Turn off "stereo in" automatically when starting a new project

Cubase 9.5.50 Pro.

Is there a setting/preference to make “stereo in” (basically the computer’s onboard microphone) minus infinity (no input) automatically when a new project is started? At the moment it starts at 0 dB.

Thank you.

Create a new Project and set the Input fader in the MixConsole all the way down (or mute it). Save that as a Template and use that template when creating a new Project.

Thank you, raino.