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#490452 - 09/11/18 01:13 PM [RealBand for Windows FAQ] I cannot hear the metronome when using a DXi or VSTi synth.
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93. I cannot hear the metronome when using a DXi or VSTi synth.

Using a software synth (DXi or VSTi plugin) for the metronome is only supported when you are using ASIO drivers. To switch to ASIO drivers, go to Options | Preferences | Audio. If your computer doesn't have an ASIO driver installed, try the ASIO4ALL driver, which you can download from the internet. You will also need to set a reasonably low latency, such as 40ms or less. Then, go into Options | Metronome and set the Port number between 17 and 32, depending on which DXi/VSTi soft synth you want to use. The default soft synth is port number 32.

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#509063 - 12/12/18 08:26 PM [RealBand for Windows FAQ] Re: I cannot hear the metronome when using a DXi or VSTi synth. [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
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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......

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#524645 - 02/15/19 09:34 AM [RealBand for Windows FAQ] Re: I cannot hear the metronome when using a DXi or VSTi synth. [Re: Alyssa - PG Music]
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We also offer ALL this information on our Support | FAQ pages: https://www.pgmusic.com/techfaq.htm
(Definitely worth bookmarking!)
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