In order to sync the track, you must send a file of just your saxophone (not mixed with the backing track) that starts at beat one of the two bar intro, so there will be two bars of silence (or a bit less if you play a pick up).
No reverb or other effects please, this is added at the final mix.
Ideally send a 24 bit 44.1 kHz WAV file. If you cannot do this, 16 bit is OK, but please make sure there is a reasonably healthy level of audio signal (but do not normalise it).
How to do that using a Zoom H2/H4?
I am unable to answer that, hopefully someone on the forum will know so ask it there, thanks.
But You can do it with Audacity:
Audacity should be fine for recording (or editing a recording done in Zoom, although if you have Audacity – which is free – it would be simpler to do it all in Audacity)
- Open the backing track in Audacity
- Record along with it on track 2
- When you are happy with your recording select just track 2 (I think you must click on the track header at the left, not the audiofile image itself)
- From File menu “export selection as WAV”.
This should have a couple of bars of silence (during the intro) then just the saxophone (with no effects please).
NB The tempo is 90 BPM at 4/4
NB don’t worry your ability, this is not a cutting contest. As I said fast or technical shredding will not sound good on this track. If in doubt, keep it simple!
Send saxophone track audio file to: