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Karaoke history

10times   2021-12-13

Karaoke first originated in Japan and is one of Japan’s three major inventions to the world (instant noodle drying method, animation, and karaoke). Due to Japanese customs, if a man goes home too early, he will let his neighbors They look down on them, thinking that work every day is not even an entertainment. Going home too early every day has become a joke of others. Therefore, many Japanese men gather in bars or teahouses after get off work, chatting and go home late, and then slowly They felt that they should find some new time-killing projects. They used simple things like TV microphones and other simple things that can be used to sing while drinking in the bar. Later, with the development of technology, it evolved into today’s karaoke. Introduced to Taiwan, and then from Taiwan to the mainland, there is today's karaoke scene.
The original meaning of karaoke in Japanese is "unaccompanied band". In the 1960s, Mr. Daisuke Inoue worked as a drummer for a salon band in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan when he was a young man. He invented the backing sound track and portable microphone. In less than three years, karaoke has become popular, and big companies have plagiarized Inoue's ideas and launched their own models. By the time someone suggested that he apply for a patent, it was already too late. Inoue admitted: "I never thought about applying for a patent."
This concept existed before Inoue invented 8-Juke (eight-channel jukebox) in 1971, and 8-Juke is a red and white wooden box equipped with a microphone, amplifier, and eight-track cassette player. , And the dashboard is marked in English to make it look "fashionable". Inoue used this prototype karaoke as a drum accompaniment for a band without a singer, and played it when customers wanted to sing in the salon. Later, he thought that he could use the machine to achieve the function of accompaniment.Karaoke development
At the dance party in the 1960s, there were traditional bands to accompany people. During this period, there have been forms in which singers use singing to accompany people to dance. This is the first time that the accompaniment music and the singing voice are separated into two separate parts.
Late 1960s
After the advent of cassette recorders, the left (L) and right (R) stereo tapes can record two sound sources, one is accompaniment music and the other is vocal singing. People can use this tape to learn how to sing popular songs. When people learn to sing this song, they will turn off the vocal channel and sing the song in person through the microphone. This kind of entertainment first became popular in Japan. The Japanese call this KARAOKE entertainment game. KARA means "empty" in Japanese, and OKE is the abbreviation of English symphony. So the Karaoke game was invented by the Japanese.
This kind of Karaoke game quickly became popular in Japan and caused a lot of disturbance in the society. In some bars, cafes, and dance halls, the boss quit the original band and adopted a set of audio equipment. This was dissatisfied by a large number of electro-acoustic bands, who protested to the entertainment industry and Karaoke manufacturers. But in Japan, which acts according to economic laws, these are of no avail. These bands had no choice but to switch to advertising and TV drama production.
Early 1970s
After the appearance of the video recorder, images were used to explain the artistic conception of the song, forming a comprehensive art system with both hearing and vision, and there were prompts for subtitles (using the method of flanging and changing colors of lyrics).
Late 1970s
After the advent of the laser video disc player, this kind of equipment is a digital circuit, so its audio signal and video signal are greatly improved compared with the tape recorder and the video recorder.
DVD players and DVDs are characterized by wide frequency response, low noise, and low distortion, so that both audio and video have reached a professional level.
Late 1980s
Song and dance halls only appeared in China. KARAOKE broke into China late, but it has developed rapidly. In 1988, a song and dance hall appeared in Beijing. At that time, some restaurants, restaurants, and restaurants catering business during the day, and in the evening, professional art groups, bands, speakers, and singers were invited to sing for their guests. In 1989, KARAOKE dance halls appeared in Beijing, which grew to 100 in 1990, 200 in 1991, and 400 in 1992. By 1993, it had grown to 600. By 1994, there were 800 karaoke halls, dance halls, Karaoke halls, and multi-function halls. In addition to the singing and dancing halls of various units and systems, there are more than a thousand in Beijing.
KARAOKE private rooms originated in Japan. In Japan, some middle-aged and elderly people miss the good times of their youth. By singing old songs, they can relax their nostalgic feelings, but it is not convenient to sing in front of everyone. Small Karaoke boxes are specially opened for them to make it as they wish. . This form quickly became popular in Japan and began to be introduced to China in 1991. But in China, it is mostly in the form of private rooms.
In 1992, some dance halls were equipped with camera systems. You can use the editing machine to put your own singing shots on the screen. It can also be projected on various positions on the screen. Many song and dance halls in Beijing can convert the songs sung by guests into audio tapes and video tapes and provide them to the singers.
Year 2008
China has produced the world’s smallest portable karaoke machine, the Sonata Pie, which is smaller than Japan’s “Hi-Kara”, the world’s smallest portable karaoke machine for children. Liangepai is a portable singing digital product that integrates many functions such as listening to songs, watching movies, singing, practicing songs, learning songs, and taking pictures. With the development and progress of society, it is no longer necessary to go to dance halls and KTV private rooms for karaoke. Love Songs can achieve the effect of karaoke anytime, anywhere. Maybe many people still don't understand this brand new K song product (method), so the popularization is not very complete, and it is only limited to the Pearl River Delta in Guangdong for the time being.