Tracks area

The Tracks area is the primary workspace of Logic Pro, where you record and arrange audio and MIDI regions to create your project. The main elements of the Tracks area include:

Figure. The Tracks area.
  • Tracks area menu bar: Contains local Tracks area menus as well as tool menus, controls for showing track automation and Flex edits, a Catch Playhead button, Snap and Drag pop-up menus, a Waveform Zoom button, and scroll and zoom sliders.

  • Ruler: Shows divisions of time, either in bars and beats or in hours, minutes, and seconds. The ruler lets you align items in the Tracks area and mark project sections, and has additional uses for various playback and recording tasks.

  • Track headers: Each track has a header that shows the track name and icon, and includes controls for muting and soloing the track, arming the track for recording, and other functions.

  • Workspace: All audio and MIDI regions appear on horizontal lanes called tracks, aligned to time positions in a grid. The workspace is the primary area for recording and arranging audio and MIDI regions.

  • Playhead: The thin vertical line extending from the top to bottom of the Tracks area, the playhead shows the part of the project currently playing or where playback starts. You can use the playhead to help align regions and other items, and for editing tasks, such as splitting regions.

For information about working in the Tracks area, see Tracks area overview.