Help with click track / logic / live playing - simple fix but what is it????
My band play to a click track. I use an iMac (soon to be macbook) with logic - my audio interface is a m audio fast track pro. Drummer plays to a click track - i pan all the tracks to right and the click to the left - this is the only way the drummer can have the click without it coming through the speakers.
Im after getting him to have the click in both ears so its louder for him but the backing tracks we use live not in his ears. Whats the fix? I presume its something simple i need to buy? A splitter? Can i plus something in the left output which goes to both ears? Im a little stuck. Would love some help.
I only take one output from my audio interface (stereo) - so could i plug this one stereo jack into a splitter, get a left signal, get a right signal and then plug those into channels 1 and 2, he turns up the volume to his desired volume for the click, and should he need any laptop he can turn this up? Is this right?
Just be careful when feeding one set of headphones from one signal by connecting both headphone speakers in parallel - as the resulting impedance seen by the output will be half than of the normal headphone rating. E.g. if the headphones are rated at 32 Ohms, then by shorting and connecting in parallel, they will now present a 16 ohm load to one side of the headphone output. Some outputs have a minimum load they will drive into, so make sure that for whatever headphones you use, the shorted impedance is less than this value. If you don't, then you may blow the output up and it will all go very quiet.
If in doubt, use the mixer method described above.