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Your Cubase® Studio by Steve Pacey

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Preventing Click Bleed-Through

It can be difficult to record an acoustic instrument without getting bleed-through from the metronome in Cubase. Here are a few tricks you can try to prevent bleed-through yet still record the guitar playing in time during solo acoustic moments in the arrangement.

  • First, record a “scratch” guitar track with a metronome. Once you’ve recorded the scratch guitar part, silence the metronome and record the second guitar part using the scratch guitar as a timing reference. This may not be as accurate timing-wise, but it will most likely greatly decrease the chances of having any click bleed-through on your track.

  • Create your own click track by using a MIDI track and a VST instrument with a sound that will blend better ...

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