Moving tempo changes in the Time track

You can move individual tempo changes to new rhythmic positions in the Time track. This affects their rhythmic position everywhere in the project.


  • The Time track is shown.

  • Object Selection is selected in the Play toolbox.


  1. In the Time track, select the tempo changes you want to move in one of the following ways:
    • Click a single tempo change

    • Make a marquee selection around multiple tempo changes

  2. Ctrl/Cmd-click and drag the selected tempo change, or one of the selected tempo changes, to the right/left.
    • You can also simply click and drag to the right/left but this does not prevent the selected tempo changes from moving upwards/downwards, which affects their tempo.

    • You cannot move tempo changes beyond other existing tempo changes during the same move. Releasing the mouse causes the moved tempo change to replace the existing one. You can then reselect it and move it further.


The rhythmic positions of the selected tempo changes are changed. This also affects their rhythmic positions in any layouts in which they appear.

After Completing This Task

You can also move tempo changes vertically, which changes their tempo.