Transport Controls

You use the transport controls to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, and activate the cycle region. For information on using the transport controls, see Controlling Playback with the Transport Controls.

Figure. Transport controls.
  • Playhead Location value slider: Displays the current playhead position. You can move the playhead by clicking the arrows, dragging, or typing a value.
  • Record button: Starts and stops the recording process, and arms tracks for recording when no tracks are pre-armed.
  • Play from Beginning button: Starts playback from the beginning of the last playback start.
  • Go to Beginning button: Sets the playhead to the closest of the following items to the left of the playhead: the beginning of the last playback start, the beginning of the cycle region, or the beginning of the project.
  • Previous Frame button: Click this to move the playhead to the previous frame.
  • Play/Pause button: Starts playback at the current playhead position. If the project is playing, stops playback.
  • Next Frame button: Click this to move the playhead to the next frame.
  • Go to End button: Sets the playhead to the closest of the following items to the right of the playhead: the end of the cycle region, the position of the last playback stop, or the end of the project.
  • Cycle button: Activates the cycle region, if one is set in the Time ruler. If no cycle region is set, loops the project.
  • MIDI Sync button: Synchronizes playback with incoming MIDI Clock and MIDI Timecode (MTC) signals.
  • Selection Length value slider: Displays the length of the current Timeslice (in the Timeline) or selection (in the File Editor). You can change the Timeslice or selection length by clicking the arrows, dragging, or typing a value.