How to zoom the tracks vertically in and out with mouse scroll wheel?

In Studio One, I can zoom on tracks vertically by simply holding down the ctrl key and scrolling up to zoom in and down to zoom out. Is there a way to do this in Cubase with the mouse wheel and for instance the ctrl key or alt key etc… I understand I could use SHIFT-G or SHIFT-H, but I’m looking for something more intuitive for the mouse.

I think this was asked previously, but it seemed like users just dodged answering his question and kept giving key commands that don’t use the mouse wheel. Please do not respond if that is what you plan on doing. As mentioned above, I already know how to use the key commands, but that’s not as fluid and quick as using the mouse and just holding down one key.

I came up with a slightly better option using the ‘forward’ and ‘back’ buttons on my Logitech M720 mouse by assigning the shortcut keys mentioned above, but it’s still not as fluid and easy as using the mouse wheel. I couldn’t figure out a way in Logitech Options to zoom in/out on tracks using the mouse wheel.

Grego Ondo goes thru different zoom options. hopefully this will help for what you wanna do

Different Techniques for Zooming in Cubase | Q&A with Greg Ondo - YouTube

You don’t mention what OS you are on but I’m presuming windows. On the MAC I use an excellent app called Steermouse which allows assigning anything to any Mouse component per program. I have assigned the vertical zoom shortcuts to the mouse wheel using it. Perhaps you could find a similar application for windows to do the same. As far as I know using a 3rd party app is the only solution as there is no built in support for mouse wheel vertical zoom.

Having a quick search this looks like a good windows candidate:

Thank you Glenn. Around 6:33 in the video he does show a way to use the mouse wheel and vertically zoom, but it requires clicking exactly in between any of the tracks while ctrl is held down and even then none of the tracks can be selected (they all have to be deselected). So, the functionality is there, but not easy to implement like in Studio One.

If I want to do the same in S1, I don’t have to exactly position my cursor between tracks and then use the mouse wheel; it just works with holding down ctrl and moving the mouse wheel.

This seems like it would be such an easy thing to implement. Or is it a design patent issue with the WAY it works that they can’t duplicate the way Presonus does it? Or was there some other consideration for why Steinberg chose to implement it the way they did?


I’ll check it out later today. Thanks.