Since computers use nonlinear editing technology, DAW programs give you a great deal of freedom in moving around information. Your masterpiece of music is nothing more than chunks of data to a computer. It doesn't care what order they're played back. By default, the computer plays back your music just as you recorded it. What's different is that you can drag pieces of your music to and fro at will. Let's take a look at a sample Pro Tools session for some visual aids.
Figure 14-1: Pro Tools session