I'm writing orchestral pieces with usually between 15 and 20 instruments with Kompact through Nuendo 3.1.
It all sounds nice to me through my Mackie HR824's without compression.
So I was wondering if there is a 'rule of thumb' for adding a bit across the mix for orchestral stuff.
Always open to criticism
Gotta say I liked that Jim. I liked it right up to the point when some God awful string type patch appeared and it sounded like you were playing chords on a keyboard. But after that - I liked it again.
The sound in general is good to me through these headphones - I wouldn't get too worried about what an orchestral sound is supposed to sound like when using samples. Pretty good sound all in all.