Mini transport

The mini transport on the right of the toolbar provides quick access to the main transport functions of Dorico Pro.

Activate Project

Activates/Deactivates playback in the project. When playback is deactivated, transport and playback functions are disabled.

Time display

Shows the position of the playhead in one of the following formats:

  • Bars, beats, and ticks

  • Elapsed time in the following order of units: hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds

  • Timecode in the following order of units: hours, minutes, seconds, frames

Figure 1. Time display showing bars and beats
Figure 2. Time display showing elapsed time
Figure 3. Time display showing the timecode

You can change the content shown in the time display by clicking it.

Rewind to Beginning of Flow

Moves the playhead back to the beginning of the flow.


Starts/Stops playback, either from the playhead position or the earliest selected item, depending on your setting on the Play page in Preferences.

Figure 4. Play when playback is stopped
Figure 5. Play during playback

Starts/Stops MIDI recording.

Figure 6. Record outside of MIDI recording
Figure 7. Record during MIDI recording

Plays/Mutes the metronome click during playback and recording.

Tempo Mode

Displays the tempo used for both playback and recording. The value changes according to the playhead position, and its appearance changes according to its mode.

  • You can change the tempo mode by clicking the beat unit.

  • You can change the metronome mark value used in fixed tempo mode by clicking the number to show a slider, then dragging the slider to the right/left.

Figure 8. Fixed Tempo Mode
Figure 9. Follow Tempo Mode

The Transport window contains additional transport functions.