I recently discovered that there are not many options to actually mute a signal path. Only the TinyGain plugins seem to have a mute button.
In many cases this might be fine but this plugin comes with the cost of metering which can have impact on the signal chain as I learned from falkTX here:
A possible workaround is to use a Switchbox, ToggleSwitch or Mixer. Switcher are really a workaround since they’re additional plugins and the purpose is not really clear just by looking at it. The mixer is pretty big and kinda overkill just for this purpose.
Therefore I suggest to add mute functionality to the following plugins:
- Volume 2x2
- Gain 2x2