Recording levels always show up in Red and I can't seem to get them to go Green

Been watching alot of videos on how to but all of them show the recording level with green colored level indications. Mine are always red…not sure how to fix that.

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What are you recording from? Can you turn-down the recording volume more? (With USB devices the Audacity recording volume slider may not work.)

…If you “try” to go over 0dB you’ll get clipping (distortion).