Are you a party thrower needing a fresh idea that will brighten up every party that you host? You cannot have a party without music. But, what’s more awesome is looking at some of your friends singing at your party. All of your friends are terrible singers, so they hate singing? Singtrix might break the fear of singing and make everyone want to try. This article reviews Singtrix, a smart and fun karaoke machine that was developed by Guitar Hero developers.
For those who don’t know Guitar Hero, it is basically a simulating game that turns you to a guitar player. You can play your favorite rock music using a guitar controller. It is a great hit game in the category that many game players would know about it even if they haven’t ever played it. The fact that the developers of the game designed Singtrix means that the karaoke device was also designed for fun.
So, let’s find out about stuffs here. First, I will introduce Singtrix and their products. And, I will move onto my analysis on +650 customer reviews to discover how actual buyers think about the product. Lastly, I will share the trend of Singtrix using Google Trend.
Singtrix explains that the Singtrix team has been around 18 years, and their aim is to bring musical performance experiences for everyone to enjoy. As mentioned, they are the developers of Guitar Hero and MTV Drumscape, a drum simulating game. Their products enable every person regardless of their musical performance level to enjoy playing music and singing a song.
The two founders of Singrix appeared on SharkTank on Episode 7 in Season 6, and during the show, they demonstrated the product that surprised the judges. I put the YouTube link at the bottom for you.
Singtrix Major Features
You will now wonder what major features enable it to turn you to an amazing singer. There are four major components that enable such features.
The main device of Singtrix is called Singtrix Studio. It is a small device where you can control numerous effects. It was designed to perform like an expensive recording studio, but also give you a feel of a concert event. Singtrix, on its website, explains that the device uses the same vocal technology that professionals use to make their sound greater. The device has built-in effects including pitch correction that sounds natural, hard-tune, powerful harmonies, and choir effects, reverb, delay and more.
You can select different features depending on your skill, from beginner to pro. the Singtrix Studio is easy to use that you can simply plug and play. You just play a song, adjust effects dial, and start singing. This main device includes more than 300 effects for every genre and music generations.
This hit effect is embedded in the Singtrix Mic and Studio Console. What it does is, just by pressing the Hit button on the Mic or Studio Console, changing your voice into a 4-part vocal harmony group. Yes, just like having back-up singers at your fingertips. The hit control is really easy and intuitive to use.
Stingtrix has a custom-designed speaker that has 40 watts capacity. It was designed to be portable that you can easily carry it to your party. It has a built-in subwoofer. When you don’t use it for karaoke, you can still use it for a home theater and gaming. Singtrix can connect to two Singtrix Speakers. You can also connect your headphones to the stereo speaker.
Compatible Smart Devices
Singtrix is compatible with YouTube Karaoke and Lyrics Videos. Singtrix works well with smartphones, tablets, computers, even guitar, and keyboard. You can manage your own song library, karaoke tracks, and recordings.
These four components are the main enablers of Singtrix. Then, where can we get the music and lyrics?
Singtrix Music and Lyrics
Singtrix maintains free Karaoke Videos on their website. Please find the link at the bottom to go there. For the full Singtrix experience, you will need a music analog audio signal for tuning and harmony effects and a screen to display lyrics. The Singtrix Studio uses a 3.5mm stereo connection that will be compatible with most of the analog headphones. Many smart devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets also can be used since they also can display lyrics on their screen and they have an audio output.
Singtrix tells that most of their customers use YouTube to get Karaoke sources. Using one of your smart devices, go to YouTube and just type “karaoke” and the name of your favorite song or artist to search. Or you can also use Singtrix’s YouTube channel that has karaoke playlists. If you are an analog person, you can even use your CD player as the audio source.
You Can Use Microphones Other Than Singtrix Mic
I explained about Singtrix Mic above. But, that does not mean that you should only use Singtrix Mic. Other mic systems both wired and wireless can be used with Singtrix. But, they will not have the hit control button, so you will have to use the one on the Singtrix Studio device. Singtrix explains that the Singtrix Mic was designed to be extremely dynamic and sensitive to your voice changes, so using other microphones might not give you voice effects you want.
Why Different From Other Karaoke Machines?
