Now that I read your post, I understand why, after slapping my forehead, my metronome wasn't working. I stumbled upon the answer last night, and had I read this months ago, make that YEARS ago, I would have had to drink a lot less Pepto Bismol about why my metronome suddenly stopped working. It "suddenly" stopped working when I changed to ASIO drivers on my Focusrite interface. Of course I will give myself a pass because you just posted this on 11-18, even knowing that this resolution has been there all along.
The only thing I changed was I changed the sound from hi hat to sidestick and cut the levels down some.
Breathe, grasshopper, breathe......
I will continue to post in the songwriters forum but will pretty much be keeping my opinions to myself as far as the off topic forum goes.