How To Make A Backing Track At Home From Scratch

Why Make Your Own Backing Tracks?

Option #1 – Create Karaoke Backing Tracks That Are Actually Decent

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Option #2 – Create Bespoke Music For People

Reason # 5 – Sell Your Services Because You Can

Reason #6 – Create Obscure Tracks No One Else Has Done And Be Way Cooler Than Everyone

STEP 1 – Open Up The DAW of Your Choice

So, if you don’t have one of these DAWs, you need to get one before you try doing this yourself.

STEP 2 – Assess What VSTI’s You Have

STEP 3 – Grab Your Keyboard Controller

midi keyboard

STEP 4 – Gather your Real Instruments (Bass, Guitar, Drums, etc)

Take it away, Mr. Jones…

Rob Jones rig rundown and favs

DAW: Cubase 9 Pro, running in Windows 10

VST list: Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Trilion, RMX. Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate 11. Toontrack EZdrummer, Addictive Keys, and loads of smaller ones.

Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Allen and Heath analogue desk – Z14fx (this gives me that lovely warmth I feel is missing in todays digital only world of recording. But it also gives me the ability to record so many inputs manually)

Guitars: Paul Read Smith (PRS) Custom 24, Kramer American, Yamaha Acoustic, Fender Acoustic.

Guitar effects: Boss GT-8 multi fx

Mics: Sure SM58/57 and Rode NT1 Condenser

Favourite film(s) would be the Alien saga
Favourite food: Spicy curries oh yes!
Favourite colour: sunset
Favourite chair would be a comfy one

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