Switching an audio cable off?


#1

In my rackspace I use 6 x a Helix plugin (guitar) that I bypass using songparts, so in part 1 only plugin 3 could be on, while in part2 plugin 1 could be on, while bypassing the rest…
They do all get audio input however, which means that if I switch to another part where a plugin has quite some delay, I then hear the tail of the notes that I struck before…
Is there a way of switching an audio cable off (all come from the same interface input channel but cables are linked to each plugin)
Otherwise I would have to put a gain in front of every plugin for which I set the volume to 0 I guess?
How many of those gain controls can I have in there before they start ‘pressing’ on cpu? (already have 13 in, plus 5 16-channel mixers…


#2

That is a lot.
Can’t you use different rackspaces, so the complexity would be not so much as you have now in 1 rackspace?
I do not think that many gain plugins do stress the CPU.

Here is a picture how you can mute an audio gain


#3

If you don’t want to hear an overlapping delay or reverb from the sound played before, you should mute the line outs of your Helix plugins - then there will be silence instantly (no matter how long the delay may be).
Just use a 16ch mixer block and connect it like i did on the screenshot, then use the mute or solo function with some widgets as Pianopaul showed you above (it works the same way with mixers blocks).


#4

Hey Schamass - thanks - I do mute everything but if I switch to another Helix that has quite a long delay, the input of my guitar has been going in to that Helix all of the time and on unmuting I hear the delay-tail…
Ya there’s a lot of stuff going on in that rack - mainly because I also arrange all of the monitoring for the rest of the band from that same rack…