Tracks are rows in the event display that represent time horizontally from left to right. They allow you to control multiple musical elements in a project simultaneously but independently of each other.

The term was established when audio mixing was done on tapes, and multitracking allowed separate elements of the music to be recorded and edited independently of each other before being combined into the final piece of music.

In modern programs, such as Cubase, tracks can contain many types of sounds, including audio recordings and software instruments. Tracks containing audio recordings often display the waveform of the audio, while tracks containing software instruments often display the pitches as rectangular note events positioned horizontally in time and vertically in pitch on a piano roll.

Dorico Pro provides the following types of tracks in the event display in Play mode:

Instrument tracks

Display the notes belonging to the instrument in a piano roll editor or drum editor, depending on the type of instrument. Each instrument in the project has its own instrument track, including when a single player holds multiple instruments.

Each instrument track also has its own dynamics lane, velocity lane, automation lane, and playing techniques lane.

Time track

Displays tempo changes in the flow, including tempo marks input in Write mode as well as tempo changes input in the Time track.

Chords track

Displays any chord symbols in the flow.

Markers track

Displays any markers in the flow, including their text.

Video track

Shows any video regions in the flow, including their file names.