How would I go about running a live click?

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
How is this normally done?

I have a macbook and an iPhone.. Would much rather just use the iPhone but what do people use for live clicks? This would be for a covers band with 3-4 hrs worth of music, no time to look up a tempo and type it in (unless that's the only way. And how do they hear them as well as their band? And whatever other info would be handy, I'll be happy to listen.

Thanks!
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
I use the Tama Rhythm Watch RW200 for a stage click. It can store up to 30 tempos in sequence, and it has "Stage" mode in which it plays only 2 bars, stops, and advances to the next tempo in the queue. You can tap start using the panel on the unit, or use a foot switch if desired.

In addition, Tama makes a convenient holder for it (much better than the last design) that securely attaches to a Multi-clamp.
 

Duck Tape

Platinum Member
Thanks.. I'm probably learning towards the Frozen Ape.

So do you both run it through your own headphones/in ears for yourself or do other people get the click?
 

ineedaclutch

Platinum Member
I use the Tama Rhythm Watch RW200 for a stage click. It can store up to 30 tempos in sequence, and it has "Stage" mode in which it plays only 2 bars, stops, and advances to the next tempo in the queue. You can tap start using the panel on the unit, or use a foot switch if desired.

In addition, Tama makes a convenient holder for it (much better than the last design) that securely attaches to a Multi-clamp.
I went through 2 of the older design. The main wheel went haywire on both, and the mounting point was terrible. This looks much better.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
So do you both run it through your own headphones/in ears for yourself or do other people get the click?
I've done it both ways. The RW200 has a line out for sending the signal to the FOH. When that is used, no click is sent to the phones or its internal speaker.

I went through 2 of the older design. The main wheel went haywire on both, and the mounting point was terrible. This looks much better.
With my previous model, the main tap/start-stop button failed after five years of use.
 
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cbphoto

Gold Member
. . . everyone hearing the click is pointless to me . . .
Maybe in your pro band. I've played in churches where everyone has in-ears and it is much better when everyone hears a click. The pianist or the strummer or the soloist is not struggling when starting a tune. The comfort level is much higher for everyone on stage.

And, naturally, Jesus does his water-into-wine crowd pleaser only when everyone follows the click.
 

drum4fun27302

Gold Member
Yup. Frozen ape.
Make the songs with the band and everyone agreeing to the tempo and mKe a set list.
You can also move the songs around in which ever order you want on the set list.
Tempo advance by frozenape
 
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