Hey I have a problem that seems to come up all the time. If I'm scoring parts for all four woodwinds, it seems that the clarinets ALWAYS dominate over all the others at any level of dynamics. Is this typical of clarinets? Or might the GPO clarinets just be recorded a bit loud?
I must join in to say that I'm constantly wrestling the Clarinet volumes down also. I'm using sequencer software, Sonar Home Studio to be exact, and have many options for creating the balances I need--including, of course, changing the pre-set volumes in the Kontact player.
I use Kontact pre-sets of instrument groups with the Clarinets lower than all the rest of the woodwinds, and then any further tweaking needed on a per-case basis, I do with the VSTi faders in the sequencer.