UPDATED: read this first, but download the version shown later in the thread.
An updated version of this environment is located a few posts down. Meanwhile, this instructions in this post are still worth a read.
For those who don't know, Logic has had a long-standing omission: there is no provision to get a dotted quarter note click from the Klopfgeist when working in 12/8, 6/8, etc.) But I've come up with a scheme to make this happen! To add this functionality to your song...
• open the attached file [actually, the updated version below]
and copy the macro with CMD-C. What you're seeing there is the "Clicks and Ports" layer ("'C&P') of the Environment).
• in your song or template, open two environment windows: one showing the C&P layer, the other showing the Mixer layer.
• in the C&P layer, CMD-V (paste)
• cable the output of your
MIDI Click icon to the macro
• click/hold on the top
output of the MIDI monitor (the red cable with the 'hammerhead' top) and drag it to the Klopfgeist instrument in the Mixer layer.
• final step -- this is important -- open your Metronome prefs and untick the Beat
Out of the box, this will work for 12/8. To make it work for 6/8, select the Delay Line
and change the number of repeats to "1" in the parameters section on the left. For 9/8, change it to "2". [ EDIT:
see updated version below which provides a menu for selecting different time signatures -- much easier! ]Note
: if you're working strictly in one of these meters this should work like a charm. This scheme may not work well at all if you're working in mixed meters. But for swing charts, renditions of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and so on it should work just fine.