Playback's dynamic Click Track is automatically generated for any song in Playback, using the tempo and time signature. This gives you the power to adjust or mute subdivisions unique to each song. However, uploading your own custom Click Track audio file is easy using MultiTracks Cloud.
Things you will need:
An active Cloud subscription (We offer a 30 day free trial for all our plans)
For a standalone click track: Click Track audio file (MP3, WAV, and M4A files are supported)
Getting your file ready to be imported into MultiTracks Cloud
Depending on what you're using the click track audio for, the audio will need to be formatted differently.
- For a standalone click track: Export a stereo audio file from your DAW, with the click track 100% panned left.
- For a Click Track being uploaded with other stems: Export the Click Track as an individual, stereo stem panned to the middle.
Upload Requirements for any Cloud Song Audio:
Sample rate for audio files must be 44.1kHz(not 48 kHz).
Your upload must be a .zip file containing only m4a, mp3 or WAV files inside the .zip.
Your .zip file must be less than 500mb.
Your files must be less than 10 minutes long.
You can zip a stereo file (with click panned left).
You can zip a group of stems (like a multitrack).
You can assign part names to stems after you upload.
We will auto assign part names that match our part list.
If you have a single click file, right-click the file in your Finder and select "Compress".
If your click track is a part of a larger Cloud Song, compress the entire folder containing every audio stem in your cloud song.
Head to your library on MultiTracks.com, select "Add Song", and then "Create Cloud Song."
Here you can enter all the information you'd like about the song/click track you are uploading. Make sure and enter the starting BPM and time signature of your upload.
Edit Track Information
Once you have successfully uploaded the zip file, you will be able to name the track. Depending on your click track needs, you will have different naming options for Playback to receive.
For a standalone Click Track: Choose the "Stereo Click + Tracks" label. This will make sure that Playback routes the click track out of the correct output.
For a Click Track being uploaded with other stems: You will tag the stem as "Click Track." This will ensure Playback routes it to the Click & Guide bus.
Using Downloaded Click in Playback
In Playback, make sure you enable the use of "Downloaded Click" for your Click Track in Settings-> General-> Click Sound. This will mean that instead of using Playback's built-in click track, your uploaded click stem will be used.
Your uploaded Click Track is now ready to go in Playback!