Hi there. I have an MP3 I am recording over. I am on Windows 10. When I look at the playback level, it is in the red. It sounds decent on the computer when I listen to the mp3 on my phone it is super loud and distorted. I tried lowering amplitude, increasing compressor, etc but none of that changes the fact it is red in the playback. Even if I compress the entire thing and the blue waves are small, the playback is in the red. This happens with the music portion before even recording my vocals.
I used compressor and amplitude to make sure my vocals could be heard over various aspects of the track, but how do I lower both tracks so the playback is not in the red? I think that is why the audio comes out weird on MP3 via phone.