FREE BMC Guitar Effects Backing Tracks and the XF-1 Circuit

Well I've decided to create my own set of backing tracks and jam tracks! The idea came up while looking for something cool to record a test of a pedal prototype that ive been working on.  The backing tracks I record will be completely royalty free and free to download and re-use as you see fit. 

The backing tracks are available to download at

The only thing that I ask is that you credit me for the use of the jam tracks and link to this website

The pedal circuit I've been working on is called the XF-1 circuit (X meaning experimental).  I have a thing for naming things using an aviation style of labelling, its naff I know but hey, I like it.)  It has two controls at the moment, one is the overall volume and the other is the colour.  Colour controls the circuit gain between the buffer and the second stage.  The amount of distortion is not a lot as I'm trying to design a pedal that is not designed to go over the top but to colour / sweeten / flavour the guitar tone rather than smoosh the crap out of it....

I like boost pedals, subtle gain staging and signal colouring and signal saturation techniques.  This gives me much greater control over my tone than just using a stacks of different high gain pedals.  This pedal is still in the prototype / design stage so it will be a while until something comes along for people to sample.


Here is a video of a jazzy jam track in A Flat that I uploaded today.  You can download the backing track from

Still here, just been busy busy

Sorry no blog has been written as yet, have been a little busy of late with a pretty hectic schedule of teaching, band rehearsals / writing sessions, attending weddings and friends 40th birthday parties etc.. etc.. but there some new blog entries coming!

Working on some video content for the YouTube channel as well so stay tuned for that and been working back on new guitar effects pedals by re-evaluating my old designs that I pulled from release when I had no time to work on them. 

More to come so stay tuned!



  • Professional guitar teacher, guitarist for jazz metal fusion band, The Cilikis. I also love playing around with custom hand made guitar effects and I love drinking tea and growing chilli's!