Had a bit of a learning curve practice using Logic for the first time to record the band. I thought I was pretty organised having set up project beforehand with click tracks already loaded and ready to go for the songs. I had BPM counted the original tracks so that I was near enough creating click tracks to the exact tempo of the songs. When it came to it though our drummer Clive had great difficulty in hearing the click loud enough and also wanted different tones etc. Thats when it got tricky to sort out how to get the click louder in his headset without it being ridiculously louder in the PA. Anyway I couldnt figure it during the practice but afterwards I figured that the audio has stereo outputs 3 and 4 as well as 1 and 2 . So I have now put my mini mixer which has its own built in headphone pre ampinto the 3/4 output and bussed the click track into it. I can now split the signal so that a bit comes out the PA but most goes to the drummers headphones and I can turn it up until his head blows off!

I think also were going to need to do some experimentation into different clicks or loops to give a musical feel to the click track to help Clive along.


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