How do I hear the metronome through my headphones, while the audience doesn't?

I'm using Live 9 Lite and a M-Audio MobilePre, which has 2 line outputs and a headphone output.  After reading, "Is it possible in Live 3 and later versions to send the metronome (or a separate track with a click track) to a different output on a sound card?", I set the Master Out to 1 and the Cue Out to 2.  It worked, except for the fact that I can, only, hear the metronome in one ear.


robb x 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    In order to hear the metronome through a seperate output, you can either send the master track in Live to output 1 and the cue out to output 2 ( with the down side that both signals will be mono ), or with some interfaces you can assign the headphone output to another physical output of your interface, like 3/4. 

    If this is the possible with your interface, this would be explained in the reference manual of your device. 



    1 year ago | 3 comments
  • Midisoul
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    With enough hardware there are many possibilities but in its most basic form you can make up a click sound with operator, use Velocity to make the accent louder, Record / Capture this (metronome) into a track that is routed to your headphone amp. Copy and paste the clip into the pieces you wish to use it with and you should be on your way



    11 days ago | 0 comments

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