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

Dragan Noveski perodog at gmx.net
Sat Aug 8 03:26:16 PDT 2009

Mike Morris wrote:
> WOW!!! I had no idea that right-clicking the mute button gave those 
> options!!!
> 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? 
yes, if you have a pre/post fader send to a bus, or a insert you can 
manage if the sends/inserts also should be muted.
> And what does muting the "Control Out" do (midi related?)
ctrl out might have to do with muting the path to the monitor channel 
which ardour can provide you...but i did not tried.
> Thanks again Dragan,
you are welcome,

> Sincerely,
> Mike
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 5:48 PM, Dragan Noveski <perodog at gmx.net 
> <mailto: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.
>         THINGS I'VE TRIED:
>         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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