I just have a couple of questions:
What is recommended for a count-in if no drum track exists? It seems weird to use a cymbal if there aren't any in the actual song.
Also, how much silence at the beginning of a song is acceptable? After tracking a song and playing it in audition mode, I realized it had six measures of silence at the beginning. I'd like to think that it wouldn't be a big deal and I could save the trouble of deleting the silence and fixing the tempo. I mean, look at the silence at the beginning of Blackened.