I've posted about my frustration at not being able to get a tone and volume level that I was happy with with the AF. Well yesterday I had a thought. The AF can be configured so that the send acts as a dry DI out when using aux in. So I went aux xlr out (full modelling w/IRs) into the Alto and dry DI out into my amp set for a medium gain. Essentially I was using a wet/dry rig. This sounded really good and the tube amp gave me all the oomph I wanted/needed and wasn't getting from the Alto. Live I'll go direct from the aux with IRs and mic the amp so the 2 feeds can be mixed at the board. I can even keep my little 3db solo boost in there. Not pure modelling but if any of you are having a hard time like I was, try this hybrid set up. Its really cool. The band liked it too.