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Control Bar overview ► Transport module

A. Return to zero (RTZ) B. Rewind C. Stop D. Play/Pause E. Fast Forward F. Record G. Master volume H. Stereo meters I. Loop on/off J. Dropout indicator K. Current Now time L. Metronome during record M. Metronome during playback N. Auto-Punch on/off O. Audio Engine on/off P. Reset/Panic Q. Tempo R. Meter
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RTZ . Rewind to the start of the project.
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Rewind . Gradually rewind the project.
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Stop . Stop playback.
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Play/Pause . Start/pause playback.
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Fast Forward . Gradually fast forward the project.
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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 enable step recording.
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Step Record. Open the Step Record window. For details, see Step recording.
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Master volume. The master volume slider controls the volume of the first stereo hardware output.
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Stereo meters. The stereo meters display the level of the first stereo output bus, which is typically the master bus.
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Loop on/off . Enable/disable playback looping. The loop duration matches the time selection. If there is no time selection, the loop duration defaults to four measures. Right-click the button to set the loop times to the current selection.
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Auto-Punch on/off . Enable/disable punch recording. The punch duration matches the time selection. If there is no time selection, the punch duration defaults to four measures. Right-click the button to set the punch times to the current selection.
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Time Display. The time display section shows useful information about the current project, including the Now time, sample rate and bit depth, tempo and meter. The following information is shown:
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Current Now Time. The Now time shows your current location in the project. For details, see The Now time and how to use it. Click the time display to toggle between the following time formats:
MBT. Display time as Measure:Beat:Tick.
HMSF. Display time as Hour:Minute:Second:Frame. This format is also referred to as SMPTE time.
Milliseconds. Display time in milliseconds.
Samples. Display time in samples.
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Dropout Indicator . Appears whenever your project requires more resources than your CPU, main memory, and disk can supply. For details, see Dropouts and other audio problems.
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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.
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Reset / Panic (Reset MIDI and Audio) . Reset any stuck MIDI notes. The Reset button flashes if a MIDI note is stuck.
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Current Tempo. The current tempo at the Now time. Double-click to change the current tempo.
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Current Meter. The number of beats per measure and the note value of each beat at the current Now time. Click to change the meter. For details, see Setting the Meter and Key signatures.
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Metronome Record on/off . Enable/disable the metronome during recording. Right-click to access Metronome settings.
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Metronome Playback on/off . Enable/disable the metronome during playback. Right-click to access Metronome settings.

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