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Separate arm and monitor toggle for "Instrument input follows selection"

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asked Jun 28, 2021 in Recording by felixolschewski (470 points)

If you activate "Instrument input follows selection" the selection of an instrument track will trigger both "arm" and "monitor". I would prefer not to automatically record on whichever track is selected, though.
If I deactivate that option, automatic monitoring is no longer triggered either so whenever I select a track now, I would have to click "monitor" again. This is particularly confusing if I switch between those modes.
I am asking for a split of the "Instrument input follows selection" option to make it act independently on the "arm" and "monitor" triggers.
The use case is this: I will often try out different things on my instrument tracks or just give myself reference notes for my singing. It often happenend that I accidentally recorded midi data on the instrument track I used to play alongside my vocal recording. That won't happen if I switch off the "Instrument input follows selection" option but then I will always have to click the monitor button for the instrument track I just selected.

Might be related or even the same as this:

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answered Aug 9, 2023 by ericthompson (870 points)
Using presonus studio one for live backing track, click track , and lighting via automation lanes (dmxis, or EMU) or a midi track.   Presonus could easily surpass other apps in this use if it would simply add an "input monitoring follows selection option".   We can use midi controller buttons to call a macro which finds and selects a particular track.  Say goodbye to mainstage.  we can setup synths and full channel effects for those synths and simply push a button on our midi controller and select a particuar synth (track) and monitor enable it without touching the computer.    Keyboard players would ditch mainstage in a heartbeat if they are already using studio one and are familiar with it.
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answered Jan 22 by arnoldkleiker (260 points)
I also would like to have an option that by clicking on the track in the track panel monitoring activates, and at the same time that it doesn't activate when clicking or selecting a clip in the arrange view. If i have to turn "monitoring follows selction" on and of all the time it slows my workflow down.