Hello good people I wonder if you can steer me to some reading material or otherwise help. I’ve been using Ardour a bit now, reading the manual, and yet still basically confused about how to approach recording. When I was recording in the 90s on a 4-track cassette machine, I could just dive in, even if I was still learning, say, the bass part to a song, and record over and over and over with the understanding that once I get a good take, I would not do any more. I would have the good take. After reading some in the Ardour manual, it sounds like Tape mode would simulate this, yet Tape mode is not suggested for normal use. This has me confused. I would like to do things the smart way. I guess I like the idea of being able to undo mistakes, which it seems is a feature of Normal mode. However if I just dive in like I did in the analog days using ardour’s Normal mode, then for each take I’ll end up with another layer, with the most recent take being the only one that ends up in the mix? What If I’m not a very good musician and it takes me 27 takes? Do I care about layers 1-26? Or just ignore them?
I think I read somewhere that playlists are what might be something I should be making use of. But is my process so different from that of others’? I’m certainly a beginner with Ardour, and not so sure I should be going to an advanced feature right now, if playlists are an advanced feature.
Any guidance for a newbie would be much appreciated. Thanks to all