#1
I've tried the all-in-one packages like Band In A Box etc but found that as it's all midi none of the backing instruments sound like real instruments - it's more like cheesy lift music. I'd feel daft playing along to it.

What I'm looking for is some software/softwares that will let me create proper sounding backing tracks for me to solo over. I guess it's really just a bassline and a drumtrack. I'd obviously need to be able to specify the key of the bassline and also enter keychanges as required.

I've seen some software I think it's called EZDrummer which looks like it will create the drum track? But no bassline software that lets you specify key-changes.


Are there any packages out there??? Either all-in-one or on their own that could use?

thanks in advance.
#3
fruity loops has built in stuff for basic, decent sounding backing tracks, won't sound real but better than the microsoft wavetable synth (the MIDI sound you are reffering to)
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#4
I use Fruity Loops, but it's not a free program. Any program is as good as the samples you use.
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#5
what about creating the basslines? I'd want to be able to specify the key changes eg. A7 for the first 2 bars, then D7 and so on.

all I really want to do is create say a blues style backing track. simple drums, simple bassline.

maybe it's not possible - the backing tracks I have at the moment have clearly been created in a studio environment with proper instruments.
#7
You might be able to use any of the decent sample-based drum plugins that come with MIDI (BFD, EZ Drummer etc.) and use it with Broomstick Bass which is a plugin that takes chord information and creates basslines in various styles. It just needs some kind of chord input, usually in MIDI format from a keyboard, to do its thing:

http://www.bornemark.se/bb/screenshot01.htm