Quote: Originally Posted by Godson Look man... **** all the rules. Record at the level you're comfortable with. Nothing else matters. There's no "rules" but there's good gainstaging and good practice. Once you learn this...you know when to break said "rules". Quote: Originally Posted by attaboy_jhb by "steady state" do you mean constant signals? Yes. A synth pad, driven guitar, or similar. A snare drum would be the opposite - if your snare peaks at -18dBFS (as I've seen some recommend) you may then need to trim it up to hit compressors etc within a good range.