Problem with recording level not working after setting it

When I change my recording level and then I start recording, it still records at max level even if the slider lowered. If I move the slider while recording is started, then it will record where I set it. Once I set it, it should record at that level but it doesn’t? Any help is greatly appreciated… Thanks

Also when I press Shift R to record a new track the slider resets to 100 percent recording level???

Ok so this is odd but if I have my microphone properties window open and on the levels tab then start recording its at the proper level. But only if it’s open! Really odd… Yes it’s a USB microphone and it’s actually a cheap lapel mic as it’s all I have. Guess this works as a work around for now. On a windows 10 laptop… So weird

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