Is it possible to change the Metronome sound?

I would like to change the metronome sound so the accented beat is lower in pitch than the non-accented ones. I would prefer to have:

ton - tik - tik - tik

than this:

tik - ton - ton - ton

I consider than the down-beat should have a lower voice than the up-beat and the other way around is just confusing me.

Is there a way to do so?


tomasgf 6 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Hermanus
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    9 votes

    Oh Yes there's a way!


    C:\Program Files\Ableton\Live 8.2.2\Resources\Misc\Metronome\Samples


    Rename your 2 desired samples like those in the folder, then replace.

    Better, make the samples in ableton live for having .als files attached, then replace files in the repertory.


    If you got several versions, you'll have to repeat the process

    Same for Live 7

    6 years ago | 2 comments
  • tomasgf
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    6 votes


    Just a note for Mac users (as myself), the location of these files is:

    /Applications/Live 8.2.2/

    Just inverting their names (Metronome.wav and MetronomeUp.wav) solve my problem.


    6 years ago | 1 comment
  • tomasgf
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    2 votes

    Ups. got transformed into a link… Bad filtering.

    6 years ago | 1 comment
  • pablorotter
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    1 vote

    I practice many styles on drums.

    Want a diff metronome, just load an impulse.  Downbeat clicks are awful because they get lost think of a rhythm appropriate to the style.   And instruments.

    In my template folders I have different tempos for styles that just have a metronome sound from a shaker or clave playing non-downbeats because I burry a click and that gets confusing.  The template also runs all my drum mics, very nice for studying (i.e. zoro commandments R&B drumming, gospel videos, etc.)

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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