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(Reuters)   Japanese comapny creates technology for perfect pitch karaoke   ( divider line
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2002-04-02 10:53:02 AM  
pro tools?
2002-04-02 10:53:45 AM  
'mute' button?
2002-04-02 10:54:33 AM  
the single most embarrassing thing I've ever seen other people do is Karaoke.

They need to sell rock-filled tomatoes at those things
2002-04-02 10:54:43 AM  
as long as i have functional earplugs, karaoke bars are highly amusing
2002-04-02 10:55:10 AM  
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2002-04-02 10:55:13 AM  
i always do "Whip It", no singing involved
2002-04-02 10:55:29 AM  
will it include the song "My Way"? 'cuz that always leads to trouble...
2002-04-02 10:56:02 AM  
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2002-04-02 10:56:21 AM  

best use of the HERO tag I know some friends that need that !

remember dbasement...E-mail me first...

2002-04-02 10:57:05 AM  
Somewhere right now, someone is singing the B-52's "Love Shack"
at a karaoke night.
2002-04-02 10:57:23 AM  
Why not just program it to sing automatically? Then anyone tempted to do karaoke can just stay the fark home. THAT would deserve the hero tag.
2002-04-02 10:57:58 AM  
Yes, nothing caps off a night than watching three Japanese or Filipino businessguys beat each other up over "My Way" after one of them sings it, abysmal style. If you were sober while they did it, it'd drive you to insanity!
2002-04-02 10:58:15 AM  
Now if that same company can create the technology for earplugs that block out all things to do with karaoke, they can corner the market !
2002-04-02 10:58:45 AM  
"Did you ever know that you're my Heeeeero"

tank you vely much. I be here awr te week.
2002-04-02 10:59:07 AM  
I went to a company party at the General Manager's house and they had a goddamned karaoke machine. The GM's daughters-in-law (not company employees) got drunk and sang horribly for a couple hours. Everyone hated it except the GM. Completely ruined the party.
2002-04-02 10:59:51 AM  
WWF = WORLD WILD LIFE FOUNDATION not world wrestling federation you stupid yankie farkers
2002-04-02 11:00:20 AM  
doesn't this kind of defeat the purpose of karaoke?
2002-04-02 11:01:05 AM  
*sniff* my for this to go stateside. Then those of us who sing karaoke sober and actually realize what we sound like can sound better! :)
2002-04-02 11:01:14 AM  
Karaoke is a "medicine" I take occasionally. I'm not good at it because I always feel like I'm dying or something. At the same time, it's good for me. I think. Medicine: It doesn't taste good going down, but you have to take it, anyway...
2002-04-02 11:02:52 AM  
I love hearing Baby Got Back five times in a night. Sung (rapped?) by drunken sorority sisters.
2002-04-02 11:02:55 AM  
George_W_lush: Wrong door, you meant to take the 3rd to your left, off the cliff
2002-04-02 11:03:21 AM  
they moved the darn thread... ignore that...
2002-04-02 11:03:59 AM  
I tell ya, the world has been holding it's breath, waiting for a better karoake machine.
2002-04-02 11:04:24 AM  
Yeah, this will take all the fun out of laughing at your friends after a couple of rounds of beverages. Nothing better than watching a drunken cohort horribly singing off-key and off-tempo to a crappy 80's song. My favorite to sing to: Sweet Caroline- Neil Diamond. Classic Kareoke fodder.
2002-04-02 11:04:36 AM  
Gwinny Referencing links from months ago that no one in their right mind should remember?
2002-04-02 11:04:56 AM  
After exhaustive searching on Google, an image was finally found that perfectly depicts Karaoke in the form most people can agree on:

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2002-04-02 11:05:29 AM  
Finally, a technological cure for Jennifer Lopez.... oh wait, that said 'perfect Pitch'.... never mind.

- Emily L'Tella
2002-04-02 11:06:04 AM  
Well, it's about time!
2002-04-02 11:06:24 AM  
It actually stands for World Wildlife Fund you stupid-bad-toothed-monarch-lovin'-geek!
2002-04-02 11:08:04 AM  
Isn't N'Synch already using this technology?
2002-04-02 11:08:04 AM  
What's the point of Karaoke if you can't laugh at people?
2002-04-02 11:08:08 AM  
Best Karaoke choice is 'It's the end of the world' cause there's always somebody who thinks they know all the words and can keep up after a couple pitchers.
2002-04-02 11:09:19 AM  
As a suburban white kid, I like to grab a friend and get up there and sing Ebony and Ivory.

Or anything be Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam.
2002-04-02 11:11:27 AM  
A Comapny, huh?
2002-04-02 11:13:15 AM  
Can't help it, Lurk, I'm semi-old-school...
2002-04-02 11:19:19 AM  
2002-04-02 11:21:13 AM  
It's called auto-tune. Been around ever since crappy musicians started making money. Standard recording trick - listen to your favorite singers. They almost ALL use it when recording an album.
2002-04-02 11:31:07 AM  
Mel Diablo scores a perfect hit!!
2002-04-02 11:33:26 AM  
Karaoke should be put into the same criminal category as rape.
2002-04-02 11:41:05 AM  
New Orleans: In every karaoke bar, every night, without fail, some pissed off black lady with a fabulous voice stands up and sings "I Will Survive." Seriously. Go to Bourbon Street sometime and just stand outside Pazoo or the Cat's Meow. You'll wait at most half an hour.
2002-04-02 11:50:25 AM  
Forget karaoke -- can Britney use this technology? I mean, is it THAT good?
2002-04-02 12:08:40 PM  
Ah, karaoke. I like to bring the crowd down a few notches and belt out "The Greatest Love Of All" if you do it telethon style you can actually get donations at the end.
2002-04-02 12:24:40 PM  
Wow, this is great news! I'll now be able to sing in public
without getting rotten tomatoes and beer bottles thrown at me!
2002-04-02 12:45:18 PM  
*chief wiggum voice* why don't you lay off the asians there lou */chief wiggum voice*
2002-04-02 01:05:22 PM  
Reminds me of the "Join the Navy" Simpson's episode.
2002-04-02 01:05:49 PM  
--IN OTHER NEWS-- Chinese company makes "writing skillz" program to be sold as option with "perfect pitch karaoke".... Nsync and Back door boys first in line"
2002-04-02 01:12:11 PM  
Damn, I use cSound. This technology has existed for a while. As a matter of fact, I think that TC Electronics has a piece of rack-mountable gear that "corrects pitch" already, and has for years.
2002-04-02 01:16:39 PM  
Here we go.
2002-04-02 01:39:41 PM  
it's just the combination of two horrible technologies
2002-04-02 01:41:48 PM  
<The Tick's voice> EGAD man, what's the point!? </Tick>

But seriously - if you sound just like the person who did it, it's just like watching someone dance on stage to a pre-recorded song! (a lot like a pop concert, I guess.)
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