How-To: Making A Backing Track


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Horvat
01-08-2007, 09:37 AM
EDIT: Okay, guess you guys are interested after all... Here you go...


---- How To Make A Real Drum Track Using Guitar Pro and FL Studio: ----
For a small guide to getting ezDrummer working, look at the end of this post.


Okay, to make a backing track you’re going to need two programs: Guitar Pro (or any program that can create MIDI drum tracks) and FL Studio. You can download a free working demo of FL Studio 6 at this location (http://www.download.com/FL-Studio/3000-2170_4-10546238.html).

And you will need files called ‘soundfonts’ to make this all work. A soundfont, in essence, will replace MIDI sounds with more ‘realistic’ sounds. For the purposes of this tutorial, download this particular soundfont (it’s free), named jd_rockkit1, from here (http://www.hammersound.com/cgi-bin/soundlink_download2.pl/Download%20USA;jd_rockkit1.rar;579).
Now, you MUST save jd_rockkit1 inside the Soundfonts folder located in the directory where you installed FL Studio. The Soundfonts folder itself is located in a folder named Patches, which is inside a folder named Data, which is inside your main FL Studio folder (i.e. FL Studio 6\Data\Patches\Soundfonts\). I hope that made sense.

Okay, provided you have both programs installed, we can start.

Step 1:
Make a drum track in Guitar Pro. To make a drum track, in Guitar Pro go to Track --> Add.
Then in the box that comes up, select Percussion. I assume you already know how to make drums. If not, just practice, you’ll get the hang of it. Otherwise, just use the drums from one of the many guitar pro tabs you can download off this site.

Step 2:
Once you have made a drum track in Guitar Pro, export it as a MIDI file.
To do this, in Guitar Pro go to File --> Export --> Midi.
Save the MIDI file wherever you want.

Step 3:
Now open FL Studio. Go to File --> Open, and select the MIDI file you just created.

Step 4:
Now press play. You should hear… nothing. Why? Because the port being played is Port 1 by default. Normally, MIDI files you create in Guitar Pro will operate on Port 0, not Port 1. So to fix this, do the following:
First, make sure you can see the mixer. If you can't, press F9 to toggle it on/off.
Now on the mixer, select channel 1, and click on the small drop-down box. If you don't know what box I'm talking about, look at this picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Horvat/FLtut_1.jpg
A menu should come up that has options like Select, Presets, etc.
Click on Select, and then in the new menu that comes up, choose Fruity LSD.

Step 5:
A small box should come up that has various options (the Fruity LSD plug-in). Change where it says Port from 1 to 0.

Step 6:
Now press play. You should hear your MIDI file playing now.
But… it still sounds FAKE. Let’s make it sound more ‘real’… Proceed to next step.

Step 7:
Look on the left. There is a menu that has lots of options in different colors: such as Automation, Channel presets, Clipboard files, etc. (If you can't see it, press F8)
Select the option that is named Soundfonts. It is near the bottom.

Step 8:
A smaller menu should appear underneath it that has a file in it (the drum soundfont you downloaded, jd_rockkit1). Click and drag the soundfont file onto your Percussion channel.
If you don't know what I mean, check this picture:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v239/Horvat/FLtut_2.jpg

Step 9:
Now press play! If you did everything correct, your drums should sound decent!
Note: If you want to adjust the volume levels and panning of the drums, just click on the percussion channel and a menu should come up that allows you to experiment with these things.

Step 10:
If you want to save your drum track as an MP3 or WAV, go to File --> Export --> Wave File, or File --> Export --> Mp3 file.

That's it!

Note that in the future, you can use other soundfont files to make different sounding drums. And you can do the same for many other instruments like bass guitar, piano, orchestra strings, etc. All you need are soundfonts, and you're on your way. The best website I've seen for soundfonts is www.Hammersound.net. You should really check it out.

You can also add various effects to your backing tracks via FL Studio to make them sound better as well. I usually like to increase reverb levels for drums, makes them ring nicer. Just experiment with the various plug-ins available in the program, which can be accessed in the same way Fruity LSD was accessed earlier in the tutorial.

Have fun.

