Scrolling & Zooming

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Scrolling & Zooming

Your sequence grid is often larger than your display. To access all parts of your sequence, you will need to be able to:

 

Scroll the grid in any direction

Zoom in and out of the grid both horizontally and vertically

 

 

Scrolling

 

There are several was to scroll the grid.

 

Scroll Bars

 

You can click on the scroll bars to scroll the grid. There are 2 vertical scroll bars on the right edge: one scrolls the beat channels section and the other scrolls the main section. If there are no beat channels displayed, the beat channel scroll bar will be hidden. Also, the beat channel scroll bar will only need to be used if you have defined more beat channels than can be displayed at one time. The maximum number of beat channels displayed at one time defaults to 10, but you can change this value from the grid view menu.

 

Sequence Grid Scroll Bars

Sequence Grid Scroll Bars

 

Mouse Wheel

 

You can scroll the grid vertically using the mouse wheel on your mouse.

 

Using a mouse wheel makes it easier to scroll

Using a mouse wheel makes it easier to scroll

 

If you are using a laptop and only have the built-in touch pad available, you can use 2 fingers to scroll vertically; though this tends to not work as reliably as a mouse with a mouse wheel

Using a touch pad to scroll

Using a touch pad to scroll

 

 

 

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MouseWheel

Hold the shift key down while using the mouse wheel to scroll horizontally.

 

 

Keyboard

 

As you move the selected area of the grid using the arrow keys, home, end, page up, or page down, the grid will scroll so the current cell is always visible.

 

 

Zooming

 

You can zoom in or out in the sequencing grid:

 

 

Zoom The Timescale (horizontal)

 

ZoomIn

Click the Zoom Time In button on the toolbar

ZoomOut

Click the Zoom Time Out button on the toolbar

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Zoom in using Ctrl +

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Zoom out using Ctrl -

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Zoom in fully

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Zoom out fully

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MouseWheel

Hold the Ctrl key down while using the mouse wheel to zoom in and out

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Zoom in by dragging the mouse pointer across the audio waveform

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Right click on the time scale or on the wave form.

The first 2 options on the menu allow you to zoom the time scale in and out.

The next 3 options zoom to a fixed time scale: 5, 10, or 15 seconds wide. These can quickly take you to a reasonable time scale if you have zoomed in too far.

 

 

 

Zoom The Row Height (vertical)

 

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Click this toolbar button to make the height of each grid row shorter

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Click this toolbar button to make the height of each grid row taller

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Make the height of each grid row shorter

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Make the height of each grid row taller

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Make the height of each grid row as short as possible

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Make the height of each grid row as tall as possible

 

 

Zoom Preferences

 

Zoom Preferences (under the Tools menu) allows you to set a preferred horizontal and vertical zoom level and to restore it when desired.