Greetings metal heads, I am new to the whole at home recording and am having some trouble with getting a good sound with what I am trying to achieve. I currently am currently using Reaper as my DAW and a scarlet 2i2 as an interface without any amp sims. I am trying to use my Boss me-70 muli fx pedal for my distortion directly into my interface. The problem is I get a very unpleasant grainy tone as if i were playing through a blown out Peavey 5150. I checked all of my levels and I have enough head room so i know im not clipping and my gain on the pedal is only around 9-11 o'clock. I have considered that maybe I would have to get a J-48 or some type of Direct Box to help solve this issue as if i were to mic up an amp. So in a nut shell, should i get the direct box or is it not really worth the time and just go for amp sims?