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Old 07-10-2009, 04:32 PM
deejay414 deejay414 is offline
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Default How to Activate the Click/Metronome in Pro Tools 8

I just recently purchased Pro-Tools 8 and been having problems with the Click/Metronome Countoff when I'm recording either a MIDI or Audio track. Does anyone know how I can activate this? It gets pretty hard using a non-sound countoff or trying to watch the beat/measure count when I'm recording.


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Old 07-10-2009, 09:36 PM
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Default Re: How to Activate the Click/Metronome in Pro Tools 8

pg 349 and 350 of the reference manual...
Pro Tools provides options and controls for driving
a click. The following steps are for configuring
and enabling a click using the DigiRack
Click plug-in or MIDI.
To configure click options:
1 Open the Click/Countoff Options dialog by
doing one of the following:
• Choose Setup > Click/Countoff.
– or –
• Double-click the Metronome button in the
Transport window.
2 In the Click/Countoff Options dialog, do one
of the following:
• If using the TL Metro or DigiRack Click
plug-in, select None in the Output pop-up
– or –
• If playing a click using MIDI, select the port
number (device) and channel for the click
from the Output pop-up menu.

3 Specify the note, velocity, and duration for the
accented and unaccented notes.
When listening to the click in your Pro Tools
sessions, the accented note sounds on the first
beat of each measure and the unaccented note
sounds on the remaining beats.
4 Select whether the click is heard During Play
and Record, or Only During Record, or Only During
5 If using a countoff, specify the number of Bars
to be counted off. To hear the countoff only
when recording, select that option.
6 Click OK.

There is a button on the transport you need to activate
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:28 PM
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Default Re: How to Activate the Click/Metronome in Pro Tools 8

+1 for the trusty manual.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:11 AM
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Default Re: How to Activate the Click/Metronome in Pro Tools 8

Well using Pro-Tools 8 LE with Windows XP and not able to activate it either. I do not have a midi option right now. How can I activate the Metronome as well as the click track.
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:51 AM
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Default Re: How to Activate the Click/Metronome in Pro Tools 8

right click on an empty spot on your tools section and select midi controls.
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