In-One (AIO) systems as well as sold separately by online download. This User Manual covers the essential features of the program.

For hardware features of CAVS Karaoke Laptops, CAVS Karaoke Touch Screen PCs, or CAVS All-In-One Karaoke Systems, please refer to the documentations accompanying the hardware player or system.

1. Installation of PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program

    This section describes how to install CAVS PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program when it is downloaded online from CAVS website into a laptop, desktop, or any personal computer. This section can be skipped for those who purchased CAVS Karaoke Laptops, CAVS Karaoke Touch Screen PCs, or CAVS Karaoke All-in-One (AIO) systems, which comes pre-installed with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. To install the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, follow the instructions below.  Be sure to have your laptop or PC connected to Internet.

    1.1 Download the free demo version of PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program from the following link.

    1.2 Press Save to save the file in your computer (for example, on the Desktop). When the download is complete, click on the downloaded file and it will open to show the following contents inside.

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    Copy all files and folders and paste them into a new folder (for example, C:/Install-PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT). Double click on the Setup file to begin the installation. Follow the on-screen instruction to complete the installation.

    1.3 Your laptop or PC may need to install the following additional programs for the proper running of PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT demo program.

    To encode/extract the DVD discs into MP4 files and also to record the audio video in realtime, download and install the following drivers:

    Please refer to the following graphic instructions for the installations.

    1.4 Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program by double clicking on its newly created icon on the Desktop. The program will come up as a demo version. The demo version does not have all the features of the full program, but contains essential functions which must be checked in the PC for compatibility.

    1.5 After PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT demo program has started successfully, close the program. Next, download WinKeygen program from the link below.

    1.6 Press Save to save the file in your computer (for example, on the Desktop). When the download is complete, click on the downloaded file to display the "WinKeygen-admin.exe" file inside. Duble click on the "WinKeygen-admin.exe" file to start.

    1.7 Input your ID and Password. The ID and Password will be sent to you by email when you purchase the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program from www.cavsusa.com.

    1.8 Press Login, and a pop-up window of WinKeygen-Admin will appear with Count information. Press OK and another pop-up window of WinKeygen-Admin will appear with detail information of your registration. Press the Sever Check button and you will receive the message "Check Server, product registry successful ok!!!". This completes the product registration for the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Press X mark on the upper right corner of the pop-up window to close the WinKeygen registration window.

    1.9 Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The program will automatically upgrade itself by going online and downloading the latest version of the program from CAVS server. When upgrade is complete, the program will start automatically in the full version. You can also click on Help and Online Upgrade to upgrade your program to the latest version.

2. Setup

    2.1 Setting up audio video connections

      This section describes the setting up of audio video connections for your laptop or PC installed with PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The laptop or PC will use its own display screen for the Control Panel and a separate TV screen for the lyric display. To add an external touch screen monitor (not to be confused with the CAVS Karaoke Touch Screen PCs where the touch screen is built-in) to the laptop, please go to Section 2.1.6 below.

      For CAVS Karaoke Laptop, CAVS Karaoke Touch Screen PC, or CAVS Karaoke All-in-One (AIO) system, the audio video connections are already set to connect to an external TV and an external sound system. This section should thus be read as a reference in case of a system crash where all settings are lost.

      2.1.1 Audio connection

      Use the “Stereo Headphone Jack to RCA” cable to connect from the laptop or PC to a mixer. The cable’s one end will be the 1/8 inch (3.5 mm) stereo headphone jack that will connect to the laptop or PC. The other end of the cable will be the two RCA jacks (Red and White) and they will connect to a mixer. The mixer, equipped with microphone input jacks, will mix the incoming audio with the singing voices and output the mixed audio to an amplifier or speakers.

      To enhance the quality of sound output, an external sound card can be used with the laptop or PC. The external sound card will connect to the laptop or PC using a USB connector. The external sound card will connect to the mixer using the two RCA jacks (Red and White). For recommended external sound cards, please go to Accessory or contact techsupport@cavsusa.com.

      2.1.2 Video connection

      Use the VGA output of the laptop or PC to the VGA input of a TV. If the TV does not have a VGA input, use a “VGA to RCA Converter" to connect the VGA output of the laptop or PC to the RCA video Input of a TV.  The converter can also be used to connect the VGA output of the laptop or PC to the S-video input of the TV.  The converter requires a power supply (DC adapter or USB).

      Next, turn on the TV and the converter. Right click on an empty spot on the Windows Desktop with your mouse and when a menu pops up, select Screen Resolution. The following window will appear.

      Note that the second display is automatically detected. Set the Multiple displays to “Extend these displays”.  This setting of the Multiple displays is required for the dual screen use of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

      2.1.3 HDMI connection

      When your laptop or PC is equipped with HDMI output, both the audio and video outputs can go out together on the HDMI cable. Assuming that the external TV has a HDMI input, both the audio and video can then go out to the TV using the HDMI cable. However, unless the TV is equipped with the microphone input jacks, it is more usual that the HDMI cable carries only the video signal to the TV and the headphone jack cable (or the external sound card) carries the audio signal to the mixer. The option of the audio output going out through the HDMI cable or through the headphone jack (or the external sound card) can be set in the Control Panel > Sound of the Windows.

      Also if you have a receiver that separates the video and audio signals of HDMI, you can connect the HDMI output from the laptop or PC into the receiver. The receiver will then separate the video signal to the TV and the audio signal to the mixer, amplifier, or speakers.

      2.1.4 Microphone connections

      Microphones, wired or wireless, can be connected directly to a mixer or mixer amplifier. If connected to a mixer, the audio cable in Section 2.1 would also connect to the mixer in which the microphone output and the music output will be mixed before going out to an amplifier. If connected to a mixer amplifier, the audio cable in Section 2.1 would connect to the mixer amplifier in which the microphone output will mix with the music output before going out to the speakers.

      2.1.5 Recording connection

      For the audio recording, there are two ways to design the connection. The first is to take the output of the music and singing from the mixer and loop it back into the microphone jack of the Laptop or PC.  This can be done by the "1/8" Jack to RCA" cable connecting the stereo RCA output of the mixer to the microphone jack of the laptop or PC.

      The second way is to use the Input connectors of the external sound card. Usually there are RCA input connectors on the externla sound card which can be used to record. Connect the RCA output of the music and singing from the mixer to the RCA input connectors of the external sound card. The audio will then travel back into the laptop or PC through the USB connector for the recording.

      2.1.6 Connecting a Touch Screen monitor

        2.1.6.1 Laptop + Touch Screen Monitor + TV

        2.1.6.1.1 Conneting TV with VGA

        Here we consider a set up in which the laptop or PC is connected to a touch screen monitor and a TV screen. The touch screen monitor will become the main interface instead of the built-in display. We assume that the laptop or PC has both the VGA and HDMI outputs.

        First connect the touch screen monitor to the laptop or PC using the HDMI port and a USB port. It requires both the HDMI and USB ports as HDMI is used to send out the video signal to the touch screen monitor and USB is used to receive the touch commands from the touch screen monitor. Power on both the laptop or PC and the touch screen monitor. The Windows desktop will appear in both the built-in display and the touch screen monitor. Right click in the Windows desktop (an area empty of icons) and select Screen Resolution. The following window will appear.

        Set Multiple displays to "Show desktop only on 2". The Display will change to 2. XXXXXXX for the touch screen monitor. In our example, we use HP 2105tm touch screen monitor as shown below. Click on Apply and then click on Keep changes.

        Click OK.

        Next connect the TV. Use the VGA to RCA Converter to connect the VGA output of the laptop or PC to the RCA video Input of a TV.  The converter can also be used to connect the VGA output of the laptop or PC to the S-video or VGA video inputs of the TV.  The converter also has a power cable (DC adapter or USB) which needs to be connected.

        Turn on the TV. Right click on Windows desktop and select Screen resolution. The three screens will appear with the TV as 3. The laptop or PC will automatically set the TV as an Extended screen. If not, manually set the Multiple displays as an extended display. Confirm the settings for each of the touch screen (2), TV (3), and the built-in display (1) as shown below. Note that the TV (3) is indicated as Generic Non-PnP monitor.

        Click OK and start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The control panel and the lyric screen will appear in the touch screen monitor. Slide the lyric screen onto the TV and double click to expand. From the touch screen monitor, you can change the control panel to the 3D Customer interface. If you wish to return from the touch screen monitor to the built-in display, simply power off the touch screen monitor.

        2.1.6.1.2 Conneting TV with HDMI

        To enjoy the HD resolution on the TV, it is more natural to connect the TV using the HDMI. The touch screen monitor will then connect to the laptop or PC using the VGA and USB connectors. The steps are similar to above and we repeat

        First connect the touch screen monitor to the laptop or PC using the VGA port and a USB port. It requires both the VGA and USB ports as VGA is used to send out the video signal to the touch screen monitor and USB is used to receive the touch commands from the touch screen monitor. Power on both the laptop or PC and the touch screen monitor. The Windows desktop will appear in both the built-in display and the touch screen monitor. Right click in the Windows desktop (an area empty of icons) and select Screen Resolution. The following window will appear.

        Set Multiple displays to "Show desktop only on 2". The Display will change to 2. XXXXXXX for the touch screen monitor. In our example, we use HP 2105tm touch screen monitor as shown below. Click on Apply and then click on Keep changes.

        Click OK.

        Next connect the TV. Use a HDMI cable to connect the HDMI output of the laptop or PC to the HDMI Input of a TV.  A HDMI to RCA converter can also be used to connect the TV when the TV does not have a HDMI input. The converter will have a power cable (DC adapter or USB) which needs to be connected.

        Turn on the TV. Right click on Windows desktop and select Screen resolution. The three screens will appear showing the TV as 3. The laptop or PC will automatically set the TV as an Extended screen. If not, manually set the Multiple displays as an extended display. Confirm the settings for each of the touch screen (2), TV (3), and the built-in display (1) as shown below. Note that the TV (3) is indicated as Generic Non-PnP monitor.

        Click OK and start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The control panel and the lyric screen will appear in the touch screen monitor. Slide the lyric screen onto the TV and double click to expand. From the touch screen monitor, you can change the control panel to the 3D Customer interface. If you wish to return from the touch screen monitor to the built-in display, simply power off the touch screen monitor.

        2.1.6.2 Touch Screen PC + TV

        Connecting a TV to a touch screen laptop or PC is done in the exactly same way as connecting a TV to a laptop or PC. Follow the instruction given in 2.1.2 Video connection above.

      For any question, please contact techsupport@cavsusa.net or refer to www.cavsusa.com for more details on system configurations or accessories.

    2.2 Configuring the program

      This section describes the setting up of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program for E-Songbook, 3D Customer Interface, DJ mixing console, etc. Also it describes where to find the latest online user manual and online program upgrade.

      After starting the program, you will find three buttons (View, Tools, Help) on the top left corner of the screen.

      2.2.1 View

      Under the View, there are three items that are selected with check marks.

      Status Bar: Displays the progress and program load of the current task at the bottom of the screen. It also displays the completed percentages of disc extraction, file loading, ID tag reading, etc.

      FileBrowser: Displays the FileBrowser section of the program showing song files among other contents of a folder. This FileBrowser section is visually useful when loading song files from the discs or folders into a master playlist.

      Screen: Turns On/Off the lyric screen that is most often sent out to external TVs for viewing by the singer and customers. It is equivalent to the Screen button on the Controller section of the program.

      2.2.2 Tools

      Press Tools and you will see Setting, Serial, and Mixer.

        2.2.2.1 Setting

        E-Songbook

        Place a check mark on Start E-Songbook Server to start the CAVS RS II Server program. Using a wireless router, this server program establishes the communication between the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and the E-Songbooks, iPhones, iPads, or Androids. The song list (playlist) loaded into My Server in the program is shared among the devices, enabling users to select the songs from the devices by scroll, sort, and search functions. It also enables the users to reserve, make favorite list, and score the singers wirelessly. For detail description of how to operate the E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, or Androids in conjunction with the PlayCDG KJ Delxue 64 LT program, please go to Section 5.9.

        1. Start E-Songbook Server: Starts the CAVS RS II Server program
        2. Auto Start in Continuous mode: Under the Continuous mode in the Controller section, a reserved song from E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, or Android will start automatically. This setting can be often applied to home where a reserved song is preferred to begin playing.
        3. IP: This is the IP address assigned by the wireless router working in conjunction with the program for communication with E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Androids. When the wireless router is prepared by CAVS, the IP address of the program will be fixed at 192.168.1.100.

        3D Customer Interface

        Place a check mark on Enable 3D Customer Interface which starts a simple and intuitive interface for hosts and customers. The 3D Customer Interface is design to simplified the karaoke operation to the minimum for the hosts so that they can be free to entertain. It is also designed for the customers to select a song and play using their fingertips. The 3D Customer Interface is mainly used on a touch screen making karaoke less hassle and more fun. For detail instruction on how to use the 3D Customer interface, please go to Section 5.11.

        1. Enable 3D Customer Interface: Starts the 3D Customer Interface with the program. The playlist loaded in My Server will be shared in the 3D Customer Interface.
        2. Start with Full Screen: Start with full screen 3D Customer Interface when the program starts.
        3. Enable Display Lyric: Display the lyrics when playing a song on the 3D Customer Interface.
        4. Enable Play, Pause, Stop, Next: Enable the play, pause, stop, next functions in the 3D Customer Interface.
        5. Enable Cancel button (Queue): Enable the delete function in the Queue of the 3D Customer Interface.
        6. Enable Touch Screen Keyboard: Enable a popup touch screen keyboard when searching for songs.
        7. OSK: Enable a popup touch screen keyboard that can switch between the different languages and also provide handwriting tool. It requires installation of Microsoft Additonal language support at Windows > Settings > Region & language > Add a language.
        8. Lock Password: Password protect to Lock or Unlock the 3D Customer Interface. The 3D Customer Interface when locked will prevent any access to the Control Panel.
        9. Input field for the password..
        10. Secondary 3D Customer Interface: Enable 3D Manager Interface which can accept or reject the reservations from the 3D Customer Interface upon a condition such as a payment for the requested songs.
        11. Exchange Index with something (Filename, Track, Genre, Year, Memo): Replace the Index field in the 3D Customer Interface with another field.
        12. Select an alternate field to replace Index.

