I recently made a tweak to my live patch. I looked at my analog board and realized I kept my noise gate at the END of the pedal chain. I looked at my Helix chain, and I have been using the "input gate". It's been working well, but over the course of the last year any time I would watch back a video clip I would notice I had a HUGE build up in the lower mids that overpowered most of the band. I mean, it certainly helped give more of an "amp in the room" vibe - but it was crushing the band's sound. I decided to place a gate after my pre amplifier effects (so, last in the pedal chain). I also reduced my gain on the drive pedal, the gain on the amplifier, brought the bias down from 5.2 to 4.7 and made a slight change to my dual cab block. For the cabs, I was running both at equal volume. Both are mic'd with a 121 ribbon at varying distances. I run a 2x12 and a 4x12. The 2x12 is the main part of the tone, with the 4x12 in there for coloring. I decided to reduce the volume of the 4x12 from 0.0 to -2.4. I also moved the mic back another inch on the 4x12 while adding in some more early reflections. Well, it cleared my sound up a lot....almost TOO much, lol. I lost some of the brutality, but the band sounds CRYSTAL clear. Here are two clips from the same venue with us playing the same song. The newly tweaked sound is the first video. This show had me using my PRS P22 with 57/08s (clear pickups anyway) into the Helix. The second clip has me using my PRS Paul's Guitar with Narrow 408 pickups (this guitar is a bit "bigger" sounding) into the Helix. Both videos are camera in the room sound. I am wondering if I should undo some of the changes. What do you guys think....did I overly thin my sound?