Originally Posted by seamonkey
I don't know Nuendo but most metering have switchable response.
If you do get some clipping, there are tools you can use to help. No sense throwing out the track over a little clipping.
Even look at audacity and free clipping tools it has. It's not just filtering.
Yes, but you want to avoid clipping in the first place rather than attempt to fix it after the fact. Also - from a Nuendo manual:
Checking the signal level coming into the audio hardware
To check the level of the “unprocessed” signal coming into the audio
hardware you need to switch the level meters to “Input VU”. In this
mode the input channel level meters will show the level of the signal at
the input of the bus, before any adjustments such as input gain, EQ,
effects, level or pan:
Right-click (Win) or [Ctrl]-click (Mac) in the Mixer window.
The Mixer context menu appears.
Select the VU-Meter Settings submenu and make sure “Input VU” is
Play back the audio and check the level meter for the input channel. The signal should be as loud as possible without exceeding 0 dB (the Clipping indica-
tor for the input bus should not light up)