Originally Posted by AlexLakis
Lately, while tracking to a click, I've been pumping the click only into the headphone feeds, and muting it in the control room monitors. I've been finding that I can get a better feel if the drummer is grooving or not without it, and afterall, it's not going to be there in the final product...Do many people do this?
If the drummer can groove on the click (most can't) then I leave it there all the time and only tuen it off after all the tracking is done.
If the drummer can't groove on the click and there is no sequencing then I don't use one- which means I have to do all drum edits manually- which is a pain, but much better than trying to make a track conform to something mechanical.
Unless I'm doing really aggressive metal- then I almost always have to use it.
Oh, if I am doing the guitar playing- and everything was tracked to a click but the drummer can groove- then I turn it off and react to the drummer.
As I said- it depends.