Meter Range Level

The bouncing sound meter always goes to zero. That’s maximum volume. That’s where the digital system “runs out of numbers” and starts distorting your show.

This is how dBs work.

https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/audiobook-mastering-version-4/45908/68

You can totally change the Audacity meter range.

Audacity > Preferences > Interface > Meter Range.

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That particular setting will display -60dB (quiet) to 0dB max.

These are the electronic and electrical settings. That’s not Explosions or Jets going over. That Sound Pressure Level. That’s different. There is no direct relation between those two.

Koz