Playback interface

The Playback interface resembles a hardware tape player. This section will familiarize you with various areas of the Playback plug-in window.

Figure. Playback window.
  • Waveform display: The waveform display shows the waveform of the currently loaded audio file, the current playback position, and the ruler. See Use the Playback waveform display.

  • Transport and function buttons: The transport and function buttons appear on either side of the information display in the silver bar below the waveform display. See Playback transport and function buttons.

  • Information display: The information display shows the current playback position and audio file length, meter, tempo, fade time, and pitch. See Playback information display.

  • Sync, Snap To, Play From, and Group pop-up menus: The bar across the bottom of the Playback window contains controls you use to set playback behavior: the Sync, Snap To, Play From, and Group pop-up menus. See Playback Sync, Snap To, and Play From parameters. The Group pop-up menu sets group membership for each Playback instance. See Use the Playback group functions.

  • Action menu and File field: The Action menu (with the gear icon) contains options for adding an audio file, choosing the flex mode, and other functions. See Use the Playback Action menu and File field. The File field displays the name of the currently loaded audio file.

  • Shortcut menu: You can add, edit, and remove markers using the shortcut menu (not shown), which you can access by Control-clicking (or right-clicking) the waveform display. See Use markers with the Playback plug-in.