[Ardour-Users] Recovering from the mute bug

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Thu Jun 3 09:34:57 PDT 2010

Although Ardour 2.8.9 no longer suffers from the subtle bug that
caused the mute button(s) to no longer work by default, many users of
Ardour will not see the situation change until they remove their
~/.ardour2/ardour.rc file. This probably contains default settings for
mute like this:

    <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"/>

If your version of this file has value="no" for those options, you
should either edit it by hand (its just a text file) so that it says
value="yes" instead or just remove the file entirely. Editing is
preferable, but removing the file will not hurt.

You should also check the file /etc/ardour2/ardour_system.rc, or a
related location if you installed Ardour somewhere non-standard) for
the same issue, though it is less likely to be seen there. Do NOT
remove this file - if it contains "no" as the settings for these
options, you should edit the file.

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