If your manually downloaded mods were still in your folder then the mods from the Modder Tool did not actually download. So what I would do is delete all mods and even get rid of your Sound folder. Then redownload all mods from the modder tool. So you may think you have the updated version, but in actual reality you are still sporting the original manually downloaded mods.
That is normal. The game turns modded sounds way down and in order to bring them to a level that matches in game sounds, the volume has to be increased significantly. Also, one way you can compare sounds (have to go about this in a round about way since posting in game footage is not allowed) is go to my Youtube page under Ecliptic Comics Official, go to my playlist and look under CoH Related Tutorials and Mods. There you will find a video on Rad Blast that you can compare with what you are hearing on your PC. That should tell you if what you are hearing matches what everyone else hears. Granted, that is the first version of Rad Blast, so it won't match exactly, but it will be close enough.
Yeah, I use almost all of the mods I create and I have not had any issues hearing them. I suspect something is up.
Thank you, you would be the first person who likes it then. When I posted it to the General Forums, I got 90% bad reviews. But I love it so I use it as well. 🙂