Skip navigation

Clicktrack in headphones only while recording???

219 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 1:27 PM by cauchy RSS
cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Jan 23, 2013 6:48 PM



What is the easiest way to just hear your clicktrack only in your headphones while recording...and have the mix go through the monitors only? The reason I am asking is because I am recording my acoustic/electric guitar directly into my audio interface so the acoustic drowns out the clicktrack...throwing off my timing.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Mark Lord Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jan 24, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to cauchy)

    You will need to either setup and separate output from your soundcard for you headphones - ie mix going outs 1&2, click routed to outs 3&4 (via the enviroment object for click) - headphones plugged/routed to 3&4 from your soundcard. Or if you don't have multiple outs on your soundcard the very basic - but easy - way to do it is to go to Preferences>Audio and uncheck "Software Monitoring" in the Core Audio page. That way you won't hear the guitar that's being recorded at all in you headphones - but you will hear anything else being played back, including the click. As you're playing acoustic you should be able to hear it perfectly well - err acoustically, if not try taking one headphone off, so you have click in one ear and guitar in the other...


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.