We are a new group, Karaoke-Daisuki, and as our name indicates; we love karaoke! But, why is there no proper, working and simple way to sing japanese karaoke outside of Japan? We want to sing to our favourite songs in japanese! And so our group was formed!
We are trying to make Karaoke in PVs (musicvideos) or other clips (anime openings, etc), and make them into real karaoke by having the karaoke-text over almost the whole screen so it can easily be viewed TVs, and using the instrumental karaoke tracks when available. The text is clearly shown on the screen before you have to start signing it, so you can read the first words beforehand! Our idea is to create something close to the karaoke machines that they have in Japan, so people all over the world will be able to enjoy singing to their favorite music instead of limiting themselves to their own country's music!
We're making all our Karaoke clips into .avi files, which means you can play them on any computer, and watch them on TV by Tv-out. and they are easy to convert into mp4 to play on PSP or iPod, or to MPEG so you can play them on some DVD players. Truely ideal for any kind of parties!
But since we are a new group, we have yet to released almost anything. And if this goes on, it will take many years for us just to release just a few karaoke-clips. This is where we would like your help. There are many ways you can help us, and we offer many choices for anyone wanting to contribute. Join us and become part of the group that makes people sing!! Anyone is welcome!
You can help us in the following ways NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!:
Contributing PVs, karaoke tracks, raw anime openings, other music clips.
Do you have any Japanese media (written above) that is RAW - meaning without any other subbing-group's subs? We want them! Any Japanese music PVs in any genre, any karaoke-tracks for so-so famous songs, any anime openings or endings or extra songs... We want anything! It's very important that they do not contain subs already. Anime openings/endings can have Japanese credits, but nothing done by fansubbers.
Anyone who wants to contribute any of this, will be given access to an FTP (can be accessed by web browsers) where you can easily upload your clips without having to go through uploading-sites.
Sometimes it's hard to find the karaoke (instrumental) tracks from some CDs. If you have any karaoke-tracks for any PVs or songs that we have already released or something that we are requesting, please send us a message!
We do all Japanese music (visual kei, pop, rock, RnB, etcetc) and all anime openings, endings, insert songs, and simply anything that comes from japan. We do not do live-performances or anything that has not been released on a CD. Please don't give us anything from Youtube etc. Giving us a PV will NOT mean we will do it, but we will consider it.
Karaoke Timing (WE NEED THIS VERY MUCH!)
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Timing karaoke means putting in the song texts into the video, and fixing the roll-over text effect that moves together with the singer.You're free to do pretty much as you want.
Want to help us time the karaoke? Great! We can teach you how you can easily do it! You only need one program and some space for the clips! It's much easier than it seems, and we do not expect anything advanced. We will not give you lots of rules, so you can do it pretty much in a way you yourself would like it to be.
We're a busy group, trying to do as many clips as possible in a short time, so we do not expect too much of our karaoke-timers.
YOU CAN TIME YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC CLIPS! (as long as they are Japanese) You never have to do any clips you do not want to do. You can feel free to do them any time! We need as many people as possible, so if you have some time to spare, please help us!
Put the karaoke on the video file
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!!! This is a short process, but still needs to be done. It's basically about receiving the Music clip (.avi, about 50 mb) and the subtitle file (.ass, about 5 kb) and merging them. We will provide you guidance on how to do this. This will not take long time at all and is a very easy task! This could include merging the instrumental karaoke mp3 with the .avi file, but not always and it is very fast to do.
Convert files to avi (WE NEED THIS VERY MUCH!)
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
This basically means converting the files that need to be converted into .avi. Sometimes, PVs and music clips come as .mpeg or .vob, and then it is not as easy to put karaoke (subs) on them. Therefore, we need to convert them into avi! This is VERY easy, but takes time from your computer! You basically don't have to do anything, but to convert a file into another, it will have to run for 5 minutes on your computer. It only needs one program! We will give you guidance and support for every step.
Upload to different uploading-sites
We are a profit-free group, and want to spread the love of karaoke to as many places as we are allowed. Therefore, we would love to have people who can receive our newly released karaoke clips and upload them to fileservers like Megaupload, rapidshare, mediafire and so on! This doesn't take long time, and you get all our new releases as soon as they are out!!
Someone who is good at organizing
We would like someone to join is as a leader together with the current leader of the group, who can help with administration of the group and all the people providing different stuff. Anyone interested, experiences or not, please contact us! You have to have pretty much free time, or at least be able to check your mail almost every day.
Join us and become part of the group that makes people sing!! Anyone is welcome!
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
We provide tutorials, guides and personal support for anyone who wants to contribute!
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