all for this
wow. so simple idea. so much improvement.
and let the mute status accessible and changable via lua script.
Edit: Also maybe it should be possible to mute a complete device chain of a track.
I don’t get what the OP was suggesting at first…?
Allow the user to decide that a given parameter should not be affected by automation (a.k.a. “muting” the automation).
It’s a workflow enhancer, nothing more. In theory, you could delete the automation, do some experimentation and undo to bring back the automation.