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Pro Tools click track... Virtual Instrument Plugins
Old 27th August 2007
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Pro Tools click track...

Ok first off the pro tools click track sounds like complete #[email protected]%!!! HA. Seriously they are like little digital farts. Is there like a fee metronome/click track download that just sounds like a real click?
Old 27th August 2007
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Get a cheap midi plugin or drum machine. I only ever saw the Digi plug as a trigger or at best something for the PT operator to listen to, to edit with.

Never tried giving it to a drummer down headphones at 100dB, they probably wouldn't like it.
Old 27th August 2007
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Yeah iv used it for a drummer and it was hard to hear cuz it beeps, and i recorded a guy playing some classical and it was a bit strange.
Old 27th August 2007
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The default click is pretty annoying, as are most of the other presets.

I find the "marimba 2" preset to be the most bearable, and use it regularly after diminishing the dramatic level difference between the accented and unaccented beats.
Old 27th August 2007
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If your doing something quite, I find the one called something like "MPC Click" (cant recall precicely) to be very... un-annoying. Quiet though.
Old 27th August 2007
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I have found the best way is to use reason or a drum machine of some sorts to create a rythymic 4 bar phrase. Dump your "beat" into pro tools and use time comp/exp to make it the right tempo. Shakers and things like this usually work best.

However....
We should all hound Digi for better click tracks. $10k for HD|3 and that's all we get.
Old 27th August 2007
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as mentioned, i too use "marimba 2" and equal out the accented and unaccented as they are identical...

works well enough if it's just going to be the drummer and a guitarist.
Old 27th August 2007
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I use the "MPC" click, which is just like the old UREI click. It's worked for the past 30-40 years, so umm, there you go. I'm not saying there isn't better out there. Sometimes I like to use the loops in Xpand.
Old 27th August 2007
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Hey, that was post 666, the post of the beast.
Old 27th August 2007
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Try "cowbell" & put a lo pass filter across it set around 2k. Seems to work well for me & the drummers I track. I admit, pretty painful sounds out of the box.



Best- Brad
Old 27th August 2007
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Try "cowbell" & put a lo pass filter across it set around 2k. Seems to work well for me & the drummers I track. I admit, pretty painful sounds out of the box.



Best- Brad
Thats the one I use the most too. though I will admit that i snickered quite a bit when the drummer asked for more of the click.
Old 27th August 2007
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I use TL Metro.

I can't imagine not having it.

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Old 27th August 2007
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Kenny Gioia has a free video that shows a pretty easy and painless way to make a great click in PT:

Pro Tools 6, 7, Beat Detective Training, Reason, Cubase SX Training Video CDs

Scroll down and you'll see it listed under, curiously enough, "Making a Click Track."

Cheers,
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Don
Old 28th August 2007
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Kenny Gioia has a free video that shows a pretty easy and painless way to make a great click in PT:

Pro Tools 6, 7, Beat Detective Training, Reason, Cubase SX Training Video CDs

Scroll down and you'll see it listed under, curiously enough, "Making a Click Track."

Cheers,
--
Don
Wow, I never knew about the ticks thing. That has got to be the easiest way to do anything.

Thanks for the heads up.
Old 28th August 2007
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I was just about to explain my method.

I forgot I made a video about it.

Seriously.
Old 28th August 2007
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Hey in the middle of my song there is a moment where the beat slows down for a few seconds probably by 10 bpms? how could i set that up in a track? Can you automate a click track for bpm?

I like that video idea of making a click track, so i would do it that way.
Old 28th August 2007
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You have to set up a tempo track.
Old 28th August 2007
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I was just about to explain my method.

I forgot I made a video about it.

Seriously.
That's a great little video! I'm sold, and taking that idea.
Old 28th August 2007
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As mentioned.. TL Metro.

Rail
Old 29th August 2007
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As mentioned.. TL Metro.

Rail
$250USD for a metronome?
Old 29th August 2007
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I think I paid $40 from dutchmuzik.
Old 29th August 2007
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You have to set up a tempo track.
is that different from a click track?
Old 29th August 2007
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that's the tempo markers at the top
Old 30th August 2007
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Quote:
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I was just about to explain my method.

I forgot I made a video about it.

Seriously.
I use the Kenny Method, it's fantastic. I usually use a short drum stick file, sometimes with shaker or woodblock file for accent. Thanks for that tip!
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