Here's a sample of the kind of thing you can produce:
http://www.tindeck.com/audio/image/b/rwqt (http://www.tindeck.com/audio/my/rwqt/DrumSample)

How to get ezDrummer working:
ezDrummer is a VST plugin, and works in similar way to soundfonts, by the fact that you can use it to replace your MIDI drum tracks with cooler, more real-sounding drums. Many people consider it one of the best commercially available plugins you can use. It definitely sounds better than most soundfonts I've heard, so you may want to go this route if you want more out of your drums. It also has velocity and mixer controls, and the ability to 'humanize' your drum tracks, which all help towards creating more convincing programmed drums. Due to many people asking me how to get it working, I will explain how to use it (it's really quite simple) with FL Studio below:
1. Purchase/download ezDrummer. Illegally or not, I'm not advocating anything here. :p:
2. If you're into rock or metal, get the Drumkit From Hell pack as well.
3. Install ezDrummer.
4. Now, open FL Studio, and import your midi track.
5. Right-click on the drum/percussion channel. In the menu that appears, select Replace -> More...
6. In the new window that appears, under where it says VST Plugins, check the box where ezDrummer is located. Once you do that, close that window.
7. Right-click the drum channel again, and select Replace in the menu, but this time scroll down and select ezdrummer (it should appears in this menu now).
8. ezDrummer should now be loaded and will have replaced your midi track. Press play to hear something brutal.

Note: you can follow this same process to get any VST plugin working with FL Studio.

That is all.

-- Horvat

PS: Comments/compliments/criticism are welcome. I want to make this tutorial as easy to understand as possible, since it is aimed at novices.

Lemoninfluence
01-10-2007, 08:22 AM
It won't hurt anybody. You might as well.

the only problem I can see is that not everyone has Fruity loops and Guitar pro as you have to pay for both of them.

maybe a tutorial using free programs so it can help eveyone. Maybe powertab and Audacity (If that works, that is) or some other free programs.

Horvat
01-10-2007, 11:33 PM
There's a demo version of FL Studio that you can download at their website that works well, and its free.

And unfortunately, free programs like PowerTab don't create MIDI's for drums properly.
Guitar Pro does. And I figured since Guitar Pro is one of the major programs 'endorsed' by UG, it would be alright.


I guess no one's interested.

Rox0r713
01-11-2007, 03:31 AM
I think it sounds like a splendid idea. Do it!

Peanut1614
01-28-2007, 07:10 PM
Yeh I think this would be great idea, and GP also does a free demo (but is definatly worth the money to buy it ) , but could you post a link to the other program you mentioned iv never heard of it before..?

Horvat
01-28-2007, 11:01 PM
Sorry, but there's not enough interest in it.

XAkitAX
01-29-2007, 02:03 AM
im interested!!!

AdamDK
01-29-2007, 05:43 AM
I'm well interested in this. Post it up.

henza_x
01-29-2007, 06:07 AM
Well you can make a backing track with midis easily.
just delete the guitar track.

198x
01-29-2007, 08:39 AM
You might as well post it up. There's no harm in doing so... I'd be interested in it seeing as I've already got Guitar Pro.

deep_purple_00
01-29-2007, 10:00 AM
post it man, im quite interested in this

bassdrum
01-29-2007, 11:10 AM
ME too, post it.

wahappen
01-29-2007, 11:24 AM
Sorry, but there's not enough interest in it.

Post away. BT's are going to become a major part of the site in the spring time.

Any contributions would be greatly appreciated.

:cheers:

TheDarkestNights
01-29-2007, 01:48 PM
It's simple.

Just delete the guitar tracks, export the thing as a midi file, put it on a CD and play along.

Woo, that was hard. :p:

deep_purple_00
01-30-2007, 05:51 AM
so are u gunna put this up or not?

hurlyz
02-07-2007, 09:46 PM
I'd be interested... if it's aldready up, please post the link!

else, let me know when it's up! :D

sTx
02-09-2007, 05:34 AM
Please do!

hurlyz
02-13-2007, 07:20 PM
It's simple.

Just delete the guitar tracks, export the thing as a midi file, put it on a CD and play along.

