Muting Channel Strips

Use the channel strip mute function to remove individual channel strips from the main signal flow (turning off the channel strip) or to remove any unwanted region sections.

The channel strip mute function is also useful when you are setting channel strip levels and setting the Pan, Balance, or Surround Position.

To mute a channel strip
  • Click the channel strip’s Mute button (marked with an M).

Figure. Channel strip with active Mute button.

Click the button a second time to restore the channel strip to its previous level.

Note: When Track Mute/Solo is set to Fast (in the General pane of Audio preferences), clicking a channel strip’s Mute button always activates the corresponding Track Mute button in the Arrange area. See Muting Tracks in the Arrange Area.