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Running my patches through a PC/Mac sounds completely different to when running my Pod, Power Amp and cab at practice. Is this because the patches contain a cab simulator e.g. 4x12 xxl v30? Would it be best to have a set of patches with cab sim for recording etc and a copy of the patches for using live but without cab sims on?

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Running my patches through a PC/Mac sounds completely different to when running my Pod, Power Amp and cab at practice. Is this because the patches contain a cab simulator e.g. 4x12 xxl v30? Would it be best to have a set of patches with cab sim for recording etc and a copy of the patches for using live but without cab sims on?

 

Everything you run it through will sound different. Combo amps, a stack, headphones, whatever...all will color the sound one way or the other. It's very subjective.  There's really no "right" way to configure everything, and it all boils down to what other gear you're using, and what sounds good to your ears. Personally, I hate the way the preamp only output sounds going through either a head/cab or power-amp/cab set up, so I leave everything on studio/direct and tweek from there. All the models sound overly harsh and chainsaw-ish to me without the cab simulations, even if I'm using an actual cabinet. The manual will tell you this is the "wrong" way to do it...but who cares if it sounds good? Try out various combos until you hit on something you like.

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I didn't know whether it was just the cab they had there, it was an unmarked one so i don't even know what brand it was. Had to get my Matrix sent back because I couldn't get the tone loud enough as it was farrrrr too bassy. Just wish there was some way of making the tone sound the same across the board with every live scenario

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I didn't know whether it was just the cab they had there, it was an unmarked one so i don't even know what brand it was. Had to get my Matrix sent back because I couldn't get the tone loud enough as it was farrrrr too bassy. Just wish there was some way of making the tone sound the same across the board with every live scenario

 

Whoever figures that one out will be a millionaire. Hell, if you're using a tube rig, that thing might not sound quite the same from one day to the next...I've had that happen a million times. Same guitar, same amp, same strings, sometimes even the same venue...one day great tone, next day crap. Tone gremlins...

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I best get inventing then ! haha. I'm sure i can work something out between me, my hd pro, matrix power amp and line 6 cab. I may even try just going straight to PA. Can you plug in to the desk or does it need to go through a DI box?

Might depend on the board, I dunno. We've got a small PA we use just for vox and my singer's acoustic guitar, for the smaller joints. For bigger places with in house PAs, everything is more or less permanently set up already...just throw my cab in front of the mic and let Mr. Soundman do his thing.  I don't usually run the HD direct.  Those guys often get pissy if you ask them to deviate from the usual set-up, lol.

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