Everything was great and then after the second chorus he decided to lay into the guitar with some percussive strums. So much for not getting any louder. Now at this point many engineers would be sweating, biting their nails and possibly thinking of ways they could cover up their tracks: “I could use my de-clipping plug-in . . . or maybe I could suggest using a tape simulator plug-in and say it’s the ‘tape saturation’ you’re hearing . . . ummm, no, maybe I should just tell him it’s the tube mic, oh wait there’s no tube in it! . . . ahhh . . . oh #%$^&!!!”
when you set the proper recording levels . . .