Hello, all. Brand new user. PC Windows 10, with Audacity 3.3.3. Using a Blue Yeti mic with pop filter. Recording level at 80%, mic volume set straight up at about 50%, mic gain at about 25%.
For whatever reason, my contrast decreases every time I try to set my New Peak Amplitude to -6dB. If I have a clip that registers at -25dB, and set the amplitude to -6dB, the contrast suddenly drops to -28dB instead of increasing up to around -23dB.
I’m recording an audio book and of course need to meet ACX’s requirements of staying between -23dB & -18dB RMS. I keep coming out anywhere from -25dB to -28dB on my recordings but can’t seem to use the usual routes to modify the outcome. I can stand right up against the filter and speak loudly and still can’t get the contrast higher.
Not sure what my problem is. My husband laughs when I tell him my voice is too soft for the recording.