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Mute Button
The mute button is one of the most basic functions of an audio console. When the mute button is engaged the track is not audible (or muted). If the button is disengaged, the track is on and audible. If you don't see a 'mute' button on your console, you may simply have a track on/off button or switch. When the track is in the 'on' position, the channel is essentially unmuted, and when the track is in the 'off' position, the channel is essentially muted,

Mute Automation
When automation was just a dream, the mute button was first on the wishlist. Mute was the first feature on consoles to be automated. Think about the ability to have tracks automatically turn on and off in syncronization with a project. It something that we take for granted now, but was a big deal and a powerful tool not too long ago.

Muting Regions
Most DAWs have the option of muting individual audio regions within a track. This lets you keep your regions in place, while being able to mute certain parts to maybe try out a new arrangement bring elements of a looped project in and out.

 
 
 
 

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Sound Waves:

Sound Waves are vibrations that travel through the air. While they travel in the electronic and digital worlds they are commonly shown on a two-dimensional graph...read the whole article here.
 
 
 
 
 

 

How To Build An Equipment Rack

These specifications, with the exception of the width of the rack, are adjustable. They should be made to the dimensions that best suit your needs. This rack was designed for use in a home studio next to a standard work desk. Any design should also be contingent on the rack rails purchased. Look through the following steps to build your own rack...Read more here.

 
 
 
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