Transport window

The Transport window contains playback and MIDI recording functions, such as rewinding and fast-forwarding. It contains additional and more precise versions of the playback functions available in the toolbar.

You can hide/show the Transport window in any of the following ways:

  • Press F2.

  • In the toolbar, click Show Transport Bar .

Transport window

The Transport window contains the following information and functions:

Bars/Beats display

Shows the position of the playhead relative to bars and beats in the current flow in the following order of units: bars, beats, 16th notes, 120ths of a 16th note.

Time display

Shows the position of the playhead in one of the following formats:

  • Elapsed time in the following order of units: hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds

  • Timecode in the following order of units: hours, minutes, seconds, frames

Figure 1. Time display showing elapsed time
Figure 2. Time display showing the timecode

You can change the content shown in the time display by clicking it.

Activate Project

Activates/Deactivates playback in the project. When playback is deactivated, transport and playback functions are disabled.

Rewind to Beginning of Flow

Moves the playhead back to the beginning of the flow.

Rewind

Moves the playhead back by a half note each time you click.

Fast Forward

Moves the playhead forwards by a half note each time you click.

Stop

Stops playback.

Play From Playhead Position

Plays back from the position of the playhead.

Play From Selection

Plays back from the position of the first selected item in the music area.

If you select items on multiple staves, or multiple items on a single staff, only the selected staves are played back.

Record

Starts/Stops MIDI recording.

Figure 3. Record outside of MIDI recording
Figure 4. Record during MIDI recording
Retrospective Record

Retrieves any MIDI notes you played during the previous playback and allows you to input them on any staff, even if you were not recording them explicitly.

Click

Plays/Mutes the metronome click during playback and recording.

Tempo Mode

Displays the tempo used for both playback and recording. The value changes according to the playhead position, and its appearance changes according to its mode.

  • You can change the tempo mode by clicking the beat unit.

  • You can change the metronome mark value used in fixed tempo mode by clicking the number to show a slider, then dragging the slider to the right/left.

Figure 5. Fixed Tempo Mode
Figure 6. Follow Tempo Mode
Scrub Playback

Activates/Deactivates scrub playback.

Figure 7. Scrub Playback outside of scrubbing
Figure 8. Scrub Playback during scrubbing