Why is my input recording volume too low?

We published a mastering suite of tools.

https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/audiobook-mastering-version-4/45908/1

It guarantees RMS and Peak and if you have a quiet recording, you should be good to go.

I processed your clip and added 9dB of noise reduction.


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That’s pretty normal with a home microphone. I’m wondering how you were doing it before, or is that the question? It’s most unusual for a home reader to hit ACX with little or no processing.

Are you using Skype or other chat program? Those can change your sound service and not tell you.

Koz