The logic of how this works escapes me.
At first I thought - with some quick experimentation - that mute/unmuting a folder track would only affect tracks within it which had been unmuted individually. This isn’t logical, but I was glad for it - made operational sense to me - allows one to toggle on and off a desired setup of track states without losing it.
I recently somehow got a track folder into a state, however, where I could not unmute any instrument tracks inside the folder with the folder-unmute button. If I unmuted them individually and attempted to muted/unmute them with the folder buttons, they’d mute but then stay muted - folder-UNmute worked only on audio tracks. This appeared to be the case no matter what state I created using individual track mute/unmute settings on the tracks within.
I reset the mute state of all project layers (with the global buttons in the toolbar.) Now that folder won’t remember any mute state at all. Folder-mute/unmute affects everything within the folder. This at least is logical (if maybe not as useful as toggling only the individually-unmuted layers.) This can be operational too, IF it’s actually consistent.
- Is there some operational utility to being able to folder-unmute only the audio tracks within a folder layer?
- How to get out of that state without resetting the whole project?
- Any suggestions on how to understand how this is supposed to work? (The manual says folder mute/unmute affects everything within a folder, but my experience in the third paragraph above disproves that.)
- If there’s a bug, can anybody say how to avoid triggering it or how to work around it?
- CAD programmes allow for the saving of layer states (on, off, frozen, locked, display type, etc.) Is there something similar (and reliable) for track states in cubase?