- Karaoke is still a popular attraction among party-goers and as a result, there's an increasing demand for Karaoke software
- Although there's no foolproof method to remove vocals 100% from popular songs, you can get pretty close with software assistance
- If you consider throwing karaoke parties at home, make sure you've got a suitable microphone for the job
Have you ever wished to organize your own karaoke party, or tried preparing for a singing competition audition but you just didn’t have the right tools for it?
Well, that’s why karaoke software was designed, to help you belt out your favorite tunes without the hassle of singing the lyrics from your phone screen, or having to tirelessly search for the songs.
We checked out the best karaoke software for Windows PC and here are our top picks for 2017.
Best karaoke software for Windows PC
- PC DJ Karaoki
- Kanto Karaoke
- Karaoke Builder Player
- One Karaoke
- OkeOke.net Karaoke
- Karaoke 5
PC DJ Karaoki (recommended)
If you’re planning a party at your house, or a get together with your squad, PC DJ Karaoki is the ultimate karaoke software for bragging rights.
You not only benefit from the usual features like singer rotation, history, key control, and screen display, but also get cloud integration, option to configure the colors for the menu, lock screen, drag and drop loading, and so much more.
As the name suggests, it is not as simple to use as other karaoke software, but if you get around to using it, you’ll have the best party machine in the hood and a rich karaoke experience.
Update: PC DJ Karaoki is now available in a bundle at a great price. In case the bundles are no longer available, you can always check Karaoki’s official website in order to grab the best season deals.
Let us know about your experience with this awesome karaoke software.Editor's choice
This is one of the best karaoke software for Windows PC that comes laden with a host of features.
Besides supporting most major formats like the MP3, KAR, and others, it also supports video formats, plus you get to record your voice, sing and also record your own performance – good for judging how you’d fare in an audition.
It also comes with settings for a microphone with high-quality sound input/output, transforming your PC into a professional karaoke deck.
You can also view your favorite song’s lyrics on full screen, or set it on live performance mode with an unlimited number of tracks for the full musical enjoyment.
If you’re thinking of a get-together, family reunion, or just want to throw a party, get Kanto Karaoke to liven things up. It is professional, innovative, plus so simple to use.
Some great features include unlimited playlists you can create and say goodbye to song searches, fade out effect, quality playback, audio settings feature so you can change the key or pitch, and tempo of the song.
These features are usually available on dedicated audio editing tools.
You can also create a singers’ list for those lined up to sing, activate background music and effects like clapping or jeers to make it like a real live performing experience.
This is one of the most popular and best karaoke software for Windows PC. It is commonly used and ranks high on searches for karaoke software because of its popularity.
It is also highly downloaded because it is available for free!
But what makes it a top pick is its convenient features such as personalizing pitch and tempo, over 28000 studio-quality karaoke songs, save to favorite, history of tracks played, offline syncing so you can use it when not connected to the Internet, and so much more.
This software transforms your PC into a karaoke machine as you get the Dual Display feature which you can use to move the screen to an external monitor, plus play so many karaoke files for hours on end.
Exercise your vocals with this karaoke software and sing your heart out!
Karaoke Builder Player
If you’re looking for a simple to use karaoke software, Karaoke Builder Player might be just what you need. This tool is completely free and simple to use, so it’s perfect for first-time users that don’t want to spend money on karaoke software.
As for the features, here are some notable features that this tool offers:
- Support for CD+G, MP3+G, and Audio+G files
- Can play ZIP files directly or any other file from the zip archive
- Ability to adjust the playback speed
- Can adjust the key/pitch in order for your voice to better match the song
- Ability to change the volume and balance the controls
- Can easily adjust any setting simply by using a mouse wheel or by using the options window
- Ability to jump 10 or 60 seconds forward/back
- Track slider at the bottom that allows you to jump to a specific part of a song instantly
- Full-screen mode
- Support for CD+G functions such as color fading and scrolling
- Ability to copy still images from your CD+G tracks
- Windows Explorer integration
- You can play files simply by dragging and dropping them to the application
- Shortcut support
- Completely free
This karaoke software for Windows PC is simple to use, and can run any type of file with features such as song management, support for most major file types such as MP3, WMV, WMA, AVI, among others.
You can also use it with wired or wireless hardware such as mice and keyboards so you can operate it either way.
First off, we’re not sure what Siglos means, but it sounds like it will drop an awesome karaoke experience.
Here’s why. Siglos is a professional karaoke software for Windows PC that is easy to run, comes with a dual screen display, and fast song search so you don’t have to wait too long.
It also supports major formats such as MP3G, BIN, MIDI karaoke, and others, including video formats.
Like other karaoke software, you also get singer rotation, history, pitch and tempo management, a preview window, and your lyrics look so good on the screen display.
If you run a club or want to use it for commercial purposes, this is your best bet. It may not be preferable for personal use because it is priced at $100, but if you can get it, even better for you.
Like a juke box, simply load all your favorite jams to this software and get the party started.
This is an open source karaoke software for Windows PC that is available for free too.
Its features include information storage in a local database, song searches, keyword search and selection of songs by remote control, and support for major file formats.
You can also save it on your external hard disk, and even record your own songs and share them online.
This karaoke software supports Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 PCs. It is for use with both amateurs and/or professionals.
Its features include a dual screen display, mix control, broadcasting facilities for performances, or live shows, plus support for major audio and video formats.
You can get the pro version for $155 or home version for $33, but a free version is available though with limited features.
Have you found your favorite karaoke software for Windows PC that you’d like to use at home or in the next bash? Let us know in the comments section below.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
How can I sing karaoke on my computer?
First and foremost, you’ll need to use dedicated software solutions to access ready-available karaoke songs. Alternatively, you can download and use karaoke converter programs or vocal remover apps, depending on your preferences.
How do I plug a microphone into my computer?
Usually, most PC’s have audio cards with mic jacks, so you can plug your microphone straight into your PC without intermediary components. However, more often than not, on-board audio has high latency and poor sound quality. If you really want to stand out, you can purchase a low-latency USB audio interface, or even better, a dedicated USB audio mixer for your karaoke nights.
What is the best alternative to karaoke software?
If you’re not satisfied with software solutions for your karaoke activities, you can go for hardware. We suggest you take a look at the best all-in-one karaoke machines money can buy, and make your pick.