Setting Track Repeats from the Repeat tab

The following instructions can be used for both Sequenced and Timed band timing types.

  1. Click the Properties tab in the Composition Editor, or, double click the track to open the Properties > General tab.
  2. In the Repeat Type list, choose from among None, Repeat By - Parallel, Repeat By – Serial Repeat By, For Each, While, and Infinite.

Repeat By, For Each, and While each require a value be set via the Property Chooser dialog box.

Additionally, each of these types permits the user to specify a repeat timing type (parallel or serial).

When parallel is set the Renew Parallel Repeats field is also available. Check this option to replace each virtual user with a new virtual user (parallel repeat) as it ends. Using this checkbox causes the count of parallel repeats to remain the same. Unchecking this box (as shown) will allow the virtual user to expire when it has finished playing.

With Renew Parallel Repeats checked, the active tracks will always be the number in order to generate the specified load. See Renew Parallel Repeats for more about this setting.

When parallel is set the Repeat tab also displays a Start Interval field that permits an optional start interval to be set to regulate the time between repeats.

How to

Save the test composition after making any changes.

What you should see

When Repeat By and serial repeat timing are set the track surface indicates the integer value of [x] alongside the Serial icon:

If the default serial repeat timing is changed to parallel the icon appears as below.

When For Each is set the track surface indicates [for each].

If the default serial repeat timing is changed to parallel the icon appears as below.

When While is set the track surface indicates [while].

If the default serial repeat timing is changed to parallel the icon appears as below.