Woo, that was hard. :p:err no... MIDI BT's suck... I want a real BT!! :peace:

doomnight
02-14-2007, 01:12 AM
Its pretty easy to make shit ones in guitar pro, I just turn the volume down on the guitars, but how do I make these into an mp3? And yes, please tell us how to make better ones than these!

Horvat
02-14-2007, 09:52 AM
Okay, guess you guys are interested...
I edited my original post and put my tutorial up for you.

I would appreciate any and all feedback.

sorefingers23
02-14-2007, 09:59 PM
hey, i just tried out what you said to do, and it works so awesome... thanks alot for the tutorial!!:-)

Chromeproguitar
02-14-2007, 11:43 PM
sounds good im gonna try now..

btw. tried it and Bam! greatest drums ive heard
great tutorial ma.

juts out of curiosity can you do this with bass also?>
or do i need a new soundfont for that?

doomnight
02-15-2007, 05:17 AM
It won't let me download the jdrockkit file!!!!!!!!!

Horvat
02-15-2007, 05:55 AM
Thanks for the comments dudes. :)

juts out of curiosity can you do this with bass also?>
or do i need a new soundfont for that?
Yes, you can do it for bass. In fact you can do it for most instruments (even piano's, flutes, violins, etc). Just find a bass soundfont. I might upload one from my own collection so you guys can download it.

It won't let me download the jdrockkit file!!!!!!!!!
Why not?

doomnight
02-16-2007, 01:00 AM
Thanks for the comments dudes. :)


Yes, you can do it for bass. In fact you can do it for most instruments (even piano's, flutes, violins, etc). Just find a bass soundfont. I might upload one from my own collection so you guys can download it.


Why not?

Uhh... firefox was just being dumb, then after 3 tries I got it to download...

Horvat
02-16-2007, 09:46 PM
LOL. Just reminding you that you can download this drum soundfont at www.Hammersound.net (as well as all other types of soundfonts).

Slayer224
02-18-2007, 03:11 AM
Holy shit.

Thats awesome.

This helped me heaps. Thanks a lot Horvat.

And UG with a Backing Track section? Kick ass!


Edit: Hey Horvat, would you be able to recommend me a soundfont for a good metal guitar sound? Or even just an overall good guitar soundfont?

Horvat
02-18-2007, 05:32 AM
No problem dude. :)
Unfortunately guitar soundfonts don't sound good at all, Slayer, so I can't really recommend you any. They're pretty much one of the only instruments that don't come out well as soundfonts. But I take it you will be recording your own guitars anyway... :)
Bass guitar soundfonts still work well for backing tracks though.

Archeo
02-18-2007, 06:36 AM
^^

Hey Horvat...

will this work with other systems? (such as Cubase LE and the Trial Version of Guitar Pro?)

nice though!

:cheers:

gallagher2006
02-18-2007, 09:25 AM
Doesn't GP5 already have a RSE?

Slayer224
02-19-2007, 12:21 AM
No problem dude. :)
Unfortunately guitar soundfonts don't sound good at all, Slayer, so I can't really recommend you any. They're pretty much one of the only instruments that don't come out well as soundfonts. But I take it you will be recording your own guitars anyway... :)
Bass guitar soundfonts still work well for backing tracks though.

Oh ok. :(

10 dollar mic, here I come!




^ And yes, it does, but it sounds pretty shit.

Horvat
02-19-2007, 04:01 AM
Hey Horvat...

will this work with other systems? (such as Cubase LE and the Trial Version of Guitar Pro?)

nice though!

:cheers:
Yes it will work with any programs that allow you to export channeled MIDI's. So the Trial Version of GP should work, but I've never tried Cubase, so I wouldn't know.

Oh ok.

10 dollar mic, here I come!




^ And yes, it does, but it sounds pretty shit.
Bass shouldn't sound crap...? What bass soundfonts did you use? The ones I use seem to come out pretty good...

Slayer224
02-20-2007, 03:31 AM
^ No no, I was directing that to gallagher2006. I meant the RSE (Realistic Sound Engine) on Guitar Pro 5 sounds pretty shit. lol.


But yeah, the bass sounds really good. I'm using the JazzBass sound font and it sounds kick ass.

