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Making Tracks Inactive

If you have Audio, Auxiliary Input, or Master Fader tracks in a session that you don't need to hear, you can mute their output. However, these muted tracks will continue to use available voices and your computer's processing power.

To conserve these resources, you can make tracks inactive. All plug-ins, sends, and automation on inactive tracks are temporarily disabled. Inactive tracks are grayed out in the Mix and Edit windows.

To toggle the active/inactive state of a track:

  • In the Mix window, Command-Control-click (Mac) or Ctrl-Start-click (Windows) the Track Type indicator (Figure 4.49).
    Figure 4.49

    Figure 4.49 To make tracks active or inactive, Command-Control-click (Mac) or Ctrl-Start-click (Windows) the Track Type indicator.

To toggle the active/inactive state of multiple tracks:

  1. Select the tracks to make active or inactive.
  2. Choose Track > Make Inactive (or Make Active).
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