I have some of the same problems, but with some patches being too quiet. Most notably, the liquid chorus drops your signal. It would be a nice addition to the tremolo to have a volume control to boost just a little. I realize that the tremolo at peak probably isn't cutting volume, but since it cuts volume in the valleys, there needs to be a little boost available to compensate for the *apparent* volume difference with the dry signal. I can't make the tremolo work for me live yet, even though it is one of my favorite effects on the Modfactor. I would have no problem sacrificing the slew rate or overdrive control for a volume. Thanks!