IVL Technologies Introduces Its New 2004 On-Key Karaoke Handheld Player and Expands Its Online Karaoke Community Web Site, OnKeyKaraoke.com
VICTORIA, BC -- 11/23/2004 -- IVL Technologies Ltd., a market leader and innovative pioneer of award-winning pro-audio and consumer karaoke products, today introduces its 2004 On-Key Karaoke Player and unveils a new look for www.OnKeyKaraoke.com. Since its original launch, the site has built an online community of more than 50,000 members worldwide and is continually expanding.
“We will be expanding our online community Web site, OnKeyKaraoke.com, to make it more interactive and fun for our community members,” said Jo-Ann Marlow, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, IVL Technologies Ltd. “The karaoke industry is continuing to grow globally, and we’ve seen an increase in demand for our handheld karaoke players, so in addition to the new layout and features, we have also added an online store within OnKeyKaraoke.com to make it easier for customers to purchase our On-Key karaoke players and accessories, as well as download the latest songs.”
The 2004 On-Key Karaoke Player has a sleek, handheld design that packs all the fun and features of the big-boom box machines into one portable player. Now karaoke fans can expand their range and talent easily by plugging the player into any TV or home theatre system and using the patented On-Key vocal effects. With this portable player and its On-Key vocal effects, even the shyest singers can enjoy the spotlight. Any participant can sound perfectly in tune or as silly as they want with the different vocal effects. And even great singers can enjoy the professional studio effects that make them sound even better.
The Internet-enabled 2004 On-Key Karaoke Player features the professional On-Key vocal effects:
-- Pitch Correction: Automatically corrects the singer’s pitch so he or she never sings out of tune
-- Harmony & Duet: Duplicates voice and shifts the pitch to achieve perfect harmony
-- Tempo & Key Control: Offers the flexibility to change the speed or key to comfortably fit the singer’s vocal range, without reducing the quality of the music
-- Voice transformation: Fun and silly vocal effects that change a singer’s voice from a man to woman or vice versa, or an alien or robotic techno singer, and kids can sound like an adult
The OnKeyKaraoke.com Web site offers single downloads and song packages from various artists, everything from a compilation of Britney Spears songs to an ’80s Flashback compilation. Creating song collections are easier than ever; users can search the entire collection to locate a specific song by title, artist or genre. Users can also listen to any song prior to purchasing it with just one click. Other expanded features include:
-- Brand-new song content: Hundreds of new songs have just been added. The song library has tons of songs available for download and is updated regularly with new songs. Users can be assured that all songs are legal, because IVL is at the forefront of karaoke music licensing and has obtained exclusive licensing deals from the top music publishers.
-- Online shopping: Visitors can purchase the On-Key karaoke players and downloadable songs, as well as preview the upcoming products, services and accessories.
-- Improved Usability: Karaoke enthusiasts can register for a free account, which gives them the freedom to easily create and manage their song lists.
Pricing and Availability
The 2004 On-Key Karaoke Player has an MSRP of US$129.00 and is compatible with both PC and Macintosh computers with a USB port. The player is now available directly from the On-Key Web site (www.onkeykaraoke.com) and at Radio Shack Stores throughout North America. Once participants are registered, they can purchase and download songs at www.onkeykaraoke.com. The price for music downloads is $0.99 for one, and song packages are available starting at $5.94 to $14.85 per package.
About IVL Technologies Ltd.
Founded in 1983, IVL Technologies delivers karaoke and award-winning audio processing solutions to the consumer electronics, professional music and commercial karaoke markets. Today, IVL Technologies is a world leader in providing consumers with the best karaoke experience. IVL helps people sing better, sound better and have fun by providing quality karaoke products and digital song content through the onkeysongs.com online community. The company’s patented On-Key™ technology has made them recognized leaders in digital voice processing. IVL Technologies is a privately held company and is headquartered in Victoria, BC, Canada. For more information on IVL Technologies, please visit www.ivl.com or www.onkeykaraoke.com.
IVL Technologies Ltd., On-Key™ and IVL Technologies logos are trademarks of IVL Technologies Ltd.
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