This has always bugged me.
There have been moments I’ve become inspired within a phrasing that I’ve wanted to click a square, cycle selection and hit loop while in the midst of recording. But no, I have to press stop, interrupt everyone, stop the flow… reset the cursor to the beginning, hit loop, and then press play-rec again.
There have been moments, where the production flow is fast, loop is getting turned on off all the time, Im rotating between my instruments, the clients, the screen, and back… and I forget to take loop out the one friggin time i really - do - not - want to be stuck in loop… and I’m sitting there, and the take is so far fantastic and I want to keep it going and I cannot take it out of loop and I’m left there sitting quietly yet in my head extremely loudly cursing myself and pondering… well, do I let this shit run as far to the end until the loop causes the cycle restart… or do I stop the take early like in the next 5 seconds in a part that is less obtrusively blatantly unexpectedly abrupt.
Steinberg, why is this a thing?