My current band does about 50-60% sequenced stuff, so I play
with a click fairly often, both recording and live. The way
we do it presently is by running a seperate line out of the
keyboard with just the click (this will only work if the keyboard
has multiple outputs that can be assigned independently). This
line goes into a 4-track. I also put two Pressure Zone Mic's
out on the stage so I have everything else in my headphones.
The added bonus is that we can record ourselves at will. Not
tremendous quality, but good enough for reviewing performances,
You could also MIDI out from the sequencer and into a drum machine,
running your headphones straight from the drum machine or into
I've gotten fairly comfortable with the click, although I'd be
hard pressed to say why. Maybe I've got good time. Then again,
Hope that helped. Any other suggestions?
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If the rhythm section is playing together, and there won't be extensive
overdubs in the RHYTHM tracks, it isn't necessary or valuable to use a
click. If EVERYTHING is being recorded separately (drums, then bass, then
chord instruments), I'd recommend it so there will be agreement as to where
the beat is, and to make sure the tempo is correct. When working with MIDI,
a click or some regular rhythm track is a must.
If you've never worked with a metronome or click, practice before you record.
It is a discipline unto itself. Assuming adequate volume, if you hear the
click clearly, you are probably not on the beat!
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We usually have some MIDI-sequenced stuff on our songs, so we have one
track with an SMPTE time code on it and take the click from a keyboard
or drum machine. We only use the click for recording drums, not with
instruments nor when playing live.
A click is probably used whenever there are MIDI-sequenced parts in a
song. But I think a click is very common when recording in a studio
anyway. On live performances you don't see too many people using a
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These days any producer is going to insist you use a click. they are happy
to spend the time and money on a guitar, but not on the drums! The click
is your friend.....What a bunch of bullshit!! Fight for percussion
Improv!! FEEL LIVES.