Karaoke is an invention that dates back to 1971 and over time has evolved from many points of view. The first Karaoke machines, literally 'Empty Orchestra', were based on the audio cassettes used in the car. Through this technology the first Karaoke machines were built and installed for hire in some Japanese clubs.
Over the last few years, thanks to technological evolution, the practice of karaoke has developed enormously and is widespread throughout the world. In the 1990s, thanks to Fiorello TV programs, Karaoke also conquered Italy.
To be honest, Piano Bar musicians have been in the habit of playing above the backing tracks recorded on Audio Cassettes since the 80s. The most widespread practice until the advent of the Midi Files was to go to a recording studio and independently prepare the repertoire's backing tracks. The most prepared and technically advanced musicians were able to prepare the backing tracks of their repertoire themselves, even using computers, samplers and synths.
Then the Midi Files opened the way for new ways of creating the musical repertoire, hence the practice of Karaoke has evolved. The first musical bases were available on CD but at a later time the way of the Mp3 format was opened. The advent of the Internet has contributed to the full development of the production and distribution of backing tracks in Audio Mp3 and related formats.
In Song Service site there are over 15,000 Karaoke backing tracks, with the text synchronized to the melodic line so as to facilitate the musical learning of the song to be reproduced as much as possible. The use of backing tracks is also excellent for educational purposes.
M-Live has started producing karaoke bases since 1988 and over these 30 years it has been following the evolution of technology, adapting its knowledge and know-how both in terms of production and distribution.
Inside Song Service website there is an archive of Karaoke backing tracks to cover every need. All the musical hits from the 90s to the present are available.