How to Create a Click Track With Audacity

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Audacity is a sound editing program that is available for free online. It is relatively easy to use, and is a convenient way to modify soundtracks. Audacity has the ability to create a click track, which is an audio track that simulates a metronome, playing repeated clicks at regular time intervals. Creating a click track can be done by using a built-in option in Audacity under the "Generate" menu.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Launch Audacity and open a soundtrack, an existing Audacity project file or a new project file. Creating a click track to a soundtrack or an existing Audacity project file will add a new, separate audio track, and will not be overlapped to any of the existing audio tracks.

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    Click the "Generate" menu and click "Click Track." This will open an options window for creating a click track.

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    Indicate the tempo of the click track you wish to create. The unit of tempo is in beats per minute.

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    Indicate the beats per measure of the click track you wish to create. If the beats per measure is set at four, a high-pitched click will be played every four clicks to indicate the start of a measure. This closely resembles a metronome that can indicate measures.

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    Indicate the number of measures of the click track you wish to create.

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    Click "OK" and your click track will be added to the project file as a new audio track.

Tips and warnings

  • A click track can be used to estimate the tempo of a music file.

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