So I have a track that has mute automation but I’d like to mute it while I check something. But it keeps unmuting as the automation channel is unmute. I can try to uncheck Read but then I forget that the track was automated and don’t check the Read again, as I usually have so many tracks.
Is there a global mute function? That works regardless of automation, even even I mute the group the track is in it will still prioritize the automation mute.
LoopMash FX has a mute button. You can add that as an insert at the end of your chain and automate that button. Better to leave the mixer parameters without automation for the exact reason you’ve mentioned.
I never use the Automated Mute function anymore. Interferes too much when I’m working.
If I’m temporarily Muting the whole track, then I use the ‘M’ on the Channel/ Track head.
If I want to Mute the FX channels, I pull down the FX channel faders, instead.
If I want a part in the track to be muted, I split it on each end, then hit ALT-M to mute it. I can then return to it if I decide to visit it again, but I’ll never have to worry about it unknowingly appearing in the mix.
BTW, I use the bypass method that [diegoalejo15] shows, for SOME tasks, but because I do, I routinely ‘Show all Automation’ and run down the tracks looking for that yellow bypass symbol.
Hope this helps…