Low recording level

I have used an older version of audacity and had full control of recording level. Now I have audacity 2.3.0 and no matter what settings I choose I can’t get the recording level above -9.

You’re going to need to throw a lot more info in there. What are you recording and how is the microphone plugged in?

Did you start with a clean shutdown of Windows 10? Shift-Shutdown?

Do you use Skype or other conference or chat app?

Audacity 2.3.0 is two versions old. You can get 2.3.2 from here.

I can’t get the recording level above -9.

-9dB on the bouncing sound meter? That’s in the range of recommended recording volume for a live performance, -6dB to about -10dB.

What’s the show? Fill in the holes.