April 10, 2019 at 4:42 pm #84730
I am in need of somebody to make a backing track of a Boots Randolph medley that is on Youtube. Can anybody suggest who to contact to make it for me? thanksApril 10, 2019 at 4:48 pm #84731
Send me the link to the medley. I cant promise anything but I’ll check it out
KeithApril 10, 2019 at 8:13 pm #84733
Also Michael Bishop has someone who’s done a few for him…hey Michael?April 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm #84761
If one is a new player, actually there are many other great songs out there that already have what you need, to spend money on something Jazzbacks has alot of great tunes,, food for thoughtApril 11, 2019 at 1:01 pm #84762
Hey guys–As Johnny said, I have some folks I use for making custom tracks for me. They do great work and their prices are very reasonable. They use real musicians in a real studio. They require a 50% deposit up front and you pay the remaining balance after you’ve reviewed the completed track and you approve it, ask them to change something, etc.. The link is below. Create a username & password. After you’ve done that, select the ‘request music’ tab and fill out the form. They respond much quicker to you if you have a username/password set up first, which you’re going to need to download your custom tracks. I have several custom tracks which I’ve never gotten around to showing anyone/uploading, but I’m looking to do so as I get back into playing shape.
When I started having custom track made, my first/obvious choice was Johnny, but he’s really busy. I’m stoked he’s now offering transcription services, I’ll definitely be sending some stuff his way, other stuff I’ll be doing simply by ear. It’s true there’s some places where you can get cool backing tracks made already for jazz, blues, pop, etc.. But the custom tracks I had made are for songs from King Curtis, Junior Walker, Sil Austin, Mike Shapiro, Red Prysock, etc.. In other words, it’s the kind of stuff that you’re simply not going to find anywhere online–unless someone like Johnny outright produced it.April 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm #84765
whats the costApril 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm #84777
@ brother cavefish It just depends on the backing track itself and the work that’s required to make it/produce it.April 11, 2019 at 7:52 pm #84781
i dont think its cheap, i was thinking of this a couple of years ago , and got a quote,, that was the end of that thought, all for just one song, not for me, there is plenty of great songs out there on backing tracks ,,, “saxsolos” is not bad either for notes and music , but now Johnny is offering itApril 12, 2019 at 4:46 am #84794
OK, Michael, I’ll check these guys out. I had one made a few years ago but can’t remember who made it. I think the guy has quit doing it now though. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the info.April 12, 2019 at 8:59 am #84797
to create a backing track (high quality one) is about as much work as recording a record. In reality it can cost thousands of dollars a day with studio time, paying a handful of musicians, engineer.
Most people online don’t want to pay for hardly anything…they want it free or real cheap.
There are faster and cheaper ways such as the band in a box, MIDI stuff but the difference between that and a band in the studio is big.
When Michael told me how much he paid those guys to create a track for him I said I simply could not do that. I forgot what the price was exactly but let’s say $100. it takes me about a week to get one done. How many of you would work for one week to make $100?April 12, 2019 at 10:24 am #84804
i make most of mine on my keyboard recorded through my mixer to Adobe Audition. If it’s just something for practice I’ll just use one track and record the bass, piano, drums, etc. onto the one track. If I’m going to record it to make a CD I’ll record each track separate and then add in vocals, sax, etc. on separate tracks as well.
Once I have everything recorded I’ll mix it and then master it.
We use a lot of my backing tracks when our trio plays dances on the weekends.
If you’re looking for relatively cheap backing tracks check out http://www.karaoke-version.com (no affiliation) They have full tracks that are completely finished in mp3 format as well as separate tracks that you can mix to your liking prior to download.
It’s a great site and the quality is quite good and done to the original artists structure and key.
And to top it off – your purchased tracks are under “my files” link when you log in so if you want to change the key (up or down 2 half tones), or change volume on different tracks (custom tracks) you can change them and then download them again – no limit – they’re yours.
You need to set up an account naturally which is free 🙂April 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm #84817
I use Karaoke-version.com for a lot of songs. Unless you want a custom arrangement they are fine………….and cheap. They even allow you to change the key up or down a few steps.
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