this console confuses me. i bought it a few weeks ago and still can't understand how to use much of the features. maybe yawll could give me some answers.

1. how do i get the onboard effects to run on individual channels on the mixer itself?

2. if i'm playing back tracks and recording at the same time, how do i mute those background tracks from being recorded, but still be able to hear them through my headphones?

3. what is the best and easiest way to mixdown audio from the mixer onto the computer? i tried going from an aux send to the line input of my soundcard with cakewalk. it didn't get a signal though. thanks