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Bruce W. Roberts


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Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 7:31 am    
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Didn't know exactly where to post this. Fairly new on this site.

I am looking for a backing track program. BIAB seems a bit complicated for someone like me. Is this the go-to program that everyone here uses?

I need to be able to download a backing track to a CD or stick so I can take it to church and play songs with it. That is my main goal as well as use these for practice.

So it is two-fold. Need to be able to download to plug into a sound system at church PLUS use at home to practice.

Thanks for any help and suggestions.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 8:09 am    
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I think Band In A Box is the way to go, that's what I use. Very Happy
Erv
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Bruce W. Roberts


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Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 8:33 am    
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I am looking for backing tracks already made where I can follow along for practice. BIAB does not have that, or at least that is what the associate is saying.

I do not want to make tracks. I am looking for an online system that already has them. I know www.karaoke-version.com has them, but they are limited on gospel songs.
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Bill McCloskey


Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 8:53 am    
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Most tunes I've searched for have BIAB tracks. This is a good source for jazz tunes http://bob.bmcadvies.com/biab/Bob/

If you google the name of your tune and add BIAB to the search, I've yet to not find the tune I'm looking for.
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Harry Dove


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Edmore, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 13 Nov 2018 8:02 pm    
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Making a track with BIAB is as simple as selecting the number of measures, typing in the chords, choosing the style you want, adding an intro, and deciding how you want it to end. You can make the process as simple or as hard as you want. If you use real tracks, these are real instruments playing the song. Never in history have we had what is available to us now, in our own home. I sure wish I could have had this when I was a kid. Spend some time with BIAB. You'll like it.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 7:00 am    
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If I played pedal steel I would definitely give one of Erv's gospel tune packages a try. Each one has twelve songs that he's tabbed out AND included backing tracks.

https://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=96943
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 8:24 am    
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Bill,
Bless your heart! Very Happy
Erv
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Roger Crawford


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McDonough, GA USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 8:34 am    
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Is there a more realistic sounding program than BIAB? Is the latest release of BIAB better sounding than the 2008 version I’m currently using? I love the simplicity of creating tracks in BIAB, but would like to have them sound a little better.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 8:37 am    
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Roger,
There's BIAB's "Real Band".
Erv
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Harry Dove


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Edmore, Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 9:04 am    
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Since the 2008 version they now have real tracks which are real instruments playing not midi. I think that started with the 2012 version but has grown a lot since then. If there was a way to attach a sound file here I would give you some examples. I'm running the 2017 version. If you play other instruments you can also create your own templates which BIAB will use to create tracks. Since they use guys like Brent Mason on guitar, etc. it's pretty hard to beat what is already available. Whenever I upgrade I get all the real tracks they offer. In addition Real Band (which is included)will allow you to put your own instrument, steel, etc., on tracks and have much more control over the existing tracks, to create a finished file with all the parts, but it also becomes more complex.
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Luke Sullivan


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El Paso de Robles, CA, USA
Post  Posted 14 Nov 2018 1:40 pm     Gospel tracks from Mike Headrick
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Have you considered these excellent tracks with real musicians from Mike Headrick? https://www.mikeheadrick.com/tracks Also, Zane King has some real good ones.
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