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Mutes

Each path has a Mute button above the fader. Press it to silence all sends and outputs from the channel. The button will turn red to indicate that the channel has been 'locally' muted.

In addition to this local mute function, paths can be muted from the Master Tile Mute Groups.

Definition: Mute Groups allow a number of paths to be muted with a single button – for example, a group of performers, or all sources from one 'act'.

LIVE has ten mute groups, controlled using the column of buttons to the left of the main fader. To mute all signals in a mute group, simply press its button – it will turn orange. The mute buttons on all paths in the group will also turn orange, indicating that they have been muted by a mute group (or VCA group – see notes below).

Note: Ensure the Master Tile Mute/User buttons are in Mute Group mode by ensuring the Mode button is orange and the Mute label beside it is lit

Assigning Mute Groups

Press & hold the Master Tile Mute Group button for the group you wish to build until it flashes orange.

Press Select on the paths you wish to add to the mute group – they will also flash orange.

To quickly add a range of paths, press & hold Select at the start of the range and then press Select at the end of the range.

Press the Mute Group button again to finish assigning.

Notes:
- Mutes can be enabled with VCA's and automation scenes, both of which are covered in later tutorials.
- If you mute the channel locally, it will stay muted regardless of any mute group or VCA status.
- You can also assign paths to mute groups using the mute group functions in the main screen or Channel Control Tile.
- Mute 'safes' protect paths from being erroneously muted as part of groups.
- In addition to turning red (local mute) and orange (group or VCA mute), mute buttons can be green or flash red when in 'safe' mode.

See the mute and mute groups page in the reference for details.

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