Ok, so earlier this evening I did a mixdown in Nuendo on a song I'm currently composing. My project is 96khz 24 bit, and I mixed down to a 96khz 24 bit wav file. When I opened the file in Sound Forge, this is the waveform display:
In all my years of working with digital audio, I've never seen anything like this. When I listen to the playback, it sounds normal enough. The right volume LED holds steady around -2db even at the very end when it's a very quiet passage. I'm assuming this was an error in Nuendo.
What makes this even stranger is the subject matter of the music I'm composing... the project is "The Armageddon Overtures" - a suite for orchestra and choir dealing with the final "normal" day on earth. Seeing something like this really spooks me!
Anyone else have any experience with something like this?
If you're interested in the project... http://blog.stephancarroll.com