I use default, unaltered Halion sounds, and the track faders are generally between 0 and -10db. Note velocities range about 30-90.
With 15 tracks, I’m finding the Integrated LUFS is about -30. To reach a target of -14, I have to put an insert in the master bus that raises the level 14db.
Is this normal? Most discussions seem to be concerned with levels too loud, not too soft.
Also, is there a better way to raise the level? I have a compressor in the master bus and I’m using its output amplification to raise the final level.