That's the trick. Today I tried the Sneaky Amps program to see if some of the amp models were louder cleans. Nope. The clean boost was the ticket. Messed with some amp models while the laptop was hooked up. Went back to the default out of the box setup after playing around for a half hour. Without Tone Studio or 3rd party programs it's still incredible on its own. Fired up some backing tracks and bedroom jammed for an hour.