Navigating in the Wave View Area

Navigation in the Wave View area is performed with the zoom controls and scroll bar. You can also move to different parts of the Wave View area by using the rectangle in the Overview.

You can zoom in to make precise edits, or zoom out to see more of your project.

The zoom control slider uses a graduated scale. Moving the slider left, or clicking the left side of the scale, zooms in for a closer view of a section of the Wave View area. Moving the slider right, or clicking the right side of the scale, zooms out for a wider view. You can also zoom in or out with menu commands, by using the Zoom tools in the toolbar, by dragging the Zoom Scroll buttons, or by vertically dragging inside the Overview rectangle.

To zoom in
Do one of the following:
  • Drag the Zoom slider left.

  • Click the left part of the Zoom control.

  • Choose View > Zoom In (or press the Down Arrow key).

  • Click the Zoom In button on the toolbar.

  • Drag downward on the red rectangle in the Overview.

  • Minimize the scroll bar by dragging the Zoom Scroll buttons at either end. Shift-drag to the right on a Zoom Scroll button to zoom in from the left or right side of a waveform. Note that this is a horizontal zoom of the waveform, rather than a zoom of the left and right channels of a stereo waveform.

  • Move the mouse wheel down.

    Note: You can also choose View > Maximum Zoom In (or press Option–Control–Down Arrow) to set the display to the highest possible zoom level.

To zoom out
Do one of the following:
  • Drag the Zoom slider right.

  • Click the right part of the Zoom control.

  • Choose View > Zoom Out (or press the Up Arrow key).

  • Click the Zoom Out button on the toolbar.

  • Drag upward on the red rectangle in the Overview.

  • Minimize the scroll bar by dragging the Zoom Scroll buttons at either end. Shift-drag to the left on a Zoom Scroll button to zoom out from the left or right side of a waveform. Note that this is a horizontal zoom of the waveform, rather than a zoom of the left and right channels of a stereo waveform.

  • Move the mouse wheel up.

    Note: You can also choose View > Maximum Zoom Out (or press Option–Control–Up Arrow) to show as much of your project as possible in the Wave View area.

Note: Enable WaveBurner > Preferences > General > Zoom To Position Line to ensure that the position line remains centered in the Wave View area when zooming.

You can navigate to different parts of your project by dragging the scroll bar or red rectangle in the Overview to the left or right. You can also use a number of transport keyboard shortcuts. See WaveBurner Transport Operations Keyboard Shortcuts.