Title says it all I suppose... Although I'm running into some troubles. I only have a small practice amp at home, no DI out and horrible sound (it may also be busted... but that's another issue). I used to put a small mic in front of it and use Audacity, then Mixcraft, combined with a MIDi keyboard and actually got some decent recordings, considering the junk i was working with. But I want to push it to the next (read: mediocre) level. I bought a Tascam US-122mkII, which came with the Cubase LE5 software. I play an Ibanez SR-500 (active bass). So basically, what I do now is insert the jack from my bass directly into the "guitar" in (stereo R), and use the stereo line out to my sound system, a 2.1 1000watt JVC thing (yes, I'm very technical... *cough*). Now, I understand the different knobs on the Tascam, and when I boosted the input and output to the max, I had volume, but very softly. If I used the EQ on my bass to boost the input, it'd get all distorted and the Tascam also blinked red, meaning it's too loud... Also, the tone is horrible, I lose so much low end! And, the manual says I should select "stereo in R" in Cubase, but I only get Stereo 1 or 2 for the input, whereas I do get the option to select L or R for the Stereo output... So these are my questions three (well, 5, it turns out): How come I have such low output? I'm scared to boost the volume on my sound system, afraid I'll blow it to smithereens! How can I improve the tone? Can I do it in Cubase, or should I use "guitar rig" type software? What else am I doing wrong? I'm a complete autodidact when it comes to playing bass, but also concering recording and stuff (although I do understand the basics, MIDI and latency and stuff...) Any help is appreciated, and if you need more info, just ask!