Figure 501. The Display sectionThe Display section lets you configure X-ray and other display settings.The Display section contains the following settings:
Show Tooltips. Checking this option causes SONAR to show tooltips. Tooltips are small text names or explanations that appear when you hold the mouse over a tool.
Show MIDI Activity on Windows Taskbar. Check this option to display the MIDI Input/Output Activity icon on the Windows taskbar.
Display All Times as SMPTE. This option, when checked, forces all time displays to appear in SMPTE time regardless of the setting you have in the Time Ruler.
Display Left on Top for MIDI Pan Envelopes. When checked, left is at the top of a clip for MIDI pan envelopes.
Display Envelopes on a Percentage Scale. This option, when checked, causes new envelopes to be placed in the clip based on a range where 0 dB is in the middle of the clip. If the current volume is other than 0 dB, a new envelope is created at that location. For example a new envelope created at 6 dB would appear at the very top of the clip where a new envelope created at -20 dB would appear near the bottom of the clip.
Display Waveform Preview While Recording. This option (on by default), when checked, causes SONAR to draw a preview waveform of any audio data that you record while you are recording it. If you turn this option off, SONAR creates a red swath in the Clips pane in the area you are recording, while you are recording.
Display Clip Fade Attenuation. This option causes waveforms to respond to clip fades.
Enable X-Ray. Enable this check box to turn on the X-Ray Windows feature, which allows you to see through plug-in windows and certain view windows to work in the window behind the current window. You use the X-Ray Windows feature by pressing a hotkey while the mouse is over an X-Rayable window.In addition to choosing hotkeys (Edit > Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts), you can set these X-Ray Windows options:
Opacity. Choose how transparent you want the X-Rayed window to become when it is X-Rayed.
Fade Out Time (Milliseconds). Choose how fast you want the X-Rayed window to reach its maximum transparency.
Fade In Time (Milliseconds). Choose how fast you want the X-Rayed window to restore its normal state.
Base Octave for Pitches. There is no industry standard for numbering octaves. By default, SONAR calls MIDI note 0 (the lowest possible note) C0. The Yamaha FB-01, for example, shows MIDI note 0 as C-2 (C negative 2). To match SONAR to that standard, set Base Octave to –2.
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