(I have similar post in another forum, sorry to anyone that's read this twice ) Been recording with Audigy2 Soundblaster card. Everything's been going smoothly until I went to add bass, and no I'm was stuck. Running the bass straight to the soundcard produced a very muddled sound with the low frequencies overwhelming the rest. Questions: I recently picked up a studio projects c1 and an m-audio audio buddy to serve as my phantom power supply & preamp. Will running the bass through the audio buddy to the soundcard help at all with the tone and sound? If not, could I do something similar that I'm doing with my guitar i.e. a Behringer bx-108 that has a line out? I think this might help since I'd have more freedom with EQ-ing. Is there any purpose to running the bass through an amp like the bx-108 and the preamp? Should I ever consider mic'ing the amp if it's something cheap like the bx-108? Anyone have good or bad feedback on the bx-108 or know a good alternative? THANKS!