The world of karaoke setups can be quite confusing. There’s a range of different pieces of equipment, hundreds of brands and loads of choice. If you’re looking to setup a karaoke system either at home or professionally, you’ve probably come across the term mixer. But what actually is a mixer? Where does it fit into a karaoke setup? Do you really need a mixer?
The Quick Answer
What is a Karaoke Mixer?
Where does a Mixer Fit into the Setup?
Do You Need a Karaoke Mixer?
So now you know what a mixer is and what its function in a karaoke setup is, let’s figure out if you need one.
How to Connect a Karaoke Mixer
What Connections You Need
So the first thing you need to do, is connect your microphone to the mixer. Most wired microphones use XLR cables and most modern mixers have 1/4″ TS and XLR channel inputs. If your microphones are wireless, then set them up as specified, usually either by WiFi or bluetooth. Now you need to connect your speaker to the mixer. This again is usually wireless or requires XLR cables.
Next you’ll need to connect the mixer to your audio and video device. This can be using a bluetooth or other wireless connection. If it’s wired, then it’s likely to be either an RCA or USB connection.
After that, you’ll need to connect your audio/ video device to the TV screen using a HDMI cable or it can be done wirelessly with a smart TV.
How to Choose a Karaoke Mixer
- Audio Dynamics
- The Package
- Sound Quality