I think it was 3…Keep in mind we have no extra measures…so you may have to play your pickup notes on top of the last notes of the previous break…don’t worry it can be worked out in the mixdown.
lost me there…The only break that will have clicks at the beginning is mine…you would play your pickup notes at the beginning of your lead…I’ll explain my procedure for if I was going to record your break and it might help…
Assume you have acquired the base track and have it set up to play
1.bounce/record ONLY the sync tone from the base track onto your track you will be recording your break on.
2 go to play and listen though the leads that are already there (or figure out where yours will start on the counter)
- “Rewind” the track enough so you can get your instrument ready to play and recognise where you are in the song…((it saves time of not having to listen through several other leads every time you need to start over for another “take”). Some software enables you to set this as a start point…On my machine I have to remember the counter number.
4 Now you will play the base track from this new starting point into the headphones while recording only you on the track you put the sync tone on…Once you finish your lbreak stop recording.
listen back to both tracks and see if you like what you did and if it fits how you want it to…if yes, then your golden…if no then return to that “new” starting point and try again
You should end up with a track that begins with the sync tone…has a long silence…then ends with your break where it fits in the mix…:
Usually when learning this stuff we make it harder than it has to be…It’s a new thing and has a learning curve like everything else…have patience and keep in mind you’re doing it for fun…I think you’ll find that once you’ve done it a couple times it gets much easier…just like learning a lick…