Import a music track into a 32bit float engine audio software Put 2 gainer plugins on the track and lower the first gainer by 143dB boost the second gainer by 143 dB Listen, it sounds exactly the same. And now compare it with the same track phase inverted: silence. Now to see how it would sound in a 24 bit fixed environment, just bounce the -143dB track to a 24bit file, import it and apply 143dB gain on that file (Warning, lower the monitoring level!!!!!!!!!!) . It will sound totally crushed Simpler if you have a protools there, just try the gain tip and prepare yourself for the same crushed sound.