Has anyone here used this amp (or similar) to record direct with?
I had an issue this weekend where the 1/4 inch Left/Stereo line out was creating a hum, but when I switched it to the Right output it went away. Also, I was reading that if you use the XLR cables it models a 4X12 cabinet very nicely. Any truth to this? Another thing is that even with the hum gone, my sounds is very bright and brittle, often coming out the studio speakers overdriven and accompanied by a high-end "sizzle" to the notes. Even bypassing the amp's circuitry creates a tone that is too bright for my liking. Plugging the same guitar/bass directly into the PC sounds nice and smooth, so it's not the recording settings.
I have had the amp for about 8 years, but I wrote and recorded mainly electronic music using synths and drum machines over that period of time. Now I'm getting into guitar-oriented music and want to utilize every aspect of this amp for what it's worth.
Any tips/advice will be helpful.