Sorry if this sounds newbie-ish, but I am still learning how to use GPO effectively.
In some of my music, I like to bring the brass out a lot. Particularly the trombones and horns. This is often in a fortissimo section. But, I am running into clipping in the samples. I usually don't set my volumes louder than 64. I want to bring the brass above the other sounds, but not at the expense of losing the full orchestra fortissimo. I do this by bringing the mod wheel full (127) for the brass I want out. And I generally keep the others around 100. Sometimes the instrument clips on its own, and sometime is clips if like 2 other instruments are playing.
My soundcard is a Creative Audigy 2.
Now, I also don't use the overlays. I don't like the way they sound at all. I generally build sections of 2 to 4 instruments.
Is there another way I can get this effect without clipping? I would rather not volume down, but If I have to, is there a way to make up for it on post-production?