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A. Rewind B. Stop C. Play D. Pause E. Fast Forward F. Record G. Dropout indicator H. Current Now time (this space is also used for progress bars and “Waiting for sync” messages) I. Go to Start (RTZ) J. Position K. Jump to project end L. Audio Engine on/off M. Reset/Panic N. Sample rate and bit depth O. Tempo P. Meter Q. Metronome during record R. Metronome during playback S. Click to open metronome settings
Record . Start recording (requires at least one track to be armed for recording). Right-click to access global record options. Click and keep the mouse button pressed for a brief moment to choose the desired record mode and how new Take lanes are created during recording. The Record button indicates the current record mode (for details, see Recording modes):
Comping . When recording, previously recorded material on the track is not heard. When a recording is done, the newly recorded material is heard and all other takes are time-muted for the duration of the new material.
Overwrite . The new material replaces (overwrites) any existing material. This means that portions of existing clips may be “wiped clean” to make room for newly recorded material. While recording, you will not be able to hear material from existing clips.
Sound on Sound . The new material is merged with any existing material. This means that any existing clips on the track are left unchanged and all newly recorded material is stored in new clips. While recording, you will be able to hear material from existing clips. Note: When loop recording, you will not be able to hear the prior loop passes until you stop recording. This is because takes are only committed after recording is stopped.
Audio Engine on/off . Enable/disable the audio engine. The Audio Engine button lights up if the audio engine stops running. To restart the audio engine, click the Audio Engine button.
Reset / Panic (Reset MIDI and Audio) . Reset any stuck MIDI notes. The Reset button flashes if a MIDI note is stuck. To force a restart of the audio and MIDI engine (only if the transport is not playing/recording), including a reset of ASIO, hold down the CTRL key and click the Reset button.