Ok, here's the deal: I have an orchestral project in Cubase SX using several instances of EWQLSO. Now I'm about to bounce all MIDI/VST tracks to audio tracks to do the mix. One audio track for each instrument. The kompakt players are all set to 0.0 dB and I haven't touched the Cubase mixer. The volume of the different instruments is fairly balanced by means of orchestration.
Now, when bouncing my MIDI/VST tracks to audio tracks, some audio tracks will be loud (4 trumpets playing f) while some will be very soft (violins playing pp). Of course the softer bounced audio tracks will use up less bitdepth.
Should I increase (normalise) the volume of the softer instruments in the kompakt player (e.g. setting it to 12.0 dB) before mixing down that track, using more bit depth, and then attenuate when mixing the audio tracks?
Or would I just be amplifying the original EWQLSO samples playing back at their original bitrate, in which case I could just as well keep the kompakt players at 0.0 dB, bounce at low volume and turn up the faders during mixing?
I hope this question makes sense to anyone .