Mixdown from Allen & Heath ZED436 USB Out to Laptop:

Hi all, I have been using Audacity for a while now but I am doing it wrong. I’ve been using the main A & H sliders for record levels and I know that is not correct. Here is the signal path I am working with.

  1. Several tracks out of my Alesis HD24 machine to appropriate channels on the console.
  2. Tracks out of my console via USB to my laptop and into Audacity.

I think I should be utilizing the Matrix section as I need USB out to get to Audacity.
I am aware this is all in the manual but I do not do well with manuals…
Can anyone explain the steps to do this? Any help appreciated. Cheers!