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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / Please, give me a good source for backing tracks?


Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jul 11th, 2016 11:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I know. It's glorified Karaoke. However Bass players are like hen's teeth around here and the decent ones are all in four different bands already. Drummers are easier to find but for either, I'd like to have someone who can sing a little - harmony at least. So, I've decided to go solo until I can find band members. Most of what I do will be my vocals and acoustic guitar, however there are some songs that I just can't do justice to that way.

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Albino Blue
Jul 11th, 2016 12:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lots of backing tracks out there BUT what you really want is your own virtual band behind you for a really full sound. Much like a live band.

Here is a lot on "one man band" backing ...

One Man Band


LA-la-land, CA

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Jul 11th, 2016 04:31 PM   Edit   Profile  

There are tons on here, but you have to be picky. The best ones either say they are from the original track, or are ripped from Guitar Hero and the like. But, like I said, you have to be choosy, as people also will upload their attempt recorded on cheesy stuff.

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Jul 12th, 2016 04:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

A friend recommended this one to me as well. As gdw3 said, you have to be picky.

(This message was last edited by pombrio at 07:33 AM, Jul 12th, 2016)

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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Jul 12th, 2016 05:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've used MusicBackingTracks from England in my one-man show. They offer tracks without lead guitar as well as minus-vocals. If you don't do your own guitar solos, they have full backing versions as well. Not free, but reasonable.

Music Backing Tracks

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Suburban MD.

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Jul 13th, 2016 08:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

If I was doing this, I might be tempted to make my own so I can say "this is all me!"... but that's a huge time commitment. And yes, I'd have to program drums since I can't play them, but it would be me, not a lifted Guitar Hero track.


Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jul 13th, 2016 10:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

I agree with mfoulier. I thought of doing my own but tracks, at least bass and drums, but that would be a large commitment in time.
Could end up as the only way to go.

There is a local guy who does his tracks own and actually plays all the keyboard and horn tracks as well as guitar drum and bass. AND several part vocals.

Juice Nichols
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Panama City, FL

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Jul 13th, 2016 08:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm with mroulier. I don't use them,but if I did I'd make them myself.

Don't think the thought hasn't crossed my mind though, for the same reason as shrinka. How do you cue the tracks for a performance without a click or something?

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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Jul 14th, 2016 05:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've had mixed feelings about using the backing tracks. I tried the DIY approach, and it did eat up tons of time. BTW, Juice, using EZ Drummer, I put in 2 measures of click to lead into the song.

The pre-made tracks I bought (as opposed to the "free" tracks out there) sound very good, and I don't think the audience gives a hoot who made them. That's the bottom line.

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Columbia, SC

Jul 18th, 2016 08:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Have you tried a looper? Bit tricky at first, but some of the new ones are quite versatile. And it's all you!

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