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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:19 pm 
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Been a while since I've posted here. I hope you all are doing well.

I'm finally swapping out JK2.0.... It still works, but the day will come when it won't and I need something new. I must admit, I'll miss the songbook creation tool.

The two I'm considering the most are Siglos and Compuhost each for different reasons. Before I pull the trigger or get too heavily invested I figured I'd ask you guys if there's anything you feel is better and why.

Thanks in advance :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:15 am 
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Been a while since I've posted here. I hope you all are doing well.

I'm finally swapping out JK2.0.... It still works, but the day will come when it won't and I need something new. I must admit, I'll miss the songbook creation tool.

The two I'm considering the most are Siglos and Compuhost each for different reasons. Before I pull the trigger or get too heavily invested I figured I'd ask you guys if there's anything you feel is better and why.

Thanks in advance :)


I wish I could offer some good advice on what to use. I am still using JK2 myself...I figure if it ain't broke, don't fix it. It works for my needs just fine. However, with that said, a couple of years ago I did purchase Siglos Professional hosting software because I wanted to add a kiosk to my system. Well, that got debunked and tossed aside when Covid came into play. So, I never actually got the kiosk system set up. (I still have all the gear needed to do it tho, collecting dust).

Most professional karaoke hosts these days are either choosing Karma or Compuhost. Either one has it's good features and functions. I just never had the patience to actually sit down and learn either one of them tho. Good luck either direction you choose. I am sure you will do fine no matter the choice.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:50 pm 
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Actually Karaoke Pro still has the KIOSK feature plus if you want you can use your phone to search for songs, send in your request, change key, save your history etc. etc.

I also have JK2 and I can tell you Karaoke Pro is head and shoulder above JK2. I love hosting with Karaoke Pro.


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Siglos Karaoke Pro.
all the features of the others plus low system demands and improved graphics.
the remote system is great as well, i use both kiosks and let them use cell phones (they will be on them anyway, might as well be on it for my show).
cutomizable, show what you want, hide what you don't. resize and place different components wherever you want them for your workflow.
and killer customer support along with the $99 price is for 2 licenses.

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Paradigm Karaoke wrote:
Siglos Karaoke Pro.
all the features of the others plus low system demands and improved graphics.
the remote system is great as well, i use both kiosks and let them use cell phones (they will be on them anyway, might as well be on it for my show).
cutomizable, show what you want, hide what you don't. resize and place different components wherever you want them for your workflow.
and killer customer support along with the $99 price is for 2 licenses.


I wasn't aware that Siglos had a remote request. Interesting. How is it? Does it let you filter incoming requests so you don't have the same song requested multiple times.

Also have you used the songbook creation tool?

Curious because Siglos would be my preference, as JK2.0 is/was a clone of it... And it would be less training for my hosts


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CompuHost user for 19 years. Never an issue. Basically, does everything you want, can be customized to your liking and the remote kiosk/smartphone option integrates beautifully.

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Krisko wrote:
Paradigm Karaoke wrote:
Siglos Karaoke Pro.
all the features of the others plus low system demands and improved graphics.
the remote system is great as well, i use both kiosks and let them use cell phones (they will be on them anyway, might as well be on it for my show).
cutomizable, show what you want, hide what you don't. resize and place different components wherever you want them for your workflow.
and killer customer support along with the $99 price is for 2 licenses.


I wasn't aware that Siglos had a remote request. Interesting. How is it? Does it let you filter incoming requests so you don't have the same song requested multiple times.

Also have you used the songbook creation tool?

Curious because Siglos would be my preference, as JK2.0 is/was a clone of it... And it would be less training for my hosts

Only thing I don't like about the kiosk is that to use auto add you have to use codes to keep singers from using the same name. Not sure about same song, probably have to avoid auto add and manually decide what songs get into the que. Like I said it does stop singers from using the same name.

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[quote="Alan B"]CompuHost user for 19 years. Never an issue. Basically, does everything you want, can be customized to your liking and the remote kiosk/smartphone option integrates beautifully.[/quote]
Same here man i used this for like 8 years and i never felt the need to take another one but i think soon i will have to change something


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Krisko wrote:

1) I wasn't aware that Siglos had a remote request. Interesting. How is it? Does it let you filter incoming requests so you don't have the same song requested multiple times.
Works great, i can use auto add or leave it to myself to add them in as if they were slips....but no drunk writing and requests of songs not in the book either

2) Also have you used the songbook creation tool?
there is no songbook creation tool, the system takes the book directly from the disk so it updates the moment you add another song automatically.

Curious because Siglos would be my preference, as JK2.0 is/was a clone of it... And it would be less training for my hosts

many improvements over the years since that time.

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Kar_james wrote:
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CompuHost user for 19 years. Never an issue. Basically, does everything you want, can be customized to your liking and the remote kiosk/smartphone option integrates beautifully.

Same here man i used this for like 8 years and i never felt the need to take another one but i think soon i will have to change something

So, what's the problem that you need to change software?

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Krisko wrote:

Also have you used the songbook creation tool?

they just released a version of Siglos with a songbook tool in it.

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Paradigm Karaoke wrote:
Krisko wrote:

Also have you used the songbook creation tool?

they just released a version of Siglos with a songbook tool in it.

The problem I have with Siglos is that it's all over the place. Boxes everywhere. CompuHost has a much nicer, more intuitive, and smarter interface, and it's all in one! The graphics look modern and really good while Siglo is so Windows 95. Not saying that it doesn't do the job (and I've tried the demo), but for me, CompuHost blows it away. CompuHost is user friendly, simple to use, and very intuitive compared to Siglos.

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Alan B wrote:
Paradigm Karaoke wrote:
Krisko wrote:

Also have you used the songbook creation tool?

they just released a version of Siglos with a songbook tool in it.

The problem I have with Siglos is that it's all over the place. Boxes everywhere. CompuHost has a much nicer, more intuitive, and smarter interface, and it's all in one! The graphics look modern and really good while Siglo is so Windows 95. Not saying that it doesn't do the job (and I've tried the demo), but for me, CompuHost blows it away. CompuHost is user friendly, simple to use, and very intuitive compared to Siglos.

i found the opposite. Siglos was easier and more intuitive for me, plus the boxes can be moved and resized to put them wherever i want and not show the ones i don't want out. it is customizable which no other system is.

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