Channel level not hitting 0db, max is -3dB

Hi Guys,

Maybe i´m doing something wrong, but my channels are not hitting 0dB even when my plugins say they are hitting 0dB.

I´m doing some audio for TV and a lot of times there is only one dialog at a time and i want it to hit 0db (With some compression / limmiting ) but it always peak in -3dB (in the channel Meter and the Master Fader)

I attached some pics with this.
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Is this correct ?? Or Am I doing something wrong ??


Panning Law set to -3dB I guess?

Pan it all the way to the left or right. What happens?

You nailed this!
Thanks man!