Logic Pro X: Zoom tracks

Zoom tracks

In the Tracks area, tracks can be zoomed using the Tracks area zoom controls (and Waveform Zoom slider) and also zoomed independently. When a window is first opened, there is a default zoom setting that provides a compromise between optimal visibility and working space in the Tracks area.

Zoom a track

  1. Move the pointer to the bottom-left corner of a track.

    The pointer changes to a pair of up- and down-pointing arrows.

    Figure. Zooming a track in the track header.
  2. Drag vertically.

    The individual track zoom factor, compared to the overall window zoom level, is shown in the help tag while the mouse button is held down.

Automatically zoom the focused track

When multiple tracks are selected, the first selected track is the focused track. You can zoom the focused track.

  • Choose View > Zoom Focused Track from the Tracks area menu bar (or press Control-Z).

Zoom all tracks

  1. Move the pointer to the bottom-left corner of a track.

    The pointer changes to a pair of up- and down-pointing arrows.

  2. Press and hold Command while dragging up or down.

Reset all tracks to the default zoom level

  1. Move the pointer to the bottom-left corner of a track.

    The pointer changes to a pair of up- and down-pointing arrows.

  2. Press and hold Shift while dragging up or down.

Zoom tracks using key commands

Use any of the following key commands:

  • Individual Track Zoom In and Individual Track Zoom Out: Increases or decreases the “individual track zoom” factor of the selected track by one.

  • Toggle Individual Track Zoom: Switches the selected track between its individual zoom level and the window zoom level. This option is useful for zooming in on a track to edit its automation data. After editing, use the Toggle Individual Track Zoom key command to return to the original zoom level.

  • Individual Track Zoom Reset: Resets the selected track to the window zoom level.

  • Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks: Resets all zoomed tracks to the window zoom level.

Published Date: Aug 9, 2019
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