So I finally got around to trying my Carvin BR510's FX loop send instead of the DI output, the main reason I wanted to try it was to get the parametric mids EQ and tube drive in the DI signal since the DI output bypasses it all. Anyways to my surprise the FX loop send is also less noisy, the DI out isn't too noisy but it definitely introduces a bit of noise for whatever reason. Wasn't expecting it to sound very good based on what most people seemed to be saying online, but it actually sounds just as good if not better. The EQ/Drive/Comp all work amazing into a mixer, super useful. Can't believe I didn't try it sooner... Anyone else go this route? Maybe it's just my Carvin amp but I actually prefer it to the DI out. Though now I'm wondering if it would be possible to use both outputs and blend/EQ them differently Anyways just wanted to share since this is something I haven't heard much about. Didn't even realize FX loop sends could be used like that until awhile back, and it seems like most people consider it a bad way to go for whatever reason.