About the Cubase Metronome
Some projects, such as audio for video or live recordings, do not have a consistent tempo from start to finish. Most musical projects, though, work best when they reference a solid tempo. Assuming that you'll be recording in a more or less tempo-centric sequencing environment, a solid timing reference is critical for good performances. Cubase has a built-in metronome that you can configure to send an audio click over the master output. You can also configure Cubase to send a MIDI note to trigger a sound.
To use an audio click
- On the Transport bar, click the Click button (
Figure 3.2 You can activate the audio click on the Transport bar.
To use a MIDI note as a metronome
- From the Transport menu, choose Metronome Setup (
Figure 3.3 In this example, the MIDI metronome note will be sent to an output on a MIDI interface.
- In the Metronome Setup panel, uncheck Audio Click and configure the proper channel and note number for the MIDI device and sound you want to use for the metronome (
Figure 3.4 Choose Metronome Setup from the Transport menu to configure the metronome.
- Click OK.