Metronome - has no sound

Hi, using Cubase 12 on Windows 10 with a Focusrite Scarlett.
My metronome has no sound? I recently fixed audio import preview so I could hear a preview of the sample I was importing by going to Studio/audio connections/control room. (in/out Focusrite USB)
But now the metronome is silent. If I set it to my internal soundcard, there is a delay which makes it impossible to use. Any idea what I can do to preview samples and run the metronome? Thanks! :wink:

Do you have Control Room enabled? If so, check if the metronome is muted within the Control Room panel.

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That’s it. Huge thanks, Zaorsha! :wink:

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Wow, thanks to both of you for bringing this up and posting the solution!! :smiley: For years I’ve thought the only way possible to hear the metronome was by connecting the audio device in the ‘Outputs’ panel and therefore disconnecting it from the control room. I never noticed that second ‘Activate Metronome Click’ button in the CR panel before! :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth:

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I know this post is a little old, but I had the same problem, but I NEVER use control room and yet the ‘Active Metronome Click’ button was de-activated. So, why does this happen? Moreover, the little icon on the transport control bar was showing the metronome was activated before I went into the control room.


If you are not using Control Room, open the Studio > Audio Connections > Outputs. Right-click the wanted output and enable the Main Mix. The metronome is going to be routed here.