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Thanks for taking time to reply. I read long article on Virtual Instruments forum about setting the master fader to 0dB/ recording sample MIDI tracks at a low volume (middle green area) to hear the details better, then balance the individual group instruments to each other (orchestral), route them to group channel, reverb, EQ and high/low filter and finally to bring the group channel volume faders up and leave about -16dB headroom for the possibility of, effects, etc. and final mastering. (short version) Does this sound like the right direction or should I go back and read more carefully?
Please excuse me if I veer somewhat from Mr. Hartmann's Cubase topic, but I felt this might be an appropriate place to ask a somewhat related question. I have been using sequencers for over 15 years to drive both hard and soft synths for orchestral compositions (mostly Cakewalk 2.0 thru 5.0). I recently began to realize that my old PCs are fast dying, and started to shop for a more up-to-date sequencer. I ended up with Sonar 7. So far, all the sequencer software I have found has been totally "glitzy" and clumsy to work with, displaying only 4 or 5 tracks at a time, compared to my trusty old Cakewalk, which wasn't so glitzy, but instead provided 24+ tracks on 1 screen. Does anyone know if there is any simpler, more functional software on the market, suitable for XP or Windows 7. I still find it faster to compose with my trusty old Cakewalk than today's products. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!