Audio click simultaneously records to guitar track

When I record acoustic guitar, the audio track simultaneously gets routed to the guitar’s audio track. I can’t figure out how to prevent this from happening. This is not headphone bleed. It’s directly getting printed along with the guitar.
How do I use a click track without it getting recorded?

Mac Studio OS-13.3.1 w Apollo Twin X Quad

Hi, do you have loopback enabled on your audio interface by any chance?

I don’t know about that. Does the Apollo Twin have loopback? Looking into that.

If I mute all channels on my interface, the click still records on the track.

Since there is no way to get the audio click routed to an input within Cubase itself the culprit must be your software for your audio interface.