Version History

3.0.377
  • On the Edit screen, it is now much easier to grab and drag the edge of a word or line - there is now a 6-pixel margin, rather than a 1-pixel margin.
3.0.361
  • Fixed a minor/rare formatting problem.
3.0.360
  • You can now change the device used for audio playback. Go to the Settings tab and click 'Audio Device'. If you have more than one set of speakers, or want to use headphones, etc, select the alternative device here. There is a similar option for Karaoke Builder Player - go to the Player's Options window to change it.
3.0.354
  • BIN files can now be created from any type of audio file. You no longer need to use a 44100Hz, 16-bit stereo track - the conversion to this format will be done automatically.
3.0.350
  • Further updates to the sound system for improved performance.
3.0.346
  • Minor updates to the sound system for improved performance.
3.0.345
  • In the Edit window you can now click an empty part of the window and drag it across the screen to move through the track. Modify the speed of movement with Shift (faster) or Ctrl (slower).
3.0.333
  • Resolution of minor issues with Windows 8.
3.0.300
  • New global setting: you can now use one of the following characters to split your words into syllables: / * + ~ #.
3.0.282
  • Correction of spelling mistakes and minor visual changes.
3.0.280
  • Improved options for using the Mouse Wheel in the Edit screen - use Shift+Wheel or Ctrl+Wheel for fine control.
  • Home/End and Page Up/Down keys also added to the Edit screen.
3.0.275
  • Bug fix: Slideshow projects now save/restore their 'Slide Show Size' settings correctly.
  • Resolved and improved graphics display, giving wider compatibility with hardware CD+G players.
3.0.273
  • Help file updated to reflect the most recent changes to Karaoke Builder Studio.
  • Keyboard arrow keys can now be used to make small adjustments to words/lines on the Edit screen.
  • Resolved a minor issue with numerical 'spinner' buttons.
3.0.210
  • Time for a fresh coat of paint! All screens use tidier, cleaner buttons and boxes, plus an easier-to-read font.
  • You can now use the mouse wheel to move through your track in the Edit window.
  • Special Effects - preview animations now work for all 'Scroll' effects.
  • Audio files are displayed as wave-forms in the Edit screen, whatever format they are (wav, mp3, ogg, etc). Older versions only did this for wav files.
3.0.164
  • New sound system, giving vastly improved audio when you sync at low speeds (no more 'zombies in treacle' audio!)
  • Resolved problems for those unable to play certain audio files. KB Studio now works for all audio setups.
  • Version 3.0 of Karaoke Builder Player is now installed with Karaoke Builder Studio.
3.0.156
  • Bug Fix: in some cases conversion to AVI did not add audio to the video file.
  • Bug Fix: moving slideshows within a track caused occasional errors.
3.0.145
  • The Tools window is now clearer and easier to use.
  • Bug Fix: In the Edit window, when you want to drag the start/end points with your mouse, the mouse pointer changes to an arrow. This had been removed by accident in an earlier update, but has now been replaced.
3.0.136
  • We have now included a new Interleaving process to the Cue File Builder. This gives access to a much greater number of CD burners. If you were unable to burn [cdg] tracks before, you may be able to do so now, without buying a new CD burner.
3.0.132
  • Cue File Builder now provides full support for burning with Nero. No need for any other burning software!
  • We didn't like the floating window, so it's back in position. The whole display looks a lot better we think you'll agree.
3.0.120
  • The Preview Window can now be hidden. Those with slower computers will find that this reduces jerky motion in the Edit Screen.
  • The main screen has been changed so that the preview window 'floats' and can be positioned wherever you want. We are doing this so that several new features can be added - more about those features will be revealed at a later date.
3.0.097
  • A Preview Window is now available on the Edit screen of [kbs]. Now you can see exactly what your finished track will look like while you edit it (WYSIWYG - what you see is what you get), and preview the track before you build it. This is a great feature and will save you time because now you can instantly see what effect your changes will have.