Horvat
02-21-2007, 04:05 AM
Ah okay lol. :)

Night_Lights
02-26-2007, 05:58 AM
now, all i have to do is obtain FL studio.



oh question. Is getting keyboards into the BT hard? how would you do it?

Inahrima
03-01-2007, 03:38 PM
Hey thanks for this dude :cheers:

Dobzilla
03-04-2007, 11:58 AM
Sorry about this... But I followed your instruction, and when I get to the changing to channel 0 bit, everything is fine. But when I change the midi to the soundfont, there's no sound.

Any help? :confused:

Inahrima
03-05-2007, 02:26 AM
^ Might be the soundfont itself. Some just don't seem to work for me either :confused:

Go to www.hammersound.net and get the soundfont the threadstarter said to see if it works, cos that one definitely works like a charm for me.

Oh and I'd like to note I'm using two midis of the same drumtrack so I can apply two soundfonts at the same time, it gives a much more fuller sound.

Koolcow
03-08-2007, 01:15 AM
^ Might be the soundfont itself. Some just don't seem to work for me either :confused:

Go to www.hammersound.net and get the soundfont the threadstarter said to see if it works, cos that one definitely works like a charm for me.

Oh and I'd like to note I'm using two midis of the same drumtrack so I can apply two soundfonts at the same time, it gives a much more fuller sound.


yes, i had that problem and downloading it from the site worked, thanks SO much.

this is going to help so much for band recordings....

Koolcow
03-08-2007, 01:28 AM
okay, im still having a problem.....everything works, but when i save it, it says that my fuity soundfont player is only a demo...does anyone have the real thing they can send me please????just the sound font player would be cool thanks!

Inahrima
03-08-2007, 01:52 AM
^ You don't need to save the project, only export the drum track. Are you clicking save or export? Just export it and use it in another editor. (google for free ones like Audacity or REAPER)

Koolcow
03-08-2007, 02:07 AM
thanks, but i got it.

thank god for kind people like you to share this :D

WestPunX
03-08-2007, 09:55 PM
Thanks for this tutorial! Wish I saw this earlier so I could enter in the Offspring comp, haha...

james4
03-18-2007, 09:06 PM
:golfclap: :D thanks very much, this helped me alot. very well done

siddyjain
03-19-2007, 09:00 AM
Yeah Thanks mate! :cheers:

Thefallofman
03-19-2007, 12:42 PM
Thanks! This helped me a lot.

Inahrima
03-19-2007, 02:57 PM
Thanks again mate :golfclap: :cheers:

Horvat
03-22-2007, 10:14 PM
No problem dudes.

Diamond Dave
04-07-2007, 04:17 AM
just used this tutorial, awesome

thanks alot

Zuka
04-07-2007, 04:18 PM
Excellent! :cheers:

I already knew how to make Backing Tracks, especially with FL7, but still... This was excellent! I had no idea about Soundfont. >_>

I now use Soundfont for the guitars, rather than the FL Slayer *shivers*...

You could note, however, that the FPC Channel sounds a lot better than a Soundfont drum set... ? ;)

loonyguitarist
04-11-2007, 03:02 PM
Excellent, this may be just what I need. Thanks.

It also solved that MIDI problem I had with Fruity Loops that took me hours to sort out the first time, and I couldn't remember how to do it again, lol.

Horvat
04-17-2007, 03:09 AM
Excellent! :cheers:

I already knew how to make Backing Tracks, especially with FL7, but still... This was excellent! I had no idea about Soundfont. >_>

I now use Soundfont for the guitars, rather than the FL Slayer *shivers*...

You could note, however, that the FPC Channel sounds a lot better than a Soundfont drum set... ? ;)
Depends, there are some really good drum soundfonts out there that sound excellent.

Alreddyded
04-26-2007, 01:14 PM
Great tutorial :D
Although the drums weren't working until I used the Soundfont you mentioned, but I think that was due to the fact that it wasn't letting me select the output or something?
Anways :cheers:

Horvat
05-06-2007, 10:13 PM
Great tutorial :D
Although the drums weren't working until I used the Soundfont you mentioned, but I think that was due to the fact that it wasn't letting me select the output or something?
Anways :cheers:
Possibly. Some soundfonts work on different output channels, so you need to set them to the right one. To do this, just go into their properties, and look through the channels for the one that it uses.



