(TL;DR at the end) Hello there, my fellow talkbass forumers, I have a couple of questions regarding recording with an M-audio M Track that I couldn't find the answer to after having researched for about an hour, so I figured I would ask here. M Audio M Track:http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MTrack.html My amp head: GK Backline 600:http://www.musiciansfriend.com/amplifiers-effects/gallien-krueger-backline-600-bass-head My bass is an active one by the way I'm new to recording, let me start off with that My question is simple. Is there a way to record with an M Audio M Track without plugging directly into it? As in, is there a way to use my GKbackline 600 in conjunction with the M audio M Track to achieve the same sound that I would get as if I was playing through a cabinet? (Or anything close to that, my main thing is, i'm not too fond of how my bass sounds when directly plugged into the M Audio M Track) So far what I have tried is running an instrument cable from my bass to my amp head, then running a cable from the direct out section of my amp head to the M Audio M Track. When I do that and try to record, the input level is super high, and there is no way that I know of to lower it. I've literally tried turning every knob so that there would be no sound coming from anywhere, but that didn't work. The only knob that seems to have any effect is the volume knob located on the actual bass, and even when I turn it half an inch from 0, the input level skyrockets. There's also a static, crunchy sound on the actual recording. So with all that being said, is there a way to record with the sound of my amp head in conjunction with the M Audio M Track, or should I have invested money on mic'ing my cab instead of buying an audio interface? TL;DR I run an instrument cable from my bass to my gk backline 600, then a direct out mic cable to the m audio m track When I do that, the input level is too high, it literally goes off the meter, and there's a crunchy static sound present in the background, even when I'm not touching the bass How can I use the M Audio M Track in conjunction with my Gk backline 600 without the input level going so high? Sorry for it being so long, I just wanted to get everything in there. I appreciate any help what so ever, i really want to record, so please and thanks in advance, and you all have a nice day, thank you for reading!