The Musixmatch Mic and the Musixmatch app's sing mode is available only for iOS and Android devices.
Please check your device is supported from the list below
MusiXmatch MIC is compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (5th and 4th generation), iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2 and iPad mini. iOS 6.1 or later is required.
Works with Android phones supporting Android 4.1 or later. Best performance on Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, HTC One (Google Play Edition), Sony Xperia SP, Samsung Galaxy Note 2. On older devices, due to device’s technical limitations we can’t guarantee the best performance with our Musixmatch Mic, you might experience some delay while using it.
Most Mac computers starting from late 2008 are compatible with the exception of the Mac Pro line. To check if your Mac is compatible select: About This Mac > More Info > System Report > Audio and check that “External Microphone/iPhone headset” is appearing on the list of included features.
Laptop and desktop PCs: Please check that your sound card is compliant with CTIA based headset standard. You can buy a CTIA/USB adapter that works with MusiXmatch Mic both on amazon us and amazon uk. Windows 8.1/8.1 RT OS is required for using the Musixmatch app. Musixmatch Mic dual in/out mini-jack connector complianes: Apple earbus CTIA standard compliant.
Please make sure you download the Musixmatch app and register your mic before starting to use it
1. Download the Musixmatch app for iOS or Android from http://musixmatch.com/apps
2. Tap OK to allow MusiXmatch to access the microphone when the phone ask you with the alert popup.
(Only for iOS devices).
See the screenshot below
3. Be sure in your device Settings > Privacy > Microphone MusiXmatch switch is turned on.
(Only for iOS devices). See the screenshot below Permits granted to Musixmatch
4. Register the Musixmatch Mic
4.1 From Web Browser:
from your mobile phone opening http://musixmatch.com/register-mic with your browser (Safari is required for iOS devices) and follow the instructions in the Mic registration page inserting the Promo Code available in the Musixmatch Mic Box
4.2 From inside the app:
go to Options > MusiXmatch Mic >Register your product (For iOS devices only);
to to Settings > MusiXmatch Mic > Register the Mic (For Android devices only)
5. After inserting the promo code you will get Musixmatch Premium and 2 Months' Live Pass.
The Live Pass is required to remove the song's vocals from your music.
Connect the Musixmatch Mic to the earphones connector in your device and insert your earphones or speakers in the jack input available in the mic jack.
It will monitor your voice while you sing to your earphone, if singing by yourself, or to your home speakers, if having a party with friends.
The Musixmatch Mic comes with three levels of sensitivity, which you can find in the center area of the microphone.
This switch is to get best audio output performances for different environments.
The highest position is for environmental monitoring. When you sing with more friends and you sing along to a distance of about 1-2 meters from the mic. This position is very sensitive, and give good results when using the MusiXmatch Mic with headset, since you will get more output signal to the small headphone speakers.
Please test this settings, before connecting the Musixmatch Mic to a external speaker. This position is not recommended settings. If you need to use that, you may have feedback from your speakers, so please check carefully your audio settings before doing that. We do not recommend to use this position with external speakers. Please use the middle position instead!
The middle position is to sing along using the mic near to you. This will be the settings you are going to use in most the situations when you are using external speakers output. This settings can give good results when singing with headphones too, depending on your headphones.
The bottom position is to be chosen when monitoring a voice singing to very loud volume, with other instruments too, like a guitar or other amplified instruments. This settings should be used in specific situations.
Setup the app with headset earphones
If you like to sing along alone, you can use your headset. The most recent headset with microphones and headphones are supported.
Connect the headset, choose the track you want to sing. Tap on the mic button. Now are ready to sing along. Just adjust vocals, mic and music settings to achieve best performances for the headset earphones output.
For Additional Setup, please see the related section below.
Open Musixmatch app and pick one of your songs from your music library.
You need to tap the Mic icon to remove the song's vocals and sing along.
Please see the screenshots below:
iPad Player View
Android Player View in Landscape direction
iPhone Player View
Android Player View in Portrait direction
After tap the Mic icon you can see the Sing view where you can start sing along your music library using the MusiXmatch Mic.
It’s possible to adjust the volume level of the microphone to have more voice from you to hear your voice just fine.
You can also reduce the “Vocals removal” effect to have a vocals guide with more or less original's singer voice into the audio output and adjust the music volume to mix more track audio into the output.
This regulation are available in the Settings panel accessible from the Sing view by tapping in the bottom right of the screen.
Please see the screenshots below for more instructions about this topic.
iPad Sing View
iPad Settings Popup View
iPhone Sing View and Settings Popup Menu
Android Sing View and Settings Popup Menu
You can improve the audio output quality using custom EQ presets.
From the Settings panel, swipe to the right to show the EQ presets.
You can achieve better results when using high quality headphones or external speakers and choosing the between EQ presets like FLAT, CLASSICAL, SPOKEN WORDS, R&B, ROCK, TREBLE BOOSTER or BASS BOOSTER.
iPad EQ presets
A “Live Pass” is the new In-App product required to enable the new “Remove song’s vocal” feature and sing along the songs of your music library using the MusiXmatch Mic or an alternative microphone.
In the Store page within the MusiXmatch application there are different types of the Live Pass purchasable (daily, weekly or monthly).
When you buy one of the available Live Pass, in the Store page, you can see the expiration date of your purchase. It’s possible to buy more than one Live Pass at the same time and in this case the expiration date resulting is the sum of the individual expiration date of each Live Pass purchased.
It’s important to note that the Live Pass is not bundled with the Premium: the purchase of a Live Pass does not enable to use the Premium version of the Musixmatch app that does not show the advertising.
This is the situation when you want to sing along to a party or in a large environment.
Connect an external Hi-Fi system to the stereo jack output of the mic using a RCA to 3.5" stereo adapter.
You will get best results if you are using an amplified signal, so using the Hi-Fi amplifier, instead of connecting directly to external speakers.
To achieve a good voice input from the mic, please choose the middle switch level on the microphone.
You will get good results when singing near to the mic.
If you like to connect standard stereo headphone to the Musixmatch mic, you can.
This setup is to sing along alone with the Musixmatch mic, having the headset as monitor.
Please check that you are using a stereo headphones with 3.5" jack;
you can use a 6.35" jack with an adapter to go into the 3.5" jack input of the Musixmatch mic.
Please choose a stereo plug adapter 6.35" to 3.5".