SBI Karaoke Logo.

SBI Karaoke: Introduction

The SBI Karaoke producers, based in the UK, are still going strong and have an easy-to-navigate website. Also, Abraxa Karaoke is a part of the SBI group.

The SBI Karaoke producers have issued many older songs and current chart hits. So that is good news, but how do they perform? Read on because we have lots of information and reviews on this page.

If you order custom burn CDs or DVDs with video accompaniment, these will have on-screen lyrics.

SBI Karaoke All Stars.

Also, there is no limit to the number of SBI karaoke tracks you can buy. So, you could have an SBI custom burn CD+G with one karaoke track or twenty.

You will get traditional karaoke tracks with graphics, of course. That is, unless they are on sale as having no on-screen lyrics!

All in all, it never makes sense to have karaoke discs without the on-screen lyrics. However, the way licensing works, sometimes karaoke tracks come without graphics. In effect, artists and songwriters impose this policy on karaoke makers.

So, our advice here at Karaoke Info would be to buy genuine karaoke tracks with graphics. Of course, karaoke tracks without on-screen lyrics should be identifiable.

We Take Our Hats Off To SBI Karaoke

Monopoly Man - hats off to MP3+G digital downloads.

Here, we have a current karaoke producer with a web presence selling reasonably priced karaoke. How refreshing is that?

Of course, we wish SBI all the best. That is because so many producers mushroomed and went out of business so quickly in the past. With this in mind, karaoke fans everywhere should appreciate current karaoke producers. The best way to support these karaoke makers is to buy directly from them.

Indeed, supporting SBI karaoke now ensures a good supply of sing-along tracks coming onto the market. Furthermore, purchasing your karaoke songs from SBI Karaoke will help the firm survive.

The following list shows the variants you will see in our songbooks:

  • SBI Global (MP3+G)
  • SBIA SBI Abraxa (MP3+G)
  • SBIAA SBI Aaron Aardvark (MP3+G)
  • SBIAAM SBI Aaron Aardvark Multiplex (MP3+G)
  • SBIAAP SBI Aaron Aardvark Playalong (MP3+G)
  • SBIM SBI Multiplex Karaoke (MP3+G)

**Some Aaron Aardvark capitalised on rebranded Chartbuster tracks.

The label also has video karaoke versions of the above list that you can download from their website:

  • SBIH Global HD MP4 Video
  • SBIAH Abraxa HD MP4 Video
  • SBIAAHD Aaron Aardsvark HD MP4 Video
  • SBIMH SBI MPME Multiplex HD MP4 Video

CDs vs Digital Downloads

In short, properly recorded, good old-fashioned karaoke discs offer excellent sound.

Moreover, the dynamics of using a commercially produced karaoke disc far outweigh those of laptop-based systems.

SBI Karaoke - Digital Downloads.

When you buy digital downloads, they might not have the bitrate that a CDG can offer. In short, some tracks may only be 128 kbps. While this is quite acceptable in most cases, it is not good enough for the audiophile.

So, if you buy digital downloads, go for the highest bitrate on offer. For example, there may be 192kbps tracks together with the 320kbps option. In this case, go for 320 kbps. In other words, the higher this number, the better.

Those using a disc-based system must burn the tracks to a compact disc. With this in mind, we have an article that you can read. Here, we show how to do this and the equipment needed.

For the most part, this is an easy thing to do, but it is time-consuming. However, please understand that if you burn a disc with 128kbps karaoke tracks, you still get 128kbps music! In other words, it is not the same as buying a commercially released karaoke disc recorded in high quality!

SBI Karaoke Review

We are mainly an old-fashioned bunch here at Karaoke Info. So, we were convinced to test out a few tracks from SBI.

Maybe our ears are getting older, too, but all we can say is that these SBI sounds are excellent! We could not find a way to knock down the digital downloads. Indeed, we couldn’t fault them. So much so that if we were gigging again regularly, we would have no hesitation in stocking up with loads of their karaoke tracks. All we can say is wow!

The earlier splash screen graphics are not the best we have seen, but they improved slightly on their later releases. You will see the company name, website address, song title, and artist.

The colour schemes for the background and lyrics differ, but all are perfectly legible. Our samples showed that they maintain impeccable timing. The choice of backing music is perfection itself.

With this firm supplying downloaded material in the main, we can’t score them on the artwork.

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is SBI-04705 – The Stranglers – Golden Brown.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 4
  • Music Content: 4.5
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 4
  • Cover Art: N/A
  • Overall Average: 4.1
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 4.25

We gave this collection 5 out of 5 in the rating system below. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

Karaoke Info says: Buy as many tracks as you can afford. You will not regret it.

We can’t possibly sample every track in the SBI arsenal, so it’s over to you. Do you work with these karaoke tracks, or are you a casual user? Tell us below in the comments. For instance, how do they fare with the older karaoke discs and tracks? By giving your opinions, you are helping future karaoke buyers make sound decisions.

To Sum Up

So, despite the difficulties in buying digital downloads and burning them to discs, we applaud the use of this modern technology and appreciate computerised systems now!

Fonzie says "cool".
It’s cool to support current karaoke makers.

Of course, those karaoke jockeys (KJs) who use laptops at their gigs will be quite happy to order digital downloads. Nonetheless, we will always promote high-quality karaoke music on CDGs until downloads give equal dynamic quality. There is also something special about working with a proper karaoke disc player and a mountain of discs!

Be that as it may, if you are fond of newer technology, then digital downloads from SBI will appeal to you.

Let us know if you buy any songs from this karaoke producer because of the info and reviews on our website.

SBI Karaoke Songbook

Although most of the Karaoke Info team is semi-retired from gigging, we still buy karaoke music. However, we do not invest as much as we used to. Therefore, we are relying on members to supply us with updated lists.

Indeed, with SBI being a super-prolific karaoke producer, it is necessary to update the lists regularly. That is what we shall endeavour to do, of course. So, keep sending in the lists. We will do our best to update them every few months. With this in mind, click the link below and see our current songbook.

Rate The SBI Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this SBI Global collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

The ratings here represent your score and our score combined. So, make sure you have your say.

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Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Julie: SBI Karaoke

October 17, 2014

Hi, my name is Julie, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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Julie Porter

Good, in fact, better than good!

September 15, 2019

For computerised systems, these karaoke downloads are great.

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Keith Fox

I may not say this often, but I love SBI Global!

July 7, 2019

Five stars out of five from me.

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Bad Boy

Brilliant songs are available, so buy some!

December 21, 2018

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Caroline Durham

Excellent karaoke website.

August 19, 2017

Another excellent website to get some karaoke downloads.

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Val Oaks

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