I'm working on my first GPO piece in Sonar 4 PE. One of the things I'm having big troubles with is getting the volume right (the 'modulation-volume') IN COMPARISON with other instruments.
I use modulation (for volume of course) ALL OVER the place to bring things to life. After adding instruments and variations I often find out that certain instrument are too soft (or loud). In the pre-GPO days this problem was easily solved: just lower the velocity (by changing the property of the track or using the destructive option for that). But now... I'm left with a big problem because there is NO way to edit modulation in a similar automated way! Which means I have to edit ALL controller data all over again (in the controller pane), by hand! And after a while, after adding more stuff (or removing stuff) I may have to do that AGAIN!
I could of course just lower the volume of the track (in the Kontakt player) but that doesn't sound right: realistic lower volumes also means another timbre. Lowering just the volume doesn't do the trick...
So... my questions are:
- how do YOU change the modulation data in Sonar? Can it be changed automatically (like an option which let's you change selected controller data by a certain precentage?)
- WHEN do you edit the modulation data? Only after completing EVERY instrument part...? (Although even then some parts will have to be edited because EVERY volume change has an influence on another instrument). What is the best method of getting the final mix right without having to do all parts over and over again...?