What to look for when hiring karaoke systems…
When looking for a professional karaoke system for your venue or party in Brisbane there are a few things you should be looking out for and a few questions you should be asking.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOUR MACHINES WERE UPDATE WITH SONGS?
Our machines are updated every month with the latest chart hits, music videos and karaoke tunes.
DO YOU HAVE A SONG LIST?
Most professional karaoke companies will have a song list for you to print out or download. Slam’s Karaoke has an excel list for you to download here, however we would not recommend printing this out as it contains nearly 100,000 songs.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OLDER MUSIC?
Its important that all your guests feel part of the party, and songs and tunes from 50’s, 60’s, 70’s etc are a good inclusion on any professional karaoke set up. Obliviously all our machines carry a wide range of older music.
ARE YOUR MICROPHONES WIRELESS?
Most people forget to ask this, but having a couple of wired microphones active during a busy party, especially with young children around, can be fraught with danger. People can trip, equipment can get damaged, there could be broken mic damage which will have to be paid for. Cable can also get snagged and make the microphone non functional at your event. All our mics are wireless and battery operated. Before each rental, the batteries are checked and if required fresh batteries are inserted so as not to spoil your evening. These batteries last up to 10 hours, should you out sing these, there will always be spares in the microphone case, which will be left with you at the function. Our microphones also have a range of 20 metres.
HOW POWERFUL IS YOUR MACHINE?
Most professional karaoke machines will offer a lot of power compared to your standard home hi-fi system some may even come with 2 separate speakers. Slam’s Karaoke machines offer a single speaker with 1000 watts of power per machine. You also have the option of adding additional PA speakers to make your foundations shake. Note also our speakers can be psychically turned down, which overrides the software volume though the touchscreen interface, this is a good option if you want to keep the party noise down without the party guests knowing.
HOW LONG DOES YOUR EQUIPMENT TAKE TO SET UP?
Most professional systems should not take too long to set up, unless it is a DIY set up where speakers, amps, mics and a laptop have to be setup by the host. Fortunately Slam’s Karaoke machines are a single tower with one plug only. Installation is basically: wheel the tower in, place it where you need it, plug it in and start it up. Everything is built in and ready to go, as soon as its booted up which takes a few minutes. The demo of the software interface, is literally just 5 minutes, our machines are as easy as an ipad to operate, your child or grandma could operate it.
WHEN DO YOU DELIVER?
Slam’s Karaoke Delivery usually takes place the morning or the day before your venue, it will be confirmed with an email and text on the day of the party, usually when we set off to your location. The machines are located on a trailer, please ensure there is enough room to park and unload at the time agreed.
DOES YOUR PRICE INCLUDE DELIVERY?
All deliveries and pickups are FREE in the Redlands area (Mount Cotton, Victoria Point, Thornlands, Cleveland, Carbrook, Cornubia, Shailer Park and Sheldon). If you live outside this area dont worry we will still service your party, but there will be an additional delivery fee, which is worked out in zones see here.
CAN I PLUG MY PHONE INTO YOUR MACHINE?
Most decent Karaoke equipment suppliers should at least have one 3.5mm audio jack to plug in your mp3 player, ipod or phone. Slam’s Karaoke offers a 3.5mm audio jack, plus also connection via Bluetooth.
IS YOUR MACHINE HARD TO USE?
The majority of karaoke machines in Brisbane and Australia are push button arcade style machines, which are quite dated and hard to use. We are surrounded by phones, ipads and laptops which are all touchscreen, this is why ALL our machines offer touchscreen and a very easy interface, which quickly lets you create playlists and edit song choices at the flick of a finger. We pride ourselves on how easy our machines are to operate.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR MACHINE TO HIRE?
Prices for karaoke hire vary a great deal from city to city and from different companies offering different types of equipment. Its quite possible for jukebox or jukebox/karaoke overnight hire prices to range from $160 through to $300-400. As a general rule you at the lower end of this price range, the equipment quite old and outdated. The more you pay the better value you get for your money. Slam’s Karaoke has standalone towers from $220 including free local delivery. This is for overnight hire and includes all the top features you could possibly need. Our price offers true value for money with the best that technology has to offer.