Input monitoring stays on when monitor button is off

Hi there

I am on Cubase 11 with a Steinberg UR44C interface.
While recording audio - the monitor on my input track stay s audible even when the yellow monitor button is off on the the track I am trying to record onto.
My VST preference is set to “Manual” in the Auto monitoring section.
My “direct monitoring” is turned OFF (unchecked) in the studio set up window.
Why is the monitor on the input channel still audible and showing a signal?

To link the monitor button with the hardware monitor mixer in the interface, direct monitoring should be set to ON.

Cubase isn’t controlling the complete monitor switching in your case, it’s made in the UR44C own dspMixFX.