I recorded at 16b/44.1k then i converted them to 32 bit/44.1k (float). and i cant get enough volume without clipping. it doesnt really sound distorted when i go over 0db but it says its clipping, well the thing is that when i mixdown the highest volume isnt close to a lets say whateversong.wav or .mp3 I just dont know why my recordings have lower volume.... grrr. Is it because I recorded at 16bits? or it doesnt matter since i converted the files?? please help. BTW im using cubase SX3. 3.0ghz comp, 3gram, Emu1820 sound card.