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How loud is 0dB, and what is a good dB to mix to?

In Shaun's recent post about the sound design challenge, he mentioned that there was a request for a loudness-limit (-10dB peak, I believe), and I realized that I was most likely the reason for it, if ...
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How do I generate a 0 dBFS sine-wave in SoX? (output clipped warning)

I'm trying to generate a 48 kHz, 16-bit 0 dBFS WAV file of a 997 Hz sine wave, where the level is set to the maximum value of 7FFF, but SoX warns me the output was clipped when it finishes. I don't ...
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how come some mp3's are louder then 0db?

i noted that a lot of times when i run a mastered track through a vst plugin (with the plugin set not to do anything, for example a flat equalizer in ozone), the meter inside the plugin will go above ...
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Analog vs Digital metering

I mixed for 3 years on an Allan and Heath as well as several other analog consoles and was used to running my channel gain at 0db with the transient peaks never reaching above +6 (this is unity gain ...
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Best way to bounce down using Pro Tools?

Hello I have been syncing a trailer today and things are sounding good but none of the sounds reach 0db on the master fader. Is is best to compress each audio track or each clip? Or do I normalize ...