OK, this is really embarrassing, since I've been using ardour for a year and a half yet it's a beginners question. Anyway, basically, I used to do overdubbing with track layers, but now explicit layering has been removed. Probably for the best, you know what you're doing, but, as far as I can see now my only option to do over dubs the way I used to is to create a new track. That's OK, but I really don't want masses of extra tracks, so what I was hoping to do is to keep a "scratch" track for recording my overdubs transparently and getting them in time with the main track, then somehow bouncing them to the track I want. So my real question then is how do I copy my new region in the scratch track, to the main track, without losing the positioning.
ok, I just tried something....dragging with middle click to the old track - works like a dream. Trial and error is the best teacher. However, I'm still going to ask the question as I'm sure this is probably not the best procedure for recording overdubs.
So my modified question is how do you all go about recording overdubs? I have to confess the most accurate/best sounding overdubs I've ever done were years ago with audacity, because it;s destructive nature just seemed to fit in with my way of thinking - I'd zoom right in as far as I could to the wave form and line it up beautifully. I'm sure this sort of thing must be possible in ardour, but I've not managed it yet.
Final note since it's my first post, I must get it down for the record - ardour is truly incredible, one of the best open source projects around.