Hey everyone. So I had an incident recently, which I am happy to say has been resolved due to the help I found in this forum. Thank you very very much. (That thread can be seen here: http://recording.org/home-recording-forum/53919-completely-out-my-element-looking-learn.html). I had another follow up question I was hoping to get some help with though - and bear with me here, I'm a super noob: First off, what is a "bus"? Is it a group of tracks with one master level? Also, let's say that I have 50 tracks of audio - what is the best practice for mixing that (each track has a separate volume and EQ in Sony Acid Studio 8) to avoid clipping? As tracks stack up I find myself lowering the master volume like -6db, which makes the more involved tracks softer than the ones with fewer tracks... this is a huge topic I'm just looking for that initial starting point. Thanks very much.