So to my surprise, today I found that muted tracks don’t really get muted when you have an hardware insert effect in that track. The track was showing NOTHING yet magically I could hear the sound. Then when I muted the whole project I saw the inputs in MixConsole lighting up and narrowed it down to the offending hardware insert.
Is this by design or a bug? Pretty strange if you can’t mute hardware-FX’d tracks!!