The Metronome project settings combine all parameters for speaker click, MIDI click, and Klopfgeist—a virtual metronome sound source. Klopfgeist can be used in addition to, or in place of, the speaker and MIDI click sources.
Note: Klopfgeist is a software instrument found in the Plug-in pop-up menu of instrument channel strips. Klopfgeist is inserted into instrument channel 256 by default. Logic Pro automatically creates instrument channel 256 (and inserts Klopfgeist) when the Software Click Instrument (Klopfgeist) checkbox is selected. Theoretically, any other Logic Pro or third-party software instrument could be used as a metronome sound source on instrument channel 256. For full details about Klopfgeist, see the Logic Pro Instruments manual.
Simple Mode checkbox: Defines basic metronome settings for recording and playback.
“Click while recording” checkbox:Turns the metronome on during recording. This is the same as clicking the Metronome button in the control bar.
“Only during count-in” checkbox:The metronome is only audible during the project count-in, and is then turned off.
“Click while playing” checkbox:Turns the metronome on during playback. This is the same as clicking the Metronome button in the control bar.
“Polyphonic clicks” checkbox:The metronome sends notes, as defined for bars, beats, and divisions. Two or three notes may be sent simultaneously at the beginning of each measure, for example. If this option is unselected, the metronome only transmits one note at a time.
Audio Click (Klopfgeist) checkbox:Turns the Klopfgeist metronome on or off.
Note field: Defines the note number of generated notes.
Velocity field: Defines the velocity of generated notes.
Tonality slider:Changes the sound of the virtual metronome from a short click to a pitched percussion sound, similar to a wood block or claves.
Volume slider:Sets the output level of the virtual click sound.
Output pop-up menu:Allows you to route the Klopfgeist metronome sound to a different set of hardware outputs, if the audio hardware used by Logic Pro offers more than two outputs.
When Show Advanced Tools is selected in Advanced preferences, the following are available:
Bar checkbox:Generates separate note events for bars.
Beat checkbox:Generates separate note events for beats.
Division checkbox:Generates separate note events for divisions.
Channel field:Defines the MIDI channel of generated notes.
Note field:Defines the note number of generated notes.
Velocity field:Defines the velocity of generated notes.
MIDI Port pop-up menu:Choose a direct MIDI output port (or all ports) for the metronome.