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Stop click from 1st beat accent?

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Hi there,

Trying to get a click that is just quarter notes, all equal level.

I've selected the same sound for the first beat and the other beats and set the levels equal. (ping low -3.5db)

It still accents the first beat, even if I drop the level of the first beat click. Is there any way to stop that?

Thanks

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Set the first beat to 'Ping Low' at -3.0 dB and Other Beats  to 'Ping Low' at 0.0 dB. That seems to work for me. If you don't lower the First Beat to -3 dB below the Other Beats it will sound twice as loud.

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Tested various levels of each with low ping as both 1st beat and other beats and these are my findings:

1st beat: 0 = +0.2

other beats: 0 =-2.7

1st beat: -1 = -0.8

other beats: -1 = -4.2

1st beat: -2 = -1.6

other beat: -2 = -5.4

1st beat -3 = -2.4

other beats -3 = -6.6

1st beat -4 = -3.4

other beats -4 = -8.1

1st beat -5 = -4.2

other beats -5 = -9.3

So yes this is not working as expected.

I tested back to X1 with the same results.

The volumes are different for each as well as their ranges when changed are different.

Over the 5 db range the 1st accent had a range of 4.4 db (from -4.2 to +0.2) and over the same 5 db range the Other beats range was 6.6 db (-9.3 to -2.7)

Definitely worth a fix!

To achieve the same volume from the low ping you can set the 1st beat to -3 which will result in -2.4 db and the Other beats to +0.3 which will also result in -2.4 db.

 

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1 hour ago, Blogospherianman said:

To achieve the same volume from the low ping you can set the 1st beat to -3 which will result in -2.4 db and the Other beats to +0.3 which will also result in -2.4 db. 

 

That seems to do it, thanks! This is one of those things that's been a bug for decades in cakewalk. It's funny how many things they add and change to the program but leave the simple fixes behind. Someone should put out a book of Cakewalk Work-arounds! :)

 

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