Muting Audio Output

Sometimes when you are playing or editing sounds, you may want to quickly mute (silence) all audio output for the concert. MainStage includes a Master Mute button that silences the output from every patch in the concert.

Figure. The Panic and Master Mute buttons in the toolbar.
To quickly mute all sound
Do one of the following:
  • Press Control-M.

  • In the toolbar, click the Master Mute button.

  • If you have mapped the Master Mute function to a screen control, press or move the corresponding controller.

    The Master Mute button changes to show that the output is muted (a red diagonal line covers the speaker icon). All output remains muted until you click the Master Mute button again.

To unmute all sound
Do one of the following:
  • Press Control-M again.

  • In the toolbar, click the Master Mute button again.

  • If you have mapped the Master Mute function to a screen control, press or move the corresponding controller.

Master Mute is also a mappable parameter in the Parameter Mapping browser. You can map Master Mute to a button or other controller in your concerts so that you can quickly mute all output when you are playing live in Perform or Full Screen mode.

In addition, you can mute audio output for a single channel strip by clicking its Mute (M) button.