Whenever I create an orchestral type of VST project, I can leave the Stereo Out to 0 (zero) db and everything is just fine.
However, whenever I create any other type of project using drums, bass, etc…, then I have to move the Stereo Out to anywhere from -7 db to -18 db. This includes reducing the velocity, the volumes, etc… of each track and setting automation to be anywhere from -2 db to -10 db - just to keep from clipping (in the red)
Example 1 - rock/pop type:
As a result, -18 db to keep from clipping, it does not sound as full - sorry for my vocals, I know they suck.
Example 2 - orchestral type:
However, my version of Beethoven’s 5th comes through with power, because the Stereo Out is set at 0 db.
Why would VSTs for pop/rock instruments require all this manipulation and orchestral instruments, whether they are HALion, East West, Aria, NI, etc…, work without alteration?
Thanks in advance,