I have a PC Laptop Win 7 running Reaper, and work almost exclusively within the midi format.
My plan is to create the perfect starting template within Reaper covering the dedicated instrument tracks.
I am following the short tutorial "It's Your Gain" in your series of articles.
All tracks at 0bd, + or - gain to -12db max
This is an individual drum per track mix
using "Superior drummer". The level of -12db was obtained with the instrument at max velocity of 127, but the result following that did not have enough level when trying a mix.
Here is the question
Should the test velocity be lower?
The software "SD" master output is about 2:00pm which should be more than enough.
Using the same process with piano achieves a similar result, so clearly I am missing something.
Look forward to your comment