Record Yourself While Playing On a YouTube Backing Track

Fader Hub, our mixing and streaming console, is a tool that can be used in many ways, and sometimes customers surprise us with their ideas!

The video below, recorded by one of our customers, shows a neat use case: with two pieces of software on his Mac, he mixes and records the sound from YouTube videos with his own guitar sound in Fader Hub.

We thought it was a such a clever way to use Fader Hub that we wanted to share it with you! 🙂

Fader Hub & Loopback Demo


This setup allows you to work completely “in the box” meaning in your computer to get complete audio control on the audio routing.

MacOS software used for this setup:

You need Loopback on your Mac in order to be able to send the audio from YouTube to another app, Fader Hub in this instance. By default, you can’t do that without additional software on your Mac. It is not free but totally worth it.

With Fader Hub, you can then mix the stereo guitar sound (Input called Mixer in the image below) with the stereo audio coming from YouTube (Input called MacBook in the image below). You can easily record the result in a global stereo mix and even record both tracks separately if you want.

In case you want to jam on the same backing track, here is the link on YouTube.

For a full tutorial on how to use Fader Hub for remote jamming over the network, check out this article.

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