I have an issue,
I have created a track and sent the channels to groups, then from there I summed all the groups to a mix group, the mix group then goes to the stereo out. the mix group and stereo out are clipping at 3db but all my gain staging is ok.
when I mute everything apart from 1 group the mix bus and stereo out stay exactly the same clipping at 3db, I have a VU plugin set at -14 in the post fader of the mix bus and that is hitting +2 which is about -12 db, how is the group bus and stereo out still clipping with only 1 Chanel on solo? do the stereo channel and the mix bus work differently and isn’t actually summing the parts? but taking what is the loudest channel and mimicking that?
I have checked all the channels and the go to the correct busses and none go to the stereo out apart from mix bus. even though the mix bus clips at 3db it doesn’t turn red only the stereo out does