I'm new to the forums but I have a problem that is driving me INSANE and I'm really hoping that this forum can provide me with a solution here. First I'll describe my set-up so we are all on the same page reading this.
I'm using a 12 Channel mixer with my guitar amp as a Direct line in. From here I use the AUX out to run to my PC's Mic in (or Line in, I've used both) and then my PC's Audio out back to the mixer as a separate channel so I can monitor them both (the Playback and the inputs) through the master out control room headphones.
PC playback is zeroed for AUX send (to the PC, mic in) so it doesn't bleed.
This set-up all works fine.... until I found that my click track is recording into the tracks.
Ok here is where the problem starts.
When I record, either on my laptop or my desktop computers, in either Linux Ardour or Cakewalk Sonar, if I use a click track it ends up recording into the actual track.... really quietly, but it is there and it is driving me CRAZY!
So for diagnostic purposes, I tried a whole bunch of different set-ups with no resolve and finally I just disconnected everything inputs and outputs to the PC and left the click track on and recorded with no inputs at all and when I played it back it was STILL THERE. This leads me to believe that it has nothing to do with my set-up.
In attempts of a quick fix I went ahead and sent the click track (PC output) right back in as my only input (through my mixer via aux send) and I just recorded myself a track so I could just use it while I record and then delete it later... After this, I turned off the click track (in Sonar) and used only the track that I had just recorded, with EVERYTHING again disconnected. I armed the 2nd track for recording and hit play and I could see the click track bouncing the inputs for the 2nd track yet again.....
It seems no matter what I do, if I use a click track, I'm stuck with it. I have NO IDEA why but I'm lost and I need some help here before I call it quits with this.
Any relpy or idea would be GREATLY appreciated. Maybe this is something stupid that I am overlooking and it is a quick fix....
Thanks so much,