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Also most NLE and particularly AWS programs have level sliders you use to control your levels. Generally you ‘Zero Out’ your audio by setting up your tone at 0db. Depending on your audio requirements or the standard your client requests like the one 210 mentioned you make adjustments to your peaks within those parameters. I’ve found over the years to trust my level meters more than what I hear out of the speakers. You can have great reference monitors and the audio sounds great on your system. Put it on another with a different speaker set up and it sounds like crap or despite your solid mix, there are sound elements that aren’t transmitting. But whenever I’ve set good base tone, make my adjustments around it and keep an eye on what my level meters are doing during the mix, it generally works out.