Metronome will not count in, even though it is set to

Hello everyone,

I have Cubase LE4 and a Zoom R8.
I have not (knowingly) changed any settings, but all of the sudden in the middle of a project, my recording/metronome setup changed.

It used to be that I would hit record, the metronome counted me in for two bars, and then it would begin recording and playback of other tracks.
Now I hit record and it does nothing, but both the record and stop buttons are highlighted. Then it will not record until I hit the play button, and when it records it gives me no count in at all.

I’ve never encountered this, but I’m pretty sure I must have accidentally changed something. Anyone have any theories?

You have “external sync” activated