phone patch effects recording gain

Hello! I’ve been having this issue consistently, where if I have a director remotely connected to my session via any phone patch (Google Hangouts, Zoom, Source Connect Now, etc) the gain in Audacity jumps around on its own… has anyone else experienced this / figured out how to keep the gain consistent?

Yes. This is normal. Most VOIP applications take control of the microphone volume and adjust it according to the input level. Audacity is just showing you what the conferencing software is doing.

Most VOIP software also have an option to turn this feature off. For example, for Skype:

thank you!!