I currently use Cubase Artist 8.5 (8.5.30) with Windows 7 (x64). Other connected devices include a Steinberg UR28M, a Nektar Impulse 49+ and a Presonus Faderport Classic.
All devices work perfectly fine, including all aspects of Cubase Artist 8.5, except for one issue related to the metronome click.
I can get the metronome click to work during “Record” and “Play”, and it can be toggled on or off for each of these modes without any problems. However, I cannot get the metronome click to operate as a precount for recording, even though I toggle the option on and off from the same setup menu where I toggle the metronome to be active for “Record” or “Play”.
I am able to activate and deactivate the metronome click by pressing the Precount On button on the transport panel, or by selecting Precount On from the Transport menu. However, when I access the Metronome Setup window and try the various Metronome and Precount options, including the various Midi Click and Audio Click options, I am not able to get the precount click to work. When I arm a track and hit “Record”, it immediately starts recording, with the metronome click active … but no precount.
In a previous version of Cubase this worked perfectly fine for me. But no matter what I try and where I look, I cannot get the precount metronome click to work when I activate the recording process. I have even rebooted all devices, including the PC, and restored configuration files on the attached devices, with no luck. Outside of completely reinstalling Cubase Artist 8.5, I have no idea where to turn.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I like the convenience of the precount feature. Otherwise, I need to create a short midi drum track at the beginning of all my projects to accomplish this precount step, which is inconvenient.