Option to control backing track volume on guitar/bass/piano/uke/singing
Let's say I play a song for the first time, having a guitar perfectly recorded playing that part in the mix is nice to have an idea of how I'm supposed to sound. but 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.
I agree. I also like the idea of being able to turn off the backing track completely and still have the metronome play. There are some songs I absolutely hate, but I recognize the need to develop certain skills.
Same here. I have an e-guitar connected to my windows PC over an audio interface (Focusrite Solo). I can barely hear the guitar, The guitar is almost inaudible, although I turned the volume and gain in the mixer to the maximum. So I would like to have control over the volume of the background music.
To remove backing music either mute your device or use head phones and just don't wear them when you don't want to listen to the music. Other than that, practice mode is what you're looking for :) I think it even has a record function if you want to listen to yourself after.
Ever tried practice mode? You can do all this there.
You can indeed turn the volume of the Yousician's piano to zero WITHIN A SONG from the left side panel. It's a shame that it cannot turned off in the settings, that would be a logical place for it.
I am using MIDI setup with my piano. Everything works perfectly. But piano sound is too low. I know about piano mixer feature. I am at maximum volume in mixer already.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to play a song after sheet notes the same way as when you play by yourself and have Yousician giving feedback on the performance.
This would simulate a teacher listening and give feedback.
This could be even better if it would be possible to select tempo, repeat part of the music and more.
Thank you 🙏
I can barely hear hear my electro guitar in playing mode, please let me adjust it.
Tony Ivarsson commented
When you are able to isolate a basstrack so I can hear it better I will be more interested in signing up. It´s difficult to hear how the bass sound for most of the time.
Jose Ramos commented
Anonymous, you didn’t get it. I want to hear my guitar playing AND the track from Yousician WITHOUT the guitar already recorded on it. On my headphones, or my speaker, it doesn’t matter.
Use earphones!!!!! That's how you do it
Is there any movement on this request? I just bout an iRig interface and I can hardly hear my bass as I play. When I practice, I want to stand out in the mix, so that I can actually hear what I'm doing.
It would be good to have the ability to turn off other tracks. For example I'm learning bass guitar so really want to hear the bass drum to help me keep time. The vocals and the guitar are often a lot clearer than the drums. Turning them off would help to make the drums clearer for rhythm musicians.
This feature would defintely help with locking in with the drums to improve timing.
if all instruments has been recorded separatly, it would be cool, if I could mute each instrument which I want. I could play on my gitar with drums or bass if I wonted to.
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.