I have the player at 99% and the craptop volume at 100%. Inputs of the Tascam at 4-2/3, which is about right.
The file background is BLACK. Super quiet. Not sure what your front end looks like, but it sounds good. If you want to geek out on gear, feel free to PM or email!
I can pick up the tape hiss on this one. Usually hard to hear it. Nice job! I don’t know the material so it’s hard to differentiate distortion on the recording from tape saturation. Worst case I’ll do it again!