Music has always occupied a central place in the imagination of Indians. Outstanding songs by Mukesh, Mohammad Rafi, Talat Mahmood and Kishore Kumar have left such an impact upon us that they are still remembered to date. And who can forget the timeless melodies rendered by Noor Jehan, Lata Mangeshkar, Shamshad Begum and Asha Bhosle. Even Western classical, or more melodious versions of Western music have been good sources upon us. The present-day noisy cacophonous rap music or the senseless remixes doled out by quite a few players these days is a strict no-no for many people, myself included.
In such a scenario, we are mostly left humming the old tunes though many among us are vocally challenged. Also, it’s only natural to have a pang of anxiety any time we are asked to sing and be in the spotlight. An interesting music apparatus—the LG Song Star— promises to bring out the singer among many of us. Given our penchant for music, the South Korean company has designed it for the Indian market.
Basically, it is much more than a conventional Karaoke system; it is a microphone with a recording chip. With over 4,000-plus songs in nine languages including English, Hindi and regional, it is designed to raise your entertainment quotient. We can choose from genres like classic, rock, hip hop, jazz, and contemporary. To get started, you need to connect the microphone to your television set. When the microphone power is turned on, LED will glow in red colour. The microphone has an impedance of 600 ohm, audio output is two-channel and net weight is 0.43 kg.
In fact, if you are a talented singer, LG Song Star could be your ladder to stardom; some of its features such as the Echo Key Control and Tempo Control give you superior command over your voice and the freedom to sing in your style while the Real Time Score will rate your singing abilities. For those who are new singers or for those who find it difficult to match their vocal to with the melody of the song which they want to sing, the Echo Key Control feature will support them with concert hall effect. Another feature, called Group Competition adds to the fun. The Song Recorder records upto 60 songs in the chip.
Furthermore, with the LG Song Star you can record your favourite songs in one command, create your song list in