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I recently came across this interesting site that can provide a large variety of MIDI backing tracks.

http://www.midi-hits.com


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At $10.00 a pop?


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There are a lot of free ones out there!

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A *good* quality MIDI file can take time. Plus the licensing.. $9 seems reasonable to me.
However, having PGMusic products spoils us since we know what we can do already.


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A *good* quality MIDI file can take time. Plus the licensing.. $9 seems reasonable to me.
However, having PGMusic products spoils us since we know what we can do already.




Plus from the samples I checked out the product is pretty darn good. If I was more into midi I would be a customer, in fact I may still be for some of those tunes that I just can't seem to get down with real tracks.

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Writing MIDI files that work on most of the various synths is in itself an art. I'd want at least $9 apiece for all the work!


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www.heavenlymediaservices.com I think is better.Cheers Frankie

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They aren't selling public domain material. I've been purchasing from the Midi Hits folks for a number of years and with rare exceptions their product is worth every penny considering that you (1) get a professionally done product that (2) is legally licensed with (3) the songwriter and performer getting his/her due,...unlike the free stuff that you find out on the web. We all know that you can google for the location of MIDI versions of copyrighted material just like you can google for Bit Torrents of BIAB to download. It doens't mean that we should advise people to do that OR solicit people to share copyrighted work with us.

FWIW, MIDI-Hits has rather frequent sales that get you much lower prices when you buy in lots of 3 or 5 or some other specified number. I've averaged paying about six dollars for their $9.99 files by waiting for their sales and buying in whatever lot size yields the largest discount.


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That is a good point Keith, I have downloaded for years, from the free sites, and two things are clear.

1. These sites are dissappearing rapidly due to copyright fear

2. You get a far more complete product from a pay site. The attention to detail is better, and the guitar bends, and such more real.


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Here is another i buy from http://www.midi.com.au/advsearch_H.asp

Some of the songs have lyrics and melodies.


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I've bought quite a few from midi-hits. All high quality.
I've also used Hoofjaw... though not as often.

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http://www.karaoke-version.com/

This one has multitrack versions

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I just looked at that one, Robh. You can click on the custom and it shows each audio track. You can mute the vocal tracks if you want to. Their files are in mp3 format. I'm not qualifed to comment on their quality. Midi seems to sound better on my setup with the Ketron SD2.

If I were gigging for $$, I could see paying for a "quality" backing track. I've been using Bob Norton's fakebook discs which have worked out well for what we do. My wife has to have the notation so..... Having those biab styles and chords saves us a bunch of time. Well worth the $ for us. YMMV


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I've bought quite a few from midi-hits. All high quality.
I've also used Hoofjaw... though not as often.

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I like hoofjaw too
I used to really like Tycho tunes. they had some great stuff and great deals but sadly the went away due to people uploading their songs so they could be stolen...I try to make all of my own files these days because programs like biab and jammer make it so easy and fun.


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I've downloaded a bunch of freebies. You get what you pay for. I've always done some editing on them in RB. Sometimes I've downloaded some karaoke Christmas tunes from Amazon for 99 cents. They are mp3s and I've done some editing on them in WavePad. They are a lot better quality than most of the midi freebies--especially for only 99 cents each. I actually don't mind doing editing on songs that we use for our gigs though. To me that's part of the fun with BIAB and RB and you can add different effects such as wind sound, etc..

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+1 for Midi-hits. I've bought several... they're very good.

in comparison...
I've wasted time downloaded thousands of disappointing free MIDI files...
I've wasted time sorting through them to find something usable...
I've wasted time trying to fix bad drum tracks or incorrect notes...
I've wasted time trying to learn how to make the whole track myself....
I've wasted time trying to learn a variety of different software packages to help me make my own tracks...
I've wasted time searching huge archives trying to find the right drum pattern, style or groove track for a song...

Given the goal of assembling a gig's worth of backing tracks to startt performing ASAP:

If I were starting from scratch today, I would make more progress for less money and in a shorter period of time by simply buying high quality tracks from this place at bulk/sale prices

Given the goal of creating original music AND creating backing tracks for covers:

The tracks I'm making now with RB and BIAB sound better to me than the MIDI-HITS songs. I'm having fun making them, and PGMusic's products also open doors for creating original music. You can't buy that from MIDI-HITS or anybody else.

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If you're just looking for audio backing tracks, you can find thousands of them on Youtube. Just search for KARAOKE or INSTRUMENTAL

Many freeware packages let you save audio from YOUTUBE videos

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Most of the Karaoke that I've seen on youtube, though good, is a copyright infringement.


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quite true. Not all functional ideas are simultaneously good ideas.

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Absolutely. I don't see a reason to every buy tracks when with a little bit of ability, some patience, and some imagination you can do anything with this software p to and including firing your band and keeping all teh money for yourself.

And that is coming from someone with as little ability as the next guy!!!

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I've been buying Bob Norton's fake disks for a few years now. There are so many fakebooks with so many songs that buying his disks has saved me some time. One disadvantage is that he sometimes uses his own styles. If you don't own his style then you have to spend time searching for 1 that fits your needs our you could buy his style/style disk. This can take a lot of time or little time...and a bunch of time for some of us who want to use real tracks. There are lots of midi styles that have no corresponding real styles for replacements, too.

Using karaoke files (and we do) is another factor. I used to try and get these for free and joined up in a file sharing group where you could download from the files of others. Well, I got a virus, even with antivirus software, that crashed my computer so bad that I had to have Geek Squad reformat my hard drive. I buy my karaoke songs now. I just bought some from Chartbuster and they now come on sd cards rather than cds. The songs are in mp3 format. Some are done quite well and others we don't want to use at all. If I want a single, I get it from Amazon.

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I've used quite a number of free biab backing tracks for jazz standards with good results but I have to admit it's not exactly easy. Generally, I open in biab and convert to all realtracks with realtracks generated solos to provide raw material and to run through it playing to the chord sequence. Then I open it in realband and do a little mixing before saving as a file AND individual wave files.

That way I can open it in reaper to use as a very listenable set of backing tracks that I can play along to while hearing the realtime fx applied to my guitar input as I play. Finally, I can mix down choosing from the various solo parts (from the realtracks set or generated solos or my playing) to produce the final studio recording.

So the only thing I'm really using for free is the chord structure input. Everything else is added. But the results are satisfying.

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