Hi. Sorry if this question has already been asked multiple times,but I'm only a beginner at recording bass and basically I have no idea what I'm doing. I'd like to record bass covers on youtube, but I just can't figure out how to set the proper volume. I'm connecting my passive bass to an audio interface with asio driver via usb (it's an ESI UGM96 http://www.esi-audio.com/products/ugm96/ ) which goes into my laptop. I'm using Nuendo 4 as recording software and everything is perfect until I have to export the bass track,which I almost can't hear. Normalizing the track makes it much louder, but now the gain is too much. (take this part as an example ) I've tried using different software and even amp simulators like Amplitube and Guitar Rig, but I've experienced the same problem : I can't increase the volume without it being distorted. I feel like I'm missing something crucial,I just don't know what. Any help would be useful, even naming my problem without explaining it would be much appreciated.