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#1593524 - 11/27/18 09:40 AM Autommix "mute" not working HELP!!
Rob1 Offline
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I have "mute" selected in the automix set up screen. The automix button is amber. I have selected a track to automate record by holding down the automate button while pushing the tracks select button till it is red. I then hold the automate button and pushed record on the transport. I cue up the spot. I hit the mute button on the track so the track is off. I hold down the automate button and hit tap for a snap shot. I back up and take the track off of mute. I put the track on automix play (green). I hit play and notice the mute function has not been recorded in automix. I am in automix edit so I can see that something has been recorded there, but not the mute function. I try the same thing, only this time on the fly. I mute the track when the spot comes up while in play / automix record. I check again and it did not take. I double check the automix set up screen. "Mute" is still selected. Any ideas?? Why is automix not acknowledging the mute??

The only thing I can think of is maybe "mute" should have been selected in the beginning when I did the original automix set up. It was not. I selected it when I realized I needed it half way through the song. It would seem that this should be allowed. I don't know. Can anyone give me a clue?? Thanks.

Does anyone use automix with the 2480? Am I being lame? I have done a lot of automixing and editing and I thought I had it down, but this has me stumped. it's the first time I've tried to mute anything in automix. Is it a known problem and just doesn't work? Do I need to accept that the 2480 claims to be able to do this but in actuality it can not?

Here I am editing again. I don't know how I can be more clear in explaining my process and the frustration it is causing. I look every day to see if anyone has any idea. I guess not from the lack of response. Has anyone ever tried to use "mute" in automix? What was the result? How did you do it?

Thanks for any help, Rob


Edited by Rob1 (12/02/18 01:34 PM)

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#1594078 - 12/03/18 11:34 AM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: Rob1]
blair Offline
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create a new project and test it out, if it works, something is aloof in your current project.
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#1594092 - 12/03/18 02:36 PM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: blair]
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Doing it in automix edit is indeed the easiest way. Strange you can see the marker for the automix mute but it’s not doing anything.

Yeah, I would recommend putting an “unmute” marker at the start of the song on that track and then have the “mute” marker where you want/need it.

I mean I think it should have worked just fine as you’ve done it, but no harm in slapping another marker at the start to maybe force the issue? good luck!
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#1594142 - 12/04/18 08:46 AM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: blair]
Rob1 Offline
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Good suggestion blair and ulank. I am going to try going to the top to re snapshot that track with the mute highlighted in automix setup. If that fails, I'll do as you suggested blair. Thanks to both of you, R

Edited by Rob1 (12/04/18 08:51 AM)

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#1594242 - 12/05/18 03:16 PM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: Rob1]
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After a few hours and back reviews of the manual (which did not help in the least) I have finally figured out my problem.
In mixing and in tracking I have come to look on the "record,playback,off" button as a mute button as well. It turns the damn track off. The light goes out and you get no sound. To me and I'm sure I am not alone here, That's a pretty damn good mute. There in lies my problem. Some of you may say geese this guy is lame but common! Well, I found out the hard way that this is not a mute button where automix is concerned. It's in the software not the hardware.

The mute for automix was on my monitor all along and it is the only one that will work. Clicking with a mouse does it, not muting by turning off the track. Imagine that. Every other damn thing is on the console; fader, panpot, EQ.

Oh well, at least I know it will be possible now that I know which mute switch to use. The only one for automix is on the screen. Not on the console

Hope this helps anyone out there who may have had the same problem.

Analogue man in a digital world, Rob - signing out

I just need to add. You would think somewhere in the manual, Preferably in the automix section, they would let you know "muting a track can only be done with the on screen button not with the button on the console" Duh.


Edited by Rob1 (12/05/18 04:10 PM)

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#1594246 - 12/05/18 04:49 PM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: Rob1]
Rob1 Offline
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Ulank. You are right about the "unmute" marker. I set up a new automix test song just to check things out. If you just select mute in the automix select screen in the middle of the song, it will stay muted when you back up in front of that spot. You have to have an "unmute" on the front of the song where you start with all the faders down or it wont know that it should be unmuted till it is muted as the song rolls along. Thanks for your help.
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#1594247 - 12/05/18 04:51 PM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: blair]
Rob1 Offline
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Thanks for your suggestion Blair. I did start a new project and learned a lot.
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#1594260 - 12/05/18 07:04 PM Re: Autommix "mute" not working HELP!! [Re: Rob1]
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