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How To | Route Click & Guide to Separate Busses in Playback
How To | Route Click & Guide to Separate Busses in Playback

Learn how to separate the Click track & Guide track into different busses so band members can have individual control of each track.

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Written by Trevor
Updated over a week ago

NOTICE: The below information is no longer relevant due to a Bus Expansion update to Playback in versions 7.6 and newer. (Click and Guide are separated by default in the Playback app. (Learn More) The below can still be referenced if running an older version of Playback, however, we recommend upgrading to the most recent version of Playback for the best experience.

Before You Begin:

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Step 1: Free up one of the Busses in Playback

In order to route click and guide to different outputs on your interface, you'll need to use a single bus for the click track and a single bus for the guide tracks. This will require repurposing an existing bus as the new Guide bus, and routing all currently routed tracks to a different bus. In this example, we will be repurposing the Aux bus as Guide.

1. Rename the Aux bus: Swipe Left to reveal Edit. Tap edit to rename the Bus Name and Abbreviation (the abbreviation is seen in the Buses tracks mixer)

2. Re-route Aux Tracks: Open the Tracks tab in Playback settings. Scroll through the instrument parts to find every track currently routed to the newly named Guide Bus. Re-route each instrument out of Guide and into a different bus by tapping the instrument cell, choosing a new bus, and tapping Done.

Step 2: Route Click & Guide tracks to new Busses

In the Tracks tab, scroll to the Guide instrument parts. Route Guide (Dynamic) and Guide (Non-Dynamic) out of the Click & Guide bus and into the newly named Guide Bus.

Step 3: Route the Busses to your outputs of choice

With an audio interface connected to Playback that supports more than 2 outputs, the Click and Guide buses can now be routed to unique outputs.

Open the Buses tab in Settings. Tap on the Click and Guide bus cells and select an any available output. In this example, we're sending the Click track out of output 1 on the interface, and the guide track through output 2 of the interface.

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