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Important Notice: XO Wave is now discontinued as we prepare to bring you the next generation Digital Audio Workstation called Xonami. This site remains available for anyone who purchased XO Wave in the past. However, please keep in mind that as discontinued software:

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XO Wave: Time Menu

Time menu

XO Wave's Time menu, only available when an Edit window is front-most, offers control over the options available in the Edit window's Time Area and the Playback Settings window.

Set Playback Start to Current

This option sets the playback start location to the current playback location (sometimes called the "play head"), so next time you start playback, it will start from here. If you try to set the playback start location to a time after the current end, the end will be set to the end of the session. Note that current selection has no effect on this option, only the current playback location.

This option is frequently used during playback shortly before Set Playback End to Current to focus playback on a certain section.

Set Playback End to Current

This option sets the playback end location to the current playback location (sometimes called the "play head") , so next time you start playback, it will stop here. If you try to set the playback end location to a time before the current start, the end will be set to the end of the session. Note that current selection has no effect on this option, only the current playback location.

This option is frequently used during playback shortly after Set Playback Start to Current to focus playback on a certain section.


Pre/Post-Roll Type

The Playback Settings window offers full control over pre-roll and post-roll. The Time menu's Pre/Post-Roll Type submenu offers direct access to the pre-roll and post-roll types from the Playback Settings window. Roll durations must still be specified in the window, however.

Spacebar Pauses Playback

When playing back audio, the Space Bar can either Pause playback (if this option is checked) or Stop playback. When pausing, Space will resume playback from the spot where playback was paused. In this mode, you can still stop playback by using Return. If this option is unchecked, the spacebar will reset playback and stop the audio engine. This option is also available as the far-right icon in the Transport window, or the Transport Area of any Edit or Mix window.

Quantized Editing

With Quantized Editing (also called snap-to-grid) on, edits will automatically be slightly adjusted to align with the nearest quantization points. Quantization points occur at (usually) regular intervals as defined in the Time area of the Edit window's toolbar. For example, if you select Timecode and Frames in the Toolbar, then Quantized Editing will always snap your edits to the nearest timecode frame. Quantized Editing can also be controlled by the QZ button in the Edit window's Time Area.

Playback Master

Normally, playback bounds are always changed when the selection is changed. That is, when you make a selection, playback will start at the new selection start and end at the new selection end. By un-checking this option, changing the selection will not change the playback bounds. This is also accessible as the M button in the Edit window's Time Area.

Follow Playback

When enabled, Edit windows always show the playback cursor, so they advance while playing. When Follow Playback is disabled, you can look at one part of a track in an Edit window while listening to another part of the track. This is also available as the F button in each Edit window's Time Area.


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