Hello all, As you can tell, I'm new to this site. I've been into audio and it's surrounding technology for quite a while. I'm a DJ as my second job and have done quite a few remixes, light sound reproduction, as well as my share of home recordings. So I generally know how to make things "work" but what I've never really taken the time to do is understand why they work. Which leads me to my question: I'm currently using Adobe Audition to remaster some old songs that were either sampled from tape or were "ripped" from less than stellar sources i.e. youtube, etc. and have a question regarding the levels. I mostly understand the golden rule of not recording above 0db, but the "loudness war" really seems to raise it's ugly head more and more and I'm seeing recordings well above 0db. I also understand this tactic reduces dynamic range and if clipped, sound quality. But my question is this, if, unfortunately, engineers don't really pay much any attention to 0db anymore, exactly how high above 0db can one record without it clipping? I've done a couple of site searches and haven't really found a definitive answer. So please don't think I'm just popping up asking for answers without doing my share of the searching. Thanks for any help provided.