PraiseCharts Bed Tracks

Bed Tracks are high-quality audio tracks that are designed as ambient texture background tracks that can be used in a variety of settings.  These tracks create a foundation for live bands to play on top of during times of ministry, prayer, reading, reflection, confession, etc, but can also be used as stand-alone tracks during these ministry times. Many churches use bed tracks to create depth, texture, ambiance, and transitions. This gives the music a sense of depth and weight and helps pull service elements together.

What are the different Bed Track options?

Each Bed Track is a 20 minute mp3 that is built upon a particular chord progression, looping repetitively for 20 minutes. Each of these progressions is offered in 6 different sound palettes that we have classified into albums: Afterglow, Atmospheric Strings, Huge Pad, Liquid Organ, Soft Choir, and Solar Wind. Each chord progression loop is recorded in all 12 keys.

As with our other audio products, Bed Tracks are offered in a variety of product formats: Multi Tracks, Band Tracks, Click Tracks, and Rhythm Tracks.

MultiTrack Format

Just like our other MultiTrack products, when you download a Bed Track multitrack, you will receive each of the track's musical elements isolated into single stems, with all 12 keys being available to you for each progression. This will consist of the following:

Bass: includes any of the bass instruments (lower register pads, bass, etc)
Keys: includes any tonal, melodic instruments
Pads: includes all of the pads
Rhythm: includes all of the rhythmic elements: loops, click track, vocal cues, etc.

You can import each of these stems into your own Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software on a Mac or PC and choose which tracks you want running with your band, and which you don’t need. For more info on Multi Tracks, please check out our Multi Tracks page.

Band Track Format

Just like our other Band Track products, when you download a Bed Track band track, you will receive a full mix accompaniment backing track that has been derived from our Multi Track stems. These tracks can be played on their own, but unlike our usual band tracks, these can also be played along with a band. For more info on Band Tracks, please check out our Band Tracks page.

Click Track Format

Just like our other Click Track products, when you download a Bed Track click track, you will receive a complementary track that is easily played along with your band. The MP3 will include CLICK & CUES panned to the LEFT channel, and the TRACK mix panned to the right. The TRACK mix will include the pads from the Bed Tracks. For more info on Click Tracks, please check out our Click Tracks page.

Rhythm Track Format

Just like our other Rhythm Track products, when you download a Bed Track rhythm track, you will receive the full mix accompaniment backing track of the Bed Track, minus the KEYS. In other words, there will be no melody in the mix. Rhythm Tracks are designed to be played along with musicians, but also include the rhythmic elements. For more info on Rhythm Tracks, please check out our Rhythm Tracks page.

When To Use Bed Tracks

During your worship sets, you can have an underlying bed of ambient sound that never stops, which creates more flow in your worship experience. When you finish a song, let the bed tracks continue; let them play during prayer moments; bring them in towards the end of a moving sermon or talk; cross-fade between tracks in different keys for smooth transitions from a song in one key to a song in another key. The possibilities are endless.  Also, check out our blog on the Top 10 Ways to Use Bed Tracks.

What Hardware Or Software Is Needed?

Specific information is located on each of the above product pages, but simply because most of these tracks are in mp3 format, you can use them with anything. Load them into an iTunes playlist. Bring them into Ableton Live, Logic, Pro Tools, or any other DAW. Play them straight from your smartphone or tablet. Whatever workflow your band or church uses, these tracks will fit.

The only track format that needs specific software is the Bed Track multi tracks which you will need to import into your Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software.  Be sure to check out our Multi Tracks page for specific help and tutorials with this format.

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