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I just recently bought a Tascam 414 portastudio, and I am using it in conjuction with my ALESIS QS6.1.
All of my songs have a pretty deep bass part in them, and everytime I record through the portastudio I get a lot of distortion back from the bass parts.
Since my QS6.1 has a dedicated eq setting I turned the lows all the way down and I still got a little distortion on playback. Is it the tape or what?
Is there anything I can do?
It's very easy to overload the tape when recording bass. Check you levels.Turning the lows all the way down isn't good idea unless you're looking for a special effect.

Try recording the same part with and without your QS6. Is it your tape deck or is it the QS6?

Check your cables.

Try a little compression.

Make sure you're using the right tape.