How do most people play to backing tracks

richardhbrichardhb Posts: 42Member
How do most people play to backing tracks.

Do you use a MP3 through the amp, or something else. I'm interested as I'm at the stage I need to get something to play along to.

I've not brought an MP3 yet but see they are cheap enough if thats what most use.

I see there are lots of free site to download from any thought's on the best free site?

Thanks all.

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  • atomheartatomheart Posts: 39Member
     Quote:
    How do most people play to backing tracks.


    The most convenient for me is to get both the backing track music and my guitar sound from the same speakers. I always play the backing track on my computer. For the guitar I use either Guitar Rig software with my Behringer audio interface, or my Vox ToneLab EX multi-effects which also has an audio interface...

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    I see there are lots of free site to download from any thought's on the best free site?


    My favourite bt site is http://www.guitarbackingtrack.com/ , but on the following forum thread you'll find a couple more suggestions, I didn't have time to check them out yet: http://www.guitarscanada.com/showthread.php?t=51909
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,314Member
    Mixture for me.

    If I'm in the living room I can plug my laptop into the seperates hi-fi amp for playing the backing tracks through the Linn Hi-Fi speakers. Alternatively I could go laptop headphone socket to aux in (if the amp has an aux in).

    My preferred method now is loading backing tracks onto the SD card of the Fender G-Dec 3 30, and playing the backing tracks through the G-Dec. It has an additional tweeter speaker not usually found on guitar amps and it means the backing tracks sound much better. The guitar then either goes through the G-Dec as well or, my preferred option - through the VibroChamp XD.
  • Ape09090Ape09090 Posts: 2,744Member
    A looper pedal is a good idea sometimes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5fKux9-Vzk
  • richardhbrichardhb Posts: 42Member
    Can you plug the laptop into the amp, AND use it for the guitar too? The one amp?
  • atomheartatomheart Posts: 39Member
    You certainly can, as I already advised in your earlier topic...
  • Mark PMark P Posts: 2,314Member
     Originally Posted By: richardhb
    Can you plug the laptop into the amp, AND use it for the guitar too? The one amp?

    If the amp has an aux in input to allow mp3 player / laptop etc to be plugged in - yes. Guitar is into the normal guitar input.

    My VibroChamp only has a guitar input so no for that one.
  • richardhbrichardhb Posts: 42Member
    Thanks again for that, you know what it's like when funds are tight, you want to get it right.

    I will try the laptop first and see how it goes. I've ordered the cable thanks Atomheart.
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