You need to set both the A2 as well as target the tracks you want the clips on. Then an Insert or Overlay will go to the desired tracks.
Thanks for the reply. Do you mean I put the V (on the far left) on video 2 and the A2 on Audio 6? I've tried that and then dragged the footage down and it doesn't seem to affect anything.
I almost always drag my clips. I just tried the insert button and it creates a blank gap in the timeline but doesn't insert the footage. Overwrites jumps the playhead forward but leaves no footage either.
Another way to do what I want to do is to put the video up on video 7, then the audio goes on audio 7. But that's a bit messy. It seems the audio always wants to go on the same track # as the video.
#3 under Drag Video and Audio to a Sequence: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS1c9bc5c2e465a58a91cf0b1038518aef7-7d27a .html#WS1c9bc5c2e465a58a91cf0b1038518aef7-7d22a
I did not see which version of PrPro you are using. That can be important, as there was a change in Audio Tracks between CS 5.5 (and earlier), and CS 6. For CS 6, there are some good AdobeTV tutorials, that cover how those changes will affect things, regarding Audio. At the end of this article, there are a few links on how Audio works in CS 6: http://forums.adobe.com/message/3757977#3757977 If you have CS 6, disregard much of the material in the first part of the article, and most will no longer apply with CS 6.
Good luck, and it appears that you have the info needed.
It seems the audio always wants to go on the same track # as the video.
When you drag it, yes. This is normal. To do otherwise, use an Insert or Overlay command from the Source Monitor, along with the aforementioned routing and targeting.