How to import your own or third party tracks to the Transition MultiTrack Player


This video will show you how to import your own MultiTracks or those you have purchased from third party sites. You don’t need to watch this video if you only ever use Worship Backing Band MultiTracks.

You can import zipped WAVs, MP3s or AAC files to the Transition Player. The stems do not need to be identical lengths but the length of the longest stem will determine the length of the full song.

You’ll find that the Worship Backing Band player interface is the same on Windows, Mac and iPad except for Edit Mode. Edit Mode is not on iPad

Getting into Edit Mode

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How to get the Transition MultiTrack Player onto your Mac/PC

First buy the Player on the Worship Backing Band website.

You’ll then be shown (and emailed) a link to download the Player. This is also stored in My Account/My Downloadable Products on the webstore.

Click the Mac or PC link to download. If you see a warning message (eg Windows Defender SmartScreen message) please overrule the message. On Windows you do this by clicking More info and then Run anyway.

On Mac if you get a warning message about malicious software please follow this link https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202491 (look at the bottom of the article) and add an exception for the MultiTrack player. An alternative route is to go to the macOS User Guide for Catalina. Go to Table of contents > Privacy and Security > Protect Your Mac from Malware > Open an app by overriding security settings.

You will then be taken through a download process. Simply click to proceed as you would with any new software.

When you open the Player you’ll see the player window. This is re-sizeable by the user but always maintains the same aspect ratio (4/3). On a Mac, it you make it full screen, it will resize to a different aspect, but the basic relationship of the elements to each other remains, just with a bit more space in between.  On Windows, the aspect is always constrained to the 4/3 aspect ratio.

If you are working on an iPad you need to purchase a separate app from the App Store.

Free MultiTrack: Hillsong’s You Hold Me Now

The free track for June is Hillsong’s You Hold Me Now by Matt Crocker and Reuben Morgan. Click to download the song which has a full set of WAVs (+ Ableton session file) as well as stems for our iPad Player.

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 MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTrack is 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.

Free MultiTrack: So Great

Free Worship Backing Band MultiTrack for April 2019

This month’s free MultiTrack is the CompassionArt song So Great written by a huge team of well known songwriters including Michael W Smith, Paul Baloche, Steven Curtis Chapman, Stu Gerrard, Israel Houghton, Tim Hughes, Graham Kendrick, Amy Park, Matt Redman, and Chris Tomlin.

The CompassionArt charity was founded by Delirious? songwriter Martin Smith and his wife Anna, with the aim of generating income from works of art to assist in the relief of suffering around the world.

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 MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTrack is 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.

Songs for Easter: 82 ideas for your Easter set lists

We have compiled a list of 82 songs suitable for Easter services that we have available as MultiTracks and Split Tracks. Click the song to take you to listen to a sample or to buy.

Remember bulk buy discounts are automatically applied at the checkout for purchases of 10, 25 and 50 tracks.

Licensing: Do we still have to report song use to CCLI with your backing tracks?

How does licensing work for Worship Backing Band DVDs, Split Tracks and MultiTracks?

We at Worship Backing Band pay a (fairly substantial) fee to the publisher/ song writer for each song sold whether in DVD, Split Track, MultiTrack or chord chart format.

That fee covers our obligations in terms of supplying you a song that is not in public domain. For Split Tracks (and DVDs) this also includes an additional charge to cover the use of lyric display.

Does the church still need to report song use to CCLI?

Despite the fee we have paid for the use of the song, your church will also need to report song use to CCLI with Worship Backing Band tracks in just the same way as you would with a live band. So simply add the title of each song sung each week to your usual CCLI return.

Moat churches already have a Church Copyright License (even if all they have done is sing with organist accompaniment in the past) but if you’ve not got one, simply contact CCLI who will be happy to help.

Can I photocopy Worship Backing Band chord charts?

So long as your church has a photocopy license from CCLI and you report your copying of Worship Backing Band chord charts you may copy and distribute them to others in our worship team.

Free MultiTrack: Glorious by Chris Tomlin and Jesse Reeves

This month’s free MultiTrack is our Worship Backing Band version of Glorious by Chris Tomlin and Jesse Reeves in the more congregational key of D.

It’s totally free during March and you’ll get the wav files for our PC/Mac MultiTrack Player PLUS files for the new iPad MultiTrack Player.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player or the iPad MultiTrack Player to play the track.

Free MultiTrack: The Highest and the Greatest by Tim Hughes and Nick Herbert

This month’s free MultiTrack is The Highest and the Greatest by Tim Hughes and Nick Herbert.

It’s totally free this month and you’ll get the wav files for our PC/Mac MultiTrack Player PLUS files for the new iPad MultiTrack Player.

Remember that you will need the Worship Backing Band MultiTrack Player or the iPad MultiTrack Player to play the track.

Free Christmas MultiTrack: Emmanuel by Matt Weeks

Free Christmas MultiTrackDecember’s free track of the month is a terrific Advent Hymn called Emmanuel, which is perfect for using as part of your worship in your Christmas services. The song is designed to be easily singable and very congregational and it even comes with the chord charts and score all free of charge!

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 Worship Backing Band’s MultiTracks.

Check out Matt’s site here.

It’s available as a free MultiTrack download for the whole of December so do check it out and put it to use this Christmas! There’s even a free chord chart to go with it.

Please note that the CCLI number for Emmanuel is 7053686.

You will need a copy of Worship Backing Band’s Mac/PC or iPad MultiTrack Player to play the backing track. MultiTrack is 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.

Black Friday Sale: 20% off EVERYTHING

Black Friday MultiTracks and DVDs

The Black Friday sale is on over at the Worship Backing Band website.

Use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY18. This will give you a blanket 20% off any download you purchase on the Worship Backing Band site. That’s 20% off on top of the usual bundle pack discounts for MultiTracks, Chord Charts, DVDs and Split Tracks.

Do remember to put the coupon in at the checkout as we can’t retrospectively credit your discount.