        Bill Acceptor and Remote Control

        PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program can operate with a bill acceptor and remote control. It requires a small PCB board BARC-1A that is designed to externally connect to the laptop or PC hosting the program. The BARC-1A board contains the interface to the bill acceptor and the remote control. This option will become active only when the BARC-1A board is connected and the options in the Tools > Serial are set.

        1. Enable RX-Mode: Enable bill acceptor and remote control

        Smooth Lyric Display

        1. Show Smooth Filter for Lyrics: Smooth out the lyric edges for softer presentation.

        Popup window for Queue

        1. Show Popup window for Queue: Open a popup confirmation window when putting a song into Queue to reserve.

        Advertisement

        1. Enable Advertisement: Enable Advertisement and place the function in the List Menu where the detail options can be set.

        Enable Secondary CDG Screen

        1. Enable Secondary CDG Screen: Enable secondary CDG screen when there are two screens connected independently for lyric display. The multiple display screens connected to a same splitter count only as one and does not require the secondary CDG screen.

        Display Mode

        By default, PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program operataes in the dual screen mode where one display is for the control (Control Panel or 3D Customer Interface) and the other is for the lyric display (CDG Screen). When the display mode is changed from the default Windows to the Full Sceen, the program operates in the single screen mode where both the control and lyric display screens show only the lyric display. Note that this is different from 'Enable Secondary CDG Screen' where the conrol display is still active on top of having multiple lyric displays.

        1. Windows mode / Full Screen: Select between dual screen mode and single screen mode.

        Sound & Capture Setup

        PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program let you choose the sound card driver available within the computer hardware. Such option is specially useful when other devices such as a DJ mixing board hoards the primary sound card driver exclusively, thus muting out all other programs or devices in the computer. In the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe program, we can choose an alternative sound card driver to avoid the conflict. The same applies to the recording of tracks in the computer, video camera, and MIDI driver.

        1. Sound: Select a sound card driver
        2. Capture: Select a recording card driver
        3. Camera: Select a video camera driver for recording
        4. MIDI: Select a MIDI player driver

        Launch PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program at Startup

        1. Launch PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program at startup: Start the program at the Startup.

        Set the Homepage URL address

        1. Home: Set the URL address for the Homepage.

        Adjust the Control Panel View

        1. Enable Style UXTheme (Program Restart): Apply UXTheme style to the Control Panel display. The change requires the program to restat.
        2. Enable Adjusted tree item height: Enable adjustment of tree item height in the Folder Menu for better viewing.
        3. Enable Adjusted list item height: Enable adjustment of list item height in the List Menu for better viewing.

        Swap between 'Fore.G' and 'Record'

        1. Exchange 'Fore.G' with 'Record': Replace 'Fore.G' button with 'Record' button in the Player section.

        Set Password Protechtion for Setting

        1. Enable Password for Setting: Set password protection to access Setting.

        Event Title in Lyric Display screen

        1. Display Title: Display the event title on the Lyric display screen.
        2. Standby: Edit to customize the event title.
        3. Select: Edit to customize the instruction.

        Save and Exit

        1. OK: Save and exit.
        2. Cancel: Discard any changes and exit.

        2.2.2.2 Serial

        Serial Setting

        Any device connected via a serial port, including the BARC-1A board for a bill acceptor, can be configured here to work with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

        1. Enable Serial: Enable the serial port communication to the connected device.
        2. COM Port Number: Select the COM port number.
        3. Bits per second: Select the Bits per second.
        4. Dat bits: Select the Data bits.
        5. Parity: Select the Parity.
        6. Stop bits: Select the Stop bits.
        7. Flow control: Select the Flow control.

        Bill Acceptor Setting

        After configuring the serial port connected to the BARC-1A board, the Bill Acceptor connected to the BARC-1A board can be configured using the following options.

        1. Enable Bill Acceptor: Enable the bill acceptor.
        2. Defaults: Reset all values to the factory default.
        3. Credit per $1: Credit given for $1 input.
        4. Debits for Karaoke: Credit needed to play a karaoke song.
        5. Debits for Music: Credit needed to play a regular song.
        6. Debits for Disc Write: Credit needed to make a recorded disc of the singing or music.

        Password for Power button

        The Password for Power button prevents accidental push of the power button by asking for a password before shutting down the unit.

        1. Enable Power Code: Enable the password for Power button.
        2. Power Code: Input the password.

        Save and Exit

        1. OK: Save and exit.
        2. Cancel: Discard any changes and exit.

        2.2.2.3 Mixer

        2.2.2.3.1 DK3 Control

        CAVS DK3 Mixer is sepcially designed to works with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program in a single integrated control. To connect the mixer, we use a USB to Serial cable and configure the settings as follows.

        1. Enable Mixer: Open the connection to the DK3 mixer.
        2. Defaults: Set all values to factory default.
        3. Port Number: Select the COM port that connects to the DK3 mixer via USB to Serial cable.
        4. Bits per second: Select the Bits per second.
        5. Dat bits: Select the Data bits.
        6. Parity: Select the Parity.
        7. Stop bits: Select the Stop bits.
        8. Flow control: Select the Flow control.
        9. Check the controls to display in the 3D Customer Interface of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.
        10. Select the audio input channel through which the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program is sending the music.
        11. Save and exit.
        12. Discard any changes and exit

        2.2.2.3.2 AMX Control

        The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program can control the AMX Controller thus control any devices, including mixers and light control boxes, connected to the AMX Controller. To connect the AMX Controller, we use the Wi-Fi or Ethernet network adapter and configure the settings as follows.

        1. Enable Mixer: Open the connection to the AMX Controller.
        2. Defaults: Set all values to factory default.
        3. IP Address: Input the IP address of the AMX Controller.
        4. Port Number: Select the port number for the communication.
        5. Check the controls to display in the 3D Customer Interface of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.
        6. Save and exit.
        7. Discard any changes and exit

      2.2.3 Help

      Press Help and the following popup window will appear.

      Online User Manual: Internet connection is needed. This selection takes you to www.cavsusa.com and opens the latest User Manual.

      Online User Manual Upgrade : Internet connection is needed. This selection upgrades the local User Manual from www.cavsusa.com to the latest version.

      User Manual: In case the Internet connection is not available, you can always refer to the local User Manual preloaded inside the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

      Online Upgrade: Internet connection is needed. This selection checks online at www.cavsusa.com for an update of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. If found, a popup message will appear to confirm for upgrade and when confirmed, the upgrade will proceed. After the upgrade, the program will automatically restart. If no message appears, please close the program, restart, and select the Online Upgrade again to check.

      Online Downgrade: Internet connection is needed. This selection checks online at www.cavsusa.com for a previous version of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. This option is available for those experiencing some trouble with the latest version installed by Online Upgrade and thus wishes to downgrade.

      Online Remote Support: Internet connection is needed. This selection takes you to www.cavsusa.com where you can download and install the Remote Online Support software. With the software is installed, please call CAVS USA Inc. at 1-562-777-1846 for a technician to remotely access your computer for troubleshooting.

      About PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT: This selection displays the program information such as version number, Product ID, License ID, etc..

3. Description of functions

    3.1 Features

    Here we describe the main features of the program. Find the feature you wish to utilize and read in Sections below for detail description.

      Play songs from discs or hard drives

      • CD+G disc
      • Super CD+G disc
      • Regular CD disc
      • CD+G files from hard drive
        • MP3 / MCG files
        • MP3 / CDG files (MP3+G)
        • MP3 / NCG files (from JB-199 players)
        • MP3 / CDG files (from JB-99 players)
      • Super CD+G files from hard drive
        • Super CD+G (.DAT) files
      • DVD and Video CD files from hard drive
        • AVI and WMV files
        • MP4 /MPEG4 files
      • ZIP files
        • MP3 / MCG files
        • MP3 / CDG files
      • MP3 (audio only) files from hard drive

      Encode/Capture discs to hard drive

      • CD+G disc to hard drive
      • Super CD+G disc to hard drive
      • Regular CD disc to hard drive

      Dual Screen Display mode

      • Connect to TV (using RCA, VGA, or HDMI connection) for CDG lyric screen
      • Independent KJ Control Panel on Laptop or PC display

      E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Androids

      • Display the song list wirelessly in E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Androids
      • Scroll, sort, or search to select a song from the song list
      • Make your own Favorite Lists and save
      • Reserve the songs with options for pitch and tempo levels and customer name
      • Optional control to play, stop, cancel, next, and pause in E-Songbook

      3D Customer Interface

      • Simple and intuitive touch interface for hosts and customers
      • Scroll, sort, and search the song list with finger tips.
      • Add, shuffle, or cancel reserved songs
      • Compatible to all standard touch screen monitors
      • Connect to wireless E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Androids
      • Control music volume, microphone volume, echo, and reverb levels

      Integrated Control

      • Connect to CAVS DK3 Mixers, Sound Craft Mixers, and AMX Controllers for fully integrated control
      • Control the music volume, microphone volume, echo, reverb, equalizer, etc.
      • Touch screen control using the 3D Customer Interface
      • Remote Wireless control using the E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Androids.

      International User Interface

      • Play all international songs of English, Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, etc.
      • Display the song lists, titles, and artists in the original languages.
      • Allow inputting of the title or artist using the keyboard or hand writing.
      • Search the songs in all languages.

      Advertisement

      • Advertise in video (AVI, WMV, MP4), photo (JPG, BMP), or audio (MP3).
      • Schedule - Once, Every 15 minutes, Every 1 hour, AM, PM, Day, Month, etc.
      • Priority, Duration, Preview.

      Contest

      • Score the singers using iPhone, iPad, Androids, and E-Songbook
      • Display the scores and winners on TV
      • Increase the participation and fun for everyone
      • Options for the panel judging, score weighting, and repeat entry elimination.

      Rotation

      • Automatic scheduling of songs for groups
      • Easy adding or removing of songs and groups

      Background Video for CDG Lyric screen

      • Slide show with picture files
        • JPG, BMP
        • Control selection and duration
      • Video play
        • AVI, WMV
        • Control selection and duration
      • Live Camera play
        • Built-in Webcam or USB digital camera
        • Control selection

      Key (Pitch) Control

      • Steps (-11, +11)
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Tempo (Speed) Control

      • Steps (-10, +10)
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Synchronization (Coloring) Control

      • Steps (-75, +75)
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Volume Control

      • Steps (0, 100)
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Equalizer

      • 8-Frequency blocks with (-20, +20) steps
      • 5 Pre-settings for easy loading
      • Pre-amplifier control
      • Control, Load and Save

      Voice Cancel (MPX) Control

      • Stereo, Left, Right channel control
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Repeat Play

      • Repeat One/ All/ Off
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Random Selection

      • On, Off

      Silence (Gap) Remover

      • Remove the silence gap before starting
      • Start the song with 5 seconds (-5) before the music or 5 seconds (+5) after the music.
      • Steps (-5, +5)
      • On, Off
      • Control, Preset and Save

      Recording

      • Record music, singing, or music + singing
      • Write recordings onto blank disc
      • Automatic multi session recording

      Playlist

      • Display songs of multi formats and sources
      • Open 10+1 Playlists simultaneously with independent Queue, Write, and Record windows
      • Direct access with Hot Keys
      • Manage with New, Open, Load, Save, Save as, and Append commands
      • Edit with Add, Delete, Copy, Paste, Index, Queue, Write, and Record commands
      • Sort by Index, Title, Artist, or Filename
      • Search by Index, Title, Artist, or Filename
      • Preset volume, pitch, tempo, vocal, sync, silence, On-time, Off-time controls
      • Input and store customer name and personal memo for each son

      Picture

      • Select pictures of JPEG (JPG, JPEG) and BMP file formats for background slideshow
      • Select AVI files for background video
      • Select Built-in Webcam or any USB Webcam for live background video
      • Direct access with Hot Keys
      • Manage with New, Open, Load, and Save commands
      • Edit with Add, Cut, Copy, and Paste commands

      Message

      • Display call messages on TV screen
      • Control Text, Color, Font, Size, and Duration
      • Auto Call for next customer(s)
      • Direct Access with Hot Keys
      • Edit with Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Insert, and Append commands
      • Manage with New, Load, Save, and Append command

      History

      • Maintain record of all songs played
      • Store the presetting of Volume, Pitch, Tempo, Vocal, Sync, Silence, On-time, Off-time, and Customer for each song
      • Display date and time of the play
      • Direct loading of songs to Queue or Playlists
      • Manage with New, Load, Save, Append commands

      Homepage

      • Surf and browse the Internet
      • Home, Back, and Forward controls
      • Online User Manual and Instructions

      Interlude

      • Select MP3 music for the interlude music
      • Automatic start and stop in-between karaoke songs
      • Easy management with Save and load customized lists of MP3 files

      File Browser

      • Display songs of multi file formats and sources
      • Load songs to Queue, Playlists, or Write windows
      • Encode/capture songs from discs
      • Open Playlists with full Search, Select, and Preset features
      • Import the song title and artist information from Internet Database, Filename, Song List, or ID Tags
      • Search for songs in Playlist by Number, Title, Artist, and Filename
      • Search for songs in Directory by Filename, File type, and Folders
      • Manage with Cut, Copy, Paste, New, Rename, and Delete commands

      List Menu

      • Select Playlist, Picture, Message, History, and Homepage
      • Direct Access with Hot Keys

      Folder Menu

      • Display partitions and directories
      • Select Playlist

      Hot Keys

      • Quick Access to main functions

    3.2 Control Panel

    The Control Panel is the main page of the program and it is divided into 8 sections as shown below.

