I have a FlextoneIII amp with direct outs that I sometimes use at home to lay down scratch tracks with Cubase. I know that lots of people have good luck getting good and even great sounds with their Line6s direct; I, however, do not. The sounds I get always sound digital, and just flat out bad, nothing like a real amp at all. The recorded tones are also never anything close to what I get for tone from the speaker. I'm to the point where I want to just sell the damn thing and get a small tube combo (I've been watching F30s when they pop up on the bay), but I love having the versatility of direct recording, and being able to use headphones whilst others snooze. People, please tell me what the fuck I have to do with this thing to get decent direct recorded sounds out of it.