Hello - I know (at least I’ve heard) that can’t clip inside Cubase because of its 32-bit floating point system, if that’s the right term.
I noticed however that I had bad distortion with an audio track when the fader was up, which went away when the fader was lowered. All this with the stereo bus showing peak signals quite low, -10-20dB or so.
The audio track was routed to some plug-in (non-Cubase) compressors. Which got me wondering - is it possible that some of them might not have that “32-bit floating point system”, and thus could possibly have digital clip/distortion, causing what I’ve heard?