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Is it possible to mute the HD500 inputs without muting USB audio?
by GTLazer on 2013-04-22 05:12:48

I use my hD500 as a USB interface, connected directly to a pair of active monitors. Because of the position of the HD500 under a desk, I tend to always leave the 'guitar in' cable plugged into the back of the unit.

So, when I'm not using it for guitar (either tinkering with Ableton or possibly just listening to music while doing something else), I'd like to be able to completely mute the inputs so I don't get any hum from having the guitar cable terminate with a loose plug on the floor. I thought I'd be able to do this by setting the tuner to 'mute' and using the tuner like a mute switch, but unfortunately this also mutes the USB audio, which I thought was a bit odd.

So anyway, is there a way to completely mute the inputs without killing the USB audio?

Thanks.

P.S. It's a bit cramped in the corner of the spare room, but it looks like this:

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Re: Is it possible to mute the HD500 inputs without muting USB audio?
by silverhead on 2013-04-22 06:37:10

To mute the Guitar plug buzz you might try temporarily setting the Inputs on the current HD500 preset to an unused physical input (something other than Guitar).



Re: Is it possible to mute the HD500 inputs without muting USB audio?
by mlong on 2013-04-22 06:58:40

I'd just put a gate in the signal chain of the patches that you use. You could also asign it to a footwswitch in case you didn't want it on when you were playing.



Re: Is it possible to mute the HD500 inputs without muting USB audio?
by DeanDinosaur on 2013-04-22 09:53:33

Yes there is

Open the line 6 driver window, i think it's called line6 devices. GO to the monitoring tab and drag the volume slider all the way to the left. NOw remember as long as the USB is connected the input will be muted until you arm a track for monitoring inside your DAW. So once your done with this kind of application you can go back to the same window and move the slider to the right to get volume again if you're no longer in your DAW.




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