How to make a backing track

A backing track (backing track) is a special kind of music track (work) without words that are present in the original track (song). The backing track is well suited for learning to sing (vocal), karaoke performance, as well as for preparing various musical holidays and shows.

However, it is quite difficult to choose exactly the backing track that meets all your requirements, even on the Internet. But there is a way out – in order to create a minus soundtrack from a song on your own, there is a very good program – Adobe Audition. The following is a step-by-step instruction on how to make a backing track.

First you need to download and install Adobe Audition. After that, perform some manipulations with the song (music track) that you are going to process in the program:

Make four copies of the music file, name each copy in this order: original, bass, mid, treble.

Then boldly open Adobe Audition and paste all four copies of your musical composition into it. After that, select the original track and view the resulting sound wave.

After that, right-click on the wave you selected, then in the context menu, find the “filters” section, and in the section itself, find the “central channel extraction” subsection – click on it. After that, the program will open an additional window with the settings of the center channel of your track.

Start adjusting the volume of the center channel by moving the slider to the right or left, after which you can set the desired width of the midrange cut in the “discrimination settings” panel. Periodically, it is advisable to press the “view” button to track the changes that are taking place, also adjust the settings until the results you are completely satisfied with. Then click the “ok” button.

After that, switch to the track called “low frequencies”, still right-click on it, select “scientific filters” in the context menu, and then select the “butterword” section in the window that opens. Look carefully at the cutoff frequency to make sure it is 800 Hz. All changes that occur should be viewed using the “View” button.

Do all the above operations also with the remaining tracks: “mid frequencies”, “high frequencies”. In them, for the “bandwidth” area, you should set 800 – 6000 Hz. Also don’t forget to cut the center channel in all edited tracks.

Achieve the required quality and effect in extracting voice from a musical composition. After all the manipulations done, the voice in the tracks will disappear, and the sound of all musical instruments will remain high-quality and natural.

After all, create a “multitrack” from all four tracks. To get started, arrange all the tracks in the working window in turn, carefully check and listen a few more times for the presence of residual voice sounds. If everything is in order and everything suits you, feel free to save the multitrack to an audio file, which will be located in the specified location on your computer.

Thus, you have learned how to make a backing track. In the same way, you can make backing tracks from any songs you need. It is very convenient and easy, as it may seem at first glance. Try it – and you will succeed!