I write music using Nuendo 4. I use a Scarlett 2i2 audio interface and Guitar Rig virtual amps.
The problem I have is that when the overall volume of my songs is lower than normal (for example from the mp3 albums that I buy) but if I try to increase instruments or mixdown volume, I get distortion.
I know I am missing something fundamental here but what can I do to get my mixes sound a bit louder?
I try to record instruments as loud as possible without them distorting or reaching red level but again the mix is not loud enough.