Transport Menu

The Transport menu contains several transport functions as well as many other options related to playback and recording.

Transport Panel

Opens the Transport panel.

Transport Commands

Start

Starts playback.

Stop

Stops playback.

Start/Stop

Starts/Stops playback.

Cycle

Activates/Deactivates cycle mode.

Record

Activates/Deactivates record mode.

Rewind

Moves backward.

Forward

Moves forward.

Fast Rewind

Moves backward at a faster speed.

Fast Forward

Moves forward at a faster speed.

Nudge Cursor Left

Moves the project cursor position to the left.

Nudge Cursor Right

Moves the project cursor position to the right.

Enter Project Cursor Position

Allows you to enter the project cursor position manually.

Enter Tempo

Allows you to enter the tempo manually.

Enter Time Signature

Allows you to enter the time signature manually.

Go to Project Start

Moves the project cursor position to the start of the project.

Go to Project End

Moves the project cursor position to the end of the project.

Exchange Time Formats (Cubase Elements only)

Switches the primary and the secondary time display.

Locators

Go to Left Locator Position

Moves the project cursor position to the left locator.

Go to Right Locator Position

Moves the project cursor position to the right locator.

Set Left Locator to Project Cursor Position

Sets the left locator to the project cursor position.

Set Right Locator to Project Cursor Position

Sets the right locator to the project cursor position.

Enter Left Locator Position

Allows you to enter the position of the left locator manually.

Enter Right Locator Position

Allows you to enter the position of the right locator manually.

Enter Locator Range Duration

Allows you to enter the duration of the locator range manually.

Set Locators to Selection Range

Sets the locators to encompass the selection.

Exchange Left & Right Locator Positions

Switches the positions of the left and right locator.

Loop Selection Range

Activates playback from the start of the current selection and keeps starting over again when reaching the selection end.

Set Project Cursor Position

Locate Selection Start

Moves the project cursor to the beginning of the selection.

Locate Selection End

Moves the project cursor to the end of the selection.

Locate Next Marker

Moves the project cursor to the next marker.

Locate Previous Marker

Moves the project cursor to the previous marker.

Locate Next Hitpoint

Moves the project cursor to the next hitpoint on the selected track.

Locate Previous Hitpoint

Moves the project cursor to the previous hitpoint on the selected track.

Locate Next Event

Moves the project cursor to the next event on the selected track.

Locate Previous Event

Moves the project cursor to the previous event on the selected track.

Play Project Range

Play from Selection Start

Activates playback from the start of the current selection.

Play from Selection End

Activates playback from the end of the current selection.

Play until Selection Start

Activates playback two seconds before the start of the current selection and stops at the selection start.

Play until Selection End

Activates playback two seconds before the end of the current selection and stops at the selection end.

Play until Next Marker

Activates playback from the project cursor and stops at the next marker.

Play Selection Range

Activates playback from the start of the current selection and stops at the selection end.

Pre-roll & Post-roll

Use Pre-roll

Activates/Deactivates the pre-roll.

Use Post-roll

Activates/Deactivates the post-roll.

Post-roll from Selection Start

Starts playback from the beginning of the selected range and stops after the time set in the post-roll field on the Transport panel.

Post-roll from Selection End

Starts playback from the end of the selected range and stops after the time set in the post-roll field on the Transport panel.

Pre-roll to Selection Start

Stops playback at the selection start. The playback start position is set in the pre-roll field on the Transport panel.

Pre-roll to Selection End

Stops playback at the selection end. The playback start position is set in the pre-roll field on the Transport panel.

Use Tempo Track

Activates/Deactivates the tempo track.

Common Record Modes

Punch In/Out

Activates/Deactivates punch in/out.

Re-Record

Activates/Deactivates the re-record mode.

Start Recording at Project Cursor Position

Activates/Deactivates the start of the recording at the project cursor position.

Start Recording at Left Locator/Punch In Position

Activates/Deactivates the start of the recording at the left locator.

Audio Record Mode

These options allow you to select what happens when you record over existing events.

Keep History

Keeps existing events or portions of events.

Cycle History + Replace

Replaces existing events or portions of events by the new recording. In cycle mode, all takes from the current cycle recording are kept.

Replace

Replaces existing events or portions of events by the last take.

MIDI Record Mode

These options allow you to select what happens when you record over existing parts.

New Parts

Keeps existing parts and saves the new recording as a new part.

Merge

Keeps existing events in parts and adds the newly recorded events.

Replace

Replaces existing events in parts by the new recording.

Auto Quantize in Record

Activates automatic quantizing during recording.

MIDI Cycle Record Mode

Mix

Adds everything you record to what was previously recorded.

Overwrite

Overwrites all MIDI that you have recorded on previous laps as soon as you play a MIDI note or send any MIDI message.

Keep Last

Replaces previously recorded laps only if the new lap is completed.

Auto Quantize in Record

Activates automatic quantizing during recording.

Retrospective MIDI Record

Allows you to capture MIDI notes that you play in stop mode or during playback. For this to work, you must enable the Retrospective Record option in the Preferences dialog (Record—MIDI page).

Metronome Setup

Opens the Metronome Setup dialog.

Activate Metronome

Activates/Deactivates the metronome click.

Project Synchronization Setup

Opens the Project Synchronization Setup dialog.

Activate External Sync

Sets Cubase to be synchronized externally.