That was exactly what confused me from the beginning of using GOLD!!!giancarlo wrote: input is calibrated at original 0dBu in the hardware domain. If you go red you are overloading the preamp.
My English don't really allow me to explain it well, but here is the link to a video. https://youtu.be/md4K_w3AeXM
There is no sound recorded, but everything is understandable if you look at the meters.
The second problem is that in such cases Comp module is useless without input trim or an extended threshold range!