#1
I got it really cheap (my teacher gets cheap versions) but anyways im using a direct input and so far it doesnt sound to bad. Does anyone know where i can find some nice metal (a7x) presets for this? or how to go about making my own. Im super new to it
#3
I like the 'slipknot wide' preset for metal stuff. Sounds pretty rad with a les paul Alternatively, the JCM800 Lead one is good too (though not as metal sounding). Try experimenting with two different amps - one on each side with a splitter. Eg mesa on left, marshall on right. YOu can get some nice cleans through it too if you use the fender reverb model and the hiwatt one panned, with a touch of delay and chorus.

It's the ultimate tool for experimenting I find!