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Magma question? I have multitracks, use backing track too?


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#1 jerrylive365

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 03:29 AM

I've searched around and read a few cryptic examples so I figured I would ask the group.

When I have multi-tracks for all instruments in Magma, do I need to use the backing track of all instruments together as well?

Seems to me like I would be defeating the purpose of using multi-tracks but at the same time I don't want to keep wondering if I am doing it the right way or not.

Thanks in advance!!

 

 



#2 FUGGNUTZ

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 03:46 AM

Anything in the song that isn't being played by an in-game instrument goes on your backing track, including your count-in.



#3 jerrylive365

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 04:29 AM

So let me understand, cause I have multi-tracks I do not need the complete song in the backing track at all then? Ok, got it.

 

ummmm  My count-in is on the crowd track. :/



#4 Bansheeflyer

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 07:08 AM

As Fugg said, the backing track would be everything like the count-in, miscellaneous percussion, effects, and occasionally extra guitars/keys/etc.


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Posted July 10, 2019 - 03:49 PM

To answer this question directly...

 

So let me understand, cause I have multi-tracks I do not need the complete song in the backing track at all then?

 

No.  When you have multi-tracks, you do not want to put the complete song on the backing track.  You only want parts that aren't being played on the game charts (guitar, bass, drums, and so on).
 

ummmm  My count-in is on the crowd track. :/

 

Bad idea.  The crowd track doesn't come in until the entire band is at the top of the audience meter.  Since all players are a good bit below the top at the start of every song, you'll never hear the very beginning of a crowd track, including any count-in that might be there.  Use the backing track instead.



#6 jerrylive365

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 04:55 PM

To answer this question directly...

 

 

No.  When you have multi-tracks, you do not want to put the complete song on the backing track.  You only want parts that aren't being played on the game charts (guitar, bass, drums, and so on).
 

 

Bad idea.  The crowd track doesn't come inuntil the entire band is at the top of the audience meter.  Since all players are a good bit below the top at the start of every song, you'll never hear the very beginning of a crowd track, including any count-in that might be there.  Use the backing track instead.

 

Fuji, this helps take a lot of the cryptic answers I have read in other threads and now makes sense to me. Thank you so much for the clarification!



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Posted July 10, 2019 - 06:35 PM

To answer this question directly...

 

 

No.  When you have multi-tracks, you do not want to put the complete song on the backing track.  You only want parts that aren't being played on the game charts (guitar, bass, drums, and so on).
 

 

Bad idea.  The crowd track doesn't come inuntil the entire band is at the top of the audience meter.  Since all players are a good bit below the top at the start of every song, you'll never hear the very beginning of a crowd track, including any count-in that might be there.  Use the backing track instead.

 

 

...is that not what I said? :b


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#8 FujiSkunk

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Posted July 10, 2019 - 09:36 PM

It's exactly what you said, but I sometimes think a "yes or no" question needs to be answered with a "yes" or "no", and then the explanation.  My apologies. :)



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Posted July 10, 2019 - 10:37 PM

I'm just teasing, your response was spot-on!


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#10 jerrylive365

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Posted July 11, 2019 - 12:13 AM

You ALL answered my questions :D Thanks everyone for the assistance!

This is going to help me a lot and explains a few things that I needed clarification on. Now I have to go back and re-do a few customs :bang:






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