    3.3 Player

    The Player section contains the controls for setting the program configuration, such as using a second monitor (TV) for lyric display, background pictures, etc.

          1. Display of the lyrics screen
          2. Lyrics screen - On/Off
          3. Voice Cancel - Stereo/Left/Right
          4. Background Video - Off/Picture/Video/Webcam
          5. Repeat - Off/One/All
          6. Foreground Lyric Display - On/Off
          7. Random Selection - On/Off
          8. Status of Lyrics screen - On(SCR)/Off
          9. Status of Background Video - Off/Picture(PIC)/Video(VID)/Webcam(WEC)
          10. Status of Foreground Lyric Display - On(FG)/Off
          11. Status of Voice Cancel - Stereo/Left(L)/Right(R)
          12. Status of Repeat - Off/One/All
          13. Status of Random Selection - On(R)/Off
          14. Display Playlists in the Playlist window
          15. Select Continuous play/Single song play
          16. Show Picture in the Playlist window
          17. Equalizer On/Off
          18. Show Message in the Playlist window
          19. Fanfare On/Off
          20. Play Time
          21. Play Previous Song
          22. Play Song
          23. Progress Bar
          24. Status of Play/Stop
          25. Pause Song
          26. Stop Song
          27. Play Next Song
          28. Remaining Time
          29. Song in play Information (Song number, title, artist)

    3.4 Controller

    The Controller section contains the controls for the songs, such as volume, pitch, tempo, etc.

          1. Volume level bar
          2. Volume level buttons
          3. Pitch level bar
          4. Pitch level buttons
          5. Tempo level bar
          6. Tempo level buttons
          7. Synchronization level bar: Controls the time of lyric coloring relative to music
          8. Synchronization level buttons: Controls the time of lyric coloring relative to music
          9. Volume level Reset to default level (50)
          10. Silence Gap Remover On/Off
          11. Pitch level Reset to default (0)
          12. Tempo level Reset to default (0)
          13. Silence Gap Remover Setting: Time ( in seconds) before(-) / after(+) music
          14. Synchronization level Reset to default level (0)

    3.5 Equalizer

    The Equalizer section contains the controls for 8 frequency block EQ. This section also contains the Preamplifier level control that evens out the volume levels of different songs.

    1. Equalizer level bars
    2. Turn Equalizer On/Off
    3. Turn Preamplifier On/Off
    4. Select Equalizer Pre-settings
    5. Load Equalizer setting
    6. Save Equalizer setting

    3.6 List Menu

    Select an item in the List Menu by highlighting it. The list and controls of the item will be shown on the right side in the Playlist window.

    1. Open/Close the CAVS Laptop Karaoke folder
    2. Playlist
    3. Picture
    4. Message
    5. History
    6. Homepage - Internet
    7. Interlude
    8. Contest

    3.7 Playlist

    There are 10 Playlist, Queue, and Write tabs in this section. The Playlist is where you can add the songs or load a song list. The Queue is where the reserved songs will be listed. The Write is where the songs to be written/burned onto a disc/drive will be listed. The picture below shows a Playlist with songs loaded. Double click on any field of the songs to edit or make changes, and press Enter to finish. Please note that after the changes, you must save the song list to keep the changes.

      1. Auto Add Customer name On/Off: Automatically add the customer name when reserving a song
      2. Playlists 1 - 10
      3. Sort by Index
      4. Customer Name Input Field Add/Del
      5. Sort by Title
      6. Pull Down Menu for Customer Names
      7. Add new customer name
      8. Sort by Artist
      9. Delete customer name
      10. Sort by Album
      11. Sort by Track
      12. Sort by Genre
      13. Sort by Year
      14. Sort by Memo
      15. Volume level (0,100)
      16. Input Search Field
      17. Pitch control (-11,+11)
      18. Tempo control (-10,+10)
      19. Begin Search
      20. Voice cancel Stereo (0) / Left (1) / Right (2)
      21. Select Search Field - Title/Artist/Index/Filename
      22. Synchronization (-75, +75)
      23. Clear Playlist
      24. Silence Gap Remover (-5, +5)
      25. Open Playlist
      26. Start Time
      27. End Time
      28. Load Playlist
      29. Queue
      30. Duration
      31. Save Playlist
      32. Filename
      33. Write
      34. Save as Playlist
      35. Customer Name
      36. Append Playlist

      In Playlist, you can also right click on any song for the following popup window.

          • Cut
          • Copy
          • Paste
          • Delete
          • Index: Re-number the songs in Playlist
          • Queue: reserve the song in Queue for playing
          • Write: reserve the song in Write for writing/burning onto a disc/drive
          • Refresh - Refresh the song list

    3.8 Picture

    The Picture section shows the currently available pictures, videos, and webcams to be used for the background on lyric screen. You can add or remove any item or change the settings to enable/disable each one. Please note that after the changes, you can also save it for future use.

          1. Check all items in the Picture List
          2. Display/play the previous item
          3. Sort by Number
          4. Sort by Filename
          5. Display/play the selected item
          6. Stop the display/play
          7. Display/play the next item
          8. Set the display time duration (in seconds)
          9. Preview
          10. Clear Picture List
          11. Open a picture List
          12. Load a Picture List
          13. Save Picture List
          14. Append Picture List

      In the Picture, you can right click on any item for the following popup window

          • Cut
          • Copy
          • Paste
          • 0: USB 2.0 Camera: Add a connected Webcam

    3.9 Message

    The Message section shows the currently loaded messages for announcements on the lyric screen. You can add or remove any message or make change to the text.  Please note that after the changes, you can save the list for future use.

          1. Turn off Message
          2. Sort by Number
          3. Auto Display the Message 001
          4. Sort by Message
          5. Interval - Display time
          6. Select Font and Color
          7. Turn on Message
          8. Clear Message List
          9. Load a message list
          10. Save Message List
          11. Append Message List

    In the Message, you can right click on any item for the following popup window.

          • Cut
          • Copy
          • Paste
          • Delete
          • Insert
          • Append

    3.10 History

    The History section shows the songs that were played in the past. From this section, you can send a song back to Queue, Playlist, or Write. It is a useful tool to accommodate the repeat customers from last night, last week or last month.

          1. Sort by Index
          2. Sort by Date & Time
          3. Sort by Customer
          4. Sort by Title
          5. Sort by Artist
          6. Sort by Album
          7. Sort by Track
          8. Sort by Genre
          9. Sort by Year
          10. Sort by Control and Memo
          11. Clear History
          12. Sort by Filename
          13. Load History
          14. Append History
    Using the right click on any song in the History, you can select to send the song to Playlist, Queue, or Write.

          • Playlist: Send to Playlist
          • Playlist-Queue: Send to Queue
          • Playlist-Write: Send to Write

    3.11 Homepage

    The Homepage section accesses the Internet connection to World Wide Web. The default page is set to www.cavsusa.com and you can input any URL address that you wish. Please note that this section is available only when your PC is connected to the Internet.

          1. Homepage
          2. Go Back
          3. Go Forward
          4. URL Address Input Field
          5. Go to URL address

    3.12 Interlude

    The Interlude section shows the MP3 files that play as background music in-between karaoke songs. The background music will automatically start with fade when a karaoke song has ended, and will automatically stop with fade when a karaoke song starts.

          1. Select a MP3 file for the background music
          2. Select All for the background music
          3. Interlude (Automatic background music) On/Off
          4. Sort by Index
          5. Sort by Title
          6. Sort by Artist
          7. Sort by Album
          8. Sort by Track
          9. Sort by Genre
          10. Sort by Year
          11. Sort by Filename
          12. Input Search Field
          13. Begin Search
          14. Select Search Field - Title/Artist/Index/Filename/Index/Album
          15. Clear MP3 List
          16. Open MP3 List
          17. Load MP3 List
          18. Save MP3 List
          19. Save as MP3 List

            *Saved MP3 List of the MP3 files in the Interlude will be stored in the same folder as the Playlist.

    3.13 Contest

    The Contest section shows the controls and settings for conducting a karaoke contest using the E-Songbooks, iPhones, iPads, and Androids. All scores are sent in wirelessly by the customer's smart phones or tablets, and the total scores are tabulated automatically for each singer on the TV. For detail description of how to operate the wireless Contest, please go to Section 5 below

          1. Enable/Disable Singing Contest
          2. Score after
            • First half 1/2 of song
            • Three Quarters 3/4 of song
            • Complete song
          3. E-Songbook Weight (For example, 10 means that a score from E-Songbook is equivalent to 10 times the score of other customers using iPhone, iPad, or Androids.)
          4. Waiting time (in seconds) for scores after a song
          5. Apply any changes made in Score Setup
          6. Ranking Log
          7. Clear Ranking Log
          8. Scroll bar
          9. Scoring Log
          10. Scroll bar for Scoring Log
          11. Allow/Not allow multiple scores from a same customer
          12. Gong
          13. End the Call for Score and go to total score
          14. Call for Score
          15. Display Ranking
          16. Save any changes made in Score Messages
          17. Cancel any changes made in Score Messages
          18. Message for Call for Score
          19. Message for Gong
          20. Message for score of zero star
          21. Message for score of one star
          22. Message for score of two star
          23. Message for score of three star
          24. Message for score of four star
          25. Message for score of five start

    3.14 Rotation

    The Rotation section shows the controls for easy management of the customers/groups in rotation. It displays the queue for for all as well as for each customer/group, and automatically brings up the songs in rotation. Any customer/group will stay in the rotation as long as its list of reserved songs is not empty.

          1. Total Queue / Display groups in rotation
          2. Group 1 Queue
          3. Group 2 Queue
          4. Group 3 Queue
          5. Group 4 Queue
          6. Enable/Disable Rotation
          7. Show the next group Queue
    With the Rotation on, each song will be asked which customer/group it should be reserved under. The following window will appear. You can select any one of the existing names or type in a new one.

          1. Song being reserved
          2. Key (Pitch) control
          3. Tempo control
          4. Customer name: Select from the list below or type in a new one
          5. List of customers/groups
          6. OK
          7. Cancel

    3.15 Folder Menu

    Select an item in the Folder Menu to view or edit the files or folders in the item. The files or folders of the item will be shown on the right side in File Browser window.

          1. Create a directory shortcut: Add / Delete
          2. My Server: Show the Playlist that is shared with 3D Customer Interface, E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad and Androids.
          3. My Record: Show the recorded song files
          4. My Playlist: Show a Playlist window
          5. My Documents: Show the My Document in the PC
          6. My Computer: Show the My Computer in the PC

    3.16 File Browser

    The File Browser section show the files and folders. Here you can view the song files, make the Playlists, and save. You can also load the Playlist, search the songs, and reserve.

      3.16.1 My Computer

      When My Computer is highlighted in the Folder Menu, the File Browser shows the files and folders within. Navigate the directory to a folder containing the new song files

          1. Sort by Filename
          2. Sort by Size
          3. Sort by Title
          4. Sort by Artist
          5. Sort by Album
          6. Sort by Track
          7. Sort by Genre
          8. Sort by Year
          9. Sort by Duration
          10. Sort by Type
          11. Encode/Extract Progress Bar
          12. Check All
          13. Uncheck All
          14. Encode: Extract the song files from discs

            14-1 Select the target folder into which the encoded files will be stored 14-2 Name the target folder with Date 14-3 Name the target folder with Artist 14-4 Name the target folder with Album 14-5 Name the encoded file with Album 14-6 Name the encoded file with Artist 14-7 Name the encoded file with Track 14-8 Name the encoded file with Title 14-9 Name the encoded file with auto increment 14-10 MP3 Compression Rate 14-11 Disc Drive Speed 14-12 Encode CDG Lyrics 14-13 Cancel encoding 14-14 OK to encode
          1. Load to Playlist: Load the song list in the File Browser to the Playlist above
          2. Input Search Field: Input a string for search
          3. Search: Search for a song with matching input

            17-1 Input Search Field 17-2 Search under Title and Artist 17-3 Search under Title 17-4 Search under Artist 17-5 Search under Filename 17-6 Search under Album 17-7 Begin Search 17-8 Cancel Search
          1. Search Menu: Select the category (Title/Artist/Filename/Album) to search under

            18-1 Search under Title and Artist 18-2 Search under Title 18-3 Search under Artist 18-4 Search under Filename 18-5 Search under Album 18-6 View total Playlist 18-7 File Search

              18-7-1 Check to search all subfolders 18-7-2 Input Search Field 18-7-3 Add folder to search in 18-7-4 Input File Extension Field 18-7-5 Delete Folder 18-7-6 Begin Search 18-7-7 Clear Folders 18-7-8 Select the category (File name/Title/Artist) to search under
          1. Filenaming: Load the song title and artist information from song file names

            19-1 Input Album information from Filename 19-2 Input Artist information from Filename 19-3 Input Track information from Filename 19-4 Input Title information from Filename 19-5 Skip a field 19-6 Clear 19-7 Begin loading 19-8 Cancel loading
          1. Load Text: Load the song title and artist information from a list file.

            20-1 Select Song List 20-2 Press Open to load Song List
          1. Load ID Tags: Load the song title and artist information from the embedded ID tags
          2. Save Playlist: Save the song list
          3. Save as Playlist: Save as the song list
          4. Append Playlist: Append the song list to another Playlist

      In the File Browser, you can also right click on any folder or file for the following popup menu.

