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Miracle Man Matt

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« on: July 24, 2005, 04:31:18 PM »
Ok well ive acquired various cakewalk programs such as guitar tracks pro and fruityloops producer edition, and pro audio.

Although i havn't had time to properly check them out, they look BLOODY complex and not quite sure how to use them.  

Does anyone have any reccomendations of stuff where i can easily make backing tracks on my PC, and then record my axe over them?  I realize that anything half decent will need patience, but has anyone got any ideas.  I downloaded a free prog that was suggested on here, but it doesn't have a drum achine or anything. :x

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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2005, 05:08:50 PM »
I have started using Hammerhead Rhythm Studio.. just search for it on Google. Its easy to use, but its made for dance/jungle/techno style things I think :lol: The stock sounds are pretty cr@p but I think you can import your own sounds or whatever so it should be ok if you have some drum sounds such as a single bass drum/snare/hat/crash etc. I did have a CD with loads on but I've lost it :cry: So I have to use the cr@ppy stock ones until I can find it  :)

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2005, 02:44:01 PM »
the easiest way to get backing tracks etc is buy the GuitarPort Rifftracker package....

you get the Pod XT Pro 2.0 modelling on yer pc, plus the riff tracker recording\drum looping\backing track software, + online access to
a huge library of lessons\backing tracks etc (including special songs with no guitars just for the guitar port).

I think on some tracks the amp sounds + models auto change as you play aswell!!

150 or there abouts, or the Port on its own is like 70.

Also www.licklibrary.co.uk


Another easy way is 'acquire' a full version of guitar pro, then jump on www.mysongbook.com and download the excellent tabs, which play via midi, and just export out the rhythm parts of the tabs as midi files... sorted!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 12:46:45 PM »
Get an iMac loaded with GarageBand 2! :)

(Sorry, as a long-time Mac-user, I had to say it!)  But seriously, for user-friednly recording software that scales up well (to a point) and comes chock full of ready-to-use loops if you want 'em, GarageBand is actually pretty tough to beat, IMO.  (For more advanced stuff, I might try Cubase SE or whatever the "lite" version of Cubase is called.)
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 06:00:05 PM »
cheers, i shall look into it :D
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2005, 01:51:28 PM »
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