[Ardour-Users] Muted tracks processing

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Mon Aug 24 18:02:47 PDT 2015

On 08/25/2015 02:54 AM, jonetsu at teksavvy.com wrote:
> Hello,
> When tracks are muted, vu meters are still going.  So this means that
> any plug-ins connected to tracks are exercised (eg. they are actively
> processing data), even if those tracks are muted.  Is this right ?

Correct. One can mute/unmute anytime without glitch. One can also
automate mutes (in Ardour4).

Mutes affects output processors only (ie internal(aux) + external sends,
and the track's main output port). Right-click on the mute to further
specificity which send are muted (pre-fader, post-fader, ..)

If you want to disable effect processors and mute the complete track:
deactivate the track. Right click on the track-header in the editor to
do so. Note that this can only be done while the transport is stopped
and cannot be automated.


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