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  • A software that allows you to create your own backing tracks?

    Can anyone reccomend maybe like a downloadable program that allows people to create backing tracks?? I'd like to be able to just take a Vinnie Moore or Satriani song and delete the lead guitar part so i can play it myself. It seems like it would be very simple to do but i'm clueless as to how it's done.

    Anyone know how to do this?

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    Can anyone reccomend maybe like a downloadable program that allows people to create backing tracks?? I'd like to be able to just take a Vinnie Moore or Satriani song and delete the lead guitar part so i can play it myself. It seems like it would be very simple to do but i'm clueless as to how it's done.

    Anyone know how to do this?


    It's actually not a simple task to remove the lead guitar part once it's 'in the mix'. It would be an easy task only if you had access to the tracks before the mixdown.

    A program I use to make backing tracks is PG Music's BandInABox. Very simple to use... you just enter your chord progressions, tap in a tempo, tell it in which key you want your backing track, and select a style for your 'band'. It even has a utility to listen to your song and analyze the chords for you if you need some help there. The latest version (2009) has thousands of styles from which to choose, hundreds of which even use REAL audio instrumentation, not MIDI. The cool thing about doing it this way is that you're not locked to any one tempo, key, or style: you can vary the arrangement as you like. Finally, you can even record your guitar lead, and save and print the chord/fake sheet.

    I think once you've played with BIAB for an hour or two, you can knock out a backing track in less than five minutes.

    CAVEAT: There is a free demo download at PG Music's web site (http://nn.pgmusic.com/demos/demo_bbw.php) This demo is of an older BIAB 2007 version with saving and printing disabled, and is NOT representative of the features in the 2009 product (bad move, PG!). Trust me that the links to the RealTracks demos are better representations of what's actually in the product, i.e., don't NOT buy the product based on the demo. Oh... and you can purchase and download the product immediately from the Internet - you need not wait for them to ship to you.

    Hope this helps!

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    • #3
      It's actually not a simple task to remove the lead guitar part once it's 'in the mix'. It would be an easy task only if you had access to the tracks before the mixdown.

      A program I use to make backing tracks is PG Music's BandInABox. Very simple to use... you just enter your chord progressions, tap in a tempo, tell it in which key you want your backing track, and select a style for your 'band'. It even has a utility to listen to your song and analyze the chords for you if you need some help there. The latest version (2009) has thousands of styles from which to choose, hundreds of which even use REAL audio instrumentation, not MIDI. The cool thing about doing it this way is that you're not locked to any one tempo, key, or style: you can vary the arrangement as you like. Finally, you can even record your guitar lead, and save and print the chord/fake sheet.

      I think once you've played with BIAB for an hour or two, you can knock out a backing track in less than five minutes.

      CAVEAT: There is a free demo download at PG Music's web site (http://nn.pgmusic.com/demos/demo_bbw.php) This demo is of an older BIAB 2007 version with saving and printing disabled, and is NOT representative of the features in the 2009 product (bad move, PG!). Trust me that the links to the RealTracks demos are better representations of what's actually in the product, i.e., don't NOT buy the product based on the demo. Oh... and you can purchase and download the product immediately from the Internet - you need not wait for them to ship to you.

      Hope this helps!


      Thanx man that is a awesome program and probably the best backing track maker i've seen on the internet.Lol I see guys on youtube playing songs by Paul Gilbert,Petrucci and Marco Sgogli with the exact same music from the cd and I don't know where they get them from! It sucks ass! It seems like such a simple thing to just delete the lead guitar track but it's actually really hard to do!

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      It seems like such a simple thing to just delete the lead guitar track but it's actually really hard to do!



      Dont get confused by your albums being on a computer.

      There is an analog waveform for the left channel speaker and one for the right channel speaker. There is NOTHING that can be 'unmixed' from it.

      ....you can't separate sugar from a cake once it's baked....
      Tim O'Brien

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      • #5
        ChordPulse (for Windows) is an easy and fast tool to create your own backing tracks. It has a a free (20+ music styles) and a paid version (90+ music styles).

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        • #6
          ChordPulse (looks interesting) is free, but only for 2 weeks..... so its a time-limited demo....
          Tim O'Brien

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          • #7

            http://html5-jam.com is an experimental website that allows you to do this in your browser if you have a recent enough version or Safari or Chrome. It's 100% free.

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            • #8
              You can buy midi songs type 1 format and mute the guitar. You might be able to also buy mp3 versions of the same songs and ask for the guitar removed ...midi hits may offer that option ...not sure

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              • Kazinator
                Kazinator commented
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                You can make your own instrumental backing tracks for jamming or putting together tunes with a MIDI editor. It's best if you have a synthesizer keyboard to go with it.

                Check out this MP3, it took about 15 minutes to make this simple 8 bar loop with bass and drums.

                I played the drums and bass parts at the same time, with two hands on a drums/bass split keyboard mix patch (left hand doing drums, right hand bass) over eight bars. The tempo you hear is exactly the same as what I captured at; I didn't play games with the tempo at all (but I will!)

                After tracking the 8 bars of drum and bass, then in the editor (Sekaiju), I transposed four of the bars of bass up one tone from Em to F#m.

                Next, I erased the top half of bar 8 of the drum track, and dubbed in the simple turnaround drum fill (also finger-drummed, not sequenced). (If I play only drums, and not drums and bass, I can do more complex drumming, and do fills in one take.)

                I looped it, and captured 6 minutes worth. The audio rendering was done on the synth (Alesis QuadraSynth Plus from 1995!), whose output was captured via the laptop's sound card, using Audacity.

                In Audacity, I applied the ending fadeout and rendered to MP3 from Audacity via the LAME encoder DLL.

                This is all just a "Hello, world" warmup exercise and end-to-end test for doing complicated material.


            • #9
              I've heard bedroom shredders on YouTube playing with professional sounding backings, but I believe many of them are simply playing along to the CD with the mids EQ'd out to subdue the original guitar. You still hear the kick ride and hats, plus the bass with LOADS of live guitar up front.
              Watch the video on the MIDI Line-Lump that transforms 2-finger keyboard playing into top-notch studio-ready performances.

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