#1
So I need a program that let's me import backing tracks (preferably in mp3 format, not like midi/gtp files.) and then just record my guitar playing over it. I want to just play stuff over a bunch of different blues and rock backing tracks. I've been improvising a lot of ideas and am ready to start actually recording them into full guitar tracks over the backings. I have that guitar link cable (I believe Aslesis makes it?) the one that's 1/4" on one end and USB on the other, and the program needs to be for Windows (7, 64-bit if it matters). Preferably free, but open to all suggestions. Again, only features that are a must are the ability to import backing tracks (multiple ones for layers would be cool) so I can record my guitar work over them. Also need to be able to save/export so I can put the recordings on iPod/CDs.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Last edited by Agent51 at Sep 8, 2011,
#2
So basically you're asking for any basic recording program? Geez, I wonder where you could find one of them *cough*google*cough*
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#4
You're probably looking for:
1.Audacity
2.Reaper
3.Some other free software I don't know of or don't like.

Btw, if you search google you, above mentioned are among the top results.
#6
I know how to FIND the different softwares (Google obviously)....the point was getting recommendations from users on the best ones or most user-friendly, etc. Sorry if that wasn't clear in the original post.

Also, I have a Digitech RP500, would it be best to use the amp modeling on that for different tones (run guitar into that, then that into computer) or should I try a modeling software like Amplitube, and if so, how would I use that type of software with the recording program?
#7
Quote by Agent51
Also, I have a Digitech RP500, would it be best to use the amp modeling on that for different tones (run guitar into that, then that into computer) or should I try a modeling software like Amplitube, and if so, how would I use that type of software with the recording program?

Stuff like Guitar Rig and other similar software runs as a plug-in within the recording program you are using.
Simple explanation: you have your audio track that your guitars will be on. you add an effect plug-in, which is your guitar modeling software.
#8
Using sounds on your board might be easier compared to plugins.
However you can get relatively better tones with some plugins like amplitube, poulin, revalver etc.