The 2 are NOTHING alike. The Randall XTC is the worst sounding module I’ve ever heard, and I own tons of modules over many years of collecting. Fizzy, buzzy etc. it’s one of those poorly designed modules that gave some a bad impression of the MTS. I know you didn’t ask, but for others wondering, the Jaded Faith version is much better sounding, more versatile etc. if only you could get it without the silly sticker they insist on putting on. But the Synergy version, especially with Synergy hardware is on a completely different level, one of the best sounding modules with tons of gain available if needed. My favorite lead module as well.