Logic Pro X: Mute and solo regions in the Tracks area

Mute and solo regions in the Tracks area

You can mute one or more regions in the Tracks area to exclude them from playback. You can also solo individual regions, to hear them in isolation, and lock the solo status of regions.

Mute individual regions

Do one of the following:

  • Select the Mute tool, then click the regions you want to mute.

  • Select the regions, then select the Mute checkbox in the Region inspector.

  • Select the regions, then press Control–M.

Muted regions appear gray in the Tracks area, for easy identification.

Unmute muted regions

Do one of the following:

  • Select the Mute tool, then click the muted regions.

  • Select the muted regions, then deselect the Mute checkbox in the Region inspector.

  • Select the muted regions, then press Control–M.

Solo individual regions

  1. Click-hold the region you want to solo with the Solo tool.

    Figure. Click-holding a region with the Solo tool.

    The region plays in isolation from the pointer position until you release the mouse button.

    You can solo multiple regions by clicking them, then click-holding one of the selected regions with the Solo tool. Playback starts from the position of the pointer until you release the mouse button.

Solo regions using the Solo button

  1. Click the Solo button in the control bar (or press S).

    Figure. Solo button in the control bar.
  2. Select the regions you want to solo.

  3. While the project is playing, you can Shift-click additional regions to hear them. Select a soloed region (or Shift-click multiple soloed regions) to unsolo them.

  4. When you’re finished, click the Solo button (or press S) again.

Lock the solo status of regions

  1. Option-click the Solo button in the control bar (or press Option-S).

    Figure. Solo button locked by Option-clicking.
  2. Select the regions you want to solo.

    Selecting regions while the project plays does not affect their solo status.

  3. When you’re finished, click the Solo button (or press S) again.

Muted tracks and regions appear slightly differently in the Tracks area, depending on how they are muted:

  • When a track is muted using its Mute button, the regions on the track are gray, but the region names are in color.

  • When a track is turned off using its On/Off button, both the regions on the track and the region names are gray.

  • When an individual region is muted, the region and its name are gray, and a small colored dot precedes the name.

  • When a track is muted because another track is soloed, the regions on the track are gray, but the region names are in color.

Published Date: Aug 9, 2018
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