This second 80s rock backing track called ‘Out Of Bounds‘ is inspired by 80s rock guitar music and my love for 80s TV music (yes, a guilty pleasure). I took some inspiration from the Arturia Mini-V3, CM-V and TV-shows like Miami Vice Jam along with the YouTube video (chords are shown on the screen), or download the chord sheet below.
About the track
About 9 months ago, I released a first 80s rock jam track and – to my surprise – it’s doing very well on YouTube. So recently, I thought it was time to write another one of these tasty 80s rock guitar backing tracks, this time with a little more emphasis on the 80s synth sounds. The CMI-V and Mini V from Arturia provided just the right mood I was looking for.
This 80s rock backing track follows a very simple chord progression (only 3 chords) in the key of A minor. During the verse, the clean guitar plays the following lick:
So the main motif in this 80s rock backing track is an Am9 arpeggio, with a ringing 9th (open B-string). The part is doubled with an effects track and some heavy chorusing (Syntorus by D16-group).
- Synths: Arturia CMI-V, Arturia Mini-V (links to plugin boutique)
- Electric Guitar: Suhr Modern HH
- Amps: Fractal AX8
- Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
- Drums: Steven Slate Drums 5.5
- Recorded & Mixed in the Box.
Buy The Track
If you’re interested, you can purchase a high-quality (cd-mastered) version +mp3 of this guitar jam track here