There are two ways to record from the X2442USB mixer. The first way is to record with the analog ports on the X2442USB. You can use the MAIN OUTPUTS or the DIRECT OUTPUTS. The DIRECT OUTPUTS will allow 8 separate channels to be recorded simultaneously, while the MAIN OUTPUTS will take all of the channels and submix two outputs (left and right). The second option is to use the USB port. This will allow the MAIN OUTPUTS (two channels-left and right) to be sent digitally through a USB cable to a computer for software recording.