Logic Pro 9 Bug? Volume drop and record ready button


Sometimes the volume of a track will suddenly drop. It seems to have to do with selecting tracks and the the record ready button turning red. Like it's a record monitoring feature?

When selecting software instrument tracks in the arrange window the record ready button sometimes auto-selects red but sometimes just the letter R turns red?

I would like to side-step the issue by not having the button auto-select "on" when I touch a track, but I can't find a preference or setting for it.

If I simply turn that track back up with the fader and continue to work I will invariably sooner or later toggle off whatever I toggled on, then suddenly the volume will be too loud for that track. I've been working around this for years. I seem to notice it only when I've been working with a track for a few hours.

I'm on Logic 9, OSX ver 10.6.8

If anyone can help I will be eternally indebted. Thank you.