Tech Tip:To Click or Not to Click
The following tips for aspiring guitarists are courtesy of John McCarthy of The Rock House Method, publisher of video lessons for musicians at every skill level.
Kelly Monroe, Sacramento, CA
Q: When recording should I use a click track?
A: This is more of a preference thing. I tend to like the band to groove with each other without a click track but some bands swear by the click.
If you don’t use a click you run the risk of speeding up or slowing down the tempo while recording. I like for a song as it gets louder dynamically to speed up a few BPM which you can’t do when using a click.
My recommendation is to try recording both ways and see which feels the best for you and your band.
Hope this helps!
Yours in Music,