          R-1 Cut R-2 Copy R-3 Paste R-4 Load a song file to Playlist R-5 Load a song file to Queue R-6 Load a song file to Write R-7 Select all files R-8 Filenaming: Load Title and Artist information from File names R-9 Load Text: Load Title and Artist information from a list file R-10 LoadTag: Load Title and Artist information from embedded ID tags R-11 SubFolder: Search for song files from all folders of the same or sub levels  R-12 FileFilter: Select only matching files R-13 Convert to AVI (Disabled) R-14 Create R-15 Rename R-16 Delete

      3.16.2 My Playlist

      When My Playlist is highlighted in the Folder Menu, the File Browser will show the following popup window. This popup window is same as the Playlist shown in Section 3.7 Playlist above.

          1. Sort by Index number (hi)
          2. Sort by Song Title (hi)
          3. Sort by Song Artist (hi)
          4. Album
          5. Track
          6. Genre
          7. Year
          8. Memo
          9. Volume level - Preset (0,100)
          10. Pitch control - Preset (-11,+11)
          11. Tempo control - Preset (-10,+10)
          12. Voice cancel - Preset Stereo(0)/Left (1)/Right (2)
          13. Synchronization with Lyrics - Preset (-75, +75)
          14. Silence Gap Remover - Preset (-5, +5)
          15. On Time - Preset Starting Time
          16. Off Time - Preset Ending Time
          17. Duration
          18. Filename
          19. Customer
          20. Input Search Field
          21. Begin Search
          22. Select Search Field - Title/Artist/Index/Filename/View All
          23. New Playlist
          24. Load Playlist
          25. Save Playlist
          26. Save as Playlist

      3.16.3 My Record

      When My Record is highlighted in the Folder Menu, the File Browser will show the following popup window.

          1. Sort by Index number (hi)
          2. Sort by Song Title (hi)
          3. Sort by Song Artist (hi)
          4. Memo
          5. Record / Stop Record
          6. MIC Input + Music
          7. MIC Input only
          8. Delete
          9. Clear

      3.16.4 My Server

      When My Server is highlighted in the Folder Menu, the File Browser will show the following popup window. This popup window is same as the Playlist shown in Section 3.7 Playlist above. The Playlist that is loaded into My Server is shared with 3D Customer Interface and the wireless devices such as E-Songbooks, iPhones, iPads, and Androids. When My Server is empty, the 3D Customer Interface and the wireless devices will also show empty song list.

          1. Sort by Index
          2. Sort by Title
          3. Sort by Artist
          4. Sort by Album
          5. Sort by Track
          6. Sort by Genre
          7. Sort by Year
          8. Sort by Memo
          9. Volume Preset: (0,100)
          10. Pitch control Preset (-11,+11)
          11. Tempo control Preset (-10,+10)
          12. Voice cancel Preset: Stereo(0)/Left (1)/Right (2)
          13. Synchronization Preset (-75, +75): Lyric coloring relative to music
          14. Silence Gap Remover Preset (-5, +5): Silence gap relative to the start of the music
          15. On Time Preset: Starting Time
          16. Off Time Preset: Ending Time
          17. Duration
          18. Filename
          19. Customer
          20. Input Search Field
          21. Begin Search
          22. Select Search Field (Title/Artist/Index)
          23. New: Clear
          24. Load Playlist
          25. Save Playlist
          26. Save as Playlist

    3.17 E-Songbook

      3.17.1 Setting

      Go to Section 2.2.2.1 above for the instruction on how to start the CAVS Reservation System (RS) II Server in the program.

      3.17.2 CAVS RS II Server

      When the server program starts running, you can find a new icon with a green circle  in the program taskbar. Click on the icon to open the server program as shown below. Please note the IP address 192.168.xxx.xxx given at the top of the window, next to the name CAVS RS II Server. The last two sets of numbers xxx.xxx are likely to change for any particular case. This is the IP address required by the CAVS RS II App installed in any connecting device, such as E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad or Androids.

        1. File: Exit
        2. View: Status Bar
        3. Tools
          3-1 Send Message

          CAVS RS II Server program let you send messages to each wirelessly connected customers. Click on the Tools and select Send Message. You can send a message to one particular customer, to all, or to a group.

            3-1-1 Message Input Field 3-1-2 Check to send to all 3-1-3 Check to send to any one particular device 3-1-4 Display all connected devices 3-1-5 Send message 3-1-6 Clear the Message Input Field 3-1-7 Cancel
          3-2 Queue Settings

          You can control the CAVS RS II Server program to permit or deny the access privileges of the customers who are connected wirelessly. For example, it can permit or deny the customers to reserve the songs wirelessly, or view the queue of the reserved songs on their devices. Also when reserving, it can control the details of the request including the customer name, key level, and tempo level.

            3-2-1 Enable presetting of key (pitch) level when reserving 3-2-2 Enable presetting of tempo level when reserving 3-2-3 Not Available (Enable presetting of synchronization when reserving) 3-2-4 Enable inputting customer name when reserving 3-2-5 Enable Queue display 3-2-6 Enable Reserve / Enable Remote Controller 3-2-7 Enable Reserve / Disable Remote Controller 3-2-8 Disable Reserve / Disable Remote Controller 3-2-9 Not Available (Maximum E-Songbooks 32) 3-2-10 Close and restart the CAVS RS II Server program after changes 3-2-11 Allow multiple customers (devices) using same IP address (but different ports) 3-2-12 OK: Make the changes and return to CAVS RS II Server program 3-2-13 Cancel: Return to CAVS RS II Server program without making changes
        1. Help: About CAVS RS II Server program
        2. Queue

          The Queue displays the list of reserved songs in the program. Right click on any song and select Delete to remove the song from the Queue.

          5-1 Index 5-2 Song Number 5-3 Song Title 5-4 Song Artist 5-5 Key (Pitch) Level 5-6 Tempo Level 5-7 Customer Name 5-8 Station Number 5-9 Time
        1. Songbook

          The Songbook display the Playlist loaded in the My Server of the program. This is the Playlist shared by 3D Customer Interface as well as all E-Songbooks, iPhones, iPads, and Androids.

          6-1 Index 6-2 Title  6-3 Artist 6-4 Country 6-5 Not active (Result)
        1. Favorite List

          The Favorite List displays all Favorite Lists created from the customers. The songs are saved sequentially in the PC and stored until deletion. To delete, right click on a Favorite List and select Delete. Please note that the Playlist in My Server of the program must stay the same for the Favorite Lists to show the same songs as saved.

          7-1 Favorite List name 7-2 Saved song numbers
        1. Log

          The Log shows all the activities of the CAVS RS II Server since the start. One particular activity of interest is the downloading of the Playlist into the each customer's wireless device. The longer the Playlist, the longer it will take and you can keep track of the progress through this tab.

          8-1 Time of the activity 8-2 Activity description
        1. Station

          Here you can see the list of customers that are connected wireless to the CAVS RS II Server and their respective IP addresses. The Station 0 is the CAVS RS II Server itself and it will always be displayed on top. To disconnect any station, right click on the station and select Off.

          9-1 Station number 9-2 IP address 9-2 Status of connection

      3.17.3 CAVS RS II Apps

      Opposite to the CAVS RS II Server that runs in the PC, there are the CAVS RS II Apps that run in the wireless devices such as E-Songbook, iphone, iPad, and Androids. The Apps work in conjunction with the CAVS RS II Server to establish the communication between the PC and the wireless devices thus receiving the Playlist from the PC, reserving the songs, making Favorite Lists, and sending the scores. The Apps are free to download from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Be sure to turn on the PC, PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, and CAVS RS II Server program first. Also if you make any changes in the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, such as changing the Playlist in My Server, close and restart the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

    3.18 3D Customer Interface

      3.18.1 Setting

      Go to Section 2.2.2.2 above for the instruction on how to start the 3D Customer Interface in the program. The following popup window will appear.

          1. Home
          2. Title
          3. Artist
          4. Index
          5. Queue
          6. Control

      3.18.2 Home

      There are two main functions at the Home. The first is when the Enable Display Lyrics is checked in the Setting, the karaoke lyrics will be displayed under the Home. You can click on any other button, such as Title, Artist, Index, to continue your search for a song and then click on Home to return for the lyrics.

      The second function is to lock/unlock the 3D Customer Interface. Right click on the Home and you will see the following popup.

          1. Press to lock 3D Customer Interface onto the monitor
          2. Input Password: Password is required to lock or unlock when the Lock Password is checked in the Setting
          3. Press to unlock 3D Customer Interface
          4. Cancel

      3.18.3 Title

          1. Clear the input field for search by title
          2. Reserve song: The following window will pop up to reserve the song

              2-1 Title of the song to reserve 2-2 Customer name input field: Tab on the input field for the on-screen keyboard 2-3 Pitch control 2-4 Tempo control 2-5 Reserve 2-6 Cancel
          1. Search Input Field: Tab on the input field for the on-screen keyboard
          2. Previous alphanumeric category
          3. Current alphanumeric category
          4. Next alphanumeric category
          5. Page Up
          6. Line Up
          7. Scroll Bar
          8. Line Down
          9. Page Down

      3.18.4 Artist

      The numbers (in parenthesis) on the left column indicate the available number of songs by the artist

            1. Clear the input field for search by artist
            2. Select artist: The following window will pop up to show the available songs by the artist. This is the same window as in Section 3.18.3, except for the BACK button to return to the list of artists.
          .

              2-1 Back to the List of Artists
          1. Search Input Field: Tab on the input field for the on-screen keyboard
          2. Previous alphanumeric category
          3. Current alphanumeric category
          4. Next alphanumeric category
          5. Page Up
          6. Line Up
          7. Scroll Bar
          8. Line Down
          9. Page Down

      3.18.5 Index

      The Index shows the song list sorted by the Index and searchable by the Index. *Note that the Index can be exchanged with other variable such as Filename, Genre, Year, or Memo of the songs. The exchange of the Index to another variable can set in the Tools, as shown in Section 2.2.2.2 above.

          1. Clear the input field for search by Index
          2. Reserve song
          3. Search input field: Tab on the input field for the on-screen keyboard
          4. Previous numeric category: The total number of songs are divided into 15 steps
          5. Current numeric category
          6. Next numeric category
          7. Page Up
          8. Line Up
          9. Scroll bar
          10. Line Down
          11. Page Down

      3.18.6 Queue

      The Queue displays the reserved songs with controls to play, stop, pause and next. The Queue can also reshuffled the songs changing the order of the songs.

          1. Press to Delete, Move to Top, or Move to Bottom. The following window will pop up.

              1-1 Delete 1-2 Move to top 1-3 Cancel 1-4 Move to bottom
          1. Reserved song
          2. Play
          3. Pause
          4. Stop
          5. Next

      3.18.7 Control

      The Control displays the 3 functions, Key (Pitch) Control, Tempo Control, and Voice Cancel, which will apply to the song in play.

    3.19 Hot Keys

    The following hot keys on a keyboard are available for your convenience.
      • F4 : Previous
      • F5 : Play
      • F6 : Pause
      • F7 : Stop
      • F8 : Next
      • F9 : Playlist
      • F10 : Picture
      • F11 :Message
      • Ctrl+1 : Playlist 1
      • Ctrl+2 : Playlist 2
      • Ctrl+3 : Playlist 3
      • Ctrl+4 : Playlist 4
      • Ctrl+5 : Playlist 5
      • Ctrl+6 : Playlist 6
      • Ctrl+7 : Playlist 7
      • Ctrl+8 : Playlist 8
      • Ctrl+9 : Playlist 9
      • Ctrl+0 : Playlist 10
      • Ctrl+ - : Queue
      • Shift+F4 : Screen on/off
      • Shift+F5 : Background video on/off
      • Shift+F6 : Foreground on/off
      • Shift+F7 : Vocal
      • Shift+F8 : Repeat
      • Shift+F9 : Random
      • Ctrl+F4 : Pitch down
      • Ctrl+F5 : Pitch up
      • Ctrl+F6 : Tempo down
      • Ctrl+F7 : Tempo up
      • Ctrl+F8 : Volume down
      • Ctrl+F9 : Volume up
      • Ctrl+M : Dual Monitor default

4. Loading contents into a hard drive

    4.1 Songs

    Discs and files that can be loaded and played in the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program are

    • CD+G discs
    • Super CD+G discs
    • MP3 + CDG files
    • MP3 + MCG files
    • MP3 + NCG files (from JB-199 players)
    • ZIP files (compressed MP3 + CDG files)
    • ZIP files (compressed MP3 + MCG files)
    • DAT files (from Super CD+G discs)
    • AVI files
    • WMV files

    *For other file types, please inquire to techsupport@cavsusa.com.

      4.1.1 Playing from a CD+G disc

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      How to play CD+G disc in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT

      4.1.2 Playing from a Super CD+G disc

      Please go to the following graphic instruction.

      How to play Super CD+G disc in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT

      4.1.3 Extracting a CD+G disc into a hard drive

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      How to extract a CD+G disc in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT

      4.1.4 Extracting a Super CD+G disc into a hard drive

      Please go to the following graphic instruction.

      How to extract a Super CD+G disc into a hard drive

      4.1.5 Transferring song files into a hard drive

        4.1.5.1. MP3 + CDG or MP3 + MCG files

        Loading songs that consist of MP3 + CDG files or MP3 + MCG files into your laptop or PC is easy and can be done using the Copy/Paste commands of Windows. It does not require any conversion, and needs only a good design of the folders for easy access. One step in the transfer we should think about is how to load the title and artist information for each song. We consider 4 different cases in the following.

        1. Title and artist information is stored in a text file (for example, list.txt or juke.txt)
        2. Title and artist information is stored in the song filenames (for example, PWH2012-01-I Love This Bar-Toby Keith.mp3 and PWH2012-01-I Love This Bar-Toby Keith.cdg)
        3. Title and artist information is stored in the ID tags of the MP3 files
        4. Title and artist information is not available

        Note that song files are different from the tracks of CD+G discs which can be searched online in the Internet for the title and artist information under the name of the CDG discs.

