I always use the Import Audio Command to bring audio into my sessions but often I import to the clips list. I know many people drag and drop from Finder windows straight onto the timeline and I often drag from the clips list onto blank space on the timeline.
Did you know you can drag a file or clip onto the tracks sidebar and a new track will be created in the same way as dragging onto the timeline? Why is this useful? Because in a busy session there usually isn’t any blank space visible in the edit window. I use this all the time.
Watch the free video tutorial to see it demonstrated.