This is in regards to the "recording volume" thread. I did a test today. I stuck a mic in front of a fairly constant signal and watched where it peaked. On my board's meters, I set it to peak at just about 0dB.
On my card's software (Delta 1010lt), which has meters on it, it peaked around -18 (dBFS?), and after it recorded in CEP, it peaked around -18 as well. So this sounds about right?
My stuff is in another room and it's usually just me, so I usually just turn some stuff up and go at it. I guess it's funny seeing such a small waveform, makes me question "was this recorded at a good volume?". It's all psychological.