i am looking to use -G or -v to limit a track's volume to avoid clip.
sox audio1.wav -G audio2.wav
sox audio1.wav -n stat -v 1.000 sox -v 1.000 audio1.wav audio2.wav
but nothing works as aspected.
If the track was recorded and clipped when recorded, you cannot "fix" the clip by reducing the volume. The recorded signal will still exhibit the clip, but at a reduced volume.