Brand new free MultiTrack: Magnify

April’s free track, Magnify, comes from the Magnify Worship Collective, a group of musicians and songwriters from the Grand Rapids area of West Michigan. Magnify was written by Forrest Wakeman, a worship leader, Calvin University professor, and frequent player with the Grand Rapids Symphony, for the dedication of his church. The Magnify Worship Collective played and sang on the recording, which offers an upbeat worship anthem with a great message of how we can Magnify our God with our worship and our lives.

The song comes with a free chord chart, the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton or GarageBand, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player.

Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton or ProTools, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

5 more brand new MultiTracks and Split Track backing tracks

Ramping up our backing track production schedule we have five more new tracks available now from Worship Backing Band.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format:

See a Victory (Elevation)
One of Elevation Worship’s most popular songs transposed to a lower key and arranged in an order that’s easier to follow and lead for congregational singing. See a Victory with this powerful tune in your order of worship!

What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Enjoy this contemporary worship style arrangement of the traditional hymn What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The Demo Vocal provides an example of a slightly altered melody to change things up a bit, however you can also sing the traditional melody that everyone knows, and it will line up exactly with this arrangement as well.

King of Kings (Hillsong)
The lyrics to this powerful Hillsong ballad tell the story of Christ from birth, through crucifixion, to resurrection – and then climaxes in the celebration of His Church and the freedom and resurrection that lives in all of us. Praise forever to the King of Kings!

RATTLE! (Elevation)
This power-anthem, from Elevation Worship, celebrates God’s and Christ’s power over death and the miracle of resurrection. Our arrangement has been placed in a congregationally friendly key and is streamlined to make it easier to follow for band and team members.

Yes and Amen (Jesus Culture)
Yes and Amen has been recorded by so many Christian artist and worship leaders including Chris Tomlin, Bethel Worship, and Housefires. This arrangement is loosely based on the version released by Jesus Culture which featured one of the songwriters, Chris McClarney. The key has been lowered for easier congregational singing.

Listen to samples of the new tracks

Click the video button below to listen to 30 second audio samples of each of the new tracks.

About MultiTracks

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

About Split Tracks

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

Select your backing tracks at worshipbackingband.com or by clicking the song links above

Multi-user licenses explained for Worship Backing Band

Here is how the licensing works both for the MultiTrack Player and tracks when you have more than one user.

Licensing more than one user/computer

When we sell you the MultiTrack Player and songs we are selling them to you as an individual or church generally for use on a single computer (but see “Exceptions” below). If you want to put the player and songs on an additional computer we ask that you buy an additional license for the Player and one additional license per song downloaded. You can click through to the links below to buy the licenses retrospectively:

MultiTrack PLAYER multi-user license – This is for when more than one person is downloading the Player to additional Mac/PC devices

MultiTrack TRACKS multi-user license – This is for when more than one person is accessing our MultiTracks

Split Tracks multi-user license – This is for when more than one person is accessing our Split Tracks

The principle is that you pay 50% of the normal cost of the Player and 50% of the normal cost of each song for each additional user.

You can buy the multi-user licenses at any point. So if you buy the track in January and add it to a second computer in March, just buy the license in March.

Please note that the Transition iPad player is not available at a 50% discount. This is because it is sold via the App store where we don’t have control over offering a second user discount.

Exceptions to the rule

We are happy to make an exception whereby THE SAME person uses the computer in the church as they do their personal computer for practise at home. In this instance just one license is required.

iPad users

Because of the way App store purchases (an iCloud IDs) work different users will need to purchase a new Worship Backing Band app if they are using a different iPad to yours.

If the same user has purchased both a Mac/PC Player and the iPad Player then they can use MultiTracks on both Players without further charge. A Multi-user Tracks license would be needed for a second user though. So in principle licenses are generally assigned to individuals.

Why are we charging for multiple users?

We feel that it is fair that the biggest users of the software and tracks pay the largest share. When you buy from Microsoft, you pay a fee to them based on how many computers the software is used on. When you buy songs from iTunes, you are meant to buy one song per user.

Developing our Player, recording the tracks, hosting the files, running the website etc etc have all cost many tens of thousands of pounds/dollars of investment. We’re a small independent business not funded by a ministry or some deep pocketed backer. We really do need to recoup that investment in sales of both the Player and the tracks. And without making some money we simply won’t be able to continue to offer support, develop the player and record new tracks.

The other reason that we charge for multiple use is that we pay a considerable fee to the Publishers of each song that is sold, each time it is downloaded. This is a way of ensuring that the original song writers are honoured for their work.

