Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

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Mist001
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Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by Mist001 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:00 am

I have a project with 10 tracks. Sometimes I want to mute 9 of the tracks so I can just work on one single track. Currently, I have to mute all 9 tracks individually.

What I thought would improve my work flow is if I could select all the tracks and mute them all at once. Then I could just unmute the track that I wanted to work on, effectively instead of taking 9 individual actions, I'd only be taking 2.

I had a play around this morning but couldn't find a way to do it. Can it be done?

Thanks.

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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by Mark Bliss » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:06 am

Why not just "Solo" the one you are working on?
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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by mick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:58 am

Mist001 You have 2 replies for the "insert silence" query you asked about in case you haven't seen them.
You can hold CTRL and select the tracks you need to solo/mute/ pan/ volume and more, altogether.
You can also hold shiift then select the first and last track if they are together then solo etc together.

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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by Mist001 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:59 am

D'oh! to the first reply and thanks to the second!

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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by Acoustica Greg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 pm

Hi,

One more goodie: hold down the Ctrl key and click Solo to automatically un-solo all other soloed tracks.

This also works with Mute: holding down the Ctrl key and clicking Mute automatically un-Mutes all other tracks.

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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by bigaquarium » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:03 am

Good morning,

If you highlight a group of tracks you can mute/solo/pan/fade/resize all of them at the same time.

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Re: Can I Mute Multiple Tracks At Once?

Post by Acoustica Greg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:12 am

Hi,

And then of course, you can also link tracks. (Select a group of tracks by ctrl-clicking, even if they aren't next to each other, then right-click and select Link).

Or put them in a submix, and mute the submix.

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