How do I get backing tracks into recording software?

purestmonk

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Hi guys

Im about to record some jazz improvisation stuff by myself at home. Im thinking to jam over backing tracks from aebersold. Is there any way in which I could get these tracks into recording software like reaper?

And are there any alternatives to reaper? Freeware please!

Cheers
 

headstack

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I do not use Reaper, but I would suspect it's architecture is like most other DAW software. so I will give it a go...
Create a session, and then...
Strike that!!!
I am stuck in the house, so I DLed it and installed it.
Go to the "actions" drop down menu, select import on the bottom of the action window and follow your intuition.
 
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SideBMusic

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I wonder if Audacity would do it? Macs come with GarageBand for free, but that may mean a new computer... not exactly free.
 

scredly

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Go with Reaper. Just drag and drop the tracks into Reaper. Will create the track automatically.
 

Tubebender

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I don't know about reaper, but Cakewalk has a window explored icon, that lets you browse and pick any sound source to import into your project. I've pulled in a crappy band recording to mildly master it and add a few guit parts.
 

meterman

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Open a new project file, go to Insert menu Insert>Media File > browse to and add the file, when prompted add each file to a separate track if inserting more than one. For a stereo MP3 or WAV it will add a stereo track then just add a track for your guitar and rip away! :D
 

headstack

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Open a new project file, go to Insert menu Insert>Media File > browse to and add the file, when prompted add each file to a separate track if inserting more than one. For a stereo MP3 or WAV it will add a stereo track then just add a track for your guitar and rip away! :D
Funny, this is EXACTLY what my intuition told me, but it didn't seem to work, so I used their help menu, and got what I posted after I did a runthrough.
Glad to know I can still stumble through foreign software:)
Funny, I loaded the update and it works like you posted too... Cool, and back to Pro Tools
 




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