The Many Benefits of a Track with Backing Music and/or Vocals
Nothing brings the world together quite like music. Whether you’re bopping out to Bach, the Beatles, Barbra Streisand, the Backstreet Boys, or Busta Rhymes, you know there’s simply nothing like the union between a person and their favourite song. What’s more, there’s nothing like music to help you sell a product. Long after you’ve forgotten “the capital of Assyria”—it was “Assur,” Monty Python fans, though Nineveh might also be acceptable—you’re sure to remember the jingles for pet food brands, toiletries, and all manner of other household items ingrained into our collective consciousness through the power of song.
So, whether you’re looking to market your brand with the next maddeningly-catchy radio or TV jingle, market yourself as the next great Broadway and West End singing and acting talent, or simply look for music to play while busking out in the street, you’ll want to start with the right backing tracks.
Tracks for TV
Of course, what constitutes the right track will depend, in part, on the medium which you choose. Different tracks are recorded differently, which in turn means they are differently compatible with, well, different mediums. For example, if you choose to record a track for TV or use a pre-existing track for the job, you’re going to want something which works with most video editing software. While video editing software today is incredible versatile—especially modern professional ones—that doesn’t mean that they can’t still be finicky from time to time about importing and playing different audio formats. Anyone who has ever edited anything from the smallest of school projects to the biggest of blockbuster movies can tell you that corruptible or incompatible sound files can be a major editing headache. Do yourself a favour, avoid all that, and be sure your file format is readily compatible for TV.
Tracks for Theatre
If, on the other hand, you want to channel your inner Angela Lansbury and wow the crowds with a great theatre performance, your primary concern might be less a matter of file compatibility and more one of acoustics. While each theatre has its own set of quirks (which is, of course, part of what makes it such an enduring and endearing art form), certain types of theatres are built in ways which can help you anticipate your acoustical needs. The type of modernised thrust stage modelled after its Elizabethan counterpart which you might find at Shakespeare’s Globe, for example, will have different acoustic needs and capabilities than a modern proscenium stage, which might be different again from a black box or theatre in the round.
Tracks for Street Performance
Finally, if you’re looking for a track to provide backing music while you sing out on the street as part of a live performance, you’ll want something which can help maintain volume and clarity over the crowd noise. There are different options available here, so be sure to ask qualified sound mixers and street musicians about their opinions.
Help spread the gift of music with the world and share your deepest thoughts—or fine new products—with the help of a new backing track.