I’m having a maddening issue with my Cubase 6.5 master bus showing clipping when I apply mastering effects (Ozone5). Last in line in Ozone is their Maximizer. I’ve got the threshold margin at -0.3db, and even the output of Ozone set to -0.6db, but I’m getting the occasional clip in the Cubase master bus. So as a quick fix I put the stock Cubase limiter after Ozone in my master bus, and set that to -0.3db, and even then I still get clipping. I’m not getting clipping without mastering effects, but when I set a limiter last in the bus, nothing should go through that, even if I’m over squashing the crap out of everything, which I am not. So this is maddening, as I’m trying to maximize my mix to -11db average (standard practice) but I can’t prevent clips. And even more confusing, the clip happens at a point when there isn’t something like a snare hit or a loud vice or an acoustic guitar transient. It’s between drum hits and singing.
Driving me crazy! IS there some weird thing about the Cubase master bus showing ghost overages?