How to Add Songs to Taijin Karaoke
By Betty Jean Steinshouer
Taijin Karaoke systems allow you to add songs as often as you like, so that you never feel stuck singing the same tunes over and over. Of course, you may want to keep beloved songs as you learn new tunes. You can add songs either by subscribing to a monthly service or by downloading tracks as you wish. Depending on the age of your karaoke system, you may be able to use a LAN or a USB connection. You also can order CDs that will allow you to manually augment your Taijin Karaoke system's selection of songs.
Locate the cable that came with your Taijin Karaoke system. If it resembles a large telephone plug, you have a LAN connection. Make sure it is plugged into the karaoke machine.
Find the LAN port on your computer. Again, it will resemble an oversized telephone portal. Plug the LAN cable into this portal to download songs from the Internet to your Taijin Karaoke.
If your cable has an extended, silver-colored connection with a USB symbol on it, plug it into one of the USB ports on your computer instead of the LAN port. Every computer or laptop has at least two USB ports. This is the same kind of cable you would use to download photos from a camera or upload songs to an iPod or MP3 player.
Make sure the USB cable is connected between your Taijin Karaoke system and your computer. Your computer will recognize it and ask what you want to do. If it gives you an option to upload songs, click that. If not, it should take you to the Taijin website to add songs.
Once you get to the Taijin website, look for "Download" or "Update" buttons. Click to add songs to your Taijin Karaoke system. Some older systems may require you to first store the music on your computer, as you would with an iPod or MP3 player, and then upload the songs from the Taijin site onto your karaoke system.
- Read the instructions for your Taijin Karaoke to see if they tell you what will happen when you connect your system to a computer. If you want to keep your old songs and add new ones, you may need to select "Manual Sync" in order to prevent the system from wiping out your old files and replacing them with new ones.
Betty Jean Steinshouer started writing professionally in 1980 with a weekly column in her hometown newspaper. She is published in literary textbooks and has penned articles and book reviews for magazines and newspapers. Certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, she has degrees in speech communication and English literature.