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Ardour's Summary

The Summary is a global overview of the session, allowing for a good "bird's eye" view of where in time and tracks the work happens.

Each horizontal line represents a track in the session, with the colored bars being the audio and MIDI regions, colored as per their track's color setting.

Two yellow vertical lines show the position of the Start and End markers, defining the session's length. The red line shows the playhead's position.

The transparent white rectangle represents what's actually displayed in the Editor window, i.e. what part of the session is beign looked at on screen.

The Summary also doubles as a navigator:

  • the arrows on the left allow to scroll the view horizontally, by 1 length of the view each time
  • the arrows on the right allow to scroll vertically, by 1 track each time
  • the white rectangle can be dragged anywhere on the session, moving the view accordingly
  • each border and corner of the white square can be resized, zooming in and out accordingly