Originally Posted by polybonk
Because what you are "boosting" it with is high end mastering gear and you want to keep the impact of the sound because the job requirements are "loud" and clipping sounds better on this particular track.
Ok, so basically you are doing some audio processing "outside the box" then bringing it back in using the A/D as a peak limiter/clipper. Got it.
Now, if all your processing "gear" was software (ITB), is there any advantage to sending out/back through D/A-A/D for the clipping effect? In other words, do clipped converters produce a better sound than simply clipping a file with a wave editor?