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Is it possible to automate a click track?

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I am using Pro Tools 12.8. was wondering if there is any way to create a click track to only run and then turn off after a few measures. I am recording with my friend who is playing drums while I am on guitar. We want to play our song live all the way through and want a nice click to begin with that ends after a few measures so that we can flow through the rest of the song. I am the guitarist and the engineer so I am unable to turn off the click. Thanks

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pcrecord Thu, 04/08/2021 - 04:42
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Davedog, post: 468487, member: 4495 wrote:
Print and volume automation. Done.
Agree !

Althought, why muting it ? If there is tempo changes, those can be set on a tempomap..
Of course if the drummer never played with a click, this could fail and you are better without it..

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Michael Epting Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:03
bouldersound, post: 468481, member: 38959 wrote:
I'm sure there's a way to do it. If you can't automate the volume directly on the click track, route it through a bus to an aux track and automate the volume on the aux track.
I was thinking that maybe I will just record a click track onto another audio track before we jam and then play over that. I think I may have just been overthinking this one but if anyone has any thoughts I would love to hear them.

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Michael Epting Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:04
kmetal, post: 468479, member: 37533 wrote:
There might be other ways to do it, but you can just print the click track to an audio track, and mute the part of the region you don't want to hear, or delete it.
Yeah I just thought about printing it to a track right after I posted. That's a good idea and I know it will work. Thanks