How do I download the Player/Songs onto multiple computers?

Each purchase comes with a number of download attempts. Use the first for the first computer then login to your account with the second computer and download there. If you run into problems please just contact us. Likewise with the song downloads. You’ll also find that with the songs once you have them downloaded into your first computer (in the Songs folder) you can save them to a memory/USB stick and transfer them to the same folder on your second computer. You can’t do this with the player though – with the player you must download directly from the website.

iPad users use download codes to get songs into their library. Click the link for more information.

What happens when I upgrade my computer?

You are welcome to transfer your license to another computer when you upgrade (please ensure that the Player and tracks are deleted from the original one though). You can follow the procedure described above for downloading. If you need to contact us for a new download link (i.e. you have used all your download attempts up on your previous computer) we will charge you a small admin fee.

 

Free MultiTrack: Blessing Honour

The free MultiTrack for March is Blessing Honour by Eoghan Heaslip. It’s a great but under-used worship song that your congregation will really enjoy.

The song is totally free to download during March. 

Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton or ProTools, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

Five new backing tracks

We have five brand new tracks available now from Worship Backing Band including the much requested CityAlight’s Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me. If this sells well we will include more CityAlight songs in our catalogue.

These are in both MultiTrack and Split Track format
  • Faithful Now (Vertical Worship)
    Originally sung and performed by Vertical Worship who also recorded the popular Yes I Will – this powerful worship song affirms God’s faithfulness in all things.
  • Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me (CityAlight)
    We’ve received many requests for CityAlight music, so we’re excited to add “Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me” to the Worship Backing Band library.  This easy-to-sing melody is accompanied by four verses of inspirational lyrics.
  • Great Things (Phil Wickham)
    “Great Things” is another great Phil Wickham hit with easy to sing lyrics and melody combined with a positive and encouraging message.  This arrangement follows the original recording closely, but is transposed to a more congregationally friendly key.
  • The Goodness of God (Bethel)
    Famous for his work with Chris Tomlin, this Ed Cash (and others) original is a powerhouse worship ballad sure to encourage congregational worship and singing.
  • We Praise You (Bethel)
    “We Praise You” is an uptempo praise song written by well-known worship leaders Matt Redman, Brandon Lake, Brian Johnson, and Phil Wickham. With those writers, you can’t go wrong! Your church will enjoy this catchy and easy to sing selection.

Listen to 30 second samples of the new songs in the quick video below:

MultiTracks can be played using either our own easy-to-use Transition MultiTrack Player (Mac, PC and iPad) or any DAW such as Ableton, ProTools or GarageBand. Mix, mute or solo any instrument stem, repeat any song section with a single click. They are just like working with a live band and can also be used alongside your musicians to fill out the sound.

Split Tracks are great for smaller churches on a budget. The tracks have fully adjustable vocals and come with on-screen lyrics. Split Tracks are played using any standard MP4 player such as Windows Media Player or VLC.

This batch of tracks has again been expertly produced by our friend Shawn Thomas.

 

Free MultiTrack: Living for Your Glory by Tim Hughes

The free MultiTrack for February is Living for Your Glory by Tim Hughes. The song has a great theme and congregational lyrics.

The song is totally free to download during February. 

Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton or ProTools, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

See our backing tracks in action [Video clip]

[Click on the video BELOW rather than the screen grab above to watch the video!]

People often ask us to show them how our MultiTracks are used in practice. Below is a really lovely example of how a worship team are using the tracks in real life. The team are playing some of the instruments themselves, muting those stems on the Player. The other MultiTrack stems are kept in to fill the overall sound.

This example, from Church of the Holy SpiritSong in Florida, is obviously from an online service, but you get the idea of how the backing tracks could work in a live service as well. Obviously the team here already has a good mix of instruments but the backing tracks add a little more depth. If you were missing core instruments such as drums or bass the backing track’s role becomes even more crucial.

The song Way Maker is from our most recent batch of MultiTracks.

Free MultiTrack: I Wanna Thank You Jesus

The free MultiTrack for January is a brand new track to us called I Wanna Thank You Jesus by Shawn Thomas. It comes with a free chord chart.

I Wanna Thank You Jesus is an up-tempo gospel style congregational song with simple lyrics and includes a call-and-response section in the bridge. This song is sure to have hands waving and lifting up praise.

Please remember to report when you use this song in church. It is CCLI Song # 7090056.

