If you’re reading this, chances are you’re frustrated with Cakewalk’s transport controls. Specifically when stopping playback or hitting the spacebar.
You may have accidentally toggled a setting that does one of two things:
- Hitting Stop rewinds you back to when you started.
- Hitting Stop keeps you in the place you stopped.
Whatever it is, you want it to do the opposite.
We’ll show you how to fix this playback stopping and rewinding issue in Cakewalk. We’ll also give you some shortcuts to help you toggle between these two settings.
Options > On Stop, Rewind to Now Marker
In the track view, go to Options and choose “On Stop, Rewind to Now Marker”.
When this is enabled, the Now Time jumps back to the playback marker when you stop.
For example: You start playing or recording at 1:10, then stop at 1:35. When you click stop or hit the spacebar, you’ll automatically rewind back to 1:10.
You can also use the shortcut CTRL+W to toggle this option on and off.
Shortcut: Use CTRL+Spacebar For One-Time Use
Maybe you want to keep the setting toggled on/off, but need to use this feature temporarily. In that case, pressing CTRL+Spacebar will have the same effect without changing any of your settings.