Skip to main content
Skip table of contents

MultiTrack Screen

Window Areas and Elements

In the following image you see a typical window of the MultiTrack screen with its window areas, elements and buttons.

Window elements in the MultiTrack screen.


Main menu bar

Standard Windows menu to access most commands



Offers buttons for some basic functions; there's a main and additional toolbars



Enlarged Timebar can be added separately. The timebar may be individually labeled with time information for the project, or with real-time statements. C.f. section Timebar in page Main Menu, Toolbar, Timebar.


Track overview

The track overview shows the complete project (all tracks, end-to-end). Clips may be imported with drag & drop from the clipboard, and moved within the track overview.


Clipboard pane

Contains lists of all audio or other objects to be worked on.


Track buttons & vertical zoom

Each track has its special buttons, depending on the selected mode, with its track-applicable functions (see below).
Each track has a vertical zoom bar, allowing to vertically stretch the waveform, with the volume remaining unchanged.


Fader / VU Meter pane

Shows main faders and VU meters.


Transport pane

Shows items to control audio playback, recording, etc.


Edit Tools pane

Offers many different tools to work on the audio timeline


Screen selection tabs

Allows to change the current editor screen; the current screen is highlighted


The Toolbar shows the applicable commands:

For explanations on the tools see section Toolbar in page Main Menu, Toolbar, Timebar.

Track Overview

The track overview  is a representation of the whole project over all tracks, end-to-end, and the scrollbar.
It is switched on by the show/hide Toolbar button 

All objects of the actual project are shown. Audio objects may be imported/dragged into this overview, be selected and moved.

  • The highlighted area (between 2 vertical light lines) represents the cut area in the timeline, either between in and out markers or for a selected audio object.

  • The vertical double red line shows the actual soundhead position.

  • Marked audio objects are identified by white borders.

Display Bar

The display bar displays several resolution buttons, the scrollbar for waveforms and various waveform data, like resolution, soundhead position and markers.

With the display bar you can arrange all tracks' display according to your needs. 

The Resolution buttons are for setting the waveform resolution



Pressing the buttons 1 or 2 sets the project's default zoom level.

Pressing the 3rd button shows the length of the total project.

The 4th button zooms in to the selected area


The buttons +/- zoom in/out by doubling/halving the displayed area

This button activates/deactivates the waveform offset.

The time field shows the time length of the currently displayed tracks. It also allows you to enter a specific time length in order to limit the scope of tracks displayed.


The scrollbar shifts the soundhead quickly and easily to any project position. With elements in the scrollbar, also rather remote positions in a take may be reached

Start position

Shows the position at the start of the waveform window.

In and out marker

Shows the position of in and out markers.

Soundhead position

Shows the soundhead position (red vertical bars).

End position

Shows the position at the end of the waveform window.

Time display

Time overview for the actual session in the waveform.

Sync points' position

Shows various sync points' positions.

Nearby marker positions

Shows markers close to the soundhead, with track number, take name and marker type.

The Track Section

Depending on the selected view, the track head area has different functional buttons, which are only available in this view.

The track head has function buttons and a vertical zoom control.

Clicking the track head highlights it and the track is selected.

Several tracks may be selected, as per Windows standard:
SHIFT+click selects multiple tracks, while CTRL+click un-/selects one track.

In this way, commands may be executed for several tracks (for example, cut selected areas); non selected tracks remain unchanged.

Track head buttonFunction

Mute Button

Mutes the track, it will not be replayed.

Solo Button

Switches the track to solo, so that only this track will be replayed. This also works with a double click on the select area (the lower area of the audio object, which holds its name).

Small display

Switches this track to small (minimized) display mode.

In small display mode, the track covers only a few pixels of vertical space. The waveform is replaced by a rectangle which shows the length of the audio. This display mode cannot be used for moving or editing, but it still provides orientation about where audio pieces are on a multiple-track project.

To exit the small display mode, click the "block display" or "edit display" button.

Since version 8.1.1823.0, when you hold down the Shift key while you click this button, all tracks are minimized.

Block display

Switches this track to block view mode.

Block view mode is the "normal" view which is active when you start the editor.

Since version 8.1.1823.0, when you hold down the Shift key while you click this button, all tracks are switched to block display.

Edit display

Switches this track to edit view mode.

In edit view, a vertical slider i available to enlarge the amplitude graphically so that it is easier to edit passages with low volume. Edit display also activates the "Copy to edit" button which copies the content of the track to the SingleTrack screen (see below).

The edit view primarily is for versatile track editing, like marking, cutting, fading, inserting, grading, trimming, clip creation etc.
The object is displayed as big waveform, as known from the SingleTrack screen. In edit view, at the waveform foreground, there are Fading and Trim buttons, which may be individually set, shifted and deleted.
Directly below the waveform is the track block with track name, the selected area, the window section, and the names of the audio objects.

If the parameter MultiTrack|Settings|EditDisplayOnMultipleTracks is set to 1 or TRUE, then you can switch multiple tracks to edit display at the same time. Otherwise, whenever you switch a track to edit display, the previous edit track is restored to its previous display mode.

Since version 8.1.1823.0, MultiTrack|Settings|EditDisplayOnMultipleTracks is set to 1 or TRUE and you hold down the Shift key while you click this button, all tracks are switched to edit display. The keyboard accelerator (hotkey) "Switch all tracks to edit mode" can be defined to execute this function.

Track Info ...

shows the information for that track. For more details, please see Working steps - MultiTrack screen - Block Display

Lock track

This button locks/unlocks a track. After locking, the track may not be edited. The background of a blocked track appears grey.

Select track for recording

At most one track can be selected for recording at any time. To deselect the track, either select a different track for recording, or click the button a second time.

Copy to edit

A copy of this track will be transferred to the SingleTrack screen. There it may be edited and copied back to the MultiTrack screen.

Switch Volume scale type

Right click the scaling display to switch between dB and linear (%) view.

In block and in edit view all tracks are variable in their height; “grabbing” the lower border of a track with the left mouse button enables de-/magnifying of that track. If the CTRL key is held, then the change of height will be applied to all tracks.

JavaScript errors detected

Please note, these errors can depend on your browser setup.

If this problem persists, please contact our support.