commands let you play or stop, loop play, scrub play or record (including timed and sound activated recordings). Except for Scrub play
, these playback commands play at standard speed, or as speeded up or slowed down over time by adding a Time Track
envelope. The easiest way to play at a fixed faster or slower speed is to use Play-at-Speed Toolbar
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- Play and Record are usually activated using the Transport Toolbar (or keyboard shortcuts) rather than the menus. Shift and Ctrl with those buttons provide some of the options.
- Seeking and Scrubbing are usually started from the scrub ruler rather than from the menus.
- The less common cursor movement commands in the 'Cursor to' submenu can be bound to unused keyboard keys.
The Playing submenu commands control playback in Audacity. You can Start, Stop or Pause playback of the audio in your project.
The Recording submenu commands control recording in Audacity. You can Start, Stop or Pause recording in your project. You can either start a recording on your existing track or an a new track.
Opens a cascading submenu where you can start, stop or switch to Scrub play or Seek play, or toggle the Scrub Ruler on/off.
Find out more about the Scrubbing submenu here.
The Cursor to submenu commands let you move the cursor to the start or end of the selection, track or any adjacent Clip that you may have.
The Play Region submenu commands enable you to lock a play region and unlock it.
Rescan Audio Devices
Rescan for audio devices connected to your computer, and update the playback and recording dropdown menus in Device Toolbar.
The Transport Options submenu lets you manage and set various options for transport (playing and recording) in Audacity.