Which of the following methods for muting a single Generator channel routed to a single Mixer track is preferable?
Are there any advantages or disadvantages when automating via one of these particular methods over another?
Are there any technical differences between them? (i.e. audio performance / response speed / smoothing, etc.)
#1. Mixer Insert - Volume
#2. Channel volume
#3. Fruity Balance - Volume
#4. Fruity send - Dry level
#5. Fruity Mute 2 - Mute
#6. Channel - Volume multiplier
#7. Fruity Stereo Enhancer - Volume
Also, are there any methods that are available, that I may have missed?
Note: I understand that there may be specific circumstances where one method may be preferable to another, however...
I'm more interested in a general use case scenario of automating a single generator channel, routed to a single mixer track, which method do you prefer to 'completely mute' (i.e. from normal volume immediately to zero) and why?
I would particularly like any technical feedback from staff members or knowledgeable users who may have insight into specific advantages for one method over another.
One observation I have made (whether it is accurate or not) is that when using the '#5 Fruity Mute 2 - Mute' method, the audio can sometimes produce an audible 'click' when the automation is triggered. I wondered if this is due to no 'declicking' occurring with this method, or if either this, or any of the other methods even apply a zero-point crossing feature, or volume smoothing algorithm on the output audio?
Does this mean that 'Fruity Mute 2' may be the fastest method for going instantly from a normal volume level to zero?
Overall, I'm attempting to figure out which method I should probably be using when I want to quickly mute processed audio.
Any useful feedback or advice would be appreciated.
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