Option to control backing track volume on guitar/bass/piano/uke/singing
Let's say I play a song for the first time. Hearing the instrument sound played in the mix is nice to have, as it gives an idea of how I'm supposed to sound. Once I learned it, it would be great if I could control that backing track volume with a slider, even mute it, so I can hear all the details of my playing in the mix.
These backing tracks with the instrument playing the same notes tend to mask mistakes that would be heard otherwise.
this feature could be implemented automatically to the instrument one is learning.
As students there should be the option to mute the guitar (backing track) both in practice mode and perform mode. When you hit "play for me" we can hear how the song sounds with the guitar and then when we start the song the guitar is muted for the part we are learning. That way we hear our playing and how we as students are progressing.
Alan Flewker commented
I love Yousician, it's improved my bass playing enormously over the past year. However, one thing I noticed is that it doesn't help me to memorise tracks: without the app in front of me, I'm suddenly clueless how to play songs that I've played a million times.
This is such a vital part of any musician's life, therefore it'd be great if Yousician could encourage memorising tracks a bit more. A couple of suggestions:
1) Get rid of the synth background music which plays immediately following a song! This is the best time to go over riffs which you've just learnt and get good at playing them without the app, but it's impossible with the background music playing.
2) Encourage people by giving an option at the end of the track (especially if they've got a lot of gold stars) to try playing it without the sheet music.
Jose Ramos commented
It has been bothering me for some quite time that there is already a guitar in the songs I play, when I suppose to be the one playing that instrument. It creates a duplicate that causes me to lower the volume of yousician just to hear my playing and better judge when I am succesful or not. It would be great to have a “mute instrument” feature for those songs that already have that instrument integrated on the track.
I think that duplicate helps at beginning levels (because the yousician players sound pretty good), but when you want to get better and judge your sound, is an impidement.
Please, Yousician is a great tool, make it better adding this feature, it would make people that has been using the app for some time love it even more.
thanks so much,
Lee Hall commented
It would be great to customise tracks to toggle features such as drums, vocals etc. So I could use the app to play the song with others band members. For example I want play the guitar with guidance from Yousician and a drummer plays the drums rather than it on the backing track, but still have Yousician play the vocals and other instruments.
But make customisable so you can decide what you want to turn off and on.
Support for "muti-player" would be good, so multiple band members could run the app, but the song time-line is synced so everyone is playing in time.
Anna Edgar commented
This should be a no brainer.
I think that if this was added to Yousician, you could hear and appreciate what did you played as well as comparing the harder and easier parte and enjoy your work.
I see there is an option to ‘play for me’ in practice mode that turns on or off the play-back of the instrument one is trying to learn... I like this feature, but I think it would be great if the rest of the backing track’s volume could be turned up or down relative to the notes one should be focused on playing...
I have the same problem with my bass. I've tried different configurations and the backing track keeps burying my playback. The lack of audio feedback makes it harder to play the tracks.
Rick Thompson commented
It's a good idea
Please make it so I can take off the training wheels. I don’t want to hear the bass line when I am trying to learn to actually play the bass track. Thank you.
Agree this is a highly desirable feature. If I had a music teacher, they wouldn't play the song with me... I want to have the option to enable /disable the overdub of my instrument (the guitar) : I want to just hear my playing!
Someone on the facebook page suggested having two versions available that are labeled differently in the song library. So you could choose.
A solution could be an option in the practice mode or mixer to shift between a backing track with or without guitar that you are playing. I can't vote on this because I don't have more votes left. But I like the idea.
Me too. It's distracting when your trying to play over another instrument and can't hear your own playing properly. That's why one of my favorite genres is classical because often your accompanying another completely different instrument and your own fits in and compliments the mix when recording.
If you record your own playing, there is something very satisfying when it all comes together and sounds like it all belongs together. When you overdub another instrument it just sounds messy and pretentious as well as being difficult to analyse your playing and spot your mistakes. Especially if you are trying to improve your phrasing and another instrument is playing the same part.
Marc Fontaine commented
I realy do agree!
Prinz Valium II commented
Very good idea!
I have the same problem for piano input, on iPad mini 4 with headset input . Works okay for guitar input. Please fix, because I can only practise piano when others outside hearing range. Thanks.