Guitar clean DI always playing in background

Hi so I am trying to record takes on my guitar but the clean signal is always in the background. I am distorting my guitars with high gain fortin nameless vst but the clean signal input is always on, how can I make it so it doesnt playback the di clean input.
Cubase 12
Macbook Pro M1
Scarlett Solo Gen 2

any tips would be great - thanks

OK i played around with afew things and found out solution is in the audio interface (scarlett).
all I had to do was flip the switch to direct monitoring=off