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Backing Track is a software program for extracting chord sequences from videos and converting this in several formats.

Backing Track fetches the data in riffstation.com web pages when videos are played at the site.

Please read Program Help for details before running the program!

Program Functions

Step 1: Finding and analysing the music.
Step 2: Selecting output formats.
Step 3: Creating and saving files.
Step 4: Checking the output.

A csv file for import into Producer Software (ver. 3.9.5 and newer) can be created and saved.

MIDI output device is set in the MIDI menu.

Limitations

The chord sequence have only Major and minor chords - no 7-chords; no dim-chords; no slash chords etc.

Only 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures are supported.

The software relies on the math done by riffstation.com. If a wrong chord is detected, this program can do nothing about it!

Thanks

Thanks to riffstation.com for doing the hard math work extracting the chord sequence from the video!

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About conversion

Conversion can be a one-to-one conversion, such as conversion of miles to kilometres, or Fahrenheit to centigrade. Such conversion can be carried out without loss of accuracy.

But conversion may require pre-processing or post processing to get the best results, most often performed manually. Think of converting images to other formats. To get the best result colour balance, contrast etc. should often be adjusted manually afterwards. Just like translation with e.g. Google. Results are usually somewhat understandable, but not perfect. Here you will also need manual finishing.

The same goes for converting with this 1-click program. The result of the conversion is useful - and in many cases fully enough - for the average user. But if the end result has to be 100% correct, there must be manual finishing in more advanced programs.

Backing Track

The top of the html output file created from 'Yesterday' at play.riffstation.com

Backing Track

VersionDateChanges
1.32017-12-02No new features. Minor changes in User Interface.
1.22017-10-13Methods 'Find Music' and 'Load Data' reprogrammed.
2017-05-22Program removed as code in play.riffstation.com was changed.
1.12017-01-10No new features. Support for CVP 701 and PSR S-670
1.02016-12-18First ordinary version
Legal Stuff

Backing Track
© 2016- Jørgen Sørensen.
All Rights Reserved.

You should carefully read the following terms and conditions before using this program.

Copyright
Copyright laws apply to this program, and the copyright holder retains all rights. The program must NOT be altered or decompiled nor included as part of another system or program without permission from the holder of copyright. Uploading to web sites or file servers or inclusion at cd's, copying to other persons etc. is strictly prohibited.

Disclaimer
Users of Backing Track must accept this disclaimer of warranty: Backing Track and its related documentation is supplied as is. The author disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability and fitness for any purpose. The author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use or inability to use Backing Track.