When I presented the idea of this plug-in to B.J. and Joe I had to preface that what I was about to say to them was indeed not bull****
Good Math is a technique that I have utilized for years. Call it a gain stage, call it a clipper, hell call it a rounding error (probably the closest description I've heard). Do the three different numbers sound different? Maybe? Is using 1db on each better than using 3db on any of them themselves? Maybe!?
To me it's all about using your ears and doing what feels right.
That's what lead me to discover how good the math truly was in the first place. Don't forget to check out the A-hole!!!