Click Tracks

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by DKNUCKLES, Mar 1, 2008.



    What do you guys think is the fastest and / or easiest way of making click tracks?
  2. Well for me it's either use the ProTools click or I tend to use my Tama RhythmWatch and just record it to a separate track (because I personally dislike the tones of the ProTools click, and sometimes I need plenty of click volume to record my drums anyway).


    ah, thanks! Thats what i figured the answer would be (recording a separate track from a metronome)
  4. taxman

    taxman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Recording a separate track from a metronome may give the best sounding click, but I don't regard the click sound as all that important.

    Using the built in click in ProTools allows more flexibility for tempo changes, and allows for automated time signature changes.
  5. Taxman is right on the money but as a drummer I hate that Protools click! :twisted:
  6. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2001
    I tend to write a midi track specificaly to use as a click or rythm track to suit each series of overdubs and the musican
    I then comit to audio and bump a little during the level setting test records
    keeping an eye on the timing of the overdub after it has landed
    ... before/ON/after beat stuff

    by bumping the click/rythm about you can control how the overdub lands

    it's subtle and depends on the musician and their overdub/click experience

    try it
  7. BobRogers

    BobRogers Well-Known Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    Blacksburg, VA
    Marimba 2 is the best of a bad lot for me. It's sad since the click tool itself is a good mix of simplicity and flexibility.
  8. I like Kev's idea... I tend to do the same thing but instead use different click sounds of varying "fatness" when needed, it's subtle and I can rely on musician feel instead of my sometimes flawed logic of how much I should bump the click manually. The perceived length of the the click sound sometimes makes all the difference in the world.

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