the new age. LRC
files are simply text files that contain lyrics and
timing. You can download them for free on the
Internet or create you own. The beauty of LRC is
that you can do karaoke for ANY song. How does it
work? If an LRC
file is found in the same folder as the sound file you are
playing, and the LRC file has the exact same file name,
except with the file type .lrc instead of mp3, etc. it is
automatically loaded when the song starts playing.
That way you
can view lyrics in a resizable window, karaoke style, by
simplfy selecting Karaoke from
the drop-down media list. Select "All
Items" to browse your media library,
"Explorer" to browse you hard drive for media
files, and other options from the drop-down media list.
Karaoke is available with Concrete DJ Professional Edition
or higher. Full-blown karaoke, using standard CDG+
or .BIN digital sound files, is available right now with
our Self-DJ product.
out from the competition and get more bookings.
Concrete DJ receives pop-up requests in real-time.
DJ'ing is easy when your guests can make their requests
directly on the Self-DJ Jukebox without interrupting
you. They can send you requests from any PC running
Self-DJ software on a network, or even from the same PC by
using two display monitors. Self-DJ Requests not
only helps involve your guests but also displays your logo
and contact information every time they make a request to
help increase bookings. Concrete DJ notifies you
that you've received requests and they automatically show
up on a Requests playlist in Concrete DJ. From
there, simply drag-and-drop requests onto any
player. Some DJ's prefer to dedicate one player just
for requests. If you are running Concrete DJ and
Self-DJ at the same time on one PC, you can even switch to
Self-DJ mode and let your guests take over during breaks,
or Karaoke mode, and then switch back to Requests mode
when you want to starting DJ'ing again. Requests is
available with all editions of Concrete DJ.
Why do I
need more than 2 players? Simple.
More than 2 players gives you more than 2 playlists and
makes it easier for you to play the right song, at the right
time. After all, isn't that what its all
about? You will be ready to play the right song at
the right time, all the time. Load
players with slow songs, fast songs, dance sets, country
sets, comedy sets ... whatever works best for you. Use as many as
players as you need. You can minimize players (but
still see playlists and have drag-and-drop access to their
playlists) on the Concrete DJ task bar. Fully
resizable players in their own windows lets you see your playlists more easily no
matter what size display you have. Even across
multiple display monitors. There is no other media player or DJ
software on the planet that comes even close to this level of
able to push Play to start one while fading out another is
pretty slick. Concrete DJ is
unlike anything on the market today. EACH player has its own playlist and
is fully resizable in its own window. Concrete DJ
players fit any size display
perfectly. Run Concrete DJ full-screen, in its own
window, or minimize Concrete DJ to run other applications
at the same time.
ANT™ make my music sound better?
Concrete DJ has Automatic Normalization
Technology (ANT™) . What is normalization? Volume normalization
compensates for one song being louder than another.
Old-fashioned normalization sets an average volume level once for the whole song.
Since there is no "average" song,
normalization is at best a compromise and does nothing for sound quality.
Concrete DJ's exclusive Automatic Normalization
Technology (ANT™) samples volume levels and optimizes input
levels for more clarity and a wider soundstage than
old-fashioned volume normalization. ANT fine-tunes
way a real DJ does with a mixer, only more smoothly, and
automatically as needed, to maximize headroom and minimize distortion. The result is far more
open sound stage with superb detail and balance. Your music
will sound cleaner and more airy, with more dynamic range.
spent a lot of time and money to build a great music
collection. Why not hear it sound its best?
You'll love it! Plus, Concrete
DJ automatically EQ's songs by genre -- no need for
an equalizer! Use the pre-defined EQ curves for
each genre or change them, your way. Let
Concrete DJ do the work while you enjoy the party! To
top it off,
DJ uses superior sound engine technology from Italy, you
know, where they make those really fast and exotic high
performance cars. For a little more icing on the
DJ uses special high performance
programming techniques, saving CPU cycles to use
your music more clearly instead.
How do I
get started with Concrete DJ? After you
Concrete DJ, you are greeted with the Concrete DJ
dashboard. You can start DJ'ing right away by simply
clicking the DJ button. Click the shift knob to launch
playing songs right away by choosing Explorer from the
media drop-down list and browsing your hard drive(s) for
media files. Drag-and-drop them on Concrete DJ
players. Click the flashing Play button
to start one playlist while fading out another.
Choose manual, automatic or automatic
cross-fading players. Cross-fade automatic players with a single click.
Or use manual players for complete control and
sound-on-sound effects. Works
like a DJ or sound man does with a mixer, only faster and smoother.
Use a single player or more players so you can cross-fade
CrossFade to synchronize cross-fading between two players.
you have an Internet connection, Concrete DJ even downloads album art for items in your
library and displays it while you play, as thumbnails on
the taskbar, or as a mosaic on a 2nd monitor.
How do I
start building my media file collection? To
automate the process, use the MediaMerge utility.
Instead of searching your hard drive for media let
MediaMerge find those elusive media
files and put them in your searchable media library,
automatically. The media library makes it really
easy to find songs by artist, title, etc., even sort by
year and other criteria. The full-version of MediaMerge included with the
Professional Edition or higher, also makes it easy to
duplicate your media file collection on external hard
drives while reorganizing and renaming media files at
the same time on the target drive. It is great to
have a large media file collection. It is even
when it is organized into folders by artist and
songs are named so you can tell what what they are at a
glance, e.g., ACDC - Back In Black.mp3. This gives
you another way to find what you are looking for
you've used MediaMerge, fire up
Concrete DJ by clicking the DJ button on the dashboard and your media file collection gets loaded
automatically. It takes less than 20 seconds to
load a library with 100,000 songs on a typical PC
(wow!), click the shifter
to launch players. You get two with the Standard
Edition, four with Double Standard, eight with the
Professional ... up to 20 cross-fading players with the
Ultimate Edition. Each player with its own
playlist. If you run out of room on your display,
extend your DJ desktop onto a second monitor. Or,
just minimize individual players and playlists to your
toolbar ... you can still see the playlists. This
thing is amazing!