Hello Fantom, I think you have not understood me correctly, I really did not want to provide any solution, it is simply the one I use temporarily, in my studio with my hardware this solution is very simple, because I have a lot of hardware and it is a pleasure to use it if you have it .
That is not the focus of the post, what I am denouncing is that the cubase metronome has very few routing possibilities, for me and for other users who also made their posts for this same reason, it is that not having a direct native control of the metronome volume is a major shortcoming.
I have spent hours getting lost in the alleys of Cubase to see how I can route and control the metronome in Cubase and it really is very limited, for example I can only route it to a main out bus, which is post-fader and only obeys Solo, nothing more, if it had a native volume control like other daws, it would be even easier than routing with midi, much easier, in fact I’ll give you some photos of Sonar 8, by default the metronome is one more subgroup, you can work it however you want :
Control volume, compress, eq, limit, volume automation… everything you can do with a normal channel you can do with the metronome.
And you will say… why do I need this?
Well… I, like other technicians who work like me, do it with very demanding and maniac musicians who want immediate changes to everything in their headphones, including the metronome, they have even asked me, for example… to lower the frequencies middle of the metronome, put a little reverb on it… there are many musicians with many hobbies and for this we need absolute control of the metronome in an accessible place where you can at least turn the volume up or down immediately from the screen without having to install a driver, because many users do not have this possibility.
Like I said before, other daws have it, it’s really easy for cubase programmers, and improving the daw is always good.
I think the way to improve Cubase is to put these needs that arise on the table, like this one, or like many others, for example… make a record like Studio One, which is light years away from Cubae’s primitive history. .
With this I do not want to open a debate to the death… nooooo!!!
…I’ve only been using cubase for a few months, I’m new… but I’ve been working since 1999 as a professional sound technician in TV, pro recording studios…etc… and I’ve worked since the beginning of daws and computers and I see that incredible things cubase!!! but there are some basic things that can be improved, and I think that being self-critical with cubase is the best way to make it better.
Now I am a defender of Cubase like you, so I am going to fight to improve it, I have thousands of hours in other Daws behind me and I think I can contribute my bit.
If we have an open mind we must recognize that having absolute and direct control of the metronome natively by default can be a basic need for many users, in fact… not having it means that the only source that we do not control in the mixer is the metronome, why?
A hug from Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain