Im using IRs for recording my guitar into logic. Im playing through a boogie MKIV and using the redwirez IR's for the cab sims through there MixIR2 player. Basically, ive been going from the slave out of my amp straight into my apogee one and then applying the IR's. Only problem is that my amp is still very loud that i might as well just mic it up. Ive been thinking of picking up a hotplate and using this to run the signal from the amp to my apogee whilst being able to control the volume. I theory i believe i can run my amp flat out but effectively silent (for late night recording) if i wanted. Any experiences with this and how the hotplate works in this scenario??