This button controls the starting and stopping of recording. Click SELECT on the Rec button to start recording at the current play position pointer location.
Recorded audio data is inserted into the sound file at the play position pointer. The existing data is moved forward in the file--it is not overwritten. However, if a sound segment is selected when record is activated, the selected segment is cut from the audio file and placed on the clipboard.
Once selected, this button changes from Record to Stop, so to stop recording, click SELECT on the Stop button.
You can click SELECT on New from the File menu to delete the current sound and record from scratch.
Clicking SELECT on the Play button during a recording session causes the recording to stop and the segment that was just recorded to be automatically selected and played back.