I'm really new to using a DAW and I'm using Cubase SE and Garritan 2.0 version 1.1.8.003 and my system is a 2.0 gig AMD processor with 2 gigabytes of RAM installed. I want to find a basic solution for mastering while I play and record.
Currently, my sounds are coming out too loud and distorted when I play sounds in a section, like for instance a section of 6 violins. This especially happens when I play a loud passage.
Should I have mastering in place to keep my volume levels down, or should I control it through the keyboard while playing and then filter out the high volumes later during the final mastering? What should I do?