        1. Title and artist information is stored in a text file (such as list.txt or juke.txt)

        Open the folder in which the song files are stored. The folder can be in an internal hard drive or an external memory storage device (such as an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive). Here in the example, it is G:\Karaoke. Inside the folder, there are MP3 + MCG song files and the Juke.txt song list file. Note that the MP3 + CDG files will work in the exact same way.

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        Double click on the Juke.txt to open the song list in the Notepad program. We can see the format of the file which is to divide the filename, title, and artist by “|” signs. “|” is called Pipe sign which is typed by Shift-\.

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        Next, copy the folder G:\Karaoke (which contains the MP3 + MCG files and Juke.txt file) into a folder of your choice in the laptop or PC. You can do this by right click on the G:\Karaoke folder and select Copy.

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        Then go to the folder (for example, D:\Karaoke) in your laptop or PC and right click. Select Paste and the copying process will begin.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder according to your folder design. For example, we rename it from Karaoke to MCG01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Open the folder D:\Karaoke\MCG01 in the Folder Menu window.

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        The song files (MP3 + MCG) will load into the File Browser window. The title and artist information in the Juke.txt list will also load automatically into the File Browser window. If the title and artist information are not loaded automatically, press Load Text button at the bottom and a pop-up window will appear.

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        Select the list Juke.txt and press Open. Another pop-up window will appear confirming that how many songs are to be updated with title and artist information. Confirm the number of the songs to be updated and press Yes.

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        The title and artist information in the Juke.txt list will load into the File Browser window.

        2. Title and artist information is stored in the song file names (for example, PWH2012-01-I Love This Bar-Toby Keith.mp3 and PWH2012-01-I Love This Bar-Toby Keith.cdg)

        Open the folder in which the files are stored.  The folder can be from an internal hard drive or an external memory storage device (such as an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive).  Here in the example, it is G:\Karaoke.  Inside this folder, there are MP3 + CDG song files with names according to the album, track, title, and artist. These files are most commonly found when downloaded from websites. Note that MP3 + MCG files will work in the exact same way.

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        Copy the folder G:\Karaoke into a folder of your choice in the laptop or PC. You can do this by right click on the G:\Karaoke folder and select Copy.

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        Next go to the folder (for example, D:\Karaoke) in your laptop or PC and right click. Select Paste and the copying process will begin.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder according to your folder design. For example, we rename it from Karaoke to MP3+CDG01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Open the folder D:\Karaoke\MP3+CDG01 in the Folder Menu window. The song files (MP3 + CDG) will be loaded into the File Browser window.

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        Select the songs for which the Filenaming will be used to obtain the title and artist information. Note that the songs should not be selected together when the filenames are made with different order of album, track, title, and artist information. For example, a song with a filename in the order of album-track-title-artist should be separated from a song with a filename in the order of artist-album-track-title. In our example below, all songs have the filenames with same order of album-track-title-artist. Therefore we select all the songs by clicking on the check mark at the bottom. Press the Filenaming button at the bottom, and a pop-up window will appear.

        In the pop-up window of File Naming, select the order of album, track, title, and artist. Press OK.

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        The title and artist information (along with album and track) in the filenames will load into the File Browser window.

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        3. Title and artist information is stored in the ID Tags of the song files (for example ID3 Tags of MP3 files)

        Open the folder in which the files are stored.  The folder can be from an internal hard drive or an external memory storage device (such as an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive).  Here in the example, it is G:\Karaoke. Inside this folder, there are MP3 + CDG song files with ID Tags that contains title and artist information. Note that MP3 + MCG files will work in the exact same way.

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        Copy the folder G:\Karaoke into a folder of your design in the laptop or PC. You can do this by right click on the G:\Karaoke folder and select Copy.

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        Next go to the folder (for example, D:\Karaoke) in your laptop or PC and right click. Select Paste and the copying process will begin.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder according to your folder design. For example, we rename it from Karaoke to MP3+CDG Tag01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Open the folder D:\Karaoke\MP3+CDG Tag01 in the Folder Menu window. The song files (MP3 + CDG) will load into the File Browser window. Also the title and artist information will load in automatically from the ID tags. If the title and artist information does not load in, press the Load Tag button at the bottom.

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        4. Title and artist information is not available with the song files

        Open the folder in which the files are stored.  The folder can be from an internal hard drive or an external memory storage device (such as an external USB hard drive or USB flash drive).  Here in the example, it is G:\Karaoke. Inside this folder, there are MP3 + CDG song files without the title and artist information. Note that MP3 + MCG files will work in the exact same way.

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        Copy the folder G:\Karaoke into a folder of your design in the laptop or PC. You can do this by right click on the G:\Karaoke folder and select Copy.

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        Then go to the folder (for example, D:\Karaoke) in your laptop or PC and right click. Select Paste and the copying process will begin.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder according to your folder design. For example, we rename it from Karaoke to MP3+CDG Non01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Open the folder D:\Karaoke\MP3+CDG Non01 in the Folder Menu window. The song files (MP3 + CDG) will load into the File Browser window. We must now type in the title and artist information for each song. Double click on the title or artist fields of each song and using keyboard, input the information followed by Enter.

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      4.1.5.2. MP3 + MCG files in a DVD-105G USB/203G USB/305G USB external hard drive

        Song files inside the external hard drive of CAVD DVD Karaoke Players (105G USB/203G USB/305G USB) can be loaded into your laptop or PC. Connect the external hard drive via USB connector to your laptop or PC. Open the hard drive in Windows Explorer and double click on the folder containing the song files (for example, G:\Karaoke). You will see the following typical structure inside.

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        Right click on the Juke.txt file and select Copy.

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        Go into the _songs folder. Right click on an empty spot and select Paste. The Juke.txt file will begin copying into the _songs folder.

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        Next, come out of the _songs folder (onto G:\Karaoke), and right click on the _songs folder and select Copy.

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        Go to the folder of your choice in your laptop or PC (in this example, we select D:\Karaoke) and right click inside the folder and select Paste.

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        The copying process will begin.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the _songs folder. In this example, we rename it as DVD USB 01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, and select the DVD USB 01 folder in the Folder Menu window. The songs will appear on the File Browser window with title and artist information automatically loaded from the Juke.txt file.

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        Alternatively, when opening the external hard drive for CAVS DVD Karaoke players, you may see inside G:\Karaoke folder the following file structure without the _songs subfolder.

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        Note that in this case, _songs folder containing the MP3 + MCG files does not exist. If so, copy the whole G:\Karaoke folder into the D:\Karaoke. After the copying is complete, rename the copied folder to DVD USB 01. Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, and select D:\Karaoke\DVD USB 01 in the Folder Menu window. The songs will appear on the File Browser window with the title and artist information automatically loaded from the Juke.txt.

      4.1.5.3. ZIP (MP3+G) files

        Zip files of MP3+ CDG (or MP3+MCG files) are often found when the song files are downloaded from online websites. After downloading the files, without having to unzip each song, the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program can store and play the song files. The program will also display the title and artist information that may be contained in the ID3 Tags of the MP3 files.

        Here are some zip files that contain MP3 + CDG files and some that contains MP3 + MCG files.

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        Right click on the folder G:\Karaoke and select Copy.

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        Go to the folder of your choice in your laptop or PC. In this example, we select D:\Karaoke. Right click inside the folder and select Paste.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder. In this example, we rename it as ZIP 01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, and select the ZIP 01 folder in the Folder Menu window. The songs will appear on the File Browser window with title and artist information automatically loaded from ID Tags.

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      4.1.5.4. MP3 + NCG files from JB-199

        The songs of CAVS JB-199 players can easily be transferred to the laptop or PC for playing in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. First to transfer the songs from the JB-199, connect an external hard drive (in an external USB case) to the JB-199 player via USB port located on the back panel. Copy the entire folder Songs from the JB-199 player.  This folder Songs is located in the root directory of the D:\ drive (If your JB-199 player does not have a D:\ drive, the folder Songs will be located inside C:\NJB99\). Next disconnect the external hard drive from the JB-199 and connect it to the laptop or PC.

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        Here in the example, the external drive F:\ has the folder Songs copied from the JB-199 player and the Songs folder contains multiple JBXXXXXX subfolders. The number of subfolders JBXXXXXX depends on how many songs there are inside the JB-199 player. Right click on Songs folder and select Copy.

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        Go to your laptop or PC and select a folder of your choice, for example D:\Karaoke. Right click inside the folder and select Paste.

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        The copying of the Songs folder to your laptop or PC will begin. When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder Songs. In this example, we rename the folder Songs to JB-199.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and select the folder JB-199 in the Folder Menu window. You will see all the songs of JB-199 automatically appear on the File Browser. Note that without going inside the folder JB-199, the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program will automatically pull up the list of all the songs within including the title and artist information.

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      4.1.5.5. AVI or WMV files

        AVI and WMV are motion picture files containing both the audio and video contents. They are popular around the world as they can contain the karaoke songs of MTV, Video CD (VCD), DVD, and even the old Laser discs. Converting the VCD, DVD, or Laser discs to AVI or WMV files is also easy. The instructions and free shareware for the converting can be found in many websites under a search of “VCD to AVI”, “DVD to AVI” of “Laser disc to AVI”.

        We start with an external hard drive containing AVI and WMV files.

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        Again we copy the G:\Karaoke folder into the laptop or PC. In this example, we copy the folder into D:\Karaoke. Right click on G:\Karaoke and select Copy.

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        Go to D:\Karaoke. Right click inside the folder and select Paste.

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        When the copying is complete, rename the copied folder. In this example, we rename the Karaoke folder to AVI WMV 01.

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        Next, start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and select the folder D:\Karaoke\AVI WMV 01 in the Folder Menu window. The AVI and WMV files inside the folder will appear in the File Browser window. However, if the songs appear without the title and artist information, press Load Tag button. The title and artist information will load in from the ID Tags.

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    4.2 Picture

    The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program can display different backgrounds to the lyrics, such as still pictures, motion videos, or live webcams. Click on Picture in the List Menu window under CAVS Laptop Karaoke.

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    In the Folder Menu, go to a folder in which there are pictures of JPEG, TIF, or BMP format. In this example, we go to C:\PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT\Sample.

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    Select all picture files by clicking on the check mark at the bottom. Drag &drop the files into the Picture window above. Be sure to have selected the Picture in the List Menu for the window above and do not use the Playlist button at the bottom.

    The picture files will appear on the Playlist window above with preview icons. You can control the slide show by placing check marks to select/unselect the pictures and by specifying the display interval. Press the Back G button in the Player window to PIC to begin the slide show.

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    The motion videos can also be added in a similar way. In the Folder Menu window, go to the folder with motion videos in AVI or WMV format. The motion videos will appear in the File Browser window. Select and drag the video files up to the Picture window. Place the check mark to select the videos. Press Back G button in the Player window to VID to begin the video play.

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    Next we add a live webcam to the background video. In the Picture window, right click and select the webcam that is enabled in your laptop or PC. All webcams that are enabled in your laptop or PC will appear on the menu.

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    Place the check mark to enable the webcam. Press Back G button in the Player window to WEC to begin the live webcam as the background.

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    When the pictures, videos, and webcams are loaded in the Playlist, press the Save button to save the list. At any time, you can reload the saved list by pressing Load button and selecting the list.

    4.3 Message

    The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program can display Call Messages on the TV screen, such as to notify patrons of the next singer, last call for drinks, climate condition outside, etc.

    Click on Message in the List Menu window.

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    You will see preloaded Message 001 that displays “Next Song – Customer – Title – Time Left”. If the option Auto display Message 001 is checked, the message will automatically display calling for the next customer when the current song in play has one minute left. You can uncheck the option to disable the Auto display. You can also press the Call button anytime to display the message, and press Call Off button to cancel. Note that the interval, font, size, color, and context of the message can be changed according to your preference. Some useful examples are:

      Next Song {Customer}-{Title}-{Artist}-{Time} 3 :

      Next {Customer}-{Time} 2 :

      Next {Customer}-{Time} 2 :

      “Next Song – Customer – Title – Artist – Time Left” for the next 3 songs

      “Next – Customer – Time Left” for the next 2 songs

      Get Ready {Customer} : “Get Ready – Customer” for the next 1 song

    The created messages can be saved into a text file by pressing the SAVE button. The newly created messages can also be saved into an existing file by pressing the Append button. Press the Load button and select Samplemsg.txt file to see various message templates. You can start from any of the templates to create your own message.

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    4.4 History

    Songs that played for more than 10 seconds are listed into the History. In the List Menu, select the History to view the past songs. You can sort this list by Index, Date, Customer, Title, Artist, Album, Track, Genre, or Year. The History also retains the Preset values of the songs when played.

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    You can send a song in the History to the Queue by right click on the song and selecting Queue. You can also copy a song in the History to a Playlist by Copy / Paste (Control-C / Control-V) commands. Note that you must left click on a slot inside the target Playlist before pasting.

    After starting the program, selecting the History in the List Menu window will display an existing History file from the previous session. By pressing the New button, you can start a new History file. The new History file can then be saved as a separate file or append to an existing History file.

    4.5 Homepage

    Select the Homepage in the List Menu window to surf the Internet. You can visit websites and download songs while running a karaoke show. Input the web address into the URL address field and press the Go button to open. To use this feature, be sure that your laptop or PC has an Internet connection.

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    4.6 Interlude

    In Interlude, the background music can be inserted in between the karaoke songs, automatically fading in and out to fill in the gap. Highlight the Interlude in the List Menu and load your favorite MP3 music files into the Playlist window. You can load the MP3 files individually or from a saved list. Tune on the Interlude and check the Mp3 files to be used.  The files will play in circle throughout the night. Note that the Interlude will only function when the Single play mode is selected and not when Continuous play mode is selected.

