Click on the left or right?
by
mike
on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:34pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 12:34pm

Does your church usually put the click on the left or right side of split tracks? I've never heard of a standard for this, so I'm curious as to the rational behind why you do what you do!

For what it's worth, we usually put the click on the left side.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 9:54pm
Ever since I started using loops and running them in Garage Band lol we always ran the click to the left, and most loops that I have used that were borrowed have been on the left as well.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 5:43pm

I've wondered if there is a standard for this.

Up until recently, I used to always put the Loop on the Left and the click on Right. However, I've noticed most people seem to put the Click on the Left, Loop on Right. Maybe we should just set a trend. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 11:07am
I think its already a trend Matt :) you may out of the loop lol
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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 5:29pm

haha! i think you're right.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 11:27am
This is my plan. To have the click and cues go into a wired headphone amp, with some extension cables and a set of earbuds for each musician who wants them. I will still have the loops and other instruments going to our stage monitor speakers, and the only thing that will be in the earbuds is the click and band cues. I think that will get us where we need to be.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 1:04pm

Wow. Old post is old...

 

Keeverw - you've got the right idea in how to wire things up.  Make sure you let us know how your first few rehearsals/weekends go!

 

 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 8:00am
Will do. I'm not sure if they even ordered the headphone amp yet. But I am pumped about making and using loops. I've only tried it one time so far, and we got off a little because there was no click or cues, I had them muted because we didn't have any IEM's. But even though we got off a bit, we were able to get back on, and overall it went well. Once we get our IEM's set up we should be good to go.
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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 12:44am

The standard has now been set...

Click on the LEFT. Loop on the RIGHT.

Friday, January 2, 2015 - 7:43pm

Because we have a stereo monitor system, I've been able to use clicks/cues in both ears. I've tried panning the clicks/cues to the left and loops to the right but I've found it a bit easier when I have both in stereo. It probably helps that we have a good monitor sound engineer catering to each person's needs on what they need to hear.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 12:00am

Actually, this is a good question because it makes me ask... "Why do we do it this way?" If the reason is simply because that's how it's always been, then maybe I should actually re-examine why we do what we do.

If your church uses In Ear Monitoring systems, and the musicians/singers can mix their own; why not go with stereo?

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 8:21am

I think this question was originally more focused on when you use split-tracks. It is an entirely different conversation when you're talking about Avoim/IEM's.