A ruler is used to show the position of events in a given arranger, whether it is the timeline arranger or the piano roll or the sample editor.


The ruler will display more or less information depending on the current zoom level. It will also display the following markers/ indicators.

Cue point

Displayed as a blue, right-pointing arrow.

Playhead position

Shown as a grey, down-facing arrow.

Loop points

Shown as 2 green arrows, and the area between them is shown in bright green if loop is enabled, or grey if disabled. Can be dragged to reposition.

In the timeline arranger, these are the global loop points. In arrangers found in the editor, these are the region loop points.

Clicking and dragging on empty space in the ruler will allow you to reposition the playhead.


Hold Shift to disable snapping momentarily while moving things around