When you’re recording audio or MIDI data, SONAR gives you many visual cues that tracks are armed and that SONAR is recording data.
The Arm button in each armed track turns red.
The Arm / Disarm All Tracks button the Control Bar’s Mix module is lit.
Audio tracks display a waveform preview in the area in the Clips pane where you’re recording. This is actually a visual record of the record meter’s progress. When you stop recording, SONAR displays the actual waveform, which is slightly different from the preview. The preview is a snapshot taken at certain time intervals, while the actual waveform represents all the data that is recorded.
MIDI tracks display the actual data that they record, both in the Clips pane and the Piano Roll view (not the Staff view).Go to Edit > Preferences > Customization - Display and clear the Display Waveform Preview While Recording check box.
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