Today, the great benefit of using backing tracks is that it creates a full musical sound which is extremely pleasing to not only yourself, but people listening. When people listen to a pop or rock number, they want to hear drums and a bass, not something like a piano.
- If you’re thinking “where can I buy professional backing tracks for singers,” today, there is a wide range to choose from online.
You should acquire the best quality backing tracks, from a company which specialises in them and has a great selection of tracks to choose from. A lot of tracks have backing vocals on them because they’ve originally been designed for solo karaoke singers, so make sure to seek out those which state “instrumental only”.
And don’t simply assume that all backing tracks out there are equal and you can choose from the first ones you come across. You will be in need of a rich, full, well-recorded sound, so try having a listen to the online sample through some good speakers or headphones before going ahead and making a purchase. (Even though you will gambling only a small amount of money should you end up with a low quality one, which you can later dispose of)
Eight Things to Look Out For When You Have Found the Backing Track That You Wish to Sing Along to
- Make sure that you’ve got the right version of the song and that it’s not some country or reggae version. (Or if it is a country or a reggae version that you are looking for, make sure it’s not a blues or a heavy metal version!)
- Make double sure that you’ve got the version that you want in the right key.
- Play the entire backing track and check that haven’t got a lead vocal, or a backing vocal mix.
- Have a good listen to all of the instruments, do they sound just how you want them to? (There are some out there which are somewhat kind of unlistenable!)
- If you so wish, try comparing the instrumentals you are interested in purchasing, to the original. Play one first and then the other afterwards. (Or if possible at the same time)
- It will be in your best interests, not to use a poor quality version as it will not make you sound bad, it will undermine what you wish to achieve.
- Check that the track is the same length of time as the original. Although a couple of seconds difference won’t be that much to be concerned about.
- Try to purchase it as soon as possible and well in advance of your singing session, so that you can practise and spending plenty of time getting used to it.
Now you’re set to go and don’t forget to enjoy yourself and have some fun – enjoy!