Hey everyone, I've recently bought a Schecter Demon 8 with Duncan Designed HB 105/8 active pickups and a Behringer UMC22 USB interface because I wanted to write and record some djenty riffs, but no matter what I try, my tone is absolute trash. Sounds overly distorted, with little sustain and canny (if that's a thing). The lower 7 strings sound somewhat acceptable, but the 8th string has absolutely no tonal definition, everything sounds like a huge noisy mess. I've tried both inputs on the interface, different cables of varying quality, lowering the pickups, and changing the battery. All this gave me minimal improvements. My chain is Interface > Ignite TSB101 > Ignite Emissary > NadIR, recorded in Reaper. I've also tried the Amped Roots and STL Will Putney amp sims, and they sound horrible too. I've tried linking some riffs I've recorded but the site won't let me. Im not sure wether the problem is the guitar preamp/pickups or the interface. I dont know what else to try, other than returning/replacing the gear. Any and all help will be very appreciated! Thanks!