ALSO, one question to the "authorities": why was this article denied when I submitted it? I don't see anything wrong with it, and judging by people's responses, it is helping them, so why would it be denied?

False_God
05-08-2007, 12:53 PM
A easier way to do it is:
1. Go into sound recorder

2. Go to properties and click on recording, then enable sterio mix.

3. When in Gp5 go to export the file as wav. then press play and record and it will be saved!

Then just export into recording program!

Inahrima
05-29-2007, 12:22 AM
^ RSE drums SUCK ASS :)

Horvat
06-07-2007, 05:14 AM
LOL. Amen to that.

civilunrest
06-07-2007, 05:28 AM
you dont have to pay for GP, i didn't...*cough*BITLORD*cough*

rocknrollstar
06-07-2007, 08:30 PM
Im interested in this.

Its a fantastic idea,especially for those who can't get a band/solo artists.

henza_x
06-09-2007, 01:06 AM
jd_rockkit1 on hammersound.net

is in the soundfont percussion part, page 2.....

i couldnt search it

redstripe
06-09-2007, 02:23 AM
record your self drumming with a pencil and a table.
play the 12 bar blues over that.
There you go.

Senhin
06-09-2007, 12:36 PM
You could just upload the MIDI from guitar pro to hamie.net for free and have it changed into an MP3...

sk8tdude8
06-10-2007, 12:58 AM
yeah, the soundfont link is bad. got another one?

Senhin
06-10-2007, 11:37 AM
www.Hamienet.com

Horvat
06-11-2007, 08:57 AM
Senhin, soundfonts make them sound not like MIDI's, doesn't just make them mp3's.

yeah, the soundfont link is bad. got another one?
http://www.hammersound.com/cgi-bin/soundlink_download2.pl/Download%20USA;jd_rockkit1.rar;579

There, that one should work.

sk8tdude8
06-27-2007, 12:51 AM
where can i get guitar soundfonts?

Horvat
06-28-2007, 05:04 AM
*sigh*
www.Hammersound.net

guitargod5
06-28-2007, 06:19 AM
its a good idea but i need to buy guitar pro

Donkey Fly
06-30-2007, 07:55 AM
You should use Audacity Beatcraft for the drums. They aren't MIDI and sound pretty real.

Darkshade666
06-30-2007, 08:50 AM
It won't hurt anybody. You might as well.

the only problem I can see is that not everyone has Fruity loops and Guitar pro as you have to pay for both of them.

maybe a tutorial using free programs so it can help eveyone. Maybe powertab and Audacity (If that works, that is) or some other free programs.
Or you can go to my backing track thread and i'll make the backing track for you :P

Darkshade666
06-30-2007, 08:51 AM
You should use Audacity Beatcraft for the drums. They aren't MIDI and sound pretty real.
You mean acoustica beatcraft ? its payware.

Horvat
06-30-2007, 12:34 PM
*sighs again*
Both FL Studio and Guitar Pro can be obtained without paying for them. And I don't mean in the illegal sense. The demo versions of them are free, and are good enough if you want to make backing tracks.

And DonkeyFly, this method doesn't use MIDI for drum sounds, if that's what you're implying.

conky_600
07-03-2007, 05:22 PM
When i change the port to 0 it plays the trackwith bass but there is no drums. and the soundfont is saved as a RAR. file so it doesnt show up when i go to the soundfont folder, but i saved it there, so what do i do?

sam i am
07-05-2007, 11:53 AM
Great article. May I suggest this program :

http://www.hydrogen-music.org/

for MIDI drum creation. It's free and not a demo and although it says it's for linux it works for windows as well.

Also is that version of Fruity Loops fully functional? If not what what are the limitations.

And one last thing: It would be good if you posted a link to a drum track you have made as an example for your article...

zhille
07-05-2007, 12:59 PM
OK, my turn :D

I strongly suggest first making a MIDI drum track in Guitar Pro, because GP has all tuplets, every note value up to 128th, note linking, everything you need to make the drum track sound EXACTLY as you imagined.

