So, I'm running my guitar into the pod hd500, which is connected to my dt25 via the L6 link.
Now, my problem!
I primarily use 2 tones: Clean and distortion. My clean channel is assigned to say patch 1A. Its topology 1, A/B - a nice clean sparkly tone. My distortion is assigned to 1B, and is topology Iv, A/B (pretty much a treadplate sound.).
Now, My patch on the pod for the clean is fully amp/ cab simulated (Blackface I believe), but for my distortion, I actually deactivate modelling on the POD and have the amp do the distortion (after months of tweaking - the amp simply sounds better). I still use a noise gate/ wah etc... but the amp modelling is set to "no amp".
Tonally - both patches are fantastic. However, If I go from the clean channel to the distortion channel - there is a substantial volume drop. Initially, I thought my clean channel volume was simply set too high, but no matter how loud I set the clean channel, going to distortion from it is always quieter.