Click Tracks

Click Tracks

click track production

Click tracksClick Tracks are used to combine live musicians with pre-recorded content. The musicians wear headphones and listen to the “click” and this helps the live performers sync’ with the pre-recorded material.

With programs such as Qlab being used widely in theatre today, live music can be synced to movies, lights and additional audio content.

click track arrangements

Example 1: Big Band “Birth Of The Blues”

This click track is a note for note transcription of the original Sinatra recording and has been re-recorded and tempo synced to the original.
Here the MD/Piano part (click to view) shows stage cues, the click and instrument cues, making everything very clear.

 

click track arrangements

Example 2: Orchestral “It was A Very Good Year”

This orchestral recording is another note for note transcription of the original Sinatra recording and has been re-recorded and tempo synced to the original.  Audible counts are added to the click track to help stay with the changing tempo.