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KORG Personal Karaoke (1989)

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Shared September 12, 2020

A look at a portable Karaoke player from 1989 Japan.
Even if you don't entertain Karaoke or it doesn’t entertain you, the chip tunes this device produces may still win you over.

00:00 Intro
01:06 The bundle
02:21 The Hi-Kara
03:57 The cards
06:17 The display
07:49 Finally some music
08:37 Mixed language demo
10:24 Sounds like Sega
11:16 Changing Pitch & Speed
12:28 A look inside
13:33 Summary
17:10 Doing it My Way
18:46 Credits

If you want to hear the original ‘Cat’s Eye’ theme, here’s a link

A scan of the index on the back of Cards 1-9 can be viewed here:

If you are interested how I buy from Japanese Auctions - here's a video all about that subject:

Thanks to...
Andy I. for suggesting this one
Vinushika for tips on the chips
Jason & Paul for the music video links

Here are links to another couple of the tunes briefly featured



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