Disable a route on 2nd song state only? (Switch off ambient mic when song starts)


I’d like to disable my ambient mic (via a route) on the 2nd song state of every song.
Optionally I’d like to re-enable the route on the 1st and/or last song state of every song.

Is there a way to do this that doesn’t involve adding a binding to every song?



If your mic is running through Cantabile, you can switch it off by disabling the mic route in the 2nd state. Don’t know your setup, so I can only assume. I don’t know that you can disable just the 2nd state in the background rack. Will see what I can come up with, unless a good answer chimes in 1st.




Thanks Corky. I’ve got a global “bindings” rack which is in every song, and contains the named route for the microphone. I’d like to avoid going into each song and disabling the route on the 2nd state, but I could do that if no other option. At the moment I manually enable this route with a button at the end of each song so I can hear any inter-song chat through my IEMs, Extreme laziness has set in however, hence the question!

I was hoping I could do something with the Song State Index trigger, but I don’t think it can be used to reference the 2nd song state in this way.



Sorry. I couldn’t find a way to make it work. In one of the bands I perform with, we don’t use an ambient mic, because our vocal mics picked up too much crowd chatter in our IEMs as it was. We couldn’t hear our vocals very well, so I put a gate on all our mics, problem solved. Crowd noise will not trigger the gate to open, but our vocals would. But, of course, we use electronic drums, and no amps or instrument mics. Everything is direct into mixer. We found we like it without the ambient mic. Just like rehearsal. I can also enable/disable the gate with a touch of a button on the digital mixer if I need to. Another beauty is muting the mains so I can talk with the band members if the need arises, such as…man did you see that blonde on your right?