I am using FL Studio 10 on a Windows 7 PC, I have some speakers I'm using as monitors, but here is my problem.
If you count the volume level knobs on the plugins (2 of them), volume level on the track, volume level in FL Studio, volume level in Windows' "Mixer" where "FLStudio" has it's own volume level, and the Windows Device Volume, AND the volume potentiometer knobs on the monitor speakers, well that's a crap load of possible volume settings.
What levels should everything be at to get a sound that will "travel well" to media players, car stereos, etc.?
Thus far I'm using this:
Volume inside the plugin left alone Volume of the instrument using the plugin = variable, but usually around 75% Volume of the track - left at default (80% I believe) Volume of FLStudio = 85% Volume on Windows Mixer's copy of FLStudio = 50% Volume on Windows Master = 50% Volume on speaker knobs = usually about 50%
It just seems with that many variables there's a lot of room for collusion.