I must be the densest person on the board or something is wrong with my setup.
First, I am using an AMD 64 X2 cpu with 2 gigs of mem and 3 HD's C: 80G (with GPO on it), E: 200G (music storage Files), and F: 160G (music working files). My sound card is a MoTu 2408 MKII with a PCI424 card in the pci slot. All drivers are up to date. My software for writing is Finale 2002 and for sequencing is Tracktion 2.
I am able to get a pretty good sound and level mix in Finale just through dynamic markings (which I have altered to use the mod wheel not velocity). My problem is when I sequence to fine tune the dynamics and add things like slurs and crescendos-decrescendos. If I solo a track (say a viola line) and work on dynamics (using the mod wheel), I have to turn the volume way up to hear it or play with the mod wheel on the high side (all volumes between 64 and 127 in the mod wheel rotation area) but as soon as I un-solo and play all tracks, the volume of the entire mix practically knocks me out of my chair (not to mention the pop on my speaker cones) and I am red lining on the volume meters. No, attempt to write lower mod wheel settings changes this. As a matter of fact, I wrote in "0" flat line mod wheel settings and still got blown out of my chair.