How do you export?

This software is amazing. Nothing else out there gives you so much control over the specific chords, can even utilize jazz chords with non-root base notes. But this is al for naught if we can’t export our recordings. So how do you export a song file of our pieces???

Well, I’m not sure if it’s all for naught… Strum Machine was designed to be a practice tool used to help you improve your playing and make your practice sessions more fun. The vast majority of people have no need for exporting recordings, as far as I’m aware.

That said, I did put together an experimental record-to-MP3 feature awhile back that folks have been using to export backing tracks for use in their DAW and other apps.

Here’s how to enable and use that feature:

  1. Open Strum Machine in the web browser – this feature is currently unavailable in the mobile apps. Chrome, Firefox, or Edge are recommended, as some users have reported timing glitches in the exported MP3 with Safari.

  2. Go to Advanced Settings (top-left menu) and enable “Backing track recorder”.

  3. On any song page, open up the new “Recorder” menu item (right sidebar) and click “Record next playback”

  4. Set Auto-Finish to whatever you like (optional but recommended), then hit record and let the song play and end.

  5. A few seconds after the song ends, an MP3 recording of the backing track will be downloaded.

Note: only the output of Strum Machine is recorded. Your microphone is not.