I’m very new to this. Using Audacity 2.3.3, Soundcraft Notepad-8fx with Rockville mics, standard USB from board to PC (HP - plenty of RAM and processor speed for Audacity) for 2 person podcast. When simply testing sound input (viewing the sound monitor within Audacity), I can snap my fingers in front of the mic with gain and input volume all the way up and only receive about -32db (recording the sound gets about the same levels - next to nothing). All the videos/tutorials I’m seeing show common talking getting quite close to 0db (esp. with gain and volume to max). I can get the audio in my headphones to blast the sound, but that’s only from the mixer not through Audacity.
Any assistance would be great.