My post was a response to Freddy who said it won't do a thing. I will do something, it's do the same thing as moving the fader on a single track up 3 dB. That in itself may lead some to believe it is somehow better (Gee, the guitar got bigger!...no, it just got louder!!) which is nonsense Regarding digital recording, there is nothing wrong with recording peaks at -6dBfs or even at -1 IF you have a great interface and meters that you can trust. Most meters on cheaper interfaces can't be trusted at all. -1dBfs doesn't sound any worse or better than -14 dBfs. If it sounds bad at those levels it's a function of the analog frontend of the interface being distorted, it has nothing to do with digital. If you use a high-end console or interface you should be able to record clean all the way up to zero, I know I do on a Euphonix S5. check the specs. If your maximum inputlevel is +24dBu and you're referenced at -20dBfs then you can record all the way up the scale with an analog referencelevel of +4dBu. If your max inputlevel is +16dBu and you're referenced at -12dBfs you can go all the way. If you're running a -10dBv consumer recorder that can handle +1.5dBu and you're referenced at -12dBfs then you can go all the way to zero dBfs as well.I'm not saying you should but you can. I use a hi quality field mixer often and I set the very good sounding limiter to +17 VU. That way the highest peaks hitting the analog frontend of the recorder will stay just below 0dBfs in the digital domain and it sounds clean, no problem, regardless of what the source is.