Syncing the band and lyrics in a live karaoke band

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by leadbass2112, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. leadbass2112


    Aug 8, 2010
    Right now I'm in the process of starting a live karaoke band, but I'm not sure how to keep the band in sync with the lyrics. Ideally, the drummer has a click track with two measures of count-in that's synced the lyric video for the singer, but I'm not sure how to make that happen. If anyone knows how to do that, or uses another method, I would really appreciate it if you could tell me about it.

  2. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    This should point you in the right direction
    How to Automate Song Slides with Ableton Live
  3. derrico1

    derrico1 Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    Charlottesville, VA
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  4. I'm not sure if this is the best way, but it's an option:

    Make a video of the lyrics as you want them to appear on the screen. Record a click track as the audio of that video (with a count in). Send the audio to the drummer's in-ears.

    Seems like a lot of work, considering you would have to make a video for every song you might play. Most karaoke bands I have sang with had a lap top and they would bring up a document with the lyrics and tell me to scroll down as needed using the arrow keys.
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