I think it’s safe to say most songs start from pretty humbling beginnings.
You could have a simple, yet catchy, melody you just happened to hum. Or perhaps you tapped out an intriguing beat on a tabletop.
However that idea began, eventually you’ll want to record that idea and flesh it out. And that’s the very moment you’ll turn to one of the most crucial tools in audio…
What tool could be more fundamental to making music than the click track? Timing is everything in music. And the metronome helps us stay in time as we’re recording and building our songs.
Logic’s metronome helps us by:
- Counting us in
- Providing an audible guide for tempo
- Letting us know when the tempo changes
It’s so easy to overlook, but the metronome is our guiding light when we record.
But the metronome could always offer more, don’t you think?
For example, maybe the tone of the metronome isn’t ideal. You’re trying to drop in that last crucial shaker take. But the metronome’s tone makes it all but impossible to hear in a dense mix.
Or maybe a 1 bar count-in isn’t enough to help you get in the zone to punch in a take.
Or maybe you need an actual audio file of the metronome track. Something you can pass along to a mix engineer, or have for safe-keeping.
Or maybe the count-in isn’t helping you prepare for a major change in tempo.
In all these examples, Logic has solutions for your metronome woes. It’s true!
All it takes is getting familiar with Logic’s metronome, count-in, mixer and tracks area. From there you can get the good old klopfgeist to do your bidding 🙂
Check out today’s video above for all the details on maximizing Logic’s click track.