Up until recently it was believed that the word 'karaoke' came from 'kara', empty (as in karate - empty hand) and 'oke' (short for okesutora), orchestra. It was believed, that is until a local Sim City Historian, Cory Tsang, while doing field research in the only Irish pub in Kobe, Japan, discovered a man by the name of O'key who had a very interesting tale about his long lost grandfather, Carry.
The Genius Loci Karaoke Stage is a Fame object in The Sims: Superstar, and is the only Fame object that can be used by a Sim with no starpower. Sims can sing a Ballad, Rock, Dance Mix, Big Band, or Country song with this object, but how well they perform will depend on their charisma and creativity skill.
Everything you need for singing your heart out is built into the VocoPhonicSim Karaoke Machine. It is perfect for small clubs, house parties or any time when you just feel like annoying your friends. Whether you are practicing for your next concert, romancing another Sim with sweet melodies, or impressing the crowd, the VocoPhonicSim Karaoke Machine will bring out the rockstar in you!
The VovoPhonicSim Karaoke Machine is an object added in The Sims 2: Nightlife. It can be found in the Electronics section of Buy mode, in the audio sub-category. Sims can sing solo or as part of a duet. The Sim picks a random song and begins to sing. Children can use the machine, but cannot be part of a duet.
How well the Sim sings depends on how high his or her creativity skill is. Other Sims can watch and may boo or cheer. They may also dance to the music. Using the karaoke machine builds creativity skill. If FreeTime is installed, it also builds enthusiasm for the Music and Dance hobby.
The karaoke machine returned in The Sims 3: Showtime. As in The Sims 2: Nightlife, Sims can sing solo or in a duet, and will pick a random song and begin to sing. Unlike The Sims 2: Nightlife, children can sing in a duet. Other Sims can watch and may boo or cheer, and Sims dance to the music.
Sims who have reached level 8 in the Handiness skill can upgrade it to include a Singing Synthesizer.
The Low-Key Karaoke Machine provides minutes of fun filled singing-songs for the entire family. Enjoy tens of songs for single or duet singers. The Low-Key Karaoke Machine is compact and not over-encumbered with a large screen, so you don't have to worry about others seeing the words you got wrong. Sing to your heart's content with this affordable entry level karaoke machine!
There is a new Singing skill that can be improved by clicking on the Sim and selecting Sing, or by using a karaoke machine. After performing on the karaoke machine, a Sim will get a mood boost based on how well the Sim thought they did. The reaction of Sims watching the karaoke is based on the Sim's singing skill. Karaoke machines can be found at the two karaoke bars in San Myshuno, Waterside Warble and Planet Honey Pop!, and the rooftop Stargazer Lounge.
The Lyrical Amplifier Karaoke Machine
The Lyrical Amplifier provides high end singing for high end fun! Featuring state-of-the-art speakers and a 60 inch screen, this karaoke machine will make you feel like a superstar, no matter your skill level!