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    4.7 Contest

    To start a singing contest, highlight the Contest in the List Menu and place a check mark on the Enable Contest. Also be sure that the E-Songbook server is enabled in the Setting under Tools, as shown in Section 2.2.2.1. Select the options in the Score Setup and Score Message. You are now ready to conduct the singing contest and let them sing!.

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    4.8 Rotation

    To activate, place a check mark on the Rotation, located below the List Menu. The Queue will now be divided into the customers/groups rotating the turns of singing. Any customer/group will stay on the rotation as long as its own list of reserved songs is not empty.

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    With the Rotation on, each song when being reserved will be asked to identify the customer/group that it belongs to. A popup windows will appear as follows. Input the customer/group by selecting from the list or type in a new one, followed by pressing OK.

 

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5. How to operate

    A major advantage of the PlayCDG KJ luxe 64 LT is in utilizing the Playlists to control the songs. For example, in the Playlists, songs can be combined, edited, deleted, searched, preset, etc. These changes in the Playlists can be done quickly and easily, all without affecting the actual song files stored in the hard drives of your laptop or PC.

    5.1. Making Playlist

    The previous chapter shows how to load songs of various formats and origins into the hard drive of a laptop or PC. The song files were store into folders that were named for easy identification. The generous use of folders is in fact highly recommended under PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The program is capable of handling thousands of folders tracking many song files automatically. One folder per disc is a good guideline as all songs from all folders can be put together into a single Playlist no matter how many different folders the song files are stored in.

    This section describes how to make the Playlists. In the example below, we begin from the folders with song files, just like the ones made in the previous chapters, only simplified in their variety.

      01 CDG : MP3 + CDG files extracted from a CD+G disc 02 MCG : MP3 + MCG files extracted from a CD+G disc 03 SCDG : CAVS_MCG folder extracted from a Super CD+G disc 04 ZIP MP3+G : ZIP files of MP3 + CDG downloaded from online websites 05 DVD-USB : Song folder extracted from an external hard drive for CAVS DVD-105G/203G USB players 06 JB-199 : Song folder extracted from a CAVS JB-199 player 07 AVI : AVI files converted from VCD or DVD discs 08 WMV : WMV files converted from VCD or DVD discs 09 IPS-11G : XXXX-MCG.MP3 files extracted from an external hard drive for CAVS IPS-11G players

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    Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. In the Folder Menu window, select the folder 01 CDG. The songs will appear on the File Browser window. Note that the title and artist information is automatically loaded from the ID tags.

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    Select a Playlist (1 - 10) into which we will store the song list of 01 CDG. In this example, we select the Playlist 1. Next, click on the check mark at the bottom of the File Browser to select all songs in 01 CDG. Press the Playlist button at the bottom to send the song list of 01 CDG to the Playlist 1. Instead of pressing the Playlist button, you can also drag & drop or right click on the songs followed by selecting Playlist in the menu to send the song list of 01 CDG to the Playlist 1.

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    Next select the folder 02 MCG in the Folder Menu window and the songs in 02 MCG will appear in the File Browser window. Click on the check mark at the bottom to select all songs. Press the Playlist button to send the song list of 02 MCG to the Playlist 1. Note that the song list of 02 MCG is now added to the existing song list of 01 CDG in the Playlist 1.

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    Going through each of the folders, a master Playlist can be made adding the song lists. This master Playlist can then be saved by pressing the Save as button on the top of the Playlist window.

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    Input a name for the Playlist and press Save. In this example, we call the file Master Playlist.

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    Note that the Playlist thus created is a text file. It can be loaded whenever the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT is running. It can also be loaded into any of the Playlists (1 – 10), or even in the File Browser by selecting the Playlist in the Folder Menu window as shown below.

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    5.2. Editing Playlist

    Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and load the Master Playlist in any one of the Playlists. In this example, we loaded the Master Playlist in the Playlist 1. Note that after loading the name of the Playlist 1 changed to Master Playlist.

    Songs in the Playlist 1 can be sent to Queue by the right click on the song followed by selecting Queue. They can also be played directly by marking the song and pressing the Play button, or double clicking on the Index. Note that operating with a Playlist, we no longer need to search out the song files or folders in which they are stored.

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    In the Playlist, press the Index, Title, Artist, or Filename button to sort the songs accordingly. Press again to reverse the order.

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    In the Playlist, right click on a song and select Delete to remove the song from the Playlist. One song or a group of songs can be removed using the same command.

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    After deleting or re-sorting, you can re-index the songs by right click on any song followed by selecting Index. The songs in the Playlist will be re-indexed in a sequential order.

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    Title and Artist information of a song can be edited by double clicking on the field and inputting a new value. Press Enter to finish editing.

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    After editing, to save the changes made, press the Save button. You can also save it under a different name by pressing the Save as button. Using edit, you can make a new Playlist comprising only of a part of the Master Playlist under Wedding, Birthday, Anniversary, 70’s, 80’s, etc. A Playlist can also be made for customers such as H Clinton, G Bush, etc.

    5.3. Using Multiple Playlists

    Making a single complete Master Playlist is one way to run a karaoke show. Another is to make multiple specialized Playlists, such as Weddings, Birthday, Anniversary, Beatles, 70’s, 80’s, etc. One can also consider using both the Master Playlist and multiple specialized Playlists.

      5.3.1 Using Playlist 1 - 10

      The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program has 10 + 1 Playlists that can be opened simultaneously. That is, 10 Playlists in the Playlist window and 1 Playlist in the File Browser window. They all have the Search and Sort functions to find a song quickly and easily.

      In this example, we first load the multiple specialized Playlists in the top Playlist window among the 10 possible choices. They are 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, Birthdays, Holidays, and Foreign. Note that the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program is a 64bit system with support for Unicode that enables it to display all international fonts such as Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Egyptian, etc. It means the song titles and artists will also be displayed in their own languages along with the lyrics of the songs.

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      From each of the Playlists above, you can send a song to the Queue by right clicking on the song and selecting Queue. You can also copy a song from one Playlist to another Playlist by Copy / Paste commands (Control-C / Control-V). Note that when pasting a song, you must indicate the position with a left click in the destination Playlist before pasting.

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      After sending a song to the Queue, you are automatically taken to the Queue window. There you can play a song by pressing the Play button. You can control to play all songs in the Queue continuously or one by one by pressing the Continuous / Single button in the Control panel.

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      To find a song in a Playlist, one can use the Sort or Search function. The Sort function has been described above in 5.2. To search for a song, click on the Pull-down menu of the Search button and select a field in which you wish to conduct the search. In this example, we select Artist.

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      Input the value in the box and press the Search button. In this example, we input “Keith” and press the Search button. Only the songs with artist name that matches “Keith” are shown in the window.

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      Select a song from the matched list, right click, and select Queue to send the song to the Queue. To go back to view all songs, rather than viewing only the matched, click on the pull-down menu of the Search button and select View All.

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      5.3.2 Using Playlist in File Browser

      In addition to the Playlist 1-10, the File Browser window below can also be used for a Playlist (hereafter referred to as Playlist 11). This Playlist window has an advantage that it can be viewed together with the Queue without switching the screen. First select My Playlist in the Folder Menu window and load a Playlist as before using the Load button. In this example, we load the Master Playlist.

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      From the Master Playlist below, song(s) can be added to the Queue using the right click followed by selecting Queue or drag & drop. In the Queue, press the Play button to begin playing.

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    5.4 Using History

    History can be used also as a list to find a song and send to the Queue. It is particularly useful when you are searching for a song that a same customer has sung before. You can go to the History, sort by Customer, and select the song. Note that the Customer name and all Preset values are saved when the song is sent to the Queue.

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    5.5 Presetting Songs

    Songs in the Queue can be preset for Volume, Pitch, Tempo, Vocal, Sync, Silence Gap, On-Time, Off-time, Memo, and Customer. Double click on any field and input the possible values shown below.

      Volume

      Volume control (0 : 100)

      Pitch Pitch control (-11 : +11, half tone steps)
      Tempo Tempo control (-10 : +10)
      Vocal Voice cancel (Stere(0)/Left(1)/Right(2))
      Sync Synchronization of lyric coloring to music (-75 : +75)
      Silence Silence gap remover (-5 : +5) seconds before/behind music
      On-time Starting time (0 - )
      Off-time Ending time (0 - ) *The values of On-time / Off-time of a song can be used to restrict the play into a single verse, rather than all verses of the song.
      Memo Comments (for example, Concert version, Bad music, Easy to sing, etc.)

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    You can also input the customer name in the Customer field for each song. This can be done in the Queue where you will need to type in the customer name, or from the Playlists where the customer name can be added automatically.

    To add automatically, place a check mark on the Add Customer as shown below and select a customer name from the pull-down menu.

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    If your customer name is not in the selection, you can type in a new name and press the Add button to add. To delete, select the name and press the Del button.

    Next, send a song from any Playlist to the Queue. In this example, we send a song from the Master Playlist in the File Browser window to the Queue. You will see that the new song in the Queue will have the customer name already inputted.

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    5.6 Writing Song Files To Discs

    Song files can be written onto blank discs. This is useful when you wish to transfer or listen to the songs using discs. Find the song files you wish to write from the Playlists, right click and select Write as shown below.

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    Next, select the disc drive and the disc type to be used as shown below.

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    Click on the Setting button to select the options in disc writing and filenaming of the song files.

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    Insert a blank disc into the disc drive and click on the Write button to start writing. The process of writing will be shown on the progress bar above the window. Note that the recorded song files in Section 5.7 can also be treated as the song files and be written to a blank disc using the Write window.

    5.7 Recording Customers

    Customer singings can be recorded using the Record feature. Select My Record in the Folder Menu as below. The File Browser will show the following options

    Audio :

    Audio Input is recorded. To record the music and singing, the mixed audio must be looped back into the Audio Input.

    Audio + TV : Audio Input and the TV (lyrics screen) output are recorded in MP4 video file format.
    Audio + Camera : Audio Input and any USB camera output are recorded in MP4 video file format. When multiple cameras are connected, you can choose the camera for recording at Tools > Setting in the Control Panel.

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    In our example, the option Audio + Camera is selected. For the audio, the output of a mixer which includes the music and microphone outputs can be looped back as shown in Section 2. For the video, an external USB camera connected as shown in Section 2 can be used for an optimum angle. The audio and video recordings will then be combined in a MP4 video file format.

    When multiple cameras are connected to the laptop or PC installed with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, go to the Control Panel > Tools > Setting > Camera to make your selection.

    Press the Record button at the bottom (The button will change to Stop Record). Once on Record, all songs played thereafter will be recorded and saved as an individual file for each song. That is, a separate recorded file is created each time a song is played.

    The recorded files can be played as any other song files by moving them to a Playlist. Simply drag & drop the recorded file to a Playlist.  Be sure to turn off the recording when done by pressing the Stop Record button, as many will mistakenly record the recorded files which can cause unexpected results in the program.

    To write the recorded files onto a blank disc, use the Write feature described above in Section 5.6.  You can choose the files you like from My Record or Playlist and send to the Write window for making discs.

    5.8 Using Interlude for Background music

    Between karaoke songs, a silence gap can be awkward for both KJs and Customers. To automatically start a background music, click on the Interlude in the List Menu.  Insert the MP3 files of the background music of your preference into the Playlist Menu. You can insert the MP3 files simply by copy & paste from any folder in the PC.  Since the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program only displays karaoke songs in its folders, use the File Explorer of Windows to locate the MP3 files outside the program to copy & paste.

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    As shown in the example above, check the songs that you wish to play as background music. Press On/Off button above the MP3 files to On to activate the background music.  The checked songs will automatically begin playing when a karaoke song stops, and will automatically stop when a karaoke song starts.  When all the checked songs are played, the background music will start over from the first MP3 song a repeated cycle.

    Having prepared a background music list as above, you can save the list under any name, such as BM1, Bm2, etc.  The list will be stored in the Playlist folder.  A care should be taken in naming the list  to distinguish it from the Playlist of karaoke songs.

    5.9 Using E-Songbooks

    This section explains how to connect a Laptop / PC running the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program to E-Songbooks or any wireless device such as

    • iPhone - Version 4 or higher

    • iPad - Version 2 or higher

    • Android phones - Version 2.2 or higher

    • Android tablets - Version 2.2 or higher

    The wireless device must first be installed with CAVS Reservation System (RS) II Apps. The Apps can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We will refer to the E-Songbook and any wireless device collectively as the E-Songbook.

    To establish communication, we use a Wi-Fi Router (802.11 b/g/n) between the Laptop / PC and the E-Songbook. The Laptop / PC will connect to the Router, usually by Wi-Fi but also by a LAN cable if the Laptop / PC does not have a built-in Wi-Fi adapter. The E-Songbook will connect to the same Router using its built-in Wi-Fi adapter inside the E-Songbook. Then using the CAVS RS II App running in the E-Songbook and CAVS RS II Server program running in the Laptop / PC, the two devices begin to communicate. Up to 256 E-Songbooks can be connected simultaneously to a single Laptop / PC.

    To start, in the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program, press Tools in the upper left corner of the program. Select Setting and place a check mark at Start E-Songbook Server.

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    Press OK and the CAVS RS II Server program will begin in the laptop / PC. The CAVS RS II Server program will open and close automatically with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program when the check mark is placed at Start E-Songbook Server.  If you do not find the Start E-Songbook Server option in Setting, please update your PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program to Version 1.0.0.240 or higher by going to www.cavsusa.com.

        5.9.1 Preparing PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT Program for E-Songbook

        There can be only one Playlist being used and shared once the E-Songbook is connected. This Playlist, usually the master playlist, must be opened in My Server located in the Folder Menu, as shown below.

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        Note that when E-Songbook is connected, only the songs from this loaded list in the My Server will be allowed to go into the Queue for playing.  No other Playlist which may be opened in the 1 - 10 Playlists or My Playlist in Folder Menu will be functional.  This restriction is to due to the coherence required between the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and the E-Songbook.

