no sound wave when recording

hello I’m using a yamaha mg 10xu mixer usb input . I’ve downloaded all the proper software and audacity recognizes it and all is linked correctly. the issues is when I record I get no soundwaves to show that it’s recording. However, when I go and compress the audio in audacity the sound waves show up along with the recording. Can any help as to why I cant see it while recording live.

Do you have “makup gain” enabled in the compressor settings?
Does the same happen if you use the “Amplify” effect instead of the Compressor effect?

While recording, what level do you see in the Audacity recording meter?