Shawn Thomas is a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based in South Florida. He began his production and recording training in 1990 under Jeff Peters of Chateau Productions (Dallas/LA), and later graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in Music Industry and Recording Industry Management. He has been a voting member of the Grammy National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, and is a writer/publisher member of ASCAP and CCLI. Shawn is a Pride in the Arts Awards recipient for Producer of the Year.

Shawn is the producer behind our most recent batch of MultiTracks. It’s great to also be able to include one of his own songs in our repertoire.

The song comes with the original WAV files for use in a DAW such as Ableton, and Transition Tracks for Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.

10 huge new MultiTracks and Split Tracks

Brand new release of 10 huge new MultiTracks and Split Track backing tracks.

Listen to audio samples from each song in the video below.

As always we’ve tried to ensure the songs are suitable for congregations to sing whilst retaining all the essential elements of the original or popular arrangements. Here’s the info about our approach to each song:

  • The Same Jesus – Matt Redman
    A fun up-tempo praise song from well-known worship leader and songwriter, Matt Redman. This contemporary style song arrangement is a step lower than the original key for easy congregational singing.
  • Graves Into Gardens – Elevation
    Originally written and recorded by worship leader, Brandon Lake, this powerful worship anthem will bring your congregation to their feet and singing at the top of their lungs in praise. This arrangement has been transposed down from the original Elevation Worship Live version to better fit congregational voices.
  • The Blessing – Elevation
    A congregationally friendly arrangement and key of the popular worship song from Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes. Features a simplified melody demo and a shortened song length from the original.
  • Your Name is Power – Rend Collective
    This is a key-friendly arrangement both for instruments and congregational singing, while still following the driving up-tempo feel of the original version.
  • Another in the Fire – Hillsong
    This arrangement is based on the “Studio” version from Hillsong UNITED featuring TAYA. The musical arrangement follows the original closely, but includes a simplified melody demo making it easier for a congregation to follow.
  • The Way (New Horizon) – Pat Barrett
    This arrangement of Pat Barrett’s “The Way” is closely based on the original, even keeping the same congregationally friendly key.
  • The Father’s House – Cory Asbury
    From the same songwriter who wrote and recorded “Reckless Love,” this new Bethel Music Collective song has been a hit on Christian radio, and will be a great addition for your worship team or as special music.
  • Battle Belongs – Bethel
    This song is another huge hit by Christian singer songwriter, Phil Wickman and is sure to be a staple praise song along side his well-known song, “This is Amazing Grace.” The arrangement has been transposed to fit most voices, but stays true to the original recording.
  • Raise a Hallelujah – Bethel
    This popular praise song works great as a “call and response” song between male and female vocals. The arrangement follows the original closely, but is in a more congregationally friendly key.
  • Way Maker – Leeland
    Way Maker has been recorded and arranged by a multitude of artists including Michael W. Smith and Mandisa. This arrangement is based on the Leeland version, but has been shortened slightly and transposed for better congregational singing.

About the musicians behind these tracks

For this batch of backing tracks we’ve been working with a US-based producer, Shawn Thomas. They’ve got a more American feel to the sound and we are delighted with how they have come out. Read more about the musicians below.

Shawn Thomas Studios – (vocals, instruments, production)

Shawn Thomas is a Christian singer/songwriter and worship leader based in South Florida. He began his production and recording training in 1990 under Jeff Peters of Chateau Productions (Dallas/LA), and later graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a BA in Music Industry and Recording Industry Management. He has been a voting member of the Grammy National Academy of Recording Artists and Sciences, and is a writer/publisher member of ASCAP and CCLI. Shawn is a Pride in the Arts Awards recipient for Producer of the Year.
www.ShawnThomasStudios.com

Shanti Lashae – (vocals)

Shanti is a Christian/inspirational singer/songwriter whose talents also include playing drums and guitar.
www.shantilashae.com

Brian Ladd – (vocals)

Brian is a powerful vocalist with decades of service as a worship leader and pastor in various South Florida congregations.

Free MultiTrack: Emmanuel Advent Hymn

The free MultiTrack for December is Emmanuel.

This is a terrific new Advent hymn with great melody, lyrics and very congregational. Perfect for your Christmas services.

It even comes with the chord charts and score all free of charge! The harmony parts are even included in the chord chart pack.

Emmanuel is written by Matt Weeks who as well as being a producer, song writer and bass player for many of the best known worship leaders around the world, teaches all Musicademy’s bass lessons and is the bass player on many of our backing tracks.

Unless you are confident with using a DAW such as Ableton, you will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad Transition MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTracks are the simplest and least expensive solution to get a full band sound from your worship team, even if you’ve only got a couple of musicians.