Audio/MIDI multitrack recording software
Manual : Pen


MultitrackStudio can be controlled using a pen (stylus) instead of a mouse. It basically works just like a mouse, but there are some convenient extras:

  • You can scroll mixer sections vertically by grabbing a mixer section and moving the pen. Do not place the pen on a control (a knob, a button etc.). Using the level meter is OK.
  • Pianoroll and Score editors can be scrolled vertically using the lefthand part of the editor.
  • Editors can be scrolled horizontally using the main window's bottom bar.
  • You can pull a track's Edit button horizontally to pop up its rightclick menu.
  • You can pull a mixer section's collapse button (in the top right corner) horizontally to pop up its rightclick menu.
  • You can pull down a marker to pop up a menu with rename options etc.
  • You can press the tranport's play button for a second to start cycling.
  • You can press an effect/instrument slot for a second to pop up the effect/instrument selector.
  • There are onscreen keyboards for typing text (see the "Keyboards for Pen" button in the Preferences window).

Note: Windows 10 build 1709 (fall 2017) changed the way pen works by default. Now moving the pen causes the window to scroll rather than move notes etc. Please go to the 'Pen & Windows Ink' setting and check the "Let me use my pen as a mouse in some desktop apps" option to solve this.