There used to be an option for turning record monitoring off, but it was removed, as apparently people found it confusing. My opinion was that the confusion arose due the way the option was presented.
I made a thread about it a while ago when I discovered it was missing, and Zen did say they might bring it back if enough people felt strongly about it. So I hope they do! Here it is...
And here is the option as it used to be. You could uncheck this to turn auditioning off on record loops.
I think it may have been better if this was hidden behind an 'advanced options' submenu, and was presented in the opposite way, where you'd tick it to 'turn off auditioning while recording', for people who knew why they would do that.
There's also a thread explaining its use (to me actually!) way back when this software was very new. If you're interested, my question re this is in the last 2 paragraphs of my post linked below, and is answered by pointing out that I could turn off the "always audition while recording" option. The answer gives a full explanation of the way this used to work.
I really hope they bring it back, or something that enables the same end result.