Table of Contents

Playback Control Area

The Transport Control contains the traditional controls associated with the playback of audio, such as play, stop, and pause buttons. You can also determine how objects will be played back using the Transport Control settings. By selecting or deselecting these settings, you can specify whether the original or converted object is played and whether objects excluded from the current platform will be played or not.

[Note] Note

You cannot play back an Actor-Mixer or bus, so they are not loaded into the Transport Control when selected.

The Playback Control area also contains a series of indicators that change color when certain properties or behaviors have been previously applied to the object that is playing. The following table lists the property and Action parameter indicators in the Transport Control.

Icon

Name

Indicates

Delay

A delay has been applied to an object in an Event or a Random or Sequence Container.

Fade

A fade has been applied to an object in an Event or a Random or Sequence Container.

Set Voice Volume

A Set Voice Volume Action has been applied to an object in an Event.

Set Pitch

A Set Pitch Action has been applied to an object in an Event.

Mute

A Mute Action has been applied to an object in an Event.

Set Low-Pass Filter

A set Low-Pass Filter Action has been applied to an object in an event.

Enable Bypass

An Enable Bypass Action has been applied to an object in an Event.

For more information on editing these properties for objects, refer to the following sections:

Also, keep in mind for design purposes that you can use the Play - Bypass properties shortcut.

Hold Shift while clicking Play to have Wwise play the loaded object while bypassing its properties. That is, somewhat like a PFL (Pre-Fader Listen) found in some DAWs, Wwise will play the object without its hierarchical properties (including such things as volume, pitch, filters, delays, Effects, Auxiliary Sends, Attenuation Curves, RTPC curves, States, positioning, and bus routing), but with its behaviors (such as fades, trims, loop points, and random and sequence playback) still intact.

[Warning] Be Careful!

If you use the Play - Bypass properties shortcut, the resulting sound may be uncomfortably loud or off-pitch.

Clicking on the Transport's Play button plays the clip from the Play Cursor's position. Clicking on the Play button while a Play Cursor continues to run will add another Play Cursor that will concurrently play from the same starting position as the first Play Cursor.