Can we get a count in for the first loop so I have chance to press the button then record, I know I can set the tempo but a short count in would be so much easier just like a 188.8.131.52 jam!
just curious, but if you don't set the tempo, the count in would not be in time with what you are about to play/record. From your description, I assume you want the first loop to determine your tempo, yes?
One work flow I use is to start playing and then start recording on the second play through. Helps to keep the begining of the loop from having dead space or missing part of the first beat.
The other is to set the tempo and record a count-in (or have a set of pre-recorded count-ins at you prefered tempo) and use that. Of course, then you have to play in tempoo;-)