I'm working on recording my bass to existing mp3s (with bass). I'm using a Tascam DP008 and one of two active Ibanez basses. when recording, I find that I have to keep the level of the mp3 (tracks 1 & 2) quite low in comparison to my bass to be able to hear it in the "mix". For example the volume knobs for the mp3 are at 10-11 o'clock while the bass is at 4-5 o'clock. I have the trim setting just below the point where I get distortion to keep the signal clean but I wish I could get a little more sound from my bass signal. I have the following settings available on the Tascam: Inputs Mic/Line Guitar Input Settings External Line Low External Input Mid External Input High Right now I'm using the Guitar input with the External Input Mid setting to get the best sound. I have the volume on my bass slightly under max and have played through my 4x10 cabinet as well as 3 different sets of headphones. The manual says to use the mic/line input for active basses but as I said, I'm having the best luck with guitar and the external line mid setting. Any suggestions on getting more sound out of my bass in the mix?