To reiterate why Singtrix is different, Singtrix, unlike other Karaoke systems that only play music and lyrics, converts your voice automatically to sound greater like pro singers. In addition to the pitch adjustment, they add effects to your vocal as if you have backup singers. Singtrix explained that their technology can recognize the note of both you and the song you are playing. When your note is lower, Singtrix boosts yours to the song’s. So, it is like a high-tech and smart home karaoke machine.
It is not just vocal effects. When you select a guitar or other instrument effect, your voice becomes transformed into that instrument, which adds even more fun to your karaoke experience.
The Singtrix Party Bundle is currently priced at $359USD at the IndieGogo. Amazon currently sells used ones only. The bundle consists of the following items:
- Singtrix Studio console that has over 300 effects
- Singtrix Stereo Speaker with Subwoofer
- Singtrix Mic Stand that is height-adjustable
- Two Singtrix Mics for a duet
- Power supply and cable
How Customers Think About Singtrix
When you see product introduction from a company, you will always hear great things about it. No company will reveal any weaknesses or defects of the product, obviously. So, as a consumer, it is wiser to doubt what they say and do your own research before making a final purchase decision. In this section, we will learn how actual users think about Singtrix. How can we measure these? We can do this by using data analysis techniques called sentiment analysis.
You don’t have to be scared by the technical term. I did the technical part and you can just look at pretty graphs. In this section, I will show you two types of graphs – word cloud and customer sentiment chart. For the analysis, I’ve compiled more than 650 customer reviews from Amazon and conducted analysis to summarize them. I will show you the result in a word cloud and a customer sentiments chart. And, lastly, I will share a Singtrix Google trend result that shows the level of interest from people.
Word cloud is one of the great and fun ways to understand customer sentiments toward a product or a service. In a word cloud, you can see specific words in different sizes. The larger it is, the more people used that word to describe the product. For this word cloud, I used the titles of the reviews, since people put the essence of their opinions in the title. The 650+ reviews allowed me to generate an interesting word cloud that let me reach a positive conclusion. Check it out!
Understanding the word cloud is easy. Just follow your eyes and see what you see. You will see that most of the big words are all positive. This means that users have had a positive experience with the product. People used words like “fivestars”, “great”, “love”, “professional”, “fun”, “muchfun”, and more positive terms to describe this karaoke machine. Among these words, people used “fivestars”. This “fivestars” word appears when people give five stars and didn’t leave a title for their review.
In the word cloud, we were able to observe what descriptive words people used to talk about Singtrix. As mentioned, the word cloud is based on the titles of customer reviews, but the sentiment analysis graph was generated by the contents of the reviews. In the sentiment analysis, we will see more specific types of feeling that people showed in their review. In the analysis, you can see 10 different sentiments such as positive, negative, trust, anticipation, joy, fear, sadness, anger, surprise, and disgust.
The technology behind the chart is straightforward. The analysis algorithm holds 10 different lists – each list containing words that are mapped to one of the 10 sentiments. When this algorithm runs, it checks and matches with one of the sentiments. When matched, it is counted as one and is categorized in one of the 10 sentiments. My analysis on the positive reviews appears as below.
The chart is also not difficult to understand. You can see that the positive sentiment is ranked number one. The first rank is followed by “negative”, “trust”, “anticipation”, “joy” and “fear”. It does have some negative opinions, but overall, people expressed more positive sentiments than negative ones. So my customer review analysis told me that many people have a positive experience with Singtrix.
As the final segment of analysis, let me share the trend of Singtrix. I used Google Trend to check how frequently “Singtrix” is searched on Google over the past 12 months. Google Trend is a useful tool to measure the interest of people. The more frequently people search on Google, the more popular or trendy it is. The Google Trend result below (not visible on mobile phones) below shows that people have shown an interest in this karaoke system over the period. The trend indicates that people have been showing a constant interest over the period.
Please note that this is a global trend, not only the US. If we break down the interest by country, have a look at the map chart below.
Find the list icon at the right bottom corner and click it. Then, it will turn to a country rank list. The biggest interest was from Norway, followed by Sweden, the U.S., Finland, and Canada.
As I reviewed Singtrix, it was different from other ordinary karaoke machines. It will make your dream come true by turning your voice according to your favorite song. You can have an endless supply of karaoke contents using YouTube and your own library. Plus, my customer review analysis supports that actual Singtrix buyers have had a great experience with the product. If you are looking for a karaoke machine, Singtrix definitely could be a good choice!