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So, my clean tone sounds great on my current settings. But most distortion pedals are so quiet they are unusable. But they have tones I like.
Similarly even with my FX Loop maxed out it's too quiet. The Compression pedal adds breakup and sounds great, it's not a problem.

Here's a dropbox of me going through two different distortions I like that I cannot use. I have a video and an audio file recorded direct in.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bjsswhdz3dbknnx/AABdJTbgORgcwM_a7AVGIEH7a?dl=0https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bjsswhdz3dbknnx/AABdJTbgORgcwM_a7AVGIEH7a?dl=0

Someone said "turn up the tone on the distortion pedal so it'll sound louder.
a) No it doesn't it just sounds thinner
b)I shouldn't have to ruin tone to get volume.
c) When I do max out the volume of a distortion pedal it sounds awful, it has those bass-y air swells, etc. while still not getting louder than the clean channel.

I get amazing tones out of this thing, I just gotta figure this out. Thanks for your help!
 

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What exactly is your setup here? Are you using the amp modeling in the POD Go?

 

I’m not sure what you’re saying about the FX loop. Are you using it as a boost? Where is the FX Loop in your chain?

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Are you going through the FX Loop?

 

Really strange...  I'd start with a new default patch, no IR, just the base setting.  Then try different distortions, they should get your overall volume much louder.  Do you get the same result?  If so, I'd try unplugging everything and try with headphones.  Reboot the Go if it still occurs.

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After watching that vid, seems totally whack. Honestly, I'd try re-flashing and factory reset if it happened to me.

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I didn't have my notifications set up, I just saw these and about to try some stuff.
Thanks for the responses!
So, I was so laser focused on fixing this patch that I never thought to start a patch from scratch. It DID get a little better.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qkkg5c6w9m9ri56/AAD12Jrr5RdNzyJIm3GyhAfxa?dl=0

New Video/Audio Clip
I'm using Line 6 Litigator into the base 1x12 US Deluxe, didn't change mics, distance, anything yet.
I feel like I learned 2 things.
-Arbitrator isn't loud enough on any amp.
-Litigator seems to have trouble with distortion pedals, if they get loud enough they start to do that bassy air swell.

I LOVE the Litigator sound and can't find anything to quite match it, none break up the same. I might just not have the setup I like all in one patch, which only sucks because I'll have to switch mode, switch patch, switch mode again just to get distortion. I could add a volume boots to hit and lock up one of my blocks.

I haven't done a factory reset yet, I need to save some of my settings, but I'll try that.
 

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Did you try:

On 12/19/2020 at 4:33 PM, grdGo33 said:

 I'd start with a new default patch, no IR, just the base setting.  Then try different distortions, they should get your overall volume much louder. Do you get the same result?  If so, I'd try unplugging everything (just your guitar plugged in Go, nothing else) and try with headphones.  Reboot the Go if it still occurs.

 

Also did you try with another guitar?  Unlikely to be the issue but who knows..

 

I've used the L6 Litigator on a couple of patches with different distortions and don't remember any issue with it and distortion pedals.  But as I had mentioned, if you tried with the default patch and had the same issue, the default amp isn't the Litigator, so it seems your issue occurs on more than 1 amp, and with all distortions?

 

Another test you can do, try to set your amp and cab to 'off'.  It'll sound like horsepoo, but you can test whether the distortion pedal's level affects the signal; whether it'll increase or lower the volume.  If it behaves normally, then try with just the amp, then with just the cab.  Maybe it has something to do with combinations of something.  That's why I mentioned unplugging everything; KISS: keep it as simple stupid as possible (with as few parameters / unknowns / factors) to debug your issue.

 

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