We're trying to make the best backing tracks available for professional working musicians from solo all the way up to band. My question for those of you who use tracks is what do you want?
Our idea is to make them available as Stems so you can can mute the parts you want or don't want. You could play them back live as stems with the ability to mix individual tracks as some bands would want or you could mix down the elements you need and use it that way. We will also offer the songs in stereo tracks and several different key options as well as custom versions that the customer will pay extra for. (Extreme key changes, etc..)
We're trying to make the songs and the parts as close to the original recording as possible because that's how WE like to hear them and we also believe that the crowd would rather hear that than someone elses parts. Hence the popularity of DJ's We don't plan to record lead vocals because..well what's the point right? I will be laying a lead guitar track however even though I'm pretty sure most people using these tracks would play the lead themselves..Maybe not the keys guys...However, all the fills, leads, etc will all be available to mute
Anyway, I'd like to get some feedback as to what you guys want, how you'll be playing them back most likely and any feedback you might have as we get into this. We've gridded out about 100 tunes in Abelton which is very flexible and easy to use for these purposes. Lots of older tunes weren't recorded to a click so it was necessary to straighten them out a but so we could build the tracks and once warped, we have the ability to change keys etc, within reason. Live has the best algorithms for this. So..Feedback will be most welcome! Thanks.