Manual Transmission noise

What is causing this? There is a steady knock/ticking noise from the manual transmission that varies with the rpms and not the speed of the vehicle. I have had it on a lift and the noise is in the trans. It is not very loud, the radio will drown it out.

what year is it? it could be the timing chain bouncing around. if it is and you take it in for work you might as well do a full tune up. pumps hoses belts etc. since they will have to take out the block.