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Backing Tracks

What is a Backing Track?

Backing tracks are musical accompaniment for singers and bands. Nearly all backing tracks are created from MIDI Files and MP3 backing track versions derived from the MIDI File. Other popular uses include backing tracks for learning songs, auditions, jamming tracks and Karaoke.

How are Backing Tracks made?

Backing tracks are typically created by a live band, or MIDI sequencing or a combination of both. It's more economical to create backing tracks using MIDI and sample sequencing. Most often, a single musician can accomplish the task using a MIDI input device like a MIDI keyboard-controller, a MIDI playback device or VST instruments and a sequencing app. Hit Trax producers use a variety of apps including Apple Logic Pro, Cubase, Sonar and Cakewalk.

Related Links

Download Backing Tracks - right here @ Hit Trax - Blog by John Ialuna
MIDIfiles vs Backing Tracks - more from Hit Trax
Logic Pro X - sequencing software MAC
Cubase
 - sequencing software MAC/PC
Pro Tools - sequencing software MAC/PC
Sonar - sequencing software PC