3.0.080
  • Extended the moving video tutorial to include the use of Ulead MediaStudio Pro.
  • Loading of audio files into the Edit Screen is now faster.
3.0.079
  • Extended the moving video tutorial to include the use of Video Magic Edit, significantly less expensive than Adobe Premiere.
3.0.077
  • In the Tools window, converting [cdg] to AVI Video, you can now select a Background Colour as well as a background image. This is useful when used in conjunction with Adobe Premiere - the background colour can be made transparent in Premiere so that the lyrics can be overlaid onto a moving video background.
  • Added a tutorial explaining how to superimpose your karaoke lyrics onto a moving video background using Adobe Premiere.
3.0.071
  • Settings: you can now change the amount of time between the displaying of a line and when it starts to sweep (the default is 3.0 seconds). This gap is used when you first sync a track, or when you press Reset.
3.0.070
  • Important upgrade:
    In the Edit screen you can now drag words across the screen (left button to change the start/end times, right button to move the whole word/line). You can select multiple words/lines and move them simultaneously. This makes the whole editing process much quicker and easier.
3.0.062
  • Bug Fix: The fairies spirited away a small section of code! We managed to recover it and anyone with wings is now banned from using the computers!
3.0.058
  • Added support for Ogg Vorbis (.ogg) files. Note that you will also need the Ogg Vorbis Support installation - see under Useful Software, above.
3.0.057
  • Bug Fix: Replaced the audio playback slider, which would sometimes 'stick' (sliding even when the mouse button was released).
3.0.050
  • Added AVIzlib Compressor, a lossless video compressor. Essential for high quality encoding of AVI Video when you intend to convert it to MPEG (for VCD/SVCD/DVD)
  • Help file contains a guide to creating VCD/SVCD/DVD karaoke discs
3.0.047
  • [cdg] to AVI Video conversion can now add a drop-shadow to the text. This works with all [kbs] tracks and can even make commercial discs look better than the originals.
  • Can now add a photo-quality background and shadow to all [cdg] tracks, even those not created with [kbs].
3.0.030
  • New Conversion Tools:
    Convert [cdg] to AVI Video and add a photo-quality background
    Create a BIN File (combine .cdg and .wav together)
    Extract from a BIN File (extract .cdg or .wav)
3.0.014
  • Some audio files introduced a 'click' when built into a BIN file. This also caused the program to crash on (very) rare occasions. This problem has now been removed.
3.0.008
  • Major Upgrade - version 3.0
    Features too numerous to list! Click here for more information.
1.1.502
  • Minor changes to the look of the software.
  • Documentation completed for all features.
  • Now available for download from Simtel.net
1.1.491
  • Complete set of commands for editing lyrics AFTER they have been synchronised with audio: split, join, delete for words, lines and pages. These commands provide you with a flexible way to change the format of your track, while still keep the synchronisation of the words intact.
1.1.471
  • When you create/copy a slide it now appears just after the current slide. Same for text lines.
1.1.469
  • Add text to your slideshows - useful for building standard intro screens where only the title/artist will change.
1.1.436
  • Bug Fix: where pages contained a gap between lines, Reset sometimes added an inappropriate Clear Screen command
  • Large reduction in the amount of memory/resources used by [kbs]
1.1.432
  • Better editing of colour palettes - you can now copy the palette between your lyrics and slideshow, to use one palette for the whole track. Palettes can also be saved/loaded in the lyrics screen as well as the slides window.
  • First stage of editing lyrics AFTER they have been synchronised - you can now edit words, and split, join and delete them. Line gaps can be created/deleted to move lines up/down on the screen. More to follow (split/join/delete/add lines and pages will be here soon).
  • Scrolling effects are now available for removing your lyrics.
1.1.402
  • Major Upgrade - version 1.1
    Slideshows can now be created from within [kbs] and instantly added to your track.