I have read enough about gain-staging on this forum to know what it is and why it is needed. I just want to make sure I have it down right though... So I record all my tracks (with no clipping), then bring them into my DAW (reaper) and put everything under a group. I then lower the volume of this master group so that the highest everything gets to is about -18db (or whatever you choose). I can then start applying fx like compressors, vintage warmers, and other things to this master track, and my goal is to get everything back to about 0db in the end....is this correct?