I've had a Stage for only a couple of weeks. With every profile i load, i have to crank the "Amplifier" volume to 3:00/8.5db or further, just to get a reasonable volume. And high-gain profiles just sound anemic and i usually have to turn up the GAIN to get it to sound close to what i would expect the Default to sound like. Is this common/expected/normal?
I'm confused about the difference between RIG VOLUME, AMP VOLUME, Input>CLEAN SENS/DIST SENS.... Too many different ways to affect volume for my simple brain.
I'm using SPDIF, into a Gen 3 Focusrite Scarlett, with five different guitars and a pedalboard, but the same concerns exist for all guitars, and whether or not i go straight into the Kemper. Monitors are Mackie MR624.
That all said, if i do turn up the Amplifier Volume, the sound can be quite good, but it seems silly that i would have to do that with Every new profile i try, when people demoing the Kemper seem to be able to just scroll through presets at random and everything sounds 'perfect.' Plus, i'm paranoid that maybe cranking this Amp Volume is compromising me somewhere, with either noise or S/N or dynamic range or somesuch—i dunno.
Anyone want to counsel me and maybe also run down the 'global' settings i should be using?