Ok, so if I used an analog mixing board or in an analog recording environment, I can understand how pushing a fader up too high would lead to clipping. Physical components can only take so much of a signal's volume until hitting some kind of breaking point (I don't know the math behind it, but I know it exists). So, why does this happen in my DP5 digital mixer on my laptop? The signal is digital. Not analog. (I'm not talking about clipping during recording, but during mixing, after the mics and interfaces are unplugged and its just me and the software) Why am I not able to push the volume of a given track as loud as I want? At a certain point, it still hits the red. But what, in reality, does that red zone represent in the digital world? Again, I understand that analog circuits can't take an overly large amount of volume running through them, but aren't we just talking about ones and zeroes? How is digital clipping like this even possible? - This is not causing me any immediate problems, its just been a brain teaser for me for a while.