[Ardour-Users] Mute buttons don't work (2.8.1/F11)

Mike Morris mcmorris95125 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 22:19:00 PDT 2009

WOW!!! I had no idea that right-clicking the mute button gave those

Right clicking shows that none of the four options was selected; checking
"Main Outs" fixed the problem! Thanks Dragan!

Although now I have a problem understanding what the other options do...

How does muting Pre or Post Fader differ from muting the Main Outs.... these
seem like different points along the same data path to me? And what does
muting the "Control Out" do (midi related?)

Thanks again Dragan,


On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Dragan Noveski <perodog at gmx.net> wrote:

> Mike Morris wrote:
>> <newbieAlert type=disclaimer>
>> New to Ardour & DAWs, but done my homework; read the v2 Tutorial, the
>> online manual, and many misc tutorials. Have Jack working properly
>> (including w/ Ardour) and have become proficient with at least the basics of
>> both.
>> </newbieAlert>
>> Running 2.8.1 on Fedora 11 (jack 0.116.1-5.fc11, qjackctl 0.3.4), and all
>> is great, except that no channels are mutable. I'm wondering if there's a
>> bug, after reading about changes in recent (2.7.x) versions about how mute
>> and solo interact, etc??? But I didn't find anything in release notes, etc.
>> SETUP: To reduce to simplest case, I've removed all but a single track,
>> and connected it's outputs directly to System outputs. I've disconnected the
>> Auditioner outputs and the Click track... only two connections remain, which
>> are the two outputs from a single stereo track (imported WAV file) going
>> straight to System:Playback_1 and System:Playback_2. I've killed the
>> pulse-audio process just in case.
>> SYMPTOM: Mute button has no effect on output, although it does glow a
>> marvelous shade of yellow :-) Sound continues to play, but the output meters
>> (post) do stop showing any activity. Fader continues to work normally.
>>    * If I add a master buss and route through it, neither the source
>>      track nor the master mutes affect output.
>>    * However, adding a new (empty) track allows me to use the solo on
>>      that channel to mute the other channel. Setting "Show Solo
>>      Muting" on the Solo Options menu works as expected.
>> Virtually all combinations of options involving:
>> Toggling qjackCtl options "Monitor" and "H/W Monitor"
>> Toggling ardour options under Monitor & Solo
>> Toggling "Auto Input" and just generally clicking around up there :-)
>> Any advice greatly appreciated !
>> PS: Very, very cool piece of software !!!
>>  hallo,
> what happens if you right click on the mute button?
> there are 4 options, and if the right one is not toggled, the mute button
> will not mute the track.
> cheers,
> doc
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