So I’ve been trying to use IR for a few months now. The happy medium I’ve come to is make a tone using a cab I like, record with it, and change the cabs and eq and what not after if I don’t like it. The main issue I’m having is that when I play the tone, it has life and spank and I can feel the dynamics of what each IR is offering, but in the mix it sounds like it’s muffled behind satan’s butthole under a blanket. The Pod tone cabs however is much harsher and has some noticeable muffled hiss, but still has balls and cuts really well. I watched videos on making tones and I’ve learned a few things and even if the tone sounds similar, in the mix it just isn’t working. Is it mostly in EQ and all that comes post recording that i get the cut? is the cab mostly offering character, but it’s place in the mix comes after? I want to get in on this sweet IR action but I feel like I’m either doing something wrong or missing something. Pod Hd Pro X, Treadplate Pre, no cab (basically 12 clock, nothing more than a quarter past that in any direction) > Pulse or Lecab > and I’m doing ownhammer, redwirez and a bunch of free ones I got online. This is just a common theme in all of them. Bonus questions. How do I know what cab packs to use (44, 48, 88, 98hz) etc? 500 or 200ms? How do I run the IR loader? Individual tracks? or on a bus? Stereo or mono or duel mono? what about leveling? Are free IR loaders just fine to use or is Redwirez IR loader or a Two Notes worth investing in?