Sound Radix have introduced Muteomatic, a freeware VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin designed to provide simple automatic control over the talkback microphone channel in any compatible digital audio workstation.
The plugin is designed specifically for controlling the talkback microphone system in studios with a separate control room and recording booth (ruling out most home based studio setups), but it can still be put to good use in more simple recording scenarios, even if for users working completely inside the box.
Since Muteomatic automatically mutes a specific channel when the playback is stopped, it can be used for a variety of purposes such as cutting reverb and echo tails automatically by pressing the stop button in your DAW, for example. Keeping those long reverb tails under control can seriously help with reducing ear fatigue during long recording and mixing sessions. The simplest way to achieve something like this is to load Muteomatic on the master channel and set it to auto-mute when playback is stopped. The plugin used under 1% of available CPU resources on our test machine, so it definitely won’t affect the overall performance of your DAW.
Muteomatic is compatible with all popular plugin formats across all major platforms. It sports an easy to use interface with three main controls and a handy instant on/off switch for channel playback. In order to download Muteomatic, you’ll need to sign up for a free user account at Sound Radix. The sign up process is completely free and only requires a valid email address. Once signed up and logged in, you can access the download link in your user area on the Sound Radix website.
Check out the Muteomatic demo video:
Muteomatic is available for free download via Sound Radix (2.8 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/RTAS/AAX plugin formats for Windows & Mac OS).