Or better yet, make a midi track of quarter notes and use a low-cpu
synth (SFZ from Cakewalk and soundfonts are free)
If YOU make a metronome track you can customize it any way you want
or even turn it into a no-cpu audio track. Once you do your own,
you may not want to ever go back to the metronome button again...
There is a way to turn off that horrible beep in favor of a midi controlled click. It was slightly different for SX3 and older versions of cubase though.
There is no need to program the click on the midi timeline though, it's built right into the DAW. I personally do not like the default sound that cubase uses for the click.
Here is how you do it on current versions:
When I used to use the built in metronome in Cubase, if there was a blank space on the recording I could still hear it quietly. Evidently when I recorded one of the tracks the metronome bled into the track. Now I create a midi track with snare hits or something. Then when I take it out, it's out.
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