Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Making Backing Track
daman23
post Jun 22 2011, 12:59 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 58
Joined: 14-June 10
Member No.: 10.638



Hello

Thanks for showing me how to record. Now I need help with making backing tracks. I want to do a backing track that sounds a bit like this one: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...n-style-lesson/


Is that possible in garageband? How do I do it? I dont want a too advanced backing track, it can be the same all the way
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Ivan Milenkovic
post Jun 22 2011, 03:11 PM
Post #2


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 25.396
Joined: 20-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.341



I'm afraid I cannot help you create anything in Garageband, possibly someone who worked with that program can help more. In general, you should record everything with metronome, and lay down drums, and bass. I'm guessing GB has some kind of sampler that can play simple drum & bass grooves, so it may be a good idea to experiment with that a bit.

BTW, there are bunch of tutorials on YT for creating drums and other things, it may be best to follow the videos, it's the most effective way of learning

http://www.google.com/search?q=youtube&...024&bih=486



--------------------
- Ivan's Video Chat Lesson Notes HERE
- Check out my GMC Profile and Lessons
- (Please subscribe to my) YouTube Official Channel
- Let's be connected through ! Facebook! :)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
SirJamsalot
post Jun 22 2011, 05:09 PM
Post #3


Learning Rock Star
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1.226
Joined: 4-May 10
From: Bay Area, California
Member No.: 10.312



Hi Daman,

To create a backing track, you'll need the following

1. Drum VST
2. Instrument VST like a piano or bass instrument.
3. MIDI controller of some sort - you could use your keyboard if you don't want to invest in a keyboard controller.

Creating Drums is a real challenge if you're trying to do it from scratch. In my experience, your best bet would be to purchase EZDrummer, or Superior Drummer (the advanced version of EZDrummer) from ToonTrack:

http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item...CFakaQgodgleoOQ

This VST allows you to sample 1/4, 1/2 and 1 bar drum samples, then drag that sample onto your DAW's timeline. You can chain them together and edit them individually to add or remove elements like like replacing cymbals, or adding beats. So you can try to find a pre-canned sample that gets you close to the rhythm sound you're looking for then tweak it.

Grarage band, like all good DAWs incorporate these VST instruments using MIDI to control sampled sounds, which can be purchased (or found on the internet for free in many cases). Garage Band may have a Drum VST already installed - I believe it may be called "Keyboard/Drum Machine", but from my limited research, not many people like it.

There's a steep learning curve so expect a while before you get a comfortable work-flow, but once you do, creating backing tracks will definitely benefit you in the long term, especially when it's time to create your own songs, so jump in now and become an expert at it.It will be time well invested.

Chris




--------------------
The more I practice, the more I wish I had time to practice!
My Band Forum: http://passionfly.site/chat

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Cosmin Lupu
post Jun 22 2011, 05:17 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 22.808
Joined: 14-June 10
From: Bucharest
Member No.: 10.636



Hey man smile.gif we'll be discussing hands on about drum creation, riffing over and making up formulas tomorrow at the video chat (18.00 London Time) smile.gif I'd be glad to help you out with anything you wish to ask wink.gif


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Sinisa Cekic
post Jun 22 2011, 09:33 PM
Post #5


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 4.649
Joined: 15-October 08
From: Belgrade,Serbia
Member No.: 6.085



QUOTE (SirJamsalot @ Jun 22 2011, 06:09 PM) *
Creating Drums is a real challenge if you're trying to do it from scratch. In my experience, your best bet would be to purchase EZDrummer, or Superior Drummer (the advanced version of EZDrummer) from ToonTrack:

http://www.toontrack.com/products.asp?item...CFakaQgodgleoOQ

This VST allows you to sample 1/4, 1/2 and 1 bar drum samples, then drag that sample onto your DAW's timeline. You can chain them together and edit them individually to add or remove elements like like replacing cymbals, or adding beats. So you can try to find a pre-canned sample that gets you close to the rhythm sound you're looking for then tweak it.


Chris


I would add Addictive drums as another great option !


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 27th March 2017 - 05:41 PM