Macro to set Locator Range

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if someone could help accomplish the following:

Set Locator Range to

  • 8
  • 16
  • 32
  • 64 bars

…starting from current playhead position, no matter what range was previously set.

Any ideas? Fanks!


I don’t think this is possible exactly the way you described.

Very often we use Transport > Set Locators to Selection Range (P key Command). So first you select the range (for example Audio Event, Audio Part, MIDI Part, or set of parts), you want to set the locators to, and then press P.

I can imagine some cooperation with a Cycle Marker. For example you would make a cycle markers like:

  • 8-16
  • 16-32
  • 32-48.

Then you could click to the cycle Marker and press P to Set Locators to Selection Range. Or you could click to the selected marker and use arrows left/right (x-times) to go by x bars left/right and then press P. You could even make a macros for this action(s).

Hi lordExtra,

You can do it by creating the following Macro.

  1. set left locator at position
  2. transport - Nudge+1 Bar (repeat this 8, 16, 32 or 64 times)
  3. set right locator at position
  4. Go to left locator (if you want to get back to the beginning

    Create one macro for each numerical value you desire. Then assign key commands.

This is also great if you just want to jump around by 8 or 16 bars. I have a key command that leaves out the locator part of the above, so that no matter where I am, I can jump forward or backwards by 8 bars.

Absolutely brilliant, works a treat. Thank you guys!