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

Dragan Noveski perodog at gmx.net
Sat Aug 8 03:36:22 PDT 2009

Mike Morris wrote:
> Actually, on a more practical vein... why do all my new tracks have 
> none of the four possible mute modes selected, making them completely 
> impotent? Is there a preference somewhere to set the default mute mode 
> for new tracks?

this is another problem. they actually should be all toggled on by 
default (at least it is here the case...). what happens if you start a 
brand new session?
or what happens if you rename your .ardour2 file into something like 
.ardour-old and than start a new session?


...ok i found it now! it is stored in the file 
/usr/local/etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc in exactly this lines:

    <Option name="minimum-disk-io-bytes" value="262144"/>
    <Option name="track-buffer-seconds" value="5.000000"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-pre-fader" value="yes"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-post-fader" value="yes"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-control-outs" value="yes"/>
    <Option name="mute-affects-main-outs" value="yes"/>

so if yours looks different, just copy and paste the 'mute-affects....' 
lines into the file and it shoud work.
perhaps the best way would be to remove the hole /usr/local/etc/ardour2/ 
directory and reinstall ardour, but i don't know about F11, so other 
people might know to give you the right advice here.
> On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 10:19 PM, Mike Morris <mcmorris95125 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:mcmorris95125 at gmail.com>> 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? And what does muting the "Control Out" do (midi related?)
>     Thanks again Dragan,
>     Sincerely,
>     Mike

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