Option to Not Mute Mix Out When DCA is Muted

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    There should be an option to not mute the Mix out when the DCA is muted.

    This is necessary to keep monitors (IEMs) active when FOH is muted via a DCA.

    Yea … I know … you can pull down the DAC’s fader. But, wouldn’t the DCA’s Mute button be a more efficient workflow ?

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    as i already wrote in your other thread on the same topic, i see no problem.
    i find the function as it is logical.

    you could also just work with subgroups, so you get your function right now.

    but – maybe – there will be a possibility to change it sometime?
    i just hope that the default setting stays as it is 😉

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    By virtue a better request would be PER mute group behavior modifier (mutes post-fader sends only OR pre-fader & post-fader) [applies to DCA as well].

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    KeithJ A&H

    As posted in the general forum on the same subject-

    Hi all,

    On any A&H mixer, the mute will mute the channel/s associated with it. This is the case for individual mutes or Mute/DCA groups.
    If you ‘mute’ a channel, by definition, no sound should come from it. The only exception to this rule is where the signal is not part of the mix (direct outs) and this is why you have the option to ‘follow’ mutes instead.

    The thinking is that, although the outcome is basically the same, muting a channel is actually different from pulling a fader down to -inf (Pre and Post fade refer only to the fader position).
    DCA’s affect level rather than mutes, so the function of the ‘Mute’ key on a DCA channel strip is not defined, and there is certainly no consensus as to what exactly it should do.

    If you need to remove channels from a mix on the SQ, you can easily un-assign and re-assign by holding the ‘Assign’ key and using the ‘Sel’ keys, therefore most engineers find it useful to have these ‘DCA Mutes’ work as extra mute groups.

    However – I can see how it would be useful to have an option here, so will note as a feature request the ability to choose whether DCA mutes follow pre/post fader settings as it seems this would cover it.


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    That would be the best possible solution 😉

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