Karakan MIDI karaoke editor (version 6.6)


What is Karakan?

Karakan is a free and easy to use editor for creating MIDI karaoke files. It runs under Microsoft Windows. You can enter the lyrics of a song as text in Song Text Format. From the lyrics and a given MIDI file (.mid), Karakan makes a karaoke file (.kar). You can test the karaoke file using Karakan's internal playing facilities, or using an external karaoke player, which can be started from Karakan.

Karakan's features include:
  • Easy entering of song lyrics as text (in Song Text Format).
  • Automatic hyphenation of the song text for several languages.
  • Playing facilities: playing from the beginning of the karaoke file or from the current line in the song text.
  • Creating karaoke files either as Soft Karaoke file (for use with a karaoke player) or as MIDI file with lyrics (for use with keyboards).
What's new in version 6?
  • Unicode characters are now supported in karaoke files, for creating karaoke files in languages like Chinese or Japanese.
  • Support for right-to-left karaoke (added in version 6.1).
  • MIDI format 0 files (i.e. single track) can be used as input now.
  • User interface for selecting the MIDI file, voice track, and karaoke output file (instead of using the \m, \t, and \k options in the song text).
  • Improved and easier importing of existing karaoke files.
  • Option for checking on updates added to the "Help" menu.

Karakan is freeware. It may be used and distributed under the terms of this license agreement.

Downloading Karakan

Karakan version 6.6.
French version of the help file of Karakan 3.2 (by Gaétan Bibler).
Short Dutch user manual of Karakan 3.2 (by Johan Komrij).
If you don't have a karaoke player yet, try folksKJ (this karaoke player also supports Unicode karaoke files created with Karakan), or vanBasco's Karaoke Player.

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Last update: February 7, 2019.

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