Then there is a lot of good software that can take the midi and assign real sounds to it. Even the demo versions can export, some can't export in MP3 in demo versions, but that is not a problem when you have a whole lotta free convertors around. Or just use the Stereo Mix recording, as someone suggested.

The best one around that I use is Cakewalk Sonar's Virtual Drummer, the plugin in which you can import your own wav, OGG, MP3... or whatever and assign it to a particular midi tone.

then comes Steinberg Cubase's LM9 and LM7, pretty good drum machines, but with predefines sounds, you have to check which midi tone is which sound. But it can play mostly every midi drum imported. I know, because I use it *cough**uTorrent**cough*. Thank God piratery is still at large here, so I can have the "free full" software and fully enjoy it. For those of you in EU and USA, just DL the demo versions, they're free.

And I almost forgot...the best of the best! Native Instruments Battery 3, you have to check it out. As same as Guitar Rig 2(also Native Instruments) rules in guitar processors, Battery 3 rules in drums.

In the end, if you're really serious with sound recording and everything, I suggest you buy some good software.

loonyguitarist
08-09-2007, 08:15 AM
Ok, I have a problem. The soundfont you recommended has kinda messed up my cymbals. Instead of ringing out, they stop really quickly, which they didn't do before. Does anyone have a solution, or another good soundfont to try?

Thanks.

Horvat
08-09-2007, 10:05 AM
When i change the port to 0 it plays the trackwith bass but there is no drums. and the soundfont is saved as a RAR. file so it doesnt show up when i go to the soundfont folder, but i saved it there, so what do i do?
RAR means the file is compressed and needs to be extracted with an unzipping program. Use WinRar to extract it. That's why it's not working.

Also is that version of Fruity Loops fully functional? If not what what are the limitations.

And one last thing: It would be good if you posted a link to a drum track you have made as an example for your article...
As far as I know, its almost at full functionality. You can't save projects in it, but you can still export files, which is all you really need.

As for posting an example, that's a good suggestion, and I'll try and get one posted ASAP.

Horvat
08-09-2007, 10:11 AM
Ok, I have a problem. The soundfont you recommended has kinda messed up my cymbals. Instead of ringing out, they stop really quickly, which they didn't do before. Does anyone have a solution, or another good soundfont to try?

Thanks.
Hmmm, that's strange. I haven't experienced that before. Is it doing that every time now, with other soundfonts besides the one I gave?

Oh, and for standard rock/metal some other good soundfonts are the JV 1080 drum set (LINK (http://www.hammersound.com/cgi-bin/soundlink.pl?action=view_download_page;ID=600;SoundFont_Location_Selected=Download%20USA;SoundFont_Filename_Selected=JV1080_Standard_Set.rar)) and the drumset by Ken Ardency (LINK (http://www.hammersound.com/cgi-bin/soundlink.pl?action=view_download_page;ID=573;SoundFont_Location_Selected=Download%20USA;SoundFont_Filename_Selected=dbkv21.rar)). But there's plenty other good ones on Hammersound.net, you just need to sift through them (which I haven't done as much as I would like).

Oh, and some great suggestions there Zhille.

False_God
08-09-2007, 08:50 PM
^ RSE drums SUCK ASS :)
Well I think they do! especially the v.5.2 upgraded pack! go to www.putfile.com/heresy666 and listen to the first few songs! just export and its done. simple as.

kingjiyoon
08-12-2007, 08:43 AM
how long would it take to make a backing track for a 3minute song?

Horvat
08-17-2007, 12:41 AM
how long would it take to make a backing track for a 3minute song?
Depends how good you want to make it. If you merely want something that you can hear and keep time with, it can literally take a minute or so.

7daycrisis
08-24-2007, 11:02 PM
Holy crap. I just tried this and it works great. Thanks!

Kramer1309
10-28-2007, 02:45 AM
Hey, is the sound quality derived from your tutorial better than the one i could get from ezDrummer's drumkit from hell??

henza_x
10-28-2007, 04:42 AM
Horvat, you're awesome, i've done this many times

Its a shame you have idiots who say "oh i dont have guitar pro"

justy download midis and replace all tracks with soundfonts!

props to you horvat, thats all

Horvat
11-03-2007, 09:53 PM
Hey, is the sound quality derived from your tutorial better than the one i could get from ezDrummer's drumkit from hell??
Yepo.

