Hi there and thanks. I am mixing in Cubase 5 and my rule of thumb was to never take the individual or group tracks above 0 even though the channel faders go to 6. The master fader I'd always have down at -5 to -10. However does it really matter if I take the individual or groups above 0? I ask this because the song I am workig on has a number of tracks on elastic band mixing and they do go up above 0. As far as I can hear everything is still sweet and not clipping. Obviously I have lost the option to add any more volume to those tracks that are above 0. It's not the end of the world if I have to adjust everything down but see no point if I am not really gaining (if you forgive the pun) anything. In modern DAW's there are sooooooooooooo many places gain can be potentially added. Thanks, Alex.