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Control Bar overview

Much of your time in SONAR is spent recording and listening to your project as it develops. The Control Bar contains the most important tools and other pieces of information you will need to record, edit and play back your project.
The Control Bar consists of several modules that each contain various related controls. You can re-arrange and show/hide each individual module, which allows you to only show the functions you need most often. By default, the Control Bar is docked at the top of SONAR’s screen, but can also be undocked or docked at the bottom.
Figure 150. The Control Bar.
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On the Views menu, click Control Bar.
A. Screenset module B. Tools module C. Snap module D. Transport module E. Punch module F. Loop module G. Select module H. Mix module I. ACT module J. Performance module K. Markers module L. Event Inspector module M. Sync module
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Tools module. The Tools module lets you select a global tool and draw resolution. For details, see Tools module.
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Snap module. The Snap module lets you configure Snap to Grid settings. For details, see Snap module.
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Transport module. The Transport section contains standard controls for Record, Return to Zero, Rewind, Stop, Play, and Fast Forward. For details, see Transport module.
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Loop module. The Loop module lets you configure loop settings. For details, see Loop module.
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Mix module. The Mix module lets you configure Mute, Solo, Arm for recording, effects bypass and automation playback/recording settings. For details, see Mix module.
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ACT module. The ACT module lets you configure how control surfaces interact with effect and soft synth plug-ins. For details, see ACT module.
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Screenset module. The Screenset module lets you save and recall screenset presets (window layouts). For details, see Screenset module.
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Performance module. The Performance module lets you monitor CPU, disk and memory activity. For details, see Performance module.
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Punch module. The Punch module lets you configure punch record settings. For details, see Punch module.
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Select module. The Select module lets you configure selection settings. For details, see Select module.
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Markers module. The Markers module lets you navigate by markers. For details, see Markers module.
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Event Inspector module. The Event Inspector module lets you modify selected clips and events. For details, see Event Inspector module.
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Sync module. The Sync module lets you configure synchronization settings. For details, see Sync Module.
Do one of the following:
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To show/hide a specific module. Right-click the Control Bar and select <name> module.
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To hide a module. Right-click the module and select Hide Module.
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To show all modules. Right-click the Control Bar and select Show All.
Note: Depending on the video resolution, your computer monitor may not be wide enough to display all Control Bar modules simultaneously. When you show a new module, other visible modules get pushed to the right. If the right most module can not fit on screen, it will automatically be hidden. Hidden modules have a “Offscreen” suffix in the Control Bar context menu.
A. Gripper
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Dock Control Bar at Top. Select this option to dock the Control Bar above the Track view.
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Dock Control Bar at Bottom. Select this option to dock the Control Bar below the Track view.
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Undock Control Bar. Select this option to undock the Control Bar.

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