How to configure ardour to record with monitoring
I'm a total novice with ardour and could use some help in configuring a session to work to both record and function as a PA. I will be monitoring based on speaker output, not headphones. Please forgive my "language", I'm not particularly up on proper terminology.
My sound card is an MAudio Delta 1010 which does support hardware monitoring, but I need to be able to control the volume of, and mute, specific sound sources. I assume that hardware monitoring is not directly controllable from ardour.
I can record and I can play the recording through the speakers. When I create a session, if I use the "advanced options" and check the 'monitor' box, I get a "monitor" track, which qjackctl shows as being connected to control inputs from ardour and to playback outlines 1 and 2.
But when I record, I get no sound through the speakers. And, when I play back the recording, both the master and monitor track have active "action" bars.
Thanks for your help.