Newbie help!

I have a question that might sound silly for most of you here.
Sometimes, processing audio leads to having peaks above 0 db on the master section.

What is the correct way to go about? Is it OK to have >0db while working on it?
What should I do at rendering time? Do I need to bring it down <0db?
I have been reading tons of stuff and the more I read the more I get confused.

If there is a specific section of the Wavelab manual to address my confusion, please let me know where that is.

Thank you!

Use a Limiter plugin in the Master Section.

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Thank you for replying. Is it OK to have it >0db when working on it?

It kinda depends on what kind of work you’re doing and what you mean by “ok”.

A signal over 0dBFS hitting the master meter in WL will not inherently damage or clip the audio unless you export it to a fixed-point format like that.

But, your DAC (audio interface) will clip, and you won’t be hearing what it actually sounds like.

Just turn it down. If you don’t want the audio to be limited and you don’t want to turn down all the individual sounds/tracs/songs/etc. for some reason, the included gain plugin (sorted under Steinberg or Tools) in the master section will do what you need.