Yass works well with the karaoke game Ultrastar and its offspring Ultrastar Deluxe. Ultrastar-specific information can be found here:
- https://usdx.eu (official homepage)
- https://sourceforge.net/projects/ultrastar (SourceForge homepage)
- http://ultra-star.de (German Ultrastar community)
Vocaluxe is an independent but compatible open source project. It offers 6-player and webcam support, duels, duets, medleys, and user-side extensions.
- http://sourceforge.net/projects/vocaluxe (SourceForge homepage)
Performous (formerly known as UltraStar Next Generation) supports the Ultrastar format, too. Primary platform is Linux; with sophisticated Fourier analysis it can detect multiple simultaneous tones.
- https://github.com/performous/performous (GitHub homepage)
The free audio editor Audacity allows you to re-encode problematic audio files to MP3 format (CBR, 128-192kbit, 44.1khz, joint stereo). All you have to do is to install the LAME MP3 encoder plugin and adjust the MP3 bitrate (128-192 kbps) in the Audacity preferences, under MP3 export settings.
If you need further control over specific LAME options, for example to disable the bit reservoir (-nores), you can use the RazorLame frontend.
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