        5.9.2 Connecting Laptop / PC to Router

        Connect the Laptop / PC running the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program to a Wi-Fi Router (hereinafter called Router) using a built-in Wi-Fi adapter in the Laptop / PC or a LAN cable.

        • When using a LAN cable, be sure to connect the cable from the laptop / PC to the Router using a standard port, not an Internet cable port of the Router. Next go to Network and Sharing Center in Windows, select the Router, and press Connect.

        • When using a built-in Wi-Fi adapter, go to Network and Sharing Center in Windows.  Select the Router and press Connect.

        Having connected the Laptop / PC to the Router, click on the CAVS RS System II Server program icon in the taskbar of the Laptop / PC.  A popup window will open and show the the IP address assigned by the Router at the top of the program, next to the CAVS RS II Server name.  The IP address, if the Laptop / PC is connect to the Router correctly, will be 192.168.XXX.XXX, where XXX.XXX are the last two sets of numbers that will change depending on your router.

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        5.9.3 Connecting E-Songbook to Router

        The E-Songbook comes with a built-in Wi-Fi adapter.  Following the instruction in the user manual of the E-Songbook (which will vary between different E-Songbook devices), select the Router in the Wireless Settings.

        • For Android devices, go to Settings in the App page, select Wireless & Networks, and select Wi-Fi settings. Under the Wi-Fi networks, select the Router and press Connect.

        • For iPhone or iPad devices, go to Settings in the home page, select Wi-Fi, and turn it on. Select the Router under the Choose a Network.

        Return to the home page and start the CAVS RS II App by pressing the program icon.  Go to Settings within the CAVS RS II App. Tap on the input field to bring up the touch keyboard and input the PINCODE.  The PINCODE is "0000" - four zeros- by factory default before you change.  You will be given a menu within the Settings.  For detail instruction, please refer to the Section 3.17.3 above.

        At the Menu of the Settings within CAVS RS II App, select the Set Server IP.  The field to input the IP address will appear.  Tap within the field to bring up the on-screen keyboard.  Type in the IP address 192.168.XXX.XXX obtained from the Section 5.9.2 above.  Press OK to complete and press Return to return to the main page of the CAVS RS II App.

        Upon returning, there will be a red flower (burst) indicator on the top left corner of the E-Songbook (this position of the red burst may change depending on the E-Songbook device), indicating that the E-Songbook is not connected to the Laptop / PC.  Soon the red indicator will change to blue, indicating that the connection to the Laptop / PC has been made and the Playlist (song list) within the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program is downloading into the E-Songbook.  The blue indicator will then turn to green, indicating the download is complete and the E-Songbook is ready for use.

        To detail instruction on how to use the CAVS RS II Apps, go to Section 3.17.3 above.

    5.10 Popup Windows

    PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program comes with pop-up windows to ease the running of the program. To enable the pop-up windows, press Tools in the upper left corner of the program.  Select Setting and place a check mark at Start Popup window for Queue.  Press OK.

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        5.10.1 Popup Window for Queue

        When putting a song into the Queue from a Playlist, a pup-up window will appear asking for the Customer Name, Pitch Level, and Tempo Level. These preset values can also be directly inputted after the song has been inserted into the Queue. You can input the requested values and press OK, or simply press OK without putting in the values.

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        5.10.2 Popup Window for Search

        When pressing the Search button, a pup-up window will appear asking for the Search word and Search criteria. Input the search word, select the search criteria, and press OK.

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    5.11 Using 3D Customer Interface

    This section describes how to start and operate the 3D Customer Interface in PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.  The 3D Customer Interface is a simple and intuitive screen that can be operated directly by customers or hosts. For the optimum result, we recommend using the 3D Customer Interface together with a touch screen monitor.  For setting a touch screen monitor, go to Section 2 above.

        5.11.1 Setup

        To start, go to Tools in the upper left corner of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and select Setting. The following window will appear.

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        Check the Enable 3D Customer Interface.  There are several options that you can also select under the 3D Customer Interface:

        • Start with Full Screen - Start the 3D Customer Interface in full screen mode.  This option is recommended when all settings are made and you are ready to start for the karaoke show.

        • Enable Display Lyrics - Display the lyrics on the 3D Customer Interface. This option is only recommended if you are using a single screen in the karaoke system. The lyric will be displayed on the same screen as the 3D Customer Interface.

        • Enable Play, Pause, Stop, Next - Enable the Play, Pause, Stop, Next buttons in Queue window.  This option allows the user to start / pause / stop playing a selected song from the 3D Customer Interface. This would be convenient if a host is managing the 3D Customer Interface, or your show is designed to have each customer select a song and sing immediately after.  The opposite would be to disable the Play, Pause, Stop, Next buttons and allow the customers only the privilege to reserve the songs.  A manager with full control device, for example, holding an E-Songbook, can then start / stop the reserved songs.

        • Enable Cancel button (Queue) - Enable to cancel or shuffle the reserved songs in Queue. This option allows the user to cancel the reserved songs in Queue in anticipation of mistakes and change of mind. It also allows the user to shuffle the order of reserved songs.

        • Enable Touch Screen Keyboard - Enable the touch screen keyboard to type in the search words, names, etc.  This option is a must when using the search function.

        • Lock Password - Enable password to change the Lock / Unlock status of the 3D Customer interface.  This option would be enabled when you wish to limit the access to lock or unlock the 3D Customer Interface screen to go beyond into the laptop / PC.

        • Secondary 3D Customer Interface - Also called 3D Manager Interface, this option is used when a requested song needs prior approval before entering the Queue, such as when a payment is required. The Secondary 3D Customer Interface would then be displayed on a separate touch screen monitor near a manager for receiving payment and also approving the reservation.  For more detail, please contact techsupport@cavsusa.net.

        • Exchange Index with - Exchange the Index variable on the 3D Customer Interface with Filename, Track, Genre, Year, or Memo. Sometimes other variable may be of more interest to the customers when selecting the songs. For example, when the songs are from an old JB-199, the filenames contain the old song numbers that you may want to select the songs by.

        Click OK and the 3D Customer interface will immediately begin.

        5.11.2 Customizing

        The 3D Customer Interface will appear as follows.

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        There are three parts to the design of this interface: ceiling, wall, and floor.  All three parts can be customized separately to your liking.  For example, we can make three graphic files, ceiling.jpg, wall.jgp, and floor.jpg, each in 512 pixel x 512 pixel size.  Save the three graphic files in a folder Libraries\My Documents\PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT\Utility\media.  Next edit a file called "room.x" in the same folder with text editor such as Notepad and replace the names "cellceiling.jpg", "cavswall.jpg", and "cellfloor.jpg" respectively in the file.  Restart the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Below is an example using some popular images.

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        5.11.3 Lock / Unlock

        The 3D Customer Interface can be locked into the display screen in order to prevent users from going beyond.  Right click on the Home button at the top.  You can then choose to lock or unlock the 3D Customer Interface.  If the Lock Password option is enabled with a password in the Setting, you will need to input the password to change the status, thus allowing only those with password to change the status.

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        5.11.4 Selecting a song

        You can search for a song by title, artist, or index.  Select from the buttons marked as Title, Artist, and Index on the top row and press to enter.

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          5.11.4.1 Title

          The song list sorted by title will appear. Please go to Section 3.18 above for the detail description of the controls.

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          You can scroll, move by line or page, jump between alphanumeric order, or directly search for a song. To search, click or press inside the input field to bring out the on-screen keyboard (assuming that the option for touch screen keyboard is enabled in the Setting). Type in the title or any part of the title followed by Enter.  Matching songs will appear on the display. Click or press the song you wish to reserve.

          5.11.4.2 Artist

          The song list sorted by Artist will appear. Please go to Section 3.18 above for the detail description of the controls.

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          You can scroll, move by line or page, jump between alphanumeric order, or directly search for an artist. To search, click or press inside the input field to bring out the on-screen keyboard (assuming that the option for touch screen keyboard is enabled in the Setting). Type in the artist name or any part of it followed by Enter. Marching artists will appear on the display. Click or press the artist you wish and the list of songs of the artist will appear as in Section 5.11.4.1 above. Select the song you wish and reserve.

          5.11.4.3 Index

          The song list sorted by Index will appear. Please go to Section 3.18 above for the detail description of the controls.

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          You can scroll, move by line or page, jump between numeric order, or directly search for an index. Click or press inside the input field to bring out the on-screen keyboard (assuming that the option for touch screen keyboard is enabled in the Setting). Type in the index or any part of it followed by Enter. Matching indices will appear on the display. Click or press the index you wish and reserve.

        5.11.5 Reserving a song

        When a song is selected, the following window will appear. Input the customer name, select the pitch and tempo levels, and press Reserve button to reserve the song. You can also simply press the Reserve button ignoring the other fields.

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        For the Customer name, click or press inside the input field to bring out the on-screen keyboard (assuming that the option for touch screen keyboard is enabled in the Setting). Type in the name followed by Enter. Next set the Pitch and Tempo levels using sliders or buttons. Press the Reserve button to reserve the song.

        5.11.6 Queue

        When a song is reserved, the display will automatically change to the Queue. Press the Play button to begin playing the first song in the Queue. The screen will automatically switch to Home.

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        In the Queue, click or press on the Index button of any reserved song and the following window will appear. Press Top to push the song to the top of the Queue. Press Bottom to push the song to the bottom of the Queue. Press Delete to delete the song from the Queue.

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        5.11.7 Control

        When a song is in play, the Control allows you to change the Key (Pitch), Tempo, and Voice cancel setting that take effect immediately on the song. Click or press the Control for the following window. After 15 seconds of inactivity, the screen will automatically switch to the Home.

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    5.12 Singing Contest

    There are two ways to provide the score that is the basis for Singing Contest. First is to let the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program automatically generate the score for each singing. Second is to let the audience or panel of judges provide the score using the wireless E-Songbooks or cell phones. The two ways are described in detail below.

      5.12.1 Fanfare

      The player PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT will automatically generate the score for each singing. In the Player shown in the Section 3.3, press the FANFARE (#19) button. The following pop-up window will appear on the right side of the Controller.

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      Place a checkmark on the Score and select the Fanfare Random, as shown in the above. The score will be generated after each singing randomly. Note that the score is not based on any musical or singing talent. This is due to the fact that the background music is sourced from WAVE format for highest quality, not like the electronic MIDI files. The WAVE format disables any electronic or programmable way to measure the accuracy of the singing. Thus the score must be generated randomly.

      You can also generate the score at any value of your discretion. For example, select Fanfare 75, Fanfare 85, or Fanfare 95 to generate the score at 75, 85, or 95. You can also generate the score at any value by inputting the score directly.

      5.12.2 Singing Contest

      The score is generated by the audience or panel of judges who send in their scores using the E-Songbooks or wireless cell phones. The judges and audience can both participate and the weights for each group can be adjusted to skew the scores.

        5.12.2.1 Setup

        Click on the Contest in the List Menu to bring out the controls in the Playlist window. The following window will appear.

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        Place a check mark on the Enable Contest to start the singing contest. Note that the E-Songbook feature must also be turned on to enable the communication between the player and the wireless devices, such as E-Songbook, iPhone, iPad, and Android.

        In the Score Setup, you have the following options:

          • Score after - Specify the starting time to automatically call for scores. The player will begin to accept the scores at the same time. The available choices are

            • Half 1/2 of song

            • Three Quarter 3/4 of song

            • Complete song

        • No Multiple / Allow Multiple - Restrict to one score from one customer or allow multiple scores from one customer. This is in case a same wireless device sends in multiple scores where the fairness can be measured against the efforts to send me multiple scores.

        • E-Songbook Weight - The scoring contest can be conducted with equal weight for all participants, or with different weights for the judges and others. The judges can be given the E-Songbooks and their professional opinions can be differentiated from others with smartphones.

        • Waiting Time - Designate the waiting time after a song to collect the scores. It can be set between 1 - 99 in seconds.

        After any changes in the Score Setup, press the Apply button above the Score Setup section. The changes will take effect from the next song.

        In the Score Message, you can input your own inspiring messages for the singers at various outputs.

        • Call - The message to call for score from customers. This message will go out automatically as specified in the Score Setup or by pressing the Call button.

        • Gong - The message to accompany the Gong button.

        • Star 1 - 5 - The message to accompany the total Score display.

        After any changes in the Score Message, press the Save button above the Score Message section to save the new, or press the Cancel button to revert to the old.

        5.12.2.2 Running Contest

        Having completed the Score Setup and the Score Message, you can return to the Playlist in the List Menu for your karaoke show and the singing contest will run in the background. It will automatically call for scores, accept & tally, and display the total as shown below.

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        There are a few way you can interject the Contest while running a show.

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        • Call for Score - Pressing the Call for Score button at anytime during a song immediately displays the Call message and at the same time starts accepting the scores.

        • End Call for Score - Pressing the End Call for Score stops the Call message and displays the total score at the end of the song. It overrides any Waiting Time indicated in the Contest Setup.

        • Gong - Pressing the Gong button will immediately stop the song in play, and ring out a load Gong sound with its associated message. No score will be displayed.

        • Display Ranking - Pressing the Display Ranking will show the rankings of the singers that completed the contest. Press again to turn off the display.

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    5.13 Rotation

    The Rotation is used when the customers are grouped in parties and require rotating of the singing turns. For example, the customers may be grouped into Table1, Table2, ...., Table4, and the singing turn is to be rotated along the tables.

    Start the Rotation by placing a check mark at the Rotation which is located below the List Menu. All songs reserved thereafter are asked by a popup window to be marked by the requesting group, and displayed as such. Press the Queue for the total list of reserved songs, and press the individual tables for the list of reserved songs by each table.

