MUTEOMATIC is an elegant and simple plug-in that automates the activation of a talkback or listen microphone channel according to your DAW’s transport state and boldly displays the channel’s activation status.

Did you ever find yourself talking to the band in the studio excitedly, only to realize that you’ve spoken to yourself for the last few minutes, because you’d forgotten to press the talkback button? Or did you ever have to put out a fire started by a client who had commented on a talent’s attitude while the talkback mic had been unwittingly left open.

MUTEOMATIC will automatically mute the talkback or listen mic channels according to your DAW’s transport state, opening the mic automatically when the DAW stops and muting it back when the DAW is in playback or recording mode, all while clearly displaying when the mic is open or muted, so that you won’t find yourself in awkward positions or have to play fireman again.

In addition, MUTEOMATIC can be used to automatically mute long effect tails or a monitor’s vocal effects when the DAW is no longer playing, clearing the air for intelligible conversation.

Rik Elliot

When a company releases something so simple yet so effective. The amount of times I started talking only to realise I’d forgot to open the talkback. Now you just set and forget. It’s free too.”

Rik Elliot

Head of Audio at Discovery Channel, London

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MUTEOMATIC will automatically mute the talkback or listen mic channels and boldly display the channels’ states so everyone in the room knows when a channel is open. Whether you feel the urge to encourage the artist while recording or whether you need to mute the mic for a discreet conversation, just click on the main display to either temporary talk or mute the mic.
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Set MUTEOMATIC to mute at any transport state to suit your needs. Just click on one of the transport icons to change MUTEOMATIC’s settings.


  • Auto-mute a talkback or listen mic channel according to the DAW’s transport state
  • Elegant and clear design boldly displays the talkback state
  • Automatically mute long effect tails or monitor effects when DAW is paused
  • One-click temporary interrupt mode
  • Compatible with most major DAW’s on Mac & PC
  • Available in 32- and 64-bit AAX, RTAS, VST and Audio Unit Formats
  • Free!


  • Mac: 64bit Intel Core CPU or Apple Silicon CPU
  • macOS 10.9 or higher
  • PC: 64bit Intel Core CPU
  • Windows 10 or higher
  • Plug-in formats: AAX, Audio Unit, VST, VST3
User Manual



2023-01-29: Version 1.0.4


  • AAX: Record detection support (Pro Tools 2021.10 or later).
  • AAX: Native Apple silicon support.
  • Improved graphics performance.
  • macOS Ventura qualified.


  • Various bugfixes.


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