[Ardour-Users] How do I select and copy a time aligned region?

Dan Tepper soundman at wintaper.com
Mon Sep 3 08:11:00 PDT 2007

after you drop the region in a new track, right click the region, from
the top (region) menu, choose "original position"

note: this won't work if the source region was moved from its original


peter schmitt wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I know the manual seems to cover this topic, but for the life of me, I 
> cannot figure out how to:
> 1) select a snippet of sound from one track while leaving the rest of 
> the track unmolested (I end up with a trimmed track that I can't get 
> back to its original state)
> 2) copy that snippet in a time-aligned fashion to a new fresh track, so 
> I can apply an effect to it independently of the original, and have it 
> sync up with the original.
> I spent over an hour futzing and reading the 'manual' to get one 
> instance of this task done, but it's just not sinking in.
> I'm not getting the behavior I would expect from ardour, and it all 
> feels very counterintuitive.
> I'll need to do a LOT of this sort of thing to punch up some drum tracks 
> (new york compression) so any insight on the topic (and 
> selection/copying in general) would be hugely welcome.
> Thanks
> Pete.
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