Descendants Digital Recording Studio Review (eKids)

Descendants Digital Recording Studio
What It Is

Kids can sing about their “wicked world” just like Mal, Carlos, Jay, and Evie in the Disney Channel movie Descendants with the Descendants Digital Recording Studio. Essentially, this is a karaoke machine that lets kids sing along to the movie's song “Rotten to the Core”. It comes with two microphones that are stored on either side of the machine. But there are also other fun features, like the ability to record your voice and add special effects. 

If you want to sing along to “Rotten to the Core”, just press the “song” button. The song plays with vocals from the song. There is no option to remove the vocals for a true karaoke experience. While you're singing press one of the three FX buttons to make your voice sound like a pro and add in the ever-popular echo effect. You can also record yourself singing by pressing and holding any one of the 12 song recording buttons until it starts to blink. (That's 12 different songs you can record and store on this machine!) Then, press play on the music and make your musical masterpiece. You can even make a layered recording by recording yourself singing along to a previous recording.

If you'd rather sing to a different song, plug in an MP3 player and sing along to whatever music you'd like. You can record yourself singing those songs, too. A cord for attaching the MP3 player is stored in the back of the machine, and your MP3 player can be displayed on the front of the machine using the movable Descendants logo clip.

Is It Fun?
This is going to be fun for Descendants fans who like singing along to the movie's soundtrack and who just like singing in general. You can't remove the built-in song's vocals to sing along on your own like with a traditional karaoke machine, but we don't think kids will mind that so much. They'll like singing along with their favorite characters and creating their own songs and musical mash-ups using the special effects and the record feature.
Who It’s For
The Descendants Digital Recording Studio is for ages 3 and up. It's going to be most fun for kids who are fans of the Disney movie Descendants and who are familiar with the movie's song. But it's also just a fun karaoke machine for any Disney fan who wants to sing along to favorite songs. The ability to record and add effects to songs offers some creative music play that standard karaoke machines don't offer.
What To Be Aware Of
This comes with three AA batteries for the in-store try-me features, so it's recommended that you replace them before you play for best results.
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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AA batteries required