Craig Anderton has a helpful article posted on Sweetwater’s site about headroom. If you ever wonder why we set gains to a certain level, take a read through this. He also does a good job explaining the difference between headroom in a digital vs analog system. This is especially helpful since our Avid consoles tend to mimic an analog setup, but some of the plugins use a digital representation. Take a read, feel free to leave comments or send an email if you have questions.