And thanks henza_x, I do what I can. :D

HawkaLuigi
11-04-2007, 10:45 AM
My hardest problem with making backing tracks is timing it correctly. It takes me forever to record it perfectly with a guitar sync.

:livid:

Horvat
11-06-2007, 10:06 AM
^How do you record your guitars? Do you play along with your backing track when you record...?

HawkaLuigi
11-06-2007, 11:35 AM
^How do you record your guitars? Do you play along with your backing track when you record...?

Yeah I do. But I find that when I play along, I have to plug in my headphones to hear the backing track. I use a mic to record my guitar parts. I can't hear the backing track over the amp, and if I turn up the computer volume to hear the track, then it gets muffled.

:livid:

Guitar-God-Elf
11-14-2007, 05:02 PM
which would be best for a lead sweet child o mine backing, because i want one where i have the lead guitar to practice too,and the solo has alot of bending...is it even possible for one to have good bends?

Horvat
12-22-2007, 03:42 AM
Yeah I do. But I find that when I play along, I have to plug in my headphones to hear the backing track. I use a mic to record my guitar parts. I can't hear the backing track over the amp, and if I turn up the computer volume to hear the track, then it gets muffled.
Have you tried having a headphone in only one ear? This generally works for me, as you can hear the amp in one ear and the backing track in the other. You can also get headphones with ear cups (like the ones shown below), which generally block out a lot of noise (so the ear that has the headphone isn't drowned out by the amp).

http://f3c.yahoofs.com/shopping/3084732/simg_t_os326270801977393f0154eb2a225b854af5c93e6jpg?rm_____DT3LpuRUE

which would be best for a lead sweet child o mine backing, because i want one where i have the lead guitar to practice too,and the solo has alot of bending...is it even possible for one to have good bends?
I haven't checked out any new guitar soundfonts in ages, so it's possible that there's a guitar soundfont out there that could handle what you're asking for. To my knowledge, soundfonts don't generally work for most lead guitar purposes, though.
In this case you would be better off using the RSE in Guitar Pro 5.2, it can handle lead guitar pretty well (particularly bends).

henza_x
12-22-2007, 04:08 AM
www.guitarbackingtrack.com is awesome.

Horvat
12-22-2007, 05:10 AM
Yes, it is. I've actually contributed quite a few backing tracks to that site.

CoolDudeMorgasm
01-22-2008, 06:55 PM
Definitely one of the best threads on UG.

hollyroller
06-05-2008, 04:28 AM
does anyone know where to find a guitar soundfont with bends?

fobsternd
12-16-2008, 10:59 PM
i'm trying to download a new drum soundfont onto the soundpatch folder. However, when I open FLS, I don't see the new soundfont. I have retried extracting the file onto the right folder but still nothing.

Horvat
12-17-2008, 01:12 AM
i'm trying to download a new drum soundfont onto the soundpatch folder. However, when I open FLS, I don't see the new soundfont. I have retried extracting the file onto the right folder but still nothing.
What is the file extension of the soundfont file? Is it .sf2?

Horvat
12-17-2008, 02:17 AM
Just a heads up: Due to lots of people contacting me about how to get ezDrummer working, I've edited the original post to include a small guide about how to get it up and running. For those of you who don't know, ezDrummer is a VST plugin that can give you some pretty cool sounding drum tracks. If you want something a bit better than you're standard soundfonts, give it a try.

PiCSeL
12-17-2008, 03:39 AM
Ok, submit it and then PM me with Title and Category. I'll approve it.

xFinnellx
12-24-2008, 12:59 AM
ha, i use fl studio at school. the guitar sucks on it. it sounds like a squier guitar thru a crappy tube amp that is submerged in water.

the drum packs are pretty cool to use, ive made a bunch of really cool stuff in my class.

Time Seller
01-17-2009, 05:43 AM
I can't hear anything once I've imported the MIDI file. Tried changing the Port to 0, still doesn't work. Help, please?

RAJIV ROCKZ
08-24-2012, 10:31 AM
can we make a BT by keeping vocals and removing guitars from the mp3 file?