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    The reserved songs will play in rotation giving turns to each group automatically. That is, as long as the list of the reserved songs for a group is not empty, the group will receive a turn once every round.

    5.14 Advertisement

    In between the karaoke songs, advertisements in video (AVI, MP4), photo (JPG, BMP), and audio (MP3) file formats can be inserted. Go to the Control Panel > Tools > Setting in the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and place a check mark on Enable Advertisement.

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    You will now see the Advertisement in the List Menu. Click to highlight the Advertisement and the following window will appear in the List Browser..

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    Press the Open button in the List Browser and select the files you wish to use for the advertisement. In the example, we selected three files each with time duration of 10 seconds and priority 1. For the piority, the absolute level of the priority number is not significant. Only the relative standing compared to other photos will determine the priority of display play.

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    Next, to schedule the posting, press the Setting button for each photo. The following window will appear.

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    Place a checkmark on the Range of dates and select the dates during which the advertisements will be displayed. Select also the time range. The date range can also be chosen using the calender below. Press OK to close with the new settings.

    To begin the advertisement, press the Play button in the List Browser. Now in between the karaoke songs, the videos, photos, audio files of the advertisements will appear according to the time duration and priority specified.

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6. How to print Song List

    The Playlists can be printed using Microsoft Excel program for the paper song books. Start the MS Excel program in your Laptop or PC. Open any Playlist by pressing File and Open in the Excel program. Go to Libraries > My Documents > PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT > Playlist in your laptop or PC. Select Text Files for the file type.

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    Select a Playlist from all the saved Playlists in the folder. In this example, we select the Master Playlist.txt. Press Open.

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    A pop-up window of Text Wizard Import - Step 1 of 3 will appear. Check Delimited and press Next.

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    Check Others and input “|” sign in the input field. “|” is the Pipe sign inputted by typing Shift-\. Press Next.

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    In order to maintain the zeros in front of the Song Index, click Text as shown for the first column and press Finish.

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    The Playlist will appear with separate columns for Index, Title, Artist, Filename, etc. Adjust the width of each column for clear view of the divisions.

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    Next trim the Playlist by deleting the first two rows, and deleting unneeded columns. In this example, we keep the columns of Index, Title, Artist, and Filename.

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    Save the edited Playlist as a text file. In this example, we save as Song List.txt. Press Save.

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    You will be asked to confirm your choice of Save by a pop-up window as follows. Press Yes.

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    Next close the file. You will be asked again to save the file and press Don’t Save. Again press File and select Open. Go to Libraries > My Documents > PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT > Playlist. Select Text Files for the file type.

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    Select the Song List and press Open.

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    A pop-up window of Text Wizard Import - Step 1 of 3 will appear. Check Delimited and press Next.

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    Check Others and input “;” sign in the input field. “;” is the Semicolon sign. Press Next.

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    In order to maintain the zeros in front of the Song Index, click Text as shown for the first column and press Finish.

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    Click on the fourth column containing the filenames and also check Text. Press Finish.

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    Next readjust the columns for clear view. In this example, we delete the duplicate filename column (Column 5) keeping on the Index, Title, Artist and Filename.

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    Now, save the resulting file as Song List.xlsx, an Excel file. The Song List.xlsx can be printed in the order of Index, Title, Artist, or Filename. We show as an example the procedure to print the Song List.xlsx in the order of Title. Select the whole page by pressing the space next to A column and 1 row. See the picture below.

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    Click on Data and select Sort.

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    Select Column B of Title and press OK.

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    The Song List.xlsx file will now be sorted by Title. Proceed to print by pressing File and selecting Print. Press Print when ready.

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    Before printing, you can add Column headers, Page numbers, Alphabetical dividers, etc. to the Song List.xlsx. The instruction for such editing can be found in the Help menu of the MS Excel program.

7. International Songs

    Playing songs of differnt languages has not been a problem in karaoke. The song files are mostly in CD+G or MP4 file format, and the karaoke players need only to play the CD+G or MP4 file format regardless of the songs. The foreign lyrics shown on the TV are simply the result of graphic replay from the digital data of the song files.

    To handle the foreign song lists and to search the foreign song lists, however, are very different and serious problems. To handle the foreign song lists, the karaoke player requires a system that is broad enough to support the international fonts. To search the foreign song lists, the karaoke player requires an input device such as a keyboard or touch pad that supports the interntaional fonts.

    The PlayCDG KJ Delxue 64 LT program is unique in its support for the international fonts via keyboards and touch pads. It enables the display of the foreign song lists as well as the searching of the foreign song lists. Note that with over 1 million songs in some foreign language, it is a necessity, not a luxury, to have the display and search features in foreign languages.

    7.1 Making International Playlists

      Adding the song files of a different language follows the same steps as in Section 4. Then making a playlist for the song files of different languages follows the same steps as in Section 5.

      It is recommended however to make the following changes in the playlist that the songs can be categorized according to the languages. In our example, there are songs of following 5 different languages:

      • English
      • Chinese
      • Japanese
      • Russian
      • French

      The playlist made from the song files is named Master Library.

      Next close the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and exit out to Windows desktop. Open the File Explorer and go to PC > Documents > PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT > Playlist. Right click on Master Library and select Open with > Notepad. The following window of Notepad will open.

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      For each language block in the Master Library, add a header as follow. There can be more than one block of songs of a same language in the list. In such case, we add the same header for each of the blocks.

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      The list of headers for different languages is shown below. For any language that is not found in the list, please contact techsupport@cavsusa.com

      • Arabic - ara
      • Chinese - chi
      • Egyptian - egy
      • English - eng
      • French - fra
      • German - ger
      • Hebrew - heb
      • Hindi - hin
      • Hungarian - hun
      • Indonesian - ind
      • Irish - gle
      • Italian - ita
      • Japanese - jpn
      • Korean - kor
      • Malayalam - mal
      • Mongolian - mon
      • Norwegian - nor
      • Persian - fas
      • Philippine - phi
      • Polish - pol
      • Portuguese - por
      • Romanian - ron
      • Russian - rus
      • Spanish - spa
      • Swedish - swe
      • Thai - tha
      • Tonga - ton
      • Turkish - tur
      • Vietnamese - vie

      Save the changes made in the Master Library.

      7.3 Preparing International Keyboards and Touch pads

      For each of the languages English, Chinese, Japanese, Russain, and French, we download the Microsoft Windows language pack and the handwriting tool.

      Close the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program and exit out to Windows desktop. Go to Windows Start and Setting.

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      Select Time & Language > Region & language > Add a language.

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      Select a language, such as Japanese. Note that for some languages, there are multiple versions and you must choose one depending on the song files you have.

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      Next click on the language you added and select Options.

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      Download the language pack and also the Handwriting when available.

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      You may also add or replace the on-screen keyboard depending on its layout or its method of inputting characters. Note that the on-screen keyboard chosen should be most familiar to the customers.

      Follow the steps above for each of the languages to download the language pack and the handwriting. When complete, restart the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

      7.4 How to Operate

      To accomodate the international customers, it is recommended to use a touch screen monitor or touch screen tablet along with the 3D Customer Interface for the user interface. For instruction on how to connect the touch screen monitor or E-Songbook, go to Section 2.

      Start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Turn on the 3D Customer Interface. Be sure to have the playlist Master Library loaded into My Server.

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      Press the Title, Artist, or Index. In our example, we select Title and the song list sorted by Title will appear. Press the All button or the pull down menu.

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      You will see the list of languages in which the songs are available. You can choose any one language or All for display.

      To search for a song, press the input field and the on-screen keyboard will appear. To enable the on-screen keyboard, be sure to have checked both the 'Enable Touch Screen Keyboard' and '(OSK)' in the Control Panel > Tools > Setting.

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      Next press the language indicator as shown below to select the language of the keyboard. The selection will rotate among the available languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, French). Input the title, artist, or index that you wish to search for using the keyboard.

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      You can also input the title or artist using a handwriting rather a keyboard. Press the input selection button as shown below and select the touch pad.

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      The touch pad for the handwriting will appear. You can again rotate the touch pad among the available languages by pressing the language indicator.

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      The customers can now search the songs in the languages of their choices using the touch screen, mouse, or touch pad.

    8. Integrated Control for CAVS DK3 Mixer

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    When customers begin singing, we often witness a frantic motion from the KJ or the operator running to the stage to adjust the music volume, the microphone volumes, Echo, Reverb, etc. That is, whenever a new song begins playing or a new customer begins singing, there is a need to adjust the music or microphone volume, and also the Echo and the Reverb for the right balance.

    The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program addresses this issue by providing an integrated control for both the karaoke player and the mixer in a single touch screen. The new integrated control includes the touch screen controls for

    Music volume, balance Microphone volume(s) Echo Reverb Master volume

    The operator can now use the integrated control to adjust the sound for the new song or singner without running to the stage. From whereever, the operator can use the touch screen control to adjust the music and microphone for the perfect balance. Note that the items selected in the control is a subset of many features available in the mixer. The items can be added or removed by going to Control Panel > Tools > Setting section of the program.

    The PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program is designed to work with the CAVS DK3 mixer. Here we show how to set and operate the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program with the CAVS DK3 mixer.

    8.1 Specification

      8.1.1 Front Panel

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      1. MIC 1 Input 2. MIC 2 Input 3. MIC 3 Input 4. LCD Display 5. USER Program (1, 2, 3, 4) 6. MIC Enhance 7. MIC Mode 8. EFFECT Mode 9. MUSIC Mode 10. STORE 11. MAIN Mode 12. CENT Mode. 13. SUB Mode 14. PARAMETERS 15. MUSIC Volume/Edit (Push) 16. MIC Volume 17. EFF Volume 18. USB Connection

      8.1.2 Back Panel

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      1. POWER 2. AC Power Input (90V - 250V, 50-60Hz) 3. SERIAL Port (RS232) 4. SPDIF Output 5. OPTICAL Output 6. CENT Output 7. LINE Remote 8. BGM Video Input 9. VIDEO Output 10. IN1 Video Input 11. IN2 Video Input 12. BGM Audio Input 13. IN1 Audio Input 14. IN2 Audio Input 15. AUX Output 16. RECORD Output 17. RECORD Output Adjuster 18. SUB XLR Output 19. RIGHT XLR Output 20. LEFT XLR Output 21. MIC 4 Input 22. MIC 5 Input

    8.2 How to Connect

    8.2.1 USB to Serial Connection

    The CAVS DK3 mixer comes with a USB to Serial cable and its driver.

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    Connect the USB end of the USB to Serial cable to the laptop or PC installed with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. Connect the Serial end of the USB to Serial cable to the CAVS DK3 Mixer. Install the driver for the USB to Serial cable into the laptop or PC. The details and the names of the driver may vary depending on the USB to Serial Cable manufacturers. In our example, the driver installer application is found at Disc Drive > PL2303 > Win 7.

    Go to Windows > Setting > Connected devices.

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    Among the listed devices, you will find USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMX) where COMX can be COM1, COM2, COM3, etc. Go to the Device Manager as shown below.

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    Go to the USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMX) port which is under Ports and right click. Select Properties > Port Settings and the following window will appear.

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    Next return to Windows Desktop and start the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. At the Control Panel, select Tools > Mixer as shown below.

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    Check the Enable Mixer followed by inputting the values to the COM Port Number, Bits per second, Data bits, Parity, Stop Bits, and Flow control. The values of the USB-SERIAL CH340 (COMX) found above must be duplicated.

    The right side of the Mixer Setting shows the items that will be controlled in the 3D Customer Interface. In our example, we select the following basic items

    • Master Volume
    • Music Volume
    • MIC 1 Volume
    • MIC 2 Volume
    • MIC 3 Volume
    • Echo Volume
    • Reverb Volume

    Also the Input Source is chosen as BGM indicating that the music output from the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program is connected to the BGM Input Source on the back panel of the DK3 Mixer.

    8.2.2 Audio Connections

    Here the connections for the audio inputs and outputs of the DK3 Mixer are described.

    First, connect the laptop or PC installed with the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program with an external sound card or a HDMI to RCA converter for the RCA audio output. The Behringer external sound card UCA-202 or 222 is recommended and it connects to the laptop or PC using a USB connector on the one end, and has the RCA audio ouput as well as input on the other. The HDMI to RCA converter connects to the laptop or PC using the HDMI connector on the one end, and has RCA audio video outputs on the other end. In both cases, the music output of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program becomes available in the RCA audio output.

    The RCA audio output from the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program then connects to the RCA audio input of the DK3 Mixer. Any one of the 3 audio input (BGM, IN1 or IN3) on the DK3 Mixer can be used. In our example, the BGM Audio Input is used.

    Next the audio output of the DK3 Mixer is connected to external sound system, such as an amplifier and speakers. Here the RCA audio output of the AUX Ouput on the back panel of the DK3 Mixer can be used, or the XLR connectors of the SUB-RIGHT-LEFT outputs can be used.

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    Next the microphones can be connected to any of the MIC 1 - 5 Inputs on the DK3 Mixer.

    8.3 How to Operate

    To control the DK3 Mixer, go to the 3D Customer Interface in the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program. The Mixer button will appear on the top.

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    Press the Mixer button for the Mixer Control Panel.

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    The choice of the items (Master, Music, MIC 1, MIC 2, MIC 3, Echo, Reverb) available on the Mixer panel is set in the Control Panl > Tools > Mixer setting of the PlayCDG KJ Deluxe 64 LT program.

    The controls are as follows.

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    1. RESET: Reset all volume levels to factory default values 2. MUTE: Press to mute the track. Press again to unmute. 3. SLIDER: Slide the control to increase or decrease the volume level 4. STEP: Press + to increase the volume by one step. Press - to decrease the volume by one step. 5. INPUT Indicator: Press to togle between BGM, IN1 and IN2.

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