Edit: From researching online, the solution is an automute or safety limiter, like Cerberus Ice9 (now discontinued, but still free and on the internet to download).
I'm trying to make sure that the volume doesn't reach a certain level on the master track. Using the limiter doesn't work since it distorts the audio (since it's limiting) and I don't know what to use for this specific problem. I need the audio to sound untouched unless it goes above (specified db). Am I dumb? I'm a beginner, but I don't know what to do.
If you know about the logic sudden white noise blasts, that's what I'm trying to safeguard against by putting a limiter on the master, so when these noise blasts happen they get limited.