adding a click/count to songs


Junior Member
I do some drum playthrus online, and I was wondering what you guys to to play to songs that come in right from the start?

Thanks dudes.


Platinum Member
Audacity has a built-in click track function. I generally just figure out the exact song's tempo with trial and error (assuming it was recorded to a click) and then simply slide the original track four measures right so I get a count-in on the met. Usually, I also turn down the original track -3 to -6dB and use a heavy leveller (built into audacity as well) to make the click more audible.over it.

New Tricks

Platinum Member
Yep. It's as simple as recording the song then adding track with a click at the intro.

Most songs won't be in tempo all the way through but you just need the intro so close enough will work.