I go for stems myself, if you're playing on a rig live, then you don't have to worry about volume, it'll be loud enough as long as you're somewhat sensible in the signal level you send the pa. If you're mixing in mastered material, just turn that stuff down until it sounds better when mixed with your stuff. I use the Clip Volume controls for this.
Thanks for the reply.
With that you'll recommend to keep all levels down in a way to don't let the buss channels to saturate?
It's weird how the EQ three of live, settled to 0db gains, boost the peak meter of the track over 2 db. It is actually quite annoying.
Is it normal to have some stuff saturating on a live?
To my ears even if the meters goes up to +4 (peak) it doesn't really gives big impression of distorcion or saturation.
But probably on a rig will affect the punch?
Will your advice be to select all the millions of clips on the set and pull all theirs clip gain down for a 3 or 4 db?
Better to